Even the process of scheduling their pre-split sit-down with Teen Vogue, for example—at which the then-couple agreed to interview each other—was complicated by their inability to appear together without risking mass hysteria. But for the most part, they seem to be fairly at ease with all the attention: After a daylong press junket, Demi's famous laugh is still as loud as ever, and Joe, 20, is chipper and ready to chat. (Naturally, they were more subdued when they spoke to Teen Vogue again after their breakup, but more on that in a bit.)
Demi Lovato: What's your favorite thing about me?
Joe Jonas: Do you really want me to answer that? Why don't you tell me: On set, what was your favorite snack? Because I think I already know.
Demi Lovato: The tomato-cheese quesadillas. Do you remember those? They were so good. What did you think it was?
Joe Jonas: Cheese sticks.
Demi Lovato: We didn't have cheese sticks!
Joe Jonas: Well, for some reason, I imagine you eating a lot of cheese sticks.
Demi Lovato: [Laughs] Thanks.
Joe Jonas: They just seem like something you would like.
Demi Lovato: I do love cheese sticks.
Joe Jonas: There you go.
Demi Lovato: So what was the hardest thing for you about making Camp Rock 2?
Joe Jonas: Finding time to sleep. There were so many things to do. If I wasn't on set, I was cooking or working out. What about you?
Joe Jonas: Have you ever been to a real summer camp?
Demi Lovato: Yeah, I went to church camp when I was in the sixth grade. What about you?
Joe Jonas: I went to sleepaway camp seven years in a row. I was such a pro. We had these relay races at the end of every summer, and the majority of the competitions were eating contests. Sometimes you would have to eat, like, a whole can of Spam; once I ate four raw potatoes. I didn't really recover for weeks after that.
Demi Lovato: Eww!
Joe Jonas: In some ways, making this movie felt like camp all over again. During breaks, we weren't hanging out in trailers—we were going down to the lake or playing in the woods.
Demi Lovato: We met when I auditioned for Jonas. What was your first impression of me?
Joe Jonas: I saw right away how smiley you were. Obviously, I didn't have a say in who was going to be cast, but it ended up being a good thing that you didn't get that role. If you had, you wouldn't have been in Camp Rock.
TEEN VOGUE: You guys were friends before you started dating. Whose idea was it to take the next step?
Joe Jonas: Mine.
TEEN VOGUE: So, Demi, you didn't already fancy him?
Demi Lovato: I had always fancied him. Want to know what actually happened? One night I asked him, "What is the deal? We're perfect for each other. What are you doing?" And he was like, "This is really awkward. I have to go."
Joe Jonas: I needed time to think.
Demi Lovato: And I thought, Great, I just ruined a friendship. But then the next day, he came knocking at my door.
Joe Jonas: Once she confronted me, I kind of confronted myself.
TEEN VOGUE: Joe's been in a couple of very high-profile relationships—with Taylor Swift, and Camilla Belle—and Demi's dated Trace Cyrus. Was it ever hard to see each other with other people?
Demi Lovato: Every girlfriend he had, I always wanted to have a friendship with, because I felt like if she was worthy enough to be with him, then she must be great. It sucked, watching, but I was always happy for him.
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