Demi Lovato Expresses Regrets About Joe Jonas Relationship

Looking back at it, Demi Lovato realizes that she would have done some things differently during her whirlwind romance with Joe Jonas.

The Camp Rock star—who turned 18 on Friday—tells People magazine that, if she had to do it all over again, she would have kept quiet about the whole thing. Especially given the well-publicized breakup that the two experienced in May:

“I learned my lesson. It’s not very much fun when you break up in a public relationship. So, maybe next time keep a secret.”

But despite JoJo’s reputation for less-than-tactful splits—including the rumor that he had his father, Paul Jonas, break the bad news to Demi—Lovato claims that her former beau is, at heart, a gentleman:

“I know that he has the best intentions. Definitely most guys don’t have the same intentions that he does.”

Lovato didn’t seem to hold the same opinion back in June, when she seemed to take a dig at her ex during one of her concerts, but give her props anyway—she certainly seems to have the proper attitude to go with her new adulthood.

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