joe jonas Los Angeles ? Joe Jonas has claimed Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato encouraged him to try marijuana.

The squeaky clean star has said his fellow Disney Channel stars ? who are both three years younger than him ? pressured him into smoking a joint when they were teenagers.

Joe, 24, told Vulture magazine: ?The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, ?Try it! Try it!? so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don?t even smoke weed that often anymore.?

The singer also opened up about his rocky relationship with Demi, claiming the X Factor USA judge ? who went to rehab for ?physical and emotional issues? in 2010 ? was actually struggling with full-blown ?drug abuse? and he only stayed with her because he wanted to help her.

Joe recalled: ?I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn?t happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help.?I couldn?t express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect.?

The Jonas Brothers star hinted he lost his virginity to his first ?serious? girlfriend Ashley Greene, for whom he ditched his purity ring aged 20.

Joe ? who also dated Taylor Swift as well as Demi ? joked he was glad he waited for the right girl and not his ?batshit crazy? ex.

In the revealing Q&A, he said: ?I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I?m glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, ?That girl was batshit crazy. I?m glad I didn?t go there.??

Joe?s band ? also formed of his two brothers Nick and Kevin ? split in October.

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