Especially when they think highly of themselves." asks whether or not he's "talking about a specific musician," but Jonas claims he's not. What's unfortunate is that, as we got older, we ran in different circles," he dishes.

"We've always had respect and wished the best for each other. It's more gratitude for having had a good friend in a time of craziness in my life and in hers."Having been in a great relationship with Miss Universe 2012, Jonas clarifies that there is more to Culpo than just beauty. She had this incredible opportunity and she conquered that world.

Like many brave Disney-branded cohorts before him, including Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron, Nick has finally broken free of his PG image, seemingly reinventing himself overnight from cutie-pie crooner to sultry sex-symbol badass.

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“I was at a basketball game the other day and a few older ladies came up to me and said, ‘I love the new song!

’ ” recalls the surprisingly soft-spoken celebrity.

“I think I’ve come out of my shell quite a bit,” says Nick, who’s been dating professional beauty Olivia Culpo, 22, Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, for a year and a half. “I think earlier on in my relationship, there were times where I would get jealous,” says Nick, who’s dated a bevy of famous women, including Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

Culpo even starred in the video for Nick’s single “Jealous,” about a boyfriend who can’t handle other men flirting with his girl. He continues, “I think with time and trust built up, a lot of that went away. It takes a second until you feel really locked in with someone.” For many Jonas Brothers fans, it’s difficult to think of Nick as anything other than the eternal virgin.

Truth is, Nick, the star of Direc TV’s brutal drama “Kingdom,” is still trying to grasp the potency of his new ripped bod himself.

“I have been trained very well by some excellent fighters, so if anything ever went down I’d be worried that I would use the training and then get in trouble,” admits a baby-faced Nick, who says he’s never been in a real-life fight before.

“We’ve always had respect and wished the best for each other. It’s more gratitude for having had a good friend in a time of craziness in my life and in hers.” As for his sex life, Jonas says the only thing he’d change about it is the music he played during the first time he ditched his infamous purity ring and did the deed. I don’t want to say what song it was, but it was depressing,” he admits, adding that he would “never” have sex to his own music.

Between his new music and new television show, we’re surprised he still finds time to manage his relationship with Olivia Culpo!

“And then they go, ‘And we love the shoot, as well!

’ That was an added compliment,” he says with a laugh.

(He’s eating his go-to order, the Martha, a pizza made with mozzarella, prosciutto, truffle pâté and basil.) The singer, sporting a leather and shearling All Saints jacket, just finished lunching with his brother Joe and a friend, fashion designer Richard Chai.