Jonas Brothers GOOD Housekeeping

Jonas Brothers & Mommy Denise in Good Housekeeping: From food stamps to fame.. When Denise was young, her Italian family converted from Catholicism to nondenominational Christianity, and after high school, Denise felt called to missionary work. ‘I had a heart to give my life to service.

I didn’t really know all I could do in that area. After meeting my husband, we were able to work through music.’ Denise Kevin Jonas Sr. met on their very
first day at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas.

The sweet-faced man with an intense demeanor ['He talked like he was going to conquer the world'] had grown up dirt-poor in rural North Carolina with his single mother, and was considered a musical prodigy, singing professionally at age 7.

 For income, Kevin tried to help Denise’s parents, who had bought a carpet-installation business in Arizona. The venture didn’t go well: ‘We had to live on food stamps. It was very hard on my husband. He was trying to do something good for the family, but the business wasn’t paying. It was a humbling time.

Now we look back on it as a turning point, something necessary for us to go through so we could properly appreciate where we would be later.’ Kevin Sr. abandoned his dream of becoming a performer, and he took a job that combined his Christian faith and love of music: directing a music..

..program at his and Denise’s old institute. This required the
family, which by the early 1990s included Kevin Jr. and baby Joe, to
spend months at a time on the road in a 15-passenger van, meeting with
students. ‘We wanted [everyone] to feel joy in the presence of our
children. To me, there’s nothing more..

..frustrating than being around a
child who’s annoying. We taught our kids proper manners.’
Denise’s methods: consistency, boundaries and constantly ‘reinforcing
good conduct until it was behavior. Because they’re going to be adults
a lot longer than they’re children.’

Right away, she and Kevin
Sr. could tell that Nick was different. He did not like the usual
childhood pastimes, he didn’t want to play with LEGOs or watch TV: ‘The
only thing Nick would watch was a DVD of Mary Martin in Peter Pan.’

Then he started singing, beautifully. One day when he was crooning at
the salon where Denise got her hair done, another customer said, ‘He
needs a manager.’

  • confused jonas

    hes a father? :O
    i didnt know that… I heard he was a godfather to some girl…

    and hes a virgin :S

  • Mrs. Nicholas Jonas

    That is so cute. I luv nick. He is so cute.

  • Anonymous

    lmao i love how joe didn’t speak throughout the whole video, he was just looking around like he had add hahaha but omgosh sooo cute, they look hot in that stupid preppy clothing

    i dont like the final picture they used as a cover, the ones where denise is wearing a yellow dress looks better, cause she’s not awkwardly blending into nicks shirt aha

  • Anonymous

    awwwww I LOVE THEIR FAMILY!
    nickyyyyyyyyyyy :D

  • AMANDA

    I realize that..
    it’s just i hate how they’re always like ‘we’re being ourselves!!’
    it’s just complete b.s. to me now and i’m realizing they might just be a joke.

  • http://www.bebo.com/hi_funghi Irn bru – sex in mouth

    i know this is off topic but on the mileymandy channel taylor swift used to be in block capitals in their music section thing, but shes not there anymore, just wondering why.
    oh and nicks myspace has a few songs that say things like ” in the end we’ll be together” and ” my heart will wait” and all that. it might not mean anything but i think it might.

    http://www.myspace.com/kniquolis

  • Anonymous

    Oh shut up you hate kevin!

    Yvonne (kevin’s biggest fan girl) said Joe girls hated kevin that means YOU hate him because you are joe’s biggest fan girl.

  • Erica

    so true

  • Carolinaajobrosfan(:

    NO I DON’T!
    Just because I think Nick and Joe are hotter doesn’t mean I don’t love Kev! I love him as well, so stfu.
    Yvonne didn’t say that and If she did then she’s wrong because I don’t hate him and I’m a joe girl.

  • Jonas 4 Canada

    Sigh….who here wishes they were the mom in that pic?
    I KNOW I DO :P

  • Yvonne

    TY Carolina! I really appreciate that comment. Kevin has had the shit beat out of him in the last few days over being Peytons father and then this. He hasn’t had that much support over something that could really destroy everything he is. Your a peach sweetie!

  • Hannah

    woah, they look fucking hot. and denise is gorgeous. (:
    good thing my mom buys these magazines. haha.

  • Anonymous

    thats soo cute(:
    there so family oriented, and i loveee that

  • Anonymous

    Love the picture of the four of them together.

  • Fer

    LOL at the wome’s face in the second 28!!!
    really I LMAO!!!!!

    ooh… I loved the interview!! <3

  • Anonymous

    aw they look like such gentleman.
    Denise raised them really amazing.
    she should be proud :)
    and Peyton IS NOT Kevin’s child!
    its his godchild!

  • Yvonne

    I said SOME you idiot! I know peeps like Carolina, Canada, Jersey&aNonymous dont hate Kevin. Learn to read what I said before you make yourself look like a fool

  • Jonas 4 Canada

    I just love the preppy look on the boys!
    Joe looks so sexy with it, he could be in a Gossip Girl episode!

  • aNonymous

    Again i didn’t hit submit..(I don’t write shit down, so off my head)

    I left why I am arounnd on the other post. So haters lay off for 1 day please..

    Joe is a ripe peach for the picking…he is quite the peachy bottomed pick..

    I want to taste his succulent peach and let the juice dribble off my chin!

    I love summertime!..lol

    Peace

  • MRS JOE JONAS

    i said this before and i’ll say it again being virgins is their call not yours so fuck off .. and when they get married and they save theirselves for their wife .. that girl is goin to be very happy for being the first for 3 boys that all the girls are probably dreaming of fucking them .. maybe some of you don’t think sooo but that’ll deff be something really special for her and them

  • Confused

    I am confused as to why Kevin or NO ONE has addressed
    this issue about him being the father of this child.
    It took them NO TIME when Taylor and Joe had their
    big falling out for Joe to post on myspace and
    all over about that situation.So this is starting to
    not look too good in Kevin’s defense.And I KNOW they
    come on this site.

  • Anonymous

    Joe is so adorable!

  • kaylie

    omg!!! they look so cute.kevin is like the most adorable thing ever.

  • Anonymous

    I had no idea that when Joe was a baby and Kevin a kid, they were on food stamps for awhile.

    What a success story these boys are!

  • Anonymous

    it might mean something if it was his real myspace

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I believe that Peyton is Kevs baby

  • Anonymous

    I am confused as to why Kevin or NO ONE has addressed
    this issue about him being the father of this child.
    It took them NO TIME when Taylor and Joe had their
    big falling out for Joe to post on myspace and
    all over about that situation.So this is starting to
    not look too good in Kevin’s defense.And I KNOW they
    come on this site.
    ——————-
    Well, if you’re psychic enough to KNOW they come on this site then you ought to be psychic enough to know why they haven’t addressed it IF it is true btw!

  • Anonymous

    Kevin doesn’t look like his mom, but he does look like Peyton
    __________________
    he wouldn’t look the peyton,peyton would look like him
    smart one! :|

  • Anonymous

    that picture is a printable poster :)

  • Athena

    In the first picture… they look like elves :|

    haha ;P they’re adorable.

  • Anonymous

    What are you talking about, they have never, not once claim to have been perfect, what is your problem? Last time I checked there was no halo on top of their heads. You act as though they have to be a certain way all the time. So your telling me when you go to church, if you go to church, you’d act the same way you would if you were going to the club. God, why do so many people expect them to be angels, and I’m not sayong the Rolling Stones photo is wrong, it’s fine. They’re sexy what’s wrong with showing it. That doesn’t change the fact that they’re momma’s boys.

  • Anonymous

    ^^the first picture

  • Anonymous

    because the MEDIA hasn’t said anything about kevin being the father, its just the fans and other people saying that, the breakup was on E! news and places like that

  • Anonymous

    Kev is not a vigin cause of Peyton. I d/k about Joe and Nick still is

  • Anonymous

    awwwwwwwwww oohmygoooosh
    they`re the PERFECT family
    they`re the PERFECT guys!
    i’ve loved them for ever and i cant imagine life with outt them they`re mommie must be soo proud

  • Anonymous

    green looks good on nick.

  • megzie

    JOE NEEDS A NEW HAIR STYLE THIS ONE AIN’T DOING IT FOR ME, I LOVE KEVIN JONAS FOREVER <33333

  • lana

    denise is gorgeous. no wonder her boys are so beauitful. really good article too. i wanna read the whole thing.i always love when she talks about them from the mommy pov.

  • Anonymous

    ringadingding

  • Anonymous

    I’m not going to bother posting the full articles, but will link them here for you to read. There will always be critics, and some even gave Joe the credit he deserved [cough cough EW cough cough]. I have a lot of respect for Joe for going through with the dance. Not just going through with it, but making me cringe with embarrassment for him as he dawned the heels and leotard and did the singles ladies dance, the whole song. I hope this proved the distance they would go for their fans. Thank you again for being able to make a complete full of yourself Joe, most celebrities wouldn’t have even offered it as an option way back when in that original youtube video. Feel free to comment below, just try to remember to use your indoor voice. Every time I see caps I think people are screaming now.

    1 day till the facebook chat
    13 days till the new album
    17 days till the world tour kick off.

    Joe Jonas Does ‘Single Ladies’ Dance – People.com
    Joe Jonas Calling on ‘All The Single Ladies’ – ET Online
    Joe Jonas wears heels, leotard for Ladies – Popeater
    Joe Jonas’ impressive reenactment of the Single Ladies Video – EW

  • Jessica

    Awwww… I love Denise Jonas she is sooo nice,Kind, Caring ,loving and funny!!!! Joe, Nick and Kevin have a great mom!!!
    I love nick he is soooo HOTTTT!!!! :)

  • jonaslovatopushplay!

    awwwwwwww!
    there so cute.
    i need to buy this magazine.
    i love the cover.
    awwwwh!
    awwwww!
    there like the cutest
    family ever!

  • Anonymous

    lol how cute

  • Loluh.

    Kevin is NOOOOOOOT Peyton’s father.
    If that were so, why wouldn’t they just hide her altogether?

    (And Peyton looks NOTHING like Kevin! She has Asian-like hair!)

  • Anonymous

    :)

  • Anonymous

    cutee

  • Aisha

    FIRST?!?!?

  • http://Joejonas.skyblog.com MARINE

    ILS SONT MAGNIFIQUES !

    http://www.JOEJONAS.skyblog.com ;)

  • Anonymous

    fail.

  • Kafzz

    FIRSTTTT..FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

  • kimmy4

    i love there mom
    shes beautiful, smart and classy
    and shes right be there parent before there friend
    nick looks excellent in bright colors
    mrsj adopt me!

  • Anonymous

    they just look like the perfect sons right……
    and your really hot neghibors.

  • Anonymous

    thats adorable. and amazing. what a great photoshoot and they have such a yummy mummy ;)

  • anonymous

    whatever…

  • Vanessa

    peyton is kev’s daughter
    ————————-
    Peyton is Kevin’s God Daughter , not Daughter!!! Just to clear it up ;)

  • Anonymous

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Anonymous

    hot

  • Jane

    i’m starting to like them again. sorta.

  • anonymous

    OMG I love them ! <3

  • Yvonne

    I cant believe you said that about Kevin :(

  • Anonymous

    so adorable

  • NIAMH.

    beaut

  • XD

    Not gonna lie, but that first pic looks really nice, i like the fact they’re going back to regular jeans now

  • Anonymous

    awhh. they look so cute.

  • n i l e y 2OO9 (NO H8!)

    maaaaan , if i were a middle aged single man , i`d totally do their mom .

    haha , kevin is ROCKING THAT PINK SHIRT . but since when is HE at a loss for words ?! O_o

  • Anonymous

    A lot of people dont believe that crap about being his goddaughter. We know its his baby

  • Mundii

    They do look hot! They look more mature and it is soo appealing!
    And I know this sounds wierd, but I can actually
    relate to the whole upbringing thing – tight family
    – no money and all that! I really can!
    So it is cool to see celebrites who came from those backgrounds and like experienced recission and stuff!
    It’s really nice to see that!

  • Kelsey!

    They look so fly in Polos lol! Guys usually look ugly in them not them! JOE<3 marry me! His single ladies dance just made me fall more in love with him wow. I didn’t think that was possible…..

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I LOVE the bright colors on them…Joe, your hair should be more like that

  • Anonymous

    omg.
    i seriously love denise. she’s so cute!! she’s just like…so cute. i want to be her best friend.

  • zara

    Aw cute how perfect do they look? They must be the perfect sons right? There like amazginly hot haha there mum is very pretty and there dad looks like a very nice man too. They must of been brought up very well! Well done denise and kevin =]

  • Anonymous

    you know, i used to REALLY love these boys… now i’m seeing that they really try to keep up this too perfect facade and it’s really annoying me. they just keep telling the same story over and over and over.. it’s getting boring. their music caters to whatever is popular at the time. they make music NOTHING like what they claim to listen to and like. And not to mention how they morph themselves into whatever it is they are trying to promote. if they’re in rolling stone, they’re sexual beings. In good house keeping, they are momma’s boys. it’s just really making me mad at this point..

    don’t even try to call me a hater, i’m just stating my sad opinion..
    ——————
    Just because they live their lives in a way that is different than the norm doesn’t mean it is a facade. There are others who have many of the same values as the Jonas’ and live their lives in a similar manner. My family is one of them. We’re not perfect by any means, but our close-knit relationship is difficult for a lot of people to understand because many households are not like that anymore.

  • Jonas 4 Canada

    I KNOW IT MADE MY MONTH :D :D :D

  • Anonymous

    ummm no. just no. no.

  • jerseygirl

    Wow – they look amazing! Love the pastel colors.

    And Joe looks young in this pic. Loving his hair this way!

  • n i l e y 2OO9 (NO H8!)

    when you see their mom with them , you completely see who looks like who . . . . and kevin looks NOTHING like her :|

  • Anonymous

    this family is amazing. and dang, apparently someone wants a sex tape. that’s uhh… kinda weird.

  • AMANDA

    you know, i used to REALLY love these boys… now i’m seeing that they really try to keep up this too perfect facade and it’s really annoying me. they just keep telling the same story over and over and over.. it’s getting boring. their music caters to whatever is popular at the time. they make music NOTHING like what they claim to listen to and like. And not to mention how they morph themselves into whatever it is they are trying to promote. if they’re in rolling stone, they’re sexual beings. In good house keeping, they are momma’s boys. it’s just really making me mad at this point..

    don’t even try to call me a hater, i’m just stating my sad opinion..

  • Anonymous

    i love jb<3

  • deeee.

    this is cute.
    i totally agree with their morals and values.
    God Bless them.

  • nigggie

    Probably. But they seem like they’d suck a mean dick. Except for Nick though. He seems a little straighter than the rest of them. Thank you Miley for opening Nick’s eyes at the age of 12/13 to tits, ass, and pussy. When it comes to Joe I really think he could play some butt darts but you have to be an idiot to think he’s still a virgin with Camille. You never know. I don’t even have to speak for Kevin. He’s flaming and his pubies are probably holding his Cher: Greatest Hits album.

  • Anonymous

    so 50s.

  • Mandy

    They look like little angels! It’s like they’re the perfect sons, and the family is perfect in every way!!

  • Yvonne

    Aw, I love MamaJ to bits. She seems so nice and down to Earth. Kevin looks effin hot in that pink shirt. Yum!

  • :)
  • katee.

    i love their family, they’re so adorable. hahaa (:
    i wish i had that kinda support system.

    and nicholas. really. you’re killing me. you’re too adorable for words.

  • Anonymous

    they are sucha beautiful family, ugh can they get more amazing!

  • Anonymous

    HOLYYYMOTHER.
    JOE IS AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS IN THE FIRSTTT PIC.
    andd nick & kev,
    but joeee, ahhhh yuum :D :D :D

  • Anonymous

    This family creeps me out. It’s just too trite. I mean they don’t need to have bastards running around or anything, but it’s just so trite. I’ll stick with trite.

  • Anonymous

    YES MY MOM GETS THIS MAGAZINE

  • Dumm Blonnd

    Joe looks like a cute dork.

  • gabi

    omg joe is so cute!! he is so adorable!
    i love him! and the jobros of course!

  • nigggie

    These guys are SO fucking boring. Can one of them PLEASE come out with a sex tape or something? And by one of them I mean any of them but Kevin. No penis afro for me. But anyways…even their clothes are boring as hell. They look like people I’d see in a nursing home.

    So here are my thoughts: one, make a sex tape (joe or nick; and joe don’t make it with camille because she’s just as boring as you even though i know you two fuck) and two, change your damn clothes so you don’t look like my grandpa. MUCH LOVE BROZ!

  • Anonymous

    Very cute and sweet. I’m definitely getting the magazine.

    JOE JONAS IS THE MOST ADORABLE GUY EVER! WHAT A CUTIE!

  • jonas4ever

    aww. There such a cute family. God bless them :)

  • Anonymous

    These guys are SO fucking boring. Can one of them PLEASE come out with a sex tape or something? And by one of them I mean any of them but Kevin. No penis afro for me. But anyways…even their clothes are boring as hell. They look like people I’d see in a nursing home.

    So here are my thoughts: one, make a sex tape (joe or nick; and joe don’t make it with camille because she’s just as boring as you even though i know you two fuck) and two, change your damn clothes so you don’t look like my grandpa. MUCH LOVE BROZ!
    ________________________________

    LMAO!

  • http://twitter.com/sadiezzbby Sadiezz

    Teehee.
    Pastels.

    *gigglefit*

  • Anonymous

    Kevin doesn’t look like his mom, but he does look like Peyton

  • Daniela

    <3333

  • Anonymous

    LOL i bet they all would suck in bed they seem like such sissys

  • 1isthelonliest#

    No legos?!?! Come on now Nick. Legos are a staple in almost every american toddlers life! How dare you. Haha. Jk.

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  • Anonymous

    Teenie alert

  • Anonymous

    you know, i used to REALLY love these boys… now i’m seeing that they really try to keep up this too perfect facade and it’s really annoying me. they just keep telling the same story over and over and over.. it’s getting boring. their music caters to whatever is popular at the time. they make music NOTHING like what they claim to listen to and like. And not to mention how they morph themselves into whatever it is they are trying to promote. if they’re in rolling stone, they’re sexual beings. In good house keeping, they are momma’s boys. it’s just really making me mad at this point..

    don’t even try to call me a hater, i’m just stating my sad opinion..

    ——

    do you realize thats what their told to do and have to do.when your in this business you have no control over who you are ,how you and even what you look like.
    people tell you what you have to be and you be it.

  • Anonymous

    Thats cause no one cares about Kevin. We only care about Joe and Nick. I wish Tim would cut out Kevin pics on this site

  • Anonymous

    That story/interview was cute (:
    It dug into their past and to their roots
    and I loved it, and the pictures of course …
    Mr. and Mrs. Jonas definitely raised their boys nicely.
    Jeeze, I love their freakin’ family! Haha.

  • Anonymous

    their mom is so beautiful.
    <3

  • Anonymous

    Did Denise just give her sons permission to have sex? haha.
    I love their family.
    It reminds me a lot of my family.

  • LiveLoveLaugh

    Denise seems so sweet and humble!
    I was more interested in hearing what she had to say than Joe Nick & Kevin!

  • anonymous

    aww !! so cutee :D .. i love this guys with her mom too

  • Anonymous

    Who is Peyton?

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love Denise…the whole Jonas family is just precious…as for the comment about their image catering to what they are trying to promote…I think that has a lot more to do with the publicists of the company…If I’m not mistaken the photographer tells them how to pose and someone dresses them for their photo shoots…I think what’s more important is how they dress/act/portray themselves when they’re out just being themselves…that’s when each of their amazing personalities shines through…I think the entire Jonas family should be commended on how well they’re staying true to themselves throughout fame…and the Jonas Brothers really are true gentlemen…Denise raised them right

  • Anonymous

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cutee :)

  • Carolinaajobrosfan(:

    Baby don’t worry! Who cares what a random girl thinks?
    TRUE fans love kevin! and Joe and Nick, so yeah don’t pay attention to that!
    Kevin has the best butt of all them three ;)

  • Anonymous

    peyton is kev’s daughter

  • Anonymous

    everyone knows she’s a teenie.

  • Carolinaajobrosfan(:

    SINGLA LADIES IS OUT! :)

  • Anonymous

    wow. at the very first pic i think joe kinda look like chuck bass, or ed westwick. which is HOT. i love him! :_

  • http://twitter.com/teresajonas teresa

    this is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! OMG! I looooove Mama Jonas! :D I love the shot of all of them holding her up! too cute!