E! GOES INSIDE THE CELEBRITY MARRIAGE OF POP MUSIC MEGASTAR KEVIN JONAS AND SMALL TOWN NEW JERSEY GIRL DANIELLE DELEASA WHEN ‘MARRIED TO JONAS’ PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 10PM ET/PT ON E! Beyond The Screaming Fans, Red Carpets And Sold Out Tours, It All Comes Down To Family
Spend Sunday nights with the newest couple to join the E! family, Kevin and Danielle Jonas. When Kevin, a member of the Grammy-nominated band the Jonas Brothers, met the then Danielle Deleasa in 2007 while on a family vacation in the Bahamas, the two instantly fell in love. After a whirlwind courtship Dani, the down-to-earth girl next door from a small town in New Jersey, accepted Kevin’s proposal and tied the knot in 2009.
Once married, the bright-eyed young couple entered a whole new world together. Three years later, they are still working to find the balance between settling down in New Jersey and Kevin’s worldwide fame. Like most young couples, Kevin and Dani are attempting to make their house a home, dealing with mutually eccentric but polar opposite in-laws, and achieving their dream of one day starting a family of their own.
However, this couple has the added pressures of a worldwide fan base, Kevin heading back into the recording studio with his equally successful brothers Joe and Nick, and remembering that Dani has personal goals of her own. Kevin and Dani are in for one wild adventure to prove to themselves and their families that they aren’t too young to be husband and wife. Join in the ten half-hour episodes of fun when ‘Married to Jonas’ premieres August 19th at 10pm ET/PT only on E!
The series’ inaugural season focuses on Kevin and Dani’s evolving relationship with each other and their respective in-laws, all while taking on the challenges of Kevin’s demanding career. Throughout the season we find Dani falling into the natural role of caring, though nervous, daughter-in-law. Dani strives to impress the sometimes particular Jonas family matriarch with efforts including hosting a dinner party where she cooks for her husband’s family for the very first time. In addition to family pressures, Dani is still adjusting to life in the spotlight as she gets ready to walk the red carpet alongside Kevin at a charity event in NYC, always knowing that she can rely on her husband to make her feel at ease. As the season progresses, the family gatherings continue when Kevin and Dani throw a pre-prom party for her younger sister Katie, although they are concerned for what might happen on her big night out with her boyfriend.
During the party planning Dani discovers that Kevin never attended his high school prom and decides to throw him their very own private prom. The family bonding continues when Dani joins the whole Jonas crew and heads to the Jonas family compound in Texas for a weekend of exhilarating activities, comical ‘firsts’ and much commotion. But, when families get together, drama is sure to follow. Although he had a heart attack last year, Dani’s father Bucky refuses to diet, so Dani and the family band together for an intervention. Bucky’s health is of utmost concern for Dani and she wants to be sure he is around for his future grandchildren. The subject of grandchildren is a hot topic as Dani and Kevin discuss the exciting possibility of starting a family together. Amidst the family’s turmoil comes business when Kevin, Joe, and Nick gather to begin recording new Jonas Brothers music.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE JONAS/DELEASA FAMILIES:
Kevin Jonas – Actor/musician/director tackles vocals, plus guitar, mandolin and piano for the Jonas Brothers. The Jonas Brothers signed their first record deal in 2005, when Kevin was just 16, and have debuted two No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Overall, the Jonas Brothers have sold 20 million units and counting around the world.
Danielle Jonas – Sweet and stylish small town Jersey-girl grew up as a typical teenager with hobbies like ice skating and cheerleading. Never did she imagine that one day she would be living a Cinderella story and be married to one of the biggest names in pop music. Along with her husband, the loves of her life include two Teacup Yorkies named Riley and Macy.
Kevin Jonas Sr. – “Papa Jonas” co-manages a number of successful artists, including the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum band, the Jonas Brothers who happen to be his sons.
Denise Jonas – Mother of the multi-platinum and Grammy nominated band, the Jonas Brothers, has devoted her life to being the best mother that she can be to her four sons: Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie. She takes pride in providing love and support to her children.
Joe Jonas – Member of the Jonas Brothers, Joe is an international talent in the music, television and film arenas. He recently released a solo album, Fastlife which debuted in the Top 15 releases for the week of October 11, 2011. Through the course of Joe’s solo endeavors, he was often praised for his style choices, becoming a favorite of influential designers including Simon Spurr and Calvin Klein.
Nick Jonas – The final member of the Jonas Brothers trio, Nick began his career on Broadway at the age of 8 and has been on stage and in the studio ever since. This year, Nick’s performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying marked his fifth appearance in a Broadway show.
Frankie Jonas – The youngest member of the Jonas family, Frankie is no stranger to the spotlight after starring in several TV and film projects. He even won a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star.
Bucky Deleasa – Danielle’s upbeat, protective father who is always trying to make the best decisions for his family and stopping by, often unannounced, to check on his girls.
Angela Deleasa – The soft-spoken, sweet, matriarch of the Deleasa clan.
Dina Deleasa – An outspoken individual like her father, Dina is the eldest child in the Deleasa family who will do anything to make her opinions heard.
Michael ‘Mikey’ Deleasa – An aspiring singer-songwriter who is working with his megastar brother-in-law to develop his career.
Katie Deleasa – The youngest of the Deleasa’s who has a passion for fashion.