‘Thanks for letting me stay in your house:’ Nick Jonas on being Ellen DeGeneres’ tenant

Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 12:46:37-04

Pop star Nick Jonas joins “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and performs his latest hit “Levels” on Thursday.

Nick talks to Ellen about living in one of her houses and how he always tells friends to use a coaster when they come over.

Nick also discusses being ok-ish after his most recent breakup and his adjustment to being alone.

Plus, with Ellen’s love of furniture, she gifts Nick with a special piece for his house.

Nick Jonas on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

On Nick being Ellen's Tenant…
Ellen: So I don’t know if anyone knows this probably not, but I am your landlord.

Nick: Yes, you are.

Ellen: And you’re a good tenant you pay rent on time.

Nick: That’s great. I’m glad to hear that. It’s an amazing thing. Thanks for letting me stay in your house. It’s great.

Ellen: I left a lot of stuff there and are you taking care of it?

Nick: I think so. I have everyone that comes in my house uses a coaster so there’s no rings on the tables which is good.

Ellen: No rings on table.

Nick: That I know of we’ll see.

Ellen: No spills on sofas. Or anything?

Nick: Nothing yet.

Ellen: Nothing on rugs?

Nick: I’m so nervous though the whole time I there because I know I’m gonna come on the show and check in and if anything’s wrong with the house it’s bad. It’s bad.

Ellen: Well I got a healthy deposit which is gonna cover… But I know you put a little recording studio in one of the rooms that’s great.

Nick: I did, yeah. I changed it around a bit. And you gave me a book back stage the Ellen’s “Home” and I’ve never felt more famous than actually having a house that’s in the book.

Ellen: Yeah you’re living in one of the… My book that comes out next week. It’s photographs of lots of my homes.

Nick: You made me feel very cool. Surreal. Yeah living in a house in the book.

Ellen: Yeah it’s really great.

On going through a break up… & Ellen saying she’s proud of Nick…
Ellen: I know that you went through a break up recently. But you seem to be fine you seem to be doing ok. Right?

Nick: Ish. Yeah I mean ya know, it’s an adjustment I was with my ex now for two years and then when my life dramatically changed and I started touring and doing all these projects it was an adjustment kind of doing it alone.

Ellen: Yeah. You don’t seem to be alone.

Nick: What makes you say that?

Ellen: Well because there’s someone who ends up being in the same city as you all the time coincidentally. Anyway, you’re not alone Nick.

Nick: I’m never alone. I have you.

Ellen: You’ll always have me. I have known you for a long time.

Nick: A long time.

Ellen: Like a realy. Really long

Nick: Since I had hair that consumed my whole face. It’s all gone now.

Ellen: You’ve always been talented and adorable and I really am I’m really proud of you because it’s a tough thing to transition from having fame that early on. And you all were extremely famous. And then you took a little break and you’re just bigger and better than ever and you’re the nicest guy. So, good for you for staying the same guy. That’s important!