Nick Jonas raves about his ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus

Still on good terms. Miley Cyrus got accolades for her recent performances alongside Shawn Mendes and Dolly Parton at the 2019 Grammy Awards, but her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas is not surprised that people are suddenly taking notice of her talent.

“She’s a real singer,” Jonas, 26, gushed during an interview with brothers Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Chart radio show on Monday, March 4. “But we knew that ‘cause we grew up with her.”

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor continued: “We had a song with her back in the day called ‘Before the Storm,’ which is my favorite catalogue song of the Jonas Brothers. And at that point she was 16 and she was singing her ass off. So, it’s no surprise now that people are coming around to [her talent]. But “’m sitting around going, ‘Told you so.’”

Kevin, 31, noted that Cyrus, 26, “sings her face off” in the Jonas Brothers duet, which was released on the trio’s 2009 album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times. Joe, 29, added that he loves “the stuff that she has come out with” recently.

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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 26: Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers with singer/actress Miley Cyrus backstage at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 26, 2007 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 07: *EXCLUSIVE* Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus perform during her 'Best of Both Worlds' tour at Nassau Coliseum on December 27, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Joseph Jonas, Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus and Kevin Jonas *EXCLUSIVE* (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas on Viper *EXCLUSIVE* (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
DALLAS - JUNE 20: Musicians Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas of Jonas Brothers perform at New Cowboys Stadium on June 20, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/JBE/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus are seen on Melrose Ave. on April 11, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 17: The Jonas Brothers, Kevin (L), Joe and Nick (R), pose with actress/singer Miley Cyrus at the afterparty for the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert' at The Highlands on January 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” songstress started dating the “Jealous” crooner in June 2006 after they met at a charity event. Cyrus called Nick her “first love” and admitted in her book, Miles to Go, that their December 2007 breakup was “the hardest day ever.”

The pair briefly reconnected in 2009, but Cyrus met her now-husband, Liam Hemsworth, on set of The Last Song, shortly after, and she and Nick went their separate ways for good. While their relationship was over, the former Scream Queens actor was upset to hear that Cyrus and the Hunger Games alum, 29, got engaged in June 2012 and wrote the JoBros’ song “Wedding Bells” about his emotions.

The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers croons in the tune: “No, I don’t wanna love if it’s not you / I don’t wanna hear the wedding bells prove / That we can try one last time / I don’t wanna hear the wedding bells chime.”

Cyrus and Hemsworth called off their engagement nearly a year after the trio performed “Wedding Bells” for the first time, but eventually reconciled and tied the knot in December 2018. Nick, for his part, marriedPriyanka Chopra Jonas that same month.

The Jonas Brothers opened for the “Malibu” singer on her Best of Both Worlds tour, which began in October 2007, two months after they appeared on an episode of her Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana. The famous siblings, who recently reunited nearly six years after they split due to a “deep rift within the band,” were launched into international superstardom thanks to the exposure they received being associated with Cyrus.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nicholas Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joseph Jonas of The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 20, 2006 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Nicholas Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose backstage at the Radio Disney Totally 10 Birthday Concert held at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on July 22, 2006 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio Disney)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) (L-R) Joseph Jonas, Nicholas Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers pose with a fan on December 30, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose in the press room for Z100's Jingle Ball 2007 at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Jonas Brothers perform at Z100's Jingle Ball 2007 at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Jonas Brothers: Nick Jonas & Joe Jonas & Kevin Jonas appearing in the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City. November 22, 2007 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Musical act The Jonas Brothers appear at the Verizon store on November 20, 2007 in Boca Raton, Florida (Photo by Jeff Daly/FilmMagic)
The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 2007 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Musicians Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers perform onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2009 With Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DCPNYE)
The Jonas Brothers pose in the photo room at the nominations announcement for the 51st Grammy Awards, on December 3, 2008 at the Noika Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: ( L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas sign copies of 'Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers' at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue on November 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 27: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform during halftime between the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on November 27, 2008 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE - 'Tis the season to be merry at Disney Parks, when the 26th annual 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,' featuring award-winning musical talent and iconic stars performing in this year's television special, airs December 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/ABC via Getty Images) JONAS BROTHERS
©2009 RAMEY PHOTO The Jonas Brothers are in Paris. They leaves the Hotel Hayatt . EXCLUSIVE France november 27, 2009. DLM PRESS (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of Jonas Brothers perform onstage at The Palladium on November 15, 2009 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/JBE/Getty Images)
MADRID - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brotherspose during a visit as guests of Real Madrid as they visit Santiago Bernabeu on November 12, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of Jonas Brothers perform at Palacio de Deportes on November 11, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/JBE/Getty Images)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 13, 2010 THE JONAS BROTHERS offered a press conference before their concert in the Argentine capital. PGpn68
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO Buenos Aires, Nov. 13, 2010 THE JONAS BROTHERS offered a spectacular concert for 25,000 fans at the River Plate Soccer Stadium in Buenos Aires. PGpn68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers pose to photographers during a press conference to promote a concert and the movie 'Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam' at Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico.
LONG BEACH, CA USA -- Nick Jonas, left, Kevin Jonas, center, and Joe Jonas before their softball game at Blair Field in Long Beach, CA on September 19, 2010. The Jonas Brothers' team, the Road Dogs, defeated the Marquis Flyers 7 to 15.. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: Jonas Brothers arrives at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on May 1, 2010. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Sat May 1 19:25:03 2010
(L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform at the 2011 Concert For Hope at Gibson Amphitheatre on March 20, 2011 in Universal City, California.
(L-R) Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers attend the 2011 Concert For Hope at Gibson Amphitheatre on March 20, 2011 in Universal City, California.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 16: : (L-R) Recording artist Kevin Jonas, Danielle Jonas, recording artist Joe Jonas, model Blanda Eggenschwiler, recording artist Nick Jonas and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrive at XS The Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas to celebrates Nick Jonas's 21st birthday on September 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers attend KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Jonas Brothers officially announced they were splitting upduring a GOOD MORNING AMERICA' exclusive, 10/30/13, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) KEVIN JONAS, JOE JONAS, NICK JONAS
ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 08: The Jonas brothers pose during the red carpet before the We Day Minnesota event at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 8, 2013 (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Free the Children)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: Recording artists Nick Jonas (L), Joe Jonas (3L) and Kevin Jonas (2R) pose for photos with cast members of Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers attends 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during day 2 on September 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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