Nick Jonas, Lily Collins dating? Papa Phil Collins says they’re ‘just friends’
Nick Jonas and Lily Collins are reportedly an item, though her dad, singer Phil Collins, says they’re “just friends.”
Word of the alleged Young Hollywood romance came out Wednesday, with Us Weekly reporting that the “Jealous” singer and the “Mirror Mirror” actress were potentially an item.
Jonas, 23, and Collins, 26, were first spotted together on Jan. 20 when they went bowling at L.A.’s Bowlero Mar Vista and “spent the night laughing together,” a witness told the mag. Last weekend, they both made their way to Mammoth Mountain, People and Entertainment Tonight reported.
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“That mountain life #livinglifeunfiltered #feelinglikethetopoftheworld...” Collins wrote Sunday on Instagram. A fan also tweeted a photo taken with Jonas at a bakery about 30 minutes away from the resort.
Sources were mixed on their actual relationship status, with one telling Us Weekly that the “Scream Queens” star “really likes” the actress while another said they were keeping it casual.
“Nick’s single and having fun,” the Jonas pal said. “Right now it’s not exclusive.”
ET’s sources said the pair “are both into each other.”
But papa Collins doesn’t seem to agree, telling the Insider With Yahoo! that his daughter told him she and Jonas are just friends.
“[I’m] not sure what Nick looks like,” the musician joked. “But Lily called me the other day and she was in Mammoth where all this was happening. ‘I’m here with a friend,’ she told me, and said, ‘It’s not serious. It’s just friends.”
In a 2013 Glamour UK interview, the “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones “ star said she keeps her romantic life private in part because of her parents’ very public split.
“I entered into this business knowing your private life can’t always remain private. I don’t feel the need to profess anything publicly or confirm something that in a normal situation you wouldn’t have to speak about,” she said. “If I’m out and I’m photographed with someone, then it is what it is ... That’s always been my natural feeling. My family went through a lot of public situations and I saw that side of it from a very young age.”
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Us Weekly also reported that Jonas hooked up with actress Kate Hudson last year and the “Kingdom” actor gushed about her in a recent interview with Complex.
“Kate’s incredible. We had an unbelievable connection as two humans who just admire things about each other, and see something in each other that’s beautiful,” the onetime Jonas Brothers member said.
“Out of my best effort to respect her and her privacy, I’m not going to say if we had sex or not. But we did have a beautiful connection. Even now I have so much admiration and respect. She’s amazing.”
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