The Untold Truth Of Danielle Jonas

Who is Danielle Jonas? You know her as the wife of the eldest Jonas brother, Kevin Jonas, but chances are you don't know much else about the woman who stole the heart of a former Disney heartthrob. So, here goes: She was born Danielle Deleasa and grew up in Denville, New Jersey, according to Refinery29. She is the daughter of Bucky and Angela Deleasa, and she was a hairdresser until she embarked on her life less ordinary as the wife of a pop star.

Obviously, though, Danielle is very much her own person outside of her marriage. Over the years, she has built a thriving career for herself. She's a real go-getter who sees all of her creative projects through — all while supporting her musician husband as he pursues his own projects. Danielle is also a kind, loving, and unexpectedly hilarious woman. If you're intrigued by that description, read on to learn everything you need to know about Danielle Jonas, her life, her relationships with her family, her work, and her interests.

Danielle Jonas was wearing a flower in her hair when she met Kevin Jonas

Do you remember what you were wearing on the day that changed your life forever? Danielle Jonas does. When she first encountered Kevin Jonas while she was on vacation in the Bahamas, she was wearing a flower in her hair. The year was 2007, and things didn't get off to the easiest start for the lovestruck eldest Jonas Brother. While roasting Kevin for a Netflix special, Danielle joked, "I basically ignored him the whole time, which he loved, because he said it reminded him of his mom." Oh, ouch. As for Kevin, he confessed that he was "pursuing" Danielle so relentlessly that he risked scaring her off. "She actually ran away twice," he told

Still, Kevin eventually won Danielle over, and after two years of dating, the lovebirds tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony. They said "I do" at Oheka Castle in Long Island on a snowy day in 2009 — and Danielle adorned her hair with another flower. "We're so happy that we're finally married and we were able to share the special moment with family, friends and loved ones," the couple told People at the time.

In December 2020, Kevin posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his wife using a pair of payphones. He wrote, "This is the spot we met and I thank God everyday for the gift he gave me. Here's to a 100 more baby. I love you."

Danielle and Kevin Jonas set up house on a tour bus

Back in 2010, Danielle accompanied Kevin Jonas on tour, and the couple turned their tour bus into one of their very first marital homes. "I think traveling as much as we do and being on the road, the craziest thing is probably having our own little tour bus," Kevin told Glamour that year. "For me and Danielle, it's been our little house with Dani setting it up. Not many people get to do that, and we did so it was pretty great."

They once took USA Today on a tour of their bus, showing off how much of a real home they had managed to fashion out of a moving vehicle. It included multiple televisions, a roomy seating area, a pair of bunk beds, and a kitchen equipped with a panini machine, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

Taking the camera through the master bedroom — which had a double bed, proper shower, and big-screen TV — Kevin said, "It's very cool because it allows us to have our own space, and with a bunch of smelly dudes and crew members on tour, this is a great place to just relax after a show and just kinda come together." He also revealed that the couple's little dog, Riley, had a tendency to think it was actually her bedroom, not Kevin and Danielle's. Oops.

Married to Jonas was canceled after two seasons

If you don't follow Danielle Jonas on social media but feel like she looks vaguely familiar, you might have seen her on "Married to Jonas" back in the day. The reality show, which, as you might have guessed, chronicled Danielle and Kevin Jonas' married life, was Danielle's big TV break. When Conn Jackson asked the couple how they prepared to invite a camera crew back into their lives for Season 2 in 2013, Danielle said, "We brace ourselves. We're like, 'They're coming, okay. Sleep for a week, and then ...'"

Unfortunately, though, "Married to Jonas" didn't end up becoming the new "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." It had a strong debut ratings-wise, and executive producer Ryan Seacrest called its married stars "both relatable and captivating," per The Hollywood Reporter. However, it was canceled after two seasons. That said, it more than provided the drama up to the last minute. In the Season 2 finale, Danielle's brother, Mikey Deleasa, brought up a rumor about a leaked sex tape featuring Joe Jonas. Kevin quickly set the record straight: "It's ridiculous. It's not even true — what are you going to do. Big news guys," he said (via HollywoodLife).

Danielle Jonas' two daughters are budding actors

Danielle Jonas often uses her status as a public figure to promote products on Instagram, including Hood cottage cheese. To film an ad for Oreo Thins, she enlisted the help of husband Kevin and daughters Alena and Valentina, who, as it turns out, take after their dad when it comes to acting skills. In the clip, Danielle and Kevin are attempting to hide their pack of cookies from their kids. The little ones walk in, and Alena asks, "Are you guys eating Oreos?" while Valentina crosses her arms and pouts. At the end of the video, we see them searching for the cookies in vain. Maybe they, too, will star in a Disney Channel series when they get a little bit older.

Acting might not be the girls' only talent. While discussing what big fans they are of the Jonas Brothers, Danielle told Popsugar that Alena would like to follow in her father's footsteps in another way. "She's very into trying to learn how to play an instrument, and she wants to learn how to play the piano," she said. "She's very interested in what [the Jonas Brothers] do, and very excited and proud."

But wait, there's more: The Jonases' eldest is also a dancer in the making. "Alena has her first dance recital in the beginning of June," Kevin revealed to Us Weekly in May 2018. Danielle also said that the girls will start dancing when she plays Jonas Brothers songs in the car. Aw!

She was scared to launch her jewelry line

Danielle Jonas is the proud founder of an eponymous jewelry line, a personal project that she's immensely proud of — but the road to becoming an entrepreneur was a bit scary for her. Yahoo! Finance once asked Danielle if she was a "jeweler by trade," to which she answered, laughing, "No, not at all. This is actually the first time I'm doing anything 'cause I was so nervous to start anything from the bottom up."

While shopping for jewelry and not being able to find what she was looking for, Danielle thought that she should create it herself — which is how Danielle Jonas Co. was born, per Us Weekly. It's clear from hearing her speak that she knows exactly what she wants her label to be like: namely, to incorporate birthstones into simple, stackable jewelry. "I wanted to create pieces that are unique and easy to wear," she told InStyle. "I'm always a huge fan of the dainty pieces, and I wanted to create a line that had the ability to mark a special moment in your life."

In 2019, Danielle released a meaningful collection featuring opals, the birthstone of her youngest daughter, Valentina. Her older daughter, Alena, was a big fan of a bracelet from the line, and Danielle told Page Six that both girls like jewelry so much that she's thought about letting them design their own pieces. 

Danielle Jonas is super close with her family

Danielle Jonas and her family are super close — maybe too close? In the first episode of "Married to Jonas," we were introduced to her father, Bucky Deleasa, as he invited himself into his daughter and son-in-law's home — which he proudly explained was very close to his own. "My family, the Deleasas, they don't knock, they don't call, but you know, I'm used to it," Danielle told the camera. "Kevin may not be, but I am."

Her dad isn't the only Deleasa who plays a leading role in Danielle's life. She told Popsugar in 2021 that she, her husband, and their two kids have dinner with her side of the family every week, and her sister, chef Dina Deleasa Gonsar, is the mastermind behind these shared meals. Her other sister, Kathleen Deleasa, is the CEO and creative director of Danielle Jonas Co., per LinkedIn. To celebrate Kathleen's birthday in 2019, Danielle wrote on Instagram that she considers her sibling to be her "best friend" and "partner in crime."

Then there's Danielle's brother, Mike Deleasa. Per Billboard, he's a DJ who has actually toured with the Jonas Brothers. He's also released music of his own, debuting the single "Get Love Back" at a 2019 JoBros concert. Last but not least, Danielle also has a special bond with her mom, Angela Deleasa. She dedicated these words to Angela on Instagram for her birthday in 2020: "So blessed you have always got me and how I feel. I appreciate you more then you know."

Danielle and Kevin Jonas' relationship wasn't always smooth-sailing

Danielle and Kevin Jonas are super solid, but just like with any other couple, things haven't been easy throughout their entire marriage. Danielle once admitted to Popsugar that it took work to get to where they are now. "We're definitely stronger," she said. "We barely fight. We've been through a lot, a lot of changes. A lot of ups and downs with just life itself, careers, and everything. We just see that we can do anything together, if we're together."

Throughout her years with Kevin, Danielle has learned some pretty infallible strategies for making a marriage work. "Listen to each other — that's the biggest thing," she told InStyle in 2019. "Having good communication is everything." 

Thanks to all of the challenges they've overcome as a team, as well as their A-plus communication skills, these two were as happy together as ever when Danielle dedicated an Instagram post to Kevin for his birthday in 2021. "My life wouldn't be the same without you," she wrote. "So here's to you. To your kindness, your strength, your brilliance, and your everlasting charm." How cute is that?

Danielle Jonas has a special relationship with Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra

Danielle Jonas and her sisters-in-law — Joe Jonas' wife Sophie Turner and Nick Jonas' wife Priyanka Chopra — sound like they have grown super close since marrying the three members of the Jonas Brothers. "They've always been so supportive, and it's really nice to have that — especially because they're girls, and I can ask them for their opinions," Danielle told InStyle in 2019. "That's really nice, because I was always surrounded by boys." 

Danielle loves exchanging ideas about fashion with Turner and Chopra, too. "Everyone's individual, which is cool," she told the magazine. "Sophie could be very laid back, and then super elegant. I feel like we're learning from each other's different styles."

Don't worry, though, this definitely isn't a one-sided relationship: Chopra and Turner have both also spoken about their sweet friendship with their sisters-in-law. "I've never had a sister, so it's really nice to have Danielle and Sophie, and just inheriting the family by proxy," Chopra told Elle UK in 2019. She also posted an adorable selfie on Instagram of the three of them hanging out in 2021, proving that they clearly really enjoy one another's company. As for Turner, she told Elle, "It's also nice to have built-in girlfriends, who are actually really cool, who I can hang out with and we can really talk to each other about, like, how crazy the boys' lives are."

She couldn't have written a picture book without her kids

Danielle and Kevin Jonas share daughters Alena, born in 2014, and Valentina, born in 2016 — and the two little girls have totally turned their parents' lives around. Their kids inspire them so much that the Jonases ended up writing a music-themed picture book together, "There's a Rock Concert in My Bedroom," which has a 2022 publish date. It's about a little girl whose family tries to help her overcome her anxiety ahead of her performance in a talent show at school.

"Now our daughters, Alena and Valentina, enrich our lives in ways we could have never anticipated," the couple told People while promoting the book in 2021. "The love and care they show each other on a daily basis inspired this story and we are so proud to share how these girls not only uplift us and each other, but are creative, caring rock stars in their own right."

Announcing the book's release on Instagram, Danielle could hardly contain her excitement. "Filled with fun illustrations from Courtney Dawson, the book is all about music, family and facing your fears," she wrote. "We can't wait for you and your kids to read it!"

Danielle Jonas has a great sense of humor

Danielle Jonas is a loving wife, sure, but she also knows how to poke fun at her husband. When she was asked to roast Kevin Jonas on Netflix's "Jonas Brothers: Family Roast" in 2021, she did not hold back one bit. Danielle had unfortunately lost her voice that night (unless that was part of the bit, but we'll never know), so she had to hold up "Love Actually"-style signs to ask host Kenan Thompson to read her roast jokes out loud for her.

That said, the signs themselves were pretty savage. "I've lost my voice!" they read. "It's OK. At least I had a voice to lose ... unlike Kevin, who sings backup vocals." BOOM. In her speech, read out by Thompson, Danielle wrote, "Kevin is truly the best dad, and like most people, our daughters don't even know that he's famous." (The dinner-table conversation must have been preeetty awkward that night.) Posting about her performance on Instagram, Danielle wrote, "It's okay baby, i still love you" with a kissy face emoji. Her husband responded with two stunned faces and one laugh-crying one, so he clearly wasn't too offended.

She has a pretty impressive net worth

Between her TV ventures, her sponsored posts, and her jewelry line, Danielle Jonas does okay for herself money-wise. She has a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her main venture is her work with Danielle Jonas Co. jewelry, and it seems to be going pretty well for her. Speaking to Yahoo! Finance in 2018, she revealed, "I just found out a little bit ago that we are sold out, which is amazing."

Danielle's earnings include what she has made from appearing on a number of reality TV shows, talk shows, documentaries, and special programs, including "E! Special: Kevin and Dani Jonas," "Married to Jonas," "Chasing Happiness," and Netflix's "Jonas Brothers Family Roast," according to her IMDb page. She has also starred in three Jonas Brothers music videos: "First Time" in 2013, "Sucker" in 2019, and "What a Man Gotta Do" in 2020. 

A savvy social media personality, Jonas regularly creates sponsored Instagram posts for various brands, including Oreo, HP Hood, Cascade, and Ziploc. According to USA Today, an influencer with over 1 million followers like Danielle can earn $100,000 and up per sponsored post. Last but not least, Danielle and Kevin Jonas co-authored a kids' book, "There's a Rock Concert in My Bedroom," which is sure to bring in some extra dollar bills for the famous couple.