Long-Lost Photos Reignite Rumors of Joe Jonas and Dulce María’s Brief Romance from 2011

Long-lost photos reignited speculation that Joe Jonas and Latin pop star Dulce María had a fling after meeting in 2011 during their solo pursuits.

Over a decade after they first met, photos have resurfaced of Joe Jonas and Dulce María looking cozy together, causing longtime fans to speculate whether the two singers had a brief fling in the past.

The images, which appear to show the two snuggling on a beach vacation back in 2011, spread rapidly across social media this week. They seem to confirm what many fans have long suspected – that Jonas and María had romantic chemistry during the short time their paths crossed.

The Backstory Behind the Photos

Joe Jonas and Dulce María first connected in 2011. At the time, both artists were embarking on solo endeavors after spending years in world-famous bands – Jonas as part of the Jonas Brothers and María as a member of the Mexican pop group RBD.

They met while performing together at MTV’s World Stage concert in Mexico City. The onstage chemistry between the two singers was evident as they sang Jonas’ single “See No More.” Afterward, they were spotted together at a dinner in the city.

A fan on X published an extensive thread documenting the relationship between RBD and the former member of The Jonas Brothers (X @iivonesh).
A fan on X published an extensive thread documenting the relationship between RBD and the former member of The Jonas Brothers (X @iivonesh).

María told the press that Jonas was “super simple, super kind” during their initial encounters. She seemed to downplay romance rumors, stating, “The reality is that we got together for dinner.

However, when paparazzi shots surfaced in November 2011 showing Jonas with his arms wrapped around María on a beach vacation in Cabo San Lucas, dating speculation spread like wildfire.

Renewed Interest in Their Link 10 Years Later

While Jonas and María never publicly confirmed a romantic relationship, fans have continued to speculate about the nature of their bond in the decade since those infamous Cabo photos.

Interest reignited this month when the images resurfaced across Twitter, TikTok, and other platforms. Nostalgic posts celebrating their rumored fling have earned hundreds of thousands of likes and views.

Many fans responded with enthusiasm, posting comments like “My childhood crush and childhood idol?? I would’ve died” and “I totally thought they were gonna get married back then!

The X user even rescued old photos of Dulce Maria and Joe (X @iivonesh).
The X user even rescued old photos of Dulce Maria and Joe (X @iivonesh).

The viral throwback moment has spawned numerous theories about exactly what transpired between the young stars in 2011. It confirms that Jonas moved on quickly from his breakup with actress Ashley Greene earlier that year.

As for María, she has since married producer Paco Álvarez in 2019. They share a daughter together. Jonas is currently going through a divorce from wife Sophie Turner, with whom he shares two children.

What Happens Next? Will They Speak Up?

While Joe Jonas and Dulce María have yet to address this latest outbreak of dating speculation directly, the spotlight is now on whether they will finally confirm rumors of a romance.

It’s possible the frenzy will pass without comment from either party. However, fans are anxiously waiting to see if Jonas or María will capitalize on the viral attention by alluding to their history together.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner separated after four years of marriage Photo: Instagram/Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner separated after four years of marriage. Photo: Instagram/Sophie Turner

With Jonas back on the market, some have playfully suggested the two should reconnect. But María seems happily committed to her husband and daughter.

Meanwhile, the resurfaced photos have sparked a wider debate around celebrity privacy and paparazzi photography, which were much more invasive at the peak of Jonas and María’s fame.

Whether they speak up or not, this social media rediscovery has clearly struck a chord with longtime fans. It offers them an enjoyable, if fleeting, chance to reminisce about two massive pop culture forces coming together at the height of their early careers.