How Did Nick Jonas Meet His Wife Priyanka Chopra? See Inside Their Modern-Day Love Story

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship began in 2016. The couple tied the knot on December 1, 2018.


Madeleine O'Connell


Posted on February 27, 2023

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Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have a modern-day love story that all started when the singer/songwriter slid into the actress’ DM’s.

Most fans know Jonas as the youngest brother of the Jonas Brothers trio from New Jersey that consists of him, his brother Joe and his brother Kevin. Even before they formed a band of their own in 2005, Nick launched his career with a role on Broadway at the age of 10. Then at 13 years old, he dropped his self-titled solo debut.

He and his brothers eventually rose to fame with Disney, split in 2013 and got the band back together after a six-year hiatus. During their time apart, Nick spent his time building a career as a solo artist. Now, The Jonas Brothers are sharing the stage again and most recently, they wrapped up a Las Vegas residency. Fans are currently awaiting the release of their next project titled, The Album, along with several more shows on the horizon for 2023.

As for Chopra, she is an actress, best known in the US for her role as Alex Parrish on the ABC show “Quantico.” This show aired from 2015 to 2018 and marked the first time a South Asian actress got cast in a leading role of an American series. Before starring in this show and gaining popularity in the US, Chopra was a major star in her home, India. 

Their Relationship Started When Nick Jonas DMed Priyanka On Social Media

Her resume also includes winning the Miss World crown, and appearing in movies such as BaywatchMatrixThe Sky Is Pink, and many more. While she continues to make her mark in the entertainment industry, she is also known for her relationship with Nick Jonas that began in 2016. 

“I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” Jonas wrote in the message he sent to Chopra through social media.

This simple pickup line turned into Chopra giving out her number to keep the conversation going in a more private matter. 

“She responded day of with a message that said, ‘My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me,’” he recalled in an interview with Vogue.

Formed A Connections At The 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

While this move may have sparked the romance, things really began to heat up when they formed a connection in person for the first time at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars party.

During the event, Jonas got down on one knee… No, he didn’t propose, but he did make a gesture big enough to get Chopra’s attention. He recalls hanging out at the bar when the actress caught his eye with her long black sequined Michael Kors Collection dress.

“And I put my drink down,” The Jonas Brothers member told Vogue. “Get on one knee—this is in front of a bunch of people—and I say, ‘You’re real. Where have you been all my life?’ Like, loud.”

Those months of texting must have paid off because Chopra was willing to stick around for a drink despite a car waiting outside to take her to a flight to India. 

 “I looked at Anj,” she said referring to her manager, Anjula Acharia, “And I said, ‘Five minutes.’”

Those extra five minutes turned into another drink before the 2017 Met Gala, which they also attended together. The romantic evening continued when she invited him up to her apartment. While some may argue it may have been a bit early to meet the parents, Jonas seemed to be on board with the fact that he was introduced to her mother, Madhu, that night. 

Despite this milestone that they will always remember, there was another point in that Chopra can claim as the moment she knew this relationship was going to be different.

While on a date with Jonas in LA, she remembers him saying, “I love the way you look at the world. I love the drive you have.”

“As a girl, I’ve never had a guy tell me, ‘I like your ambition,’” the Quantico actress said in awe of the mature words. “It’s always been the opposite.”

From this moment on, the pair was seen out in public on a number of dates, including a visit to Beauty and the Beast Live at the Hollywood Bowl and a Dodgers game. Around this time, a source told Us Weekly, “It’s a good match and they are both interested in each other.”

The lovebirds showed no signs of slowing down. In fact, they took the next step in July of 2018 when Jonas popped the question while celebrating Chopra’s 35th birthday in London. According to a report by PEOPLE, a few weeks prior to the engagement, the “Jealous” singer shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store in New York so that he could privately shop for the perfect ring.  

When Did Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra Engaged?

Two months later, they confirmed their engagement on social media. 

“Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love,” he wrote in the caption of his post which included a photo of Priyanka showing off the new rock on her finger. 

The actress also revealed the news on her Instagram with a series of photos from their traditional Roka engagement ceremony. The love-filled event was held in Mumbai and both of their families were in attendance. 

“The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings 🙏🏼♥️🎉,” she wrote.  

In November 2018, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that they were moving things along quickly and had already acquired a marriage license.

“Since day one, Priyanka and Nick have clicked and have never taken their relationship slow. The couple got engaged two months after dating, they’ve met each other’s families and had a bridal shower and bachelorette party in a very short period of time,” the source shared. “For Priyanka and Nick, they know that they love one another and are going to be married, so they don’t see the appeal in waiting too long.”

When Did Nick Jonas Marry Priyanka Chopra?

The wedding bells rang on Dec. 1, 2018, when Jonas and Chopra officially tied the knot through a series of celebrations that honored both of their cultures. They started things off with a Christian wedding, which was officiated by Jonas’ father. Then, a traditional Indian wedding took place across a series of days, beginning with several pre-wedding events that consisted of a puja ceremony, a sangeet, a mehndi ceremony, and a haldi ceremony.

In 2019, Nick Jonas and his brothers the commemorated their official return to the band with the release of their song, “Sucker.” The upbeat song was paired with an accompanying music video that starred each of their wives – Chopra, Sophie Turner (Joe Jonas’ wife), and Danielle Jonas (Kevin Jonas’ wife).

As they settled into married life and continued to watch each other grow in their careers, Jonas and Chopra entered an entirely new chapter together on Jan. 15, 2022. On this date, they became parents for the first time to their daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, who was born via surrogate. Malti’s name was inspired by Chopra’s Indian roots as it means “small fragrant flower” or “moonlight” in Sanskrit.

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The new parents shocked the internet when they announced the birth of their newest family member on social media. 

“We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much,” they wrote on their Instagram accounts.

Malti recently made her first public appearance in her mom’s arms when each of the Jonas brothers and their wives celebrated the unveiling of their star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2023. 

Jonas Brothers; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar/HCC
Jonas Brothers; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar/HCC

Additionally, Priyanka Chopra’s next on-screen gig is a leading role in the upcoming romantic comedy titled, Love Again, which is slated to drop on May 12, 2023.

Her husband, Nick Jonas, is currently preparing to take the stage with his brothers for a five-night concert series in NYC in celebration of their upcoming project, The Album.

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