They had a fairytale romance, and the whole world was mesmerized.
Love can strike in the most surprising of places, and when it does, it can completely change your world. And that is what happened with singer Nick Jonas and global icon, Priyanka Chopra. Their relationship took the world by storm when they made their first appearance together at the 2017 Met Gala. Wearing Ralph Lauren-designed outfits, they looked picture-perfect as they arrived and posed for the shutterbugs together. Although they stayed initially didn't talk about their journey from "just friends" to a couple, their love story made it to the headlines pretty soon.
The two stars had initially met through social media when the Jealous singer expressed his interest in the international actress through a direct Twitter message. According to Bustle, the couple had a mutual friend in actor Graham Rogers, who was Chopra's co-star in the hit show, Quantico. Jonas had spoken of his admiration of the actress to Rogers saying, "Priyanka. Is. Wow." Then he decided to reach out to her directly. "I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet," his message read. That same day, Chopra replied, "My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me." It was the start of one of the most sensational relationships.
After talking for a few months over texts, they finally met for the first time at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. It was love at first sight as the Sucker hitmaker spotted Chopra from across the room and declared his love for her in front of many people. "And I put my drink down," he 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."
Chopra didn't have much time as she had a flight to catch. But for Jonas, he knew immediately that she was IT. "It was kind of an instant thing," he said. "I knew once we locked in together that I had a partner for life and a teammate, someone I could walk through the good times and the bad times with, and that was the key. I’m blushing now!" reported Elite Daily.
However, despite the snag they hit at the party, their 2017 Met Gala appearance only proved how good they looked together. On the same day, Jonas and Chopra had a very unique date at her apartment where they spent time with her mom and he left without kissing her. "We hung out for a couple of hours," the Baywatch actress told Vogue. "He patted my back before he left." Jonas added, "There was no kiss. There was nothing ... Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night."
It was moments like these that cemented his plan to make her his life partner. After the couple had their third date, Jonas told his mom that he would marry Chopra, as per Bustle. So once again, he got on one knee. "I got down on one knee, again, and I said: Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?” he recounted for Vogue. "No joke — she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence," reported HuffPost. “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections,” he remembered saying.
The two did face some animosity as critics mocked the 10-year age gap between them as Chopra is older than Jonas. In an interview with InStyle, the Sky is Pink actress said, “People gave us a lot of sh*t about that and still do...I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it," according to Free Press Journal. But that didn't stop them.
Not long after, in 2018, the couple began their three-day marriage ceremony in the land where Chopra was born, India. It was a moment that captured global attention. As a way to honor both their cultures, they decided to have two ceremonies —a Hindu one and a Christian one. Since then, they've been the poster couple for relationship goals. They don't hesitate to share their love with the world and to show that they genuinely respect and support each other's choices. In fact, it's the latter, says the now Mrs. Jonas, that makes her fall in love with her hubby all the more.
"I call him Old Man Jonas. That's my name for him, 'OMJ.' He's such an old soul, extremely smart, so good for me because he grounds me so much. I'm a wild child, I do whatever I want whenever I want and he always supports me," Economic Times reported her saying. She also recalled a time when during a get-together, she was called in for a meeting. Though she expected him to stop her from leaving, he did something even more surprising... and it proved that he was a keeper.
"Finally he took me aside and he's said, 'Look, I'm not stupid. I know what you're trying to do, but I will never be the one who will tell you to cancel work because I know how hard you've worked to be where you are. So if you could've canceled it, you would've done it. I'll take our friends out for dinner, we'll wait for you, and you finish your meeting and come back,'" she said. "I was like, this is the first time anyone has ever done that for me. He gave me credit for what I had done, it was just mind-blowing for me."
They truly are meant for each other and we wish them many more years of love and laughter.