Their whirlwind romance is nothing short of a rom-com which went on to catch the eyes of the whole world.
Editor's Note: This story was originally published on March 6, 2020.
Boy-bander Nick Jonas and global sensation Priyanka Chopra took the world by storm when they together graced the Met Gala 2017. Nick and Priyanka were both wearing Ralph Lauren ensembles to the gala and looked like the perfect match as they arrived and posed together. While both the stars stayed tight-lipped about their dynamics after their public appearance, their fans and the media went berserk with speculations.
Only after the couple officially announced their union with a picture from their engagement in India, the details of their oh-so-modern romance started seeping out. Unlike what the couple had earlier mentioned, Nick and Priyanka were not "just friends" when they decided to walk together side-by-side at the gala. Nick had expressed his interest in Priyanka much before, in a typical rom-com fashion.
The Sucker hitmaker first connected with the now Mrs. Jonas through a Twitter DM. Bustle reports that the couple had a mutual friend Graham Rogers who was her co-star in Quantico. And it was to him Jonas first expressed his admiration of Chopra, saying, "Priyanka. Is. Wow." He then decided to reach her directly through social media.
"I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet," his DM read. Later that day, Priyanka replied, "My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me." And thus began one of the most talked-about affairs of the millennial age.
After texting back and forth for a few months, the couple first crossed paths at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. Nick spotted Priyanka from across the room and decided that he is not going to wait any longer. He sporadically declared his love for her in front of a full house.
"And I put my drink down," Nick 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."
Now, this must have looked like a scene from a Hollywood rom-com but it did not reach its expected climax on the same day as Priyanka had only a few minutes to respond because she had a flight to catch. Nick was smitten by her from the very moment he saw her. And this was not a fleeting moment of attraction, he knew. She IS the one. "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!" Elite Daily reports him saying.
But what's meant to happen, does happen. The "It Couple" again came together for the Met Gala 2017 and gave the world a rare treat. The couple looked, stylish, refreshing, and comfortable with each other. No wonder, the global media couldn't have enough of them.
Later that day, Nick landed in her apartment but it was a very unique date where both of them spent time with her mom and he left without kissing her out of respect for her mom. Love and respect for family - one of the many reasons they are so compatible and alike.
"We hung out for a couple of hours," Priyanka told Vogue. "He patted my back before he left." Nick added, "There was no kiss. There was nothing ... Your mom was in the house!" Isn't that just so sweet? "I thought it was a respectful first night," he says.
They knew that they are going to be life-partners and it did not take them forever to decide that. After their third date, Nick told his mother that he will marry Priyanka, according to Bustle. He did not take much time to go on one knee again to pop the question. "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," reports HuffPost.
What followed was a three-day marriage ceremony in Priyanka's home country India, which was being keenly eyed by the global media. To honor both the cultures, the couple decided to have two wedding ceremonies - a Hindu and a Christian wedding ceremony respectively.
Priyanka and Nick have been dropping major relationship goals ever since. Their super-stylish public appearances, adorable social media PDA and mutual respect and support for one another and their families have proved that their modern romance, somewhere has a hint of an old-school charm which makes them even more lovable. On multiple occasions, the Baywatch star has revealed that her husband supports her as no other man has ever done and that makes her fall in love with him more and more every day.
"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 as saying.
She also recalled a night when they were having a get-together and she had an urgent meeting the same night. But she kept dropping hints to him, hoping that he would stop her from leaving, but what he instead did, showed her the bigger picture. What he did was something only a keeper would do.
"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," she added.
We wish the couple a lifetime of love, laughter, and success!