No celebrity pairing has been more unexpected than Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and neither of the two famous couples has thrown a better wedding. Chopra went from Miss World to Bollywood star, emerging as one of India's most well-known actors, while Jonas toured the United States as a member of the Jonas Brothers, winning the hearts of preteens.
Jonas and Chopras' relationship took a long time to develop, but once they began dating for real in May 2018, they were engaged within two months and married after six months. In January 2022, the couple welcomed their first child via surrogate, Malti Marie Jonas, who was not revealed until four months later in April.
If you had told most people, especially Jonas Brothers followers, that the youngest JoBro would end up marrying one of the top Bollywood stars of our generation, they might have laughed (or maybe cried) but their relationship timeline demonstrates that their marriage was a matter of destiny and patience.
Jonas Slides Into Chopras DMs in September 2016
Jonas sent her a tweet from his friend and Chopras Quantico co-star in a December 2018 cover story, Priyanka. Is. Wow. Even Jonas was surprised when he saw Rogers' recommendation to text her. On September 6, 2016, she responded to Chopra, saying, "My team can read this."
They Finally Meet in February 2017
After all of the planning, their first meeting might have been a disaster, but it was not. Rather, it sounds like it was pulled straight out of a film. I put my drink down, get on one knee this in front of a bunch of people, and I say, Youre real. Where have you been all my life? Like, loud, he remembered.
Chopra was supposed to be on her way out of the door to fly to India to join Jonas. That drink, of course, was not their last.
They Go Out For A Drink in May 2017.
Jonas and I made time to reminisce about their much-discussed first Met Gala appearance. She said, "We hung out for a couple of hours." At least, she's still mad. Your mother was in the house. "It's too respectful," Chopra replied.
They Made Their Met Gala Debut in May 2017.
Even though their relationship was not officially announced yet, Chopra and Jonas made their official red carpet appearance at the 2017 Met Gala. According to Joe Jonas, the experience was amazing for his little brother. He was just this tiny puppy dog, according to the singer.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live later that month, the pair decided to play it coy rather than confirm a romance. Even Jonas admitted to a radio station that he was single at the time.
Another Met Gala in May 2018: Sparks Fly
According to Vogue, Chopra and Jonas remained unmarried for an entire year after their first Met rendezvous. In fact, they only met again at the 2018 Met Gala after running into each other on the red carpet. However, from then on, Jonas decided she was the one and called his mother to tell her that he wanted to marry Chopra. This was the third date.
July 2018: They Get Engaged
According to People, Chopra and Jonas got engaged after two months of (official) dating. Jonas and his brothers closed down a Tiffany & Co. store just to buy the engagement ring in another film-worthy moment. However, the couple told Vogue that Jonas proposed while in London to honor Chopra's 36th birthday.
Jonas said, "Will you make me the happy man in the world and marry me?" He replied, "No joke." She took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence. Apparently, he took her shock as the yes it became. I'll put this ring on your finger unless you have any objections," he said.
August 2018: They Confirm Rumors
Chopra confirmed her engagement news via Instagram on August 18, posting a photo of her and Jonas from their engagement celebration in Mumbai, India, with their ring in full view. With all my heart and soul, she wrote. In the comments section, Jonas replied, "He's the luckiest guy in the world, along with a smug face emoji."
They Get Married in December 2018.
Chopra and Jonas wed the couple at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, on November 30 and December 2, with a traditional Indian ceremony and a Christian service officiated by Jonas father. People reported that they also held a pre-wedding puja at Chopra's residence, which is often performed to commemorate a major event, such as a marriage.
Chopra shared a stunning photo from each ceremony on Instagram, showing one of the couple kissing one another in traditional Indian wedding attire, and one of the couple returning down the aisle after their Christian wedding, wearing a stunning Ralph Lauren gown. And forever begins now... she captioned both posts, including family photos from both ceremonies.
May 2019: The Met Gala Returns
Chopra and Jonas returned to the Met Gala in May 2019. This time, they made their red carpet debut as not just an official item, but a married couple. In a May 7 Instagram post, Chopra said they had come full circle.
May 2020: They Commence Their Journey
Jonas Celebrates Chopra's Birthday in July 2021
Jonas posted an image of his wife wearing a pink lace sari and a throwback photo of young Priyanka wearing a similar outfit on Instagram on July 18. You deserve all the happiness in the world today and every day. I love you.
They Get Cheeky On Instagram In August 2021
Jonas always makes it a point to take a picture of herself sun-tanning in a bikini, while a shirtless Jonas pretends to cut into her derriere with a knife and fork. Snack, she captioned the picture alongside the utensils emoji.
Chopra Joins The JoBros on Tour in September 2021
Chopra joined her husband and his family on the road, posting some photos from the journey on Instagram. They went golfing in Arizona and posed backstage, reaffirming everyone how in love they are.
Nick's Birthday, Nick, is set for September 2021.
Chopra surprised Jonas with a party for his 29th birthday, which looks to have taken place in some sort of fancy car showroom. The unidentified room was decorated with banners for the singer and a dinner table set.
Roasting The JoBros in November 2021
Netflix released its one-off comedy special Jonas Brothers Family Roast in November 2021, in which actors like Lilly Singh, Pete Davidson, John Legend, and host Kenan Thompson took turns ridiculing the musical trio. Chopra had a hand in some of the show's finest lines, including this:
Nick and I have a 10-year age difference. Yes. We do. There are many 90s pop culture references he does not understand, and I have to explain them to him, which is fine because we teach other people. We teach each other things. I demonstrated how to use TikTok, for example, and how to have a successful acting career.
Chopra admitted that all of her zingers weren't exactly hers after she appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers. She revealed, Im going to give Nick credit where it's due. He wrote half my jokes because I was so nervous. Give Chopra credit as well though, because she made everyone laugh.
Long-Distance Love Is Hard in November 2021
Chopra was busy filming in London while Jonas was on tour with his siblings in November 2021. During her appearance on the podcast, Chopra talked about her and their long-distance relationships.
This year has been a tough year. It was extremely difficult to be away from home for an entire year, particularly at a time when you cant travel to see your family, Chopra said. We respect each other in everything we do. Weve both been very clear about never interfering in each others professional lives.
They have welcomed their baby girl in January 2022.
Chopra was unfavorable about revealing that she and her husband wanted children in a deeply personal Vanity Fair interview. Theyre a big part of our future desires, according to the actor. By Gods grace, everything happens.
The pair announced that they were not just hoping for children, but that they had just become parents to a baby girl later that month. Chopra took to Instagram to make a very simple announcement, declaring that they were overjoyed to announce that they have welcomed a child via surrogate.
A New Mothers Glow in February 2022
Chopra shared her first Instagram photo of two sun-kissed selfies just weeks after announcing her new arrival, without giving any further information.
Their Baby Name Is... in April 2022
On April 20, TMZ obtained the birth certificate of Chopra and Jonas' daughter, revealing that the couple named her Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. Their newborn arrived just after 8 p.m. on January 15 at a San Diego hospital.
Malti is a Sanskrit word of Indian origin that can be either a small fragrant flower or moonlight. Marie is traditionally a symbol of the sea, but it is also a Biblical name due to its French adaptation of Mary.
The First Instagram Photo Of Baby Malti in May 2022
Chopra and Jonas shared a sweet photo and a critical update about their newborn son on Mother's Day. They took to Instagram to post a family photo (with the baby's face covered with a heart emoji for privacy) and announced that the baby had finally returned after 100 days in a hospital's newborn intensive care unit.
Chopra encapsulated the post by saying, "It's all about me."
Nick Celebrates Priyanka's 40th Birthday in July 2022
Jonas and Chopra celebrated her 40th birthday on July 18 with a visit to the beach, as seen in a slideshow of photos he uploaded to Instagram. The couple kissed on the beach and watched fireworks on the sand. I love you. Chopra replied.
Stephanie Topacio Long provides additional reporting.
This article was originally published on August 23, 2021.