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In photos: Inside Priyanka Chopra’s fun bridal shower in New York

The countdown to the wedding has begun

By ELLE team  October 29th, 2018

Your wedding marks the most auspicious occasion of your life — so why not make the days leading up to it equally memorable? Take a cue from Priyanka Chopra’s friends and family, who hosted a fun bridal shower for the actor in New York to bring in her December wedding with Nick Jonas.

Priyanka let her hair down, and how:


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Hosted by the actor’s friends, Mubina Rattonsey and Anjula Acharia, the party saw the likes of Kelly Ripa, Lupita Nyong’o and Danielle Jonas join in the celebrations.

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The bride-to-be chose a white off-shoulder Marchesa gown adorned with feathers that she styled with nude pumps and a pearl necklace.

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Priyanka and Nick are reportedly getting married with a grand three-day long affair at Rajasthan’s Mehrangarh Fort, from November 30. Around 200 guests are expected to attend their functions.

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When the future looks oh so bright… @priyankachopra

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4 stupid stereotypes that Priyanka and Nick are shattering:

1. Don't date a man who is shorter than you

Priyanka is taller than Nick for starters, and she still wears heels. Let's just say that height is a taboo that needs to be struck off our books, stat. Take a look at celebrity couple Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja — the Bollywood star is taller than her businessman husband, but that hasn't interfered with their relationship at all. 

2. Don't date a man who's younger than you

Society thinks it's perfectly fine, even normal, for there to be huge age differences between partners – just as long as the man is older. It's completely normal for Bollywood actors to be seen courting women two decades younger than them onscreen (not to mention off it). But women who date younger men get saddled with unfortunate nicknames and raised eyebrows. Priyanka is not here for these double standards, and has zero interest in what you think of the 10-year age gap between her and Nick. That's commendable, especially when every move you make is going to be documented and dissected by 7.6 billion people. Take it from the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who's three years older than her new husband, Prince Harry. 


3. The man should be the breadwinner in the relationship

Let's make it clear, Priyanka was never going to sit back and let a man pay for her. What's cooler here is that, by all accounts, she's more famous, makes more money and is more influential than her date. Just looking at their social media, the Quantico actor has over 59 million followers hanging on to her every word and following her fashion choices, while the singer-songwriter's clout stands at a powerful but smaller 25.2 million. Kudos to Nick for not being threatened by a woman who is more successful than him. 

4. Don't date a man from a different culture

She's 100% desi. He's American, born and bred. But does that matter? Not really. In fact, it's an opportunity to learn more about each other's culture and traditions, and soaking in the best of both worlds. Nick even commented on one of Priyanka's Instagram posts with a cheesy but 100% accurate "Mujhse shaadi karogi?" Another great example? American actress Meghan Markle, who's a member of the British Royal Family now. Here's to successful and long-lasting relationships.