Nick Jonas opens up about how he fell in love with Priyanka Chopra


Nick Jonas opens up about how he fell in love with Priyanka Chopra

It wasn't love at first sight

By ELLE team  September 19th, 2018

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are definitely done hiding their relationship from the media, ever since their roka ceremony made it official in August. The couple has now become more forthcoming about their relationship and their feelings for each other. Scroll through Priyanka’s Instagram profile, and you’ll find that Nick has become a permanent fixture there. From adorable pictures of the two indulging in PDA to fun events they’re attending with their friends, Priyanka’s love life has become (almost) transparent.

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Stay cool. @nickjonas @joejonas #cowgirl

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Sep 17, 2018 at 11:55am PDT

Meanwhile, Nick has been opening up about their relationship at recent American talk shows. Last week, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the singer revealed that Priyanka has kept a couple nickname for themselves (it’s Prick, by the way). And now, the 26-year-old sat down for an interview with E! News’s Jason Kennedy where he revealed how exactly he fell in love with the Quantico star. 

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The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 5:38am PDT

On being asked what it was about Priyanka that made him realise that she was the one for him, Nick said: “So many things… I can go on and get all mushy but the thing that really connected both of us is our love for family and faith and importance of being connected to those who are always going to be with you. And we found that in each other as well, which is a beautiful thing and I am excited to start our life together.”

“It’s a lot of love. We had a beautiful time, we went to India and did a beautiful roka ceremony. It sort of combined the two families, her side and my side,” Nick continued.

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Taken.. With all my heart and soul..

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT

4 stupid stereotypes Priyanka and Nick are shattering with their relationship: 

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.