Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas just went on a US Open double date with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
With Priyanka's mum playing chaperone
Life has been pretty fantastic for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas since their engagement in August. They were recently spotted heading to brunch at celebrity favourite, Nobu, in LA. And just two days ago, the couple took off to Mexico on a mini-break (from their hectic life of jumping on jet planes and partying with Bollywood). In Mexico, their relationship crossed a milestone as Priyanka officially turned ‘Insta-wife’ for Nick. And now, the two are in New York, for a #FamJam. Priyanka and Nick made time for a US Open match watching the iconic Serena Williams dominate Czech player Karolína Plíšková. The couple was joined by Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and fiancée Sophie Turner — famous as fan favourite Sansa Stark on the cult show Game Of Thrones. Mama Chopra, who’s been super chill about Priyanka’s unconventional relationship, also hung out with them.
On the day of their engagement, the Jonas family had taken to social media to declare their love for the newest member of their family with super sweet messages. Joe had tweeted: “I couldn’t be happier for my brother. Welcome to the family @priyankachopra We love you”, while Sophie posted an Instagram photo of the newly-engaged couple and wrote: “Wow. First I’m blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an beautiful, inside and out, future sister-in-law. I’m so excited to welcome you into the family @priyankachopra. I love you both @nickjonas”.
With all this love and family bonding, we have our hopes high for the Priyanka-Nick wedding — we’re rooting for a Bollywood-style production with five days (minimum) of rituals and celebrations. Nick’s mother Denise has already tried a few bhangra moves to Punjabi tunes at the engagement.
Just imagine the sangeet for a second — Joe and Sophie dancing to Wah Wah Ramji from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! would be epic, right? The wedding, we hear, is not going to take place anytime soon. But we have a feeling the Instagram videos are going to be worth the wait.
All the stereotypes Priyanka and Nick are shattering with their relationship:
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.
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.
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.
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.