Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas just gave us a glimpse into their first date
The only throwback you need to see
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who are currently social distancing in their Los Angeles home, just completed two years of being together. The power couple took to Instagram to share never-seen-before pictures of their first date to mark the day. Take a look:
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Priyanka posted what is their first picture together, clicked at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.
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The duo have since gone to many games together, even going on double dates with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner (and mama Chopra).
Now that we know how the first date looked like, let’s look back at their courtship. We’re going right back to 2016 when Nick Jonas slid into Priyanka Chopra’s DMs. He messaged her on Twitter saying, “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet”. Priyanka being cautious responded, “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me?”.
Soon after, #Nickyanka made an appearance at the MET Gala in 2017 (the celeb equivalent of making it official).
In 2018, the couple decided to say “I do”. What do we love about their D-day? The fact that they decided to wear Ralph Lauren, the same designer for whom they attended the 2017 MET Gala for.
Read on for the stupid stereotypes that the power couple has broken 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.
Photographs: Instagram (@priyankachopra, @nickjonas)