Priyanka Chopra addresses Nick Jonas cuddling controversy
BY Alyssa Bailey | February 7th, 2019
A too-cute-to-be-true photo of newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas is, in fact, true. Chopra went on the Tonight Show last night, where she discussed what might be 2019’s most wholesome controversy. Chopra, who spent Super Bowl Sunday in Mammoth Lakes with Jonas and friends, posted a photo of the couple that showed Chopra had fallen asleep mid-game, perfectly curled up on Jonas’s shoulder. Not a drop of drool or hair out of place!
Some people on Twitter didn’t exactly buy this was the candid moment it was presented as and made fun of how staged it seemed. When Jimmy Fallon asked Priyanka what she thought of the trolling, and she held firm: she’s just a really cute sleeper.
“I mean, don’t you guys ever go out with friends and you’re sitting with a bunch of friends, and you do something cute and another friend takes a picture?” she asked. “This is my cousin Divya,” she said, revealing the photographer. “We were like eight of us sitting and watching the Super Bowl. I fell asleep and she took a picture. She was like, ‘You’re probably the first person who fell asleep during the Super Bowl’.”
Priyanka discussed why she took Nick’s last name during the interview. (She is now Priyanka Chopra Jonas officially.) “The gravity of it, it’s like a big deal! I didn’t realize it was that much of a big deal until I did it,” she said. But she never really thought of not changing it. “No, I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel like we’re becoming family, and I’m a little traditional and old school like that,” she said. “But I don’t take away my identity. He gets added to who I am.”
She also told Fallon that, initially, she didn’t want the big Indian wedding she and Jonas ultimately had.
“No, actually I wanted to get married in some private island away from everything,” she said. “We were really stressed out about it because we thought Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, whatever, and nothing was working out. How will we fly everyone? Logistics. And this was in Bombay and Nick just said, ‘why aren’t we doing this in India? Shouldn’t I be taking my bride from her home?’ And when he said that, I was like, ‘Oh, well, in India it becomes like a thing.’ I know a gazillion people.” What’s “a thing” when a lifetime of angelic cuddles are on the line?
FROM ELLE USA