Priyanka Chopra introduced fiancé Nick Jonas to her BFF Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Advertisement

Priyanka Chopra introduced fiancé Nick Jonas to her BFF Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

A royal stamp of approval

By ELLE team  July 30th, 2018

Would you ever marry without getting your best friend’s approval? Yeah, we didn’t think so either. Turns out Priyanka Chopra’s BFF Meghan Markle was one of the first few to find out that Priyanka and Nick Jonas were engaged. According to a leading daily, the two visited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their house in Oxfordshire, England, during the same week that Nick proposed to Priyanka in London on her 36th birthday.

Upon formally introducing Nick to the royal couple, Meghan said that she was “very excited” for the couple, reported E! News“Everyone is very happy and they are definitely a great match,” E!’s insider added.

Priyanka and Meghan
Picture courtesy: @meghanmarkle/Instagram

Priyanka and Meghan first became friends when the former was shooting for her series Quantico. “She’s always been someone who’s so just aware and interested in the world. I met her three or four years ago and what we bonded on was how much we feel like we contribute to that as public people. I really feel like that’s what she was born to do and I hope this gives her the opportunity do that,” Priyanka once during an interview on The Jenny McCarthy Show.

Staying true to her friendship, Priyanka attended Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year. Time for Meghan to return the favour?

On the work front, Priyanka has dropped out of Bharat — the Bollywood film that was being touted as her homecoming — to make time for her wedding to Nick. Katrina Kaif has now replaced Priyanka’s role and will be starring opposite Salman Khan, after working with him in Tiger Zinda Hai.

4 ways Priyanka and Nick are shattering society’s expectations:

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.