Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas welcome their first child through surrogacy
Congratulations are in order for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. On Friday night, Chopra shared that she and her husband have welcomed their first baby via surrogacy. She asked for privacy during "this special time" to focus on her family. They took to their respective Instagram accounts to share the happy news. Their baby has arrived about three years after the couple's lavish wedding.
As soon as they posted, the couple started receiving congratulatory messages from their friends and family. Nick's brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas dropped heart emojis, while actor Lara Dutta wrote, "Congratulations." Notably, in 2019, Chopra had said that having a baby was on her to-do list. In fact, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she had spoken about starting a family with Jonas.
Earlier, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, when asked about starting a family, Chopra had said, "You want to make God laugh and tell her your plans and I am not the one who makes those plans, but yes, whenever it's the right time."
Now that the Chopra-Jonas household has gone from five to six members (they co-parent three dogs—Gino, Diana, and Panda), let's look back at the power couple's love story. They first met at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in February 2017, and instantly, sparks flew. Following a lot of social media flirting and high-profile public appearances, the pair got hitched in Jodhpur in December 2018.
While friends and well-wishers have been supportive, public perception has not always been by the couple's side. For the longest time, people could not accept Chopra being older than her husband. If this wasn't enough, publications have claimed their relationship/marriage to be a publicity stunt. Divorce rumors have emerged repeatedly, most recently when Chopra dropped Jonas from her Instagram handle. Love won after all.
As the happy news surfaced, fans of the couple were overjoyed. Some even dug out an old joke. Back in November, the Jonas Brothers had featured on a Netflix comedy special, Jonas Brothers Family Roast. While roasting the brothers, Chopra had joked she and Nick were "expecting," before adding "to get drunk tonight." Now, we know the couple was, in fact, expecting a baby.