elle– Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra first connected in September 2016, when Jonas tweeted at Chopra: “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet. She responded, “‘My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.'” She gave him her phone number, and things took off from there.
The couple first met in person at an Oscars afterparty in 2017, and Chopra revealed in a new interview with People, she was (pleasantly) surprised when Jonas made his first impression.
“I was shocked by his audaciousness, actually,” she told People. “He held my hand, he turned me around. I was like, ‘What is happening?’ He was bold, confident, self-assured.” She continued: “And that was the most attractive thing about Nick and still is for me. But I was so taken in. Our courtship was such a short time. I just rode the wave because I trusted him. I’m someone who likes to have a sense of control, but he’s the only one I don’t feel like I need to do that with. I feel protected, calm.”
They married in December 2018.
The actress added that her husband has always let her know that he supports in life and in their marriage: “Nick always says this to me: ‘I’ll always be in your corner.’ He said that to me very early,” she says. “It was before we got married. I think at some point we were disagreeing about something, and he was like, ‘I’m always in your corner. We’re not on different sides of the room.'”
Last year, Chopra told Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager that quarantine during the 2020 lockdown strengthened their relationship.
“He’s great, and we would’ve never had as much time with each other as we got during this quarantine,” she said. “It only took a global pandemic for us to align our schedules together, but that was definitely a silver lining is to be able to be home. And we moved into a new house, and we had time to kind of do it up together and incubate, which was great.”
The two are reportedly planning to start their family “in the near future.”