Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had an extraordinarily glitzy date night in Mumbai today, attending the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. Chopra was particularly dressed to take everyone’s breath away. The actress opted to wear a sheer nude gown embellished with ruffles and jewels. Jonas posed alongside her in a black suit and sheer black lace top. The two were affectionate in front of the photographers.
The appearance comes after Chopra made headlines earlier this week for discussing her initial hesitations about going out with Jonas because of their 10-year age gap. When he first reached out to her in 2016 via Instagram DM, “I didn’t want to engage much at that time,” Chopra said during her appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, via Entertainment Tonight. “I was 35 and Nick was 25. I really put a stop on it in a way because I judged a book by the cover. I was like, ‘I want to settle down. I’ve done the fun dating thing.’”
“I was ready to get serious and not realizing that my husband is a 70-year-old man stuck in a 30-year-old’s body,” she said. Chopra added that her hopes of starting a family soon also made her reluctant: “I always knew I wanted kids, which was one of the big reasons I didn’t want to date Nick [Jonas] at that time ’cause I was like, ‘I don’t know if he wants kids at 25,’ at that time. But I’ve always wanted kids. I love kids.” The two ultimately went on a first date in May 2018; they got married that December.
Chopra said she froze her eggs in her early 30s to take some pressure off: “I wanted to get to a certain place in my career. I also hadn’t met the person I wanted to have children with or I didn’t see that,” she said. “That’s anxiety-inducing. I was 35, and my mom’s an OBGYN who’s like, ‘36, just do it.’ I tell everyone to [freeze their eggs]. My mom had said [to do it as many times as you need] to me, and I did do it for myself as well.”
Chopra and Jonas welcomed their daughter Malti Marie last January via surrogate.
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