Arguably the biggest whirlwind romance of 2018 (and remember, 2018 was the year of whirlwind romances), Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s love story began with a direct message via Twitter. From dozens of steamy Instagram comments to the seemingly never-ending wedding celebrations, here’s everything you need to know about Mr. and Mrs. Jonas.
- Nick Jonas slid into Priyanka Chopra's Twitter DMs in 2016, but they didn't begin dating until a year and a half later.
- He proposed in Crete with a $200,000 Tiffany cushion-cut diamond ring—and shut down the entire London store to pick it out!
- They wed in a lavish three-day celebration in December 2018 and went on to host four more wedding receptions, nearly putting the royal wedding to shame.
- Priyanka is an official Jonas Brothers' fangirl and a love song Nick wrote for his wife even made it on their new album—#relationshipgoals.
September 8, 2016: The DM That Started It All
Most girls would swoon if Nick Jonas rolled through their Twitter direct messages, but Priyanka Chopra kept her cool. He slid into the Quantico star’s DMs with a casual, “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” the singer told Vogue. The same day Priyanka responded with, “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.” And with that my friends, a future pop culture couple was born.
February 26, 2017: Nick Gets Down on One Knee (The First Time)
Although Nick and Priyanka had carried friendly, yet slightly flirtatious conversations over text since that fateful Twitter DM, it wasn’t until the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party that the two met in person for the first time. Priyanka, wearing a black Michael Kors Collection gown, caught Nick’s attention, which prompted him to get down on one knee and loudly proclaim, “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?”
May 1, 2017: A Red Carpet Appearance
After their Oscars drink in February, the pair hung out a few times and ended up attending the Met Gala together that year. However, they both claimed they were "just friends" at the time. "We were both wearing Ralph Lauren, and we decided to go together because it was fun," Priyanka told Jimmy Kimmel shortly after.
May 25, 2018: The First Date
For Nick and Priyanka, an entire year would pass before their romance would become official. In an Instagram post, Nick shared that he went to see Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood Bowl with a group of friends—one of whom happened to be Priyanka. Maybe it was spending a year apart or perhaps it was the magic of Disney. Either way, this was a pivotal point in their love story. We also can’t forget about the Memorial Day photo where they are seen snuggling under a blanket!
June 9, 2018: Priyanka Is a Plus-One
By June 2018, dating rumors swirled around the couple. And when Nick brought Priyanka as his plus-one to his cousin’s New Jersey wedding, it was safe for the world to assume they were definitely dating. She also scored an invite to the post-wedding brunch the following day.
June 22, 2018: Sporting New Accessories
While dating rumors seemed to be confirmed a few weeks earlier, engagement rumors didn’t start spreading until the couple was spotted wearing matching gold rings. Although the bands were on their right hands, it was still enough to cause a frenzy. This was also the same day Nick made their relationship Instagram official, posting a photo of Priyanka on his story with the caption, “Her 😍.” Marking the beginning of a long string of heart-eye emojis!
July 19, 2018: 36 and Engaged!
Did Nick shut down a Tiffany store to buy Priyanka’s engagement ring? Yes. Was that the site of the proposal? No. The relationship milestone actually went down in Crete the day after Priyanka’s 36th birthday. Nick got down on one knee (again) and asked Priyanka to marry him. Speechless, the actress took about 45 seconds to say yes! Besides, how could you say no to a $200,000 Tiffany ring?
August 18, 2018: An Instagram-Official Engagement
Even though the news broke a month earlier, the newly-engaged stayed silent on their relationship status. That was until Nick shared an adorable photo of the two on Instagram with the caption, “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love.” The best part? Her sparkling Tiffany rock was on full display. The couple celebrated the happy news with friends and family in Mumbai, with Nick’s parents even making the trip halfway across the world.
September 16, 2018: Happy Birthday, Nick!
Throughout their relationship, Priyanka and Nick haven't been afraid to pack on the PDA via social media and Nick’s birthday was no exception. For Nick’s first birthday as an engaged man, and his first birthday spent with Priyanka for that matter, the two attended a football game in Texas and a baseball game in California. Of course, Priyanka couldn’t help but show her fiancé some sweet birthday love on Instagram.
October 28, 2018: Bridal Shower at Tiffany’s
Nick proposed with a Tiffany ring, per Priyanka’s childhood dream, so it was only fitting she celebrated her upcoming nuptials with a bridal shower at Tiffany’s Blue Box Café in New York. She stunned in a strapless bridal gown from Marchesa and partied with A-listers including Kelly Ripa, Lupita Nyong’o and soon-to-be sister-in-law Danielle Jonas.
November 3, 2019: Priyanka’s Bachelorette Party Weekend
A week after her bridal shower, Priyanka gathered her girl gang yet again for an epic bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam. Actress Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas's now-wife, was even there to party with the bride.
November 22, 2018: Their First Holiday
Gearing up for the (non-royal) wedding of the year, the pair spent Thanksgiving together in Mumbai with Priyanka’s family. The traditional American holiday wasn’t the only thing worth celebrating however. In a week's time, the couple would officially become husband and wife.
December 1, 2018: Wedding Weekend
Their three-day wedding celebration combined both Christian and Hindu marriage traditions and culminated in a ceremony at a legit palace in Jodhpur. Nick’s father officiated the ceremony and Priyanka wore a long-sleeve high-neck Ralph Lauren gown and 75-foot veil.
In the days prior, the couple hosted a puga, Mehendi ceremony, and Sangeet, which featured a dance competition between the two families!
December 3, 2018: Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Jonas!
After their wedding weekend, the public got their first glimpse of the couple as husband and wife. They were spotted leaving Jodhpur for Delhi to attend another wedding reception. The duo definitely showed off their newlywed glow!
December 11, 2018: An Arabian Mini-Moon
With no time for a traditional honeymoon, the newlyweds celebrated their marriage with a romantic mini-moon in Oman. They carved their new initials—NJ and PCJ—in the sand and even got in the holiday spirit by watching Elf, which Priyanka had never seen before!
December 19, 2018: A Second Reception
In what would be the second of four receptions, the couple hosted a party in Mumbai. Priyanka opted for a royal blue and gold gown while Nick donned a sharp gray suit. Did someone say power couple?
December 20, 2018: And Another One...
24 hours after their Mumbai bash, the couple hosted another reception, because why not? Priyanka exchanged her blue gown for a two-piece jewel-embroidered mint dress while Nick stuck with a sleek tux.
January 10, 2019: A Caribbean Honeymoon
Following the new year, the couple jetted to the Caribbean for a proper honeymoon, which Nick planned all by himself! He shared adorable photos of his bride chilling on a seaside rope swing and posing on their private balcony. Complete with ocean views and a private infinity pool, the tropical honeymoon looked like a dream.
January 27, 2019: A Celebration in the States
Almost two months after tying the knot, the newlyweds finally brought their wedding celebrations to the states. They hosted their fourth wedding reception at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen in North Carolina, the Jonas's family restaurant. It was reported that a sign inside the party read, "Nick and Priyanka just got hitched, but that knot that they tied has not been dipped in gravy or honey or hot chicken grease. So it's time we throw them a Nellie's Southern feast. Mama and Papa J invite you with pride to come celebrate their boy and his bride."
March 12, 2019: Nick Achieves Official #HusbandGoals Status
What do you get for being a supportive wife? Well, if you are married to Nick Jonas, a Maybach is the only reasonable gift. When the Jonas Brothers' new single “Sucker” skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard Top 100, Nick gifted his bride a $199,000 new car. She did premiere in the music video, after all! Priyanka shared a snap of the couple toasting over the car and labeled herself “Extra Chopra Jonas.”
March 30, 2019: Priyanka—a Relatable Jonas Brothers Fangirl
When the Jonas Brothers made their epic comeback at the beginning of 2019, of course Priyanka was there to fangirl over every moment. She watched her new hubby perform for the first time in Miami and couldn’t help but have the time of her life.
May 6, 2019: Married at the Met
The pair hit the Met Gala red carpet together in 2019, this time as more than friends, obviously! Nick stayed simple in a bright white tux while Priyanka embraced the camp theme with a sheer silver gown and feather detailing.
June 7, 2019: A Love Song for the Love of His Life
On the Jonas Brothers’ latest album, Nick wrote a tune all about a whirlwind romance! "This song is a love letter to my wife,” Nick confirmed in the editor's notes on Apple Music. His brother Joe even revealed they listened to the song on repeat during Nick’s bachelor party!
December 1, 2020: Celebrating Two Years of Wedded Bliss
The couple celebrated two years married with adoring posts on Instagram. The singer shared two never-before-seen photos of their grand nuptials with the caption, "Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you."
The shots featured the stunning alter with the wedding party, bride, and groom at the center of the frame, The second shot showed a candid of the newlyweds. The actress's post captured their love now during a sweet stroll in the UK. "Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas," she wrote.
February 3, 2021: Priyanka Reveals Reaction to Nick's 2018 Proposal
"I didn’t expect the proposal at that point...It was two months," the actress told Elle UK in her cover story for the magazine's March 2021 issue. "I thought it would happen, but it was still a complete shock. [But] I relinquished control and I just went with it. We were just sporadically meeting for about two years. We were texting and stuff, and there may have been a part of me that wanted something serious. But I was taking a hiatus from guys at that point. I didn’t want anyone romantically. But there’s always been something about Nick, which is why we always ended up staying in touch, no matter where we were. One thing to know about my husband is that when he makes up his mind, he’ll get what he wants! When he knows, he knows. There’s such a sublime confidence to it that you can’t help but be like, “OK.”’
Priyanka also made shared another revelation: She only sees her husband every three weeks due to their busy schedules. "Wherever we are in the world, we fly to each other at least once a month for a couple of days. It was our rule when we first got married. Otherwise, we’d never see each other. Our teams also had to get married!"
July 18, 2021: An Adorable Birthday Throwback
To celebrate Priyanka’s 39th birthday, Nick posted a photo of his wife looking stunning in a pink sari. Along with the recent snap, he included a throwback image of Priyanka wearing a similar look as a child.
“Happy birthday my love. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Today and every day. I love you,” he captioned the tribute.
On her own Instagram, Priyanka shared details about the “quiet birthday” she celebrated in London, where she’s filming her upcoming Amazon series Citadel.
“Thank you to everyone who sent me so much love and affection this birthday. So many wonderful texts calls stories tweets,” she wrote alongside a series of photos from her birthday festivities, including a few snaps from a poolside celebration. “This was a quiet birthday but the lesson I have learnt as I step into the next year is everyday is a joy. And I will always seek it. Thank you to for all your good wishes and constant support.”
She also tagged her husband and thanked for “making this bday so special even tho you weren’t here.” Nick is currently in the U.S. rehearsing for an upcoming production of Jersey Boys and preparing to go on tour with his brothers this summer.