Priyanka Chopra Doesn't "Give a F*ck" About Nick Jonas's Exes: "I Don't Read My Book Backward"

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra truly have a modern-day love story. The couple first connected on social media in 2016 when Jonas slid into Chopra's DMs. A few months later, the two finally met in person at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in February 2017, where Jonas admitted he dropped down on one knee to show Chopra how much he was already invested in her. "I put my drink down," he recalled in a December 2018 Vogue interview. "Get on one knee — this is in front of a bunch of people — and I say, 'You're real. Where have you been all my life?' Like, loud."

Chopra told the outlet that nothing romantic came of their night, in which they spent "hours" hanging out together. "We hung out for a couple of hours," she said. "He patted my back before he left." Beyond being a gentleman, Jonas had another good reason for not pursuing anything that night, explaining, "There was no kiss. There was nothing. She's still upset about that. . . . Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night."

The pair had both been in previous relationships, with Jonas having been linked to Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, and numerous other major stars before settling down with Chopra. To this day, though, the pair are focused on looking forward, not back. Chopra opened up a bit about their relationship in an interview on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast on May 10, explaining that she does not "give a f*ck" about Jonas's previous relationships and that the couple were "talking about the future" from the moment their relationship began. "I don't read my book backward," she continued. "I believe you go forward in the chapters."

Fast-forward to today, Jonas and Chopra are married and parents to their daughter Malti Marie.

Keep reading to find out all about their relationship over the years.

2017: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Meet
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2017: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Meet

Despite Jonas's attempt to reach Chopra through her Twitter DMs in 2016, the two didn't officially meet until early 2017, although they did exchange texts for six months before meeting up. At that time, they were spotted together on multiple occasions, including at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.

During an interview on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast in March 2023, Chopra revealed the reason she was hesitant to connect with Jonas right away. She said, "I was in a tumultuous relationship at that time — this is [2016]. We had common friends who didn't want me to be in my relationship and were like, 'Oh, he's single, too. He's really not with that girl but he is.' It was complicated on both our ends."

Chopra further explained: "When Nick texted me in like [2016] and slid into my DMs and we started chatting, I was at the end of my last long relationship before Nick. So, I didn't want to engage as much at that time. I was also like 35. Nick was 25. I really put a stop on it in a way because I judged the book by the cover. I was like, 'I wanna settle down. I've been there, done the fun dating thing.'"

In her "Call Her Daddy" interview, Chopra said she needed time to reflect on her past relationships before diving into her romance with Jonas. Telling host Alexandra Cooper she was a "serial monogamist" before dating her future husband, Chopra recalled feeling like her relationships were "getting self-destructive" and realizing "I have to choose me.'" She then "took two years off" to reflect on why she kept acting as the "caretaker" in relationships before getting serious again.

In May 2017, Chopra and Jonas attended the Met Gala together, but according to Chopra, nothing romantic was going on between her and Jonas at the time. In fact, she told Jimmy Kimmel that they were bonded by the fashion designer who dressed them both. "We were both wearing Ralph Lauren, and we decided to go together," she shared. "We were on the same table and we already knew each other. So, he was like, 'Hey, you wanna go together?' And I was like, 'Yeah, OK, let's go together.' It ended up working out."

While their relationship didn't take off right away, Chopra shared that she definitely wasn't uninterested before Jonas swept her off her feet. Elsewhere in her "Call Her Daddy" interview, Chopra confessed that Jonas's "Close" music video had something to do with her agreeing to go out with him. "[I thought], 'That body deserves at least a date,'" she said. "I landed on that video. I saw it, and I had to, like, open the window or something."

May 2018: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Begin Dating

May 2018: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Begin Dating

One year after walking the red carpet together at the Met Gala, Us Weekly reported that Chopra and Jonas were officially dating, with a source telling the outlet that it was "brand new" and adding that "it's a good match and they are both interested in each other."

Another insider noted that their 10-year age difference was likely a positive factor, because the singer "loves women who are mature like him, [which] usually means he dates a little outside of his age bracket."

In June 2018, the couple teased their relationship on social media with Jonas writing, "That smile," along with a heart emoji on a photo of Chopra.

July 2018: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Get Engaged

July 2018: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Get Engaged

News of Jonas and Chopra's engagement broke in July 2018, just two months after they started officially dating. People and other outlets confirmed the couple's happy news, noting that Jonas proposed to his bride-to-be in London while visiting her for her 36th birthday. The outlet reported that Jonas had closed down a Tiffany jewelry store in order to buy the ring for Chopra. "They are so happy," a source told People at the time.

August 2018: The Jonas Family Meets Priyanka Chopra's Family
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August 2018: The Jonas Family Meets Priyanka Chopra's Family

Not long after their engagement, Jonas's parents, Denise and Kevin, accompanied him on a trip to Chopra's native country of India to meet her family. "It's a tradition to go and meet the family before the wedding," a source told Us Weekly of their visit at the time. "Priyanka wants an Indian wedding. He's super supportive of her and he's thrilled." The trip came just days after Chopra showed off her stunning engagement ring for the first time in a selfie posted on fellow Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon's Instagram page. "Peecee and I getting our pouts in order ! 😂 #potraitlighting💡 #shotoniphonex," the series of pics was captioned, with Chopra's diamond ring on full display.

Jonas and Chopra made their engagement official during a traditional Roka ceremony, which marks the union of the bride and groom's family and friends. The pair shared sweet photos from the occasion on Instagram, with Jonas writing, "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love." Chopra, meanwhile, captioned her post: "The only way to do this... with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings 🙏🏼♥️🎉." The actor also shared a second series of pictures, writing alongside them, "Taken.. With all my heart and soul.."

Around the same time, Chopra's mother, Madhu, praised her future son-in-law during an interview with After Hrs. "Nick is calm and mature. He's a wonderful person and everyone in the family just loves him," she said, according to DNA India. "He's so polite and respectful towards elders. What more can a mother want!"

December 2018: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Get Married
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December 2018: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Get Married

Jonas and Chopra officially became husband and wife in December 2018 after a stunning three-day wedding extravaganza. The two were wed by the groom's father, who officiated the Christian ceremony at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. Chopra walked down the aisle to her soon-to-be-husband accompanied by her mom, Madhu. The actor's father Ashok, died from cancer in 2013.

"It was all tears. All tears," Chopra told People following the wedding. "I could not hold it in. I think I was nervous and scared. But as soon as the curtains opened, and I saw his face it was just like everything settled and I knew I was making the best decision of my life." As for Jonas, he told the outlet that "the emotions were running high during the ceremonies, I think especially during the Western wedding for me."

"You know you think your whole life about that moment," he added. "Honestly, I could not have imagined it would be as perfect as it was. It was highly emotional."

May 2020: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Celebrate 2 Years of Dating
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May 2020: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Celebrate 2 Years of Dating

Jonas and Chopra reflected on their journey in sweet Instagram tributes marking two years from the time they started dating. "2 years ago today we took our very first picture together. Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness," Chopra tweeted. "I love you @nickjonas. Thank you for making our life together so incredible. Here's to many more date nights…"

Jonas, for his part, shared: "This beautiful woman and I went on our first date two years ago today. It has been the best two years of my life, and to think I am lucky enough to get to spend the rest of my life with her is such an incredible blessing. I love you babe. Happy two years."


January 2022: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Announce the Arrival of Their Daughter

After keeping the news private, the couple revealed on Instagram that they had welcomed a daughter via surrogate. "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family," Chopra wrote on Instagram, tagging Jonas with a heart emoji. "Thank you so much."

It wasn't until April 2022 that their baby girl's name was revealed, with TMZ confirming they chose Malti Marie Chopra Jonas.


May 2022: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Share First Photo of Matli

In honor of Mother's Day, the couple shared a sweet family photo with Malti, revealing she spent 100 days in the NICU.

"On this Mother's Day we can't help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we've been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced. After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home," Jonas wrote. "Every family's journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is. We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every Doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children's La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way. Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let's get it M! Mommy and Daddy love you."

"Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible mothers and care takers out there, but I want to take a minute to say a special Mother's Day wish to my incredible wife @priyankachopra on her first Mother's Day," he added. "Babe, you inspire me and every way, and you are taking to this new role with such ease and steadiness. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. You are already an incredible mother. Happy Mother's Day. I love you."

January 2023: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Daughter Makes Her First Public Appearance
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January 2023: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Daughter Makes Her First Public Appearance

Malti was on hand to celebrate the success of her dad as he and his brothers, Kevin and Joe, received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Malti sat adorably on her mother's lap as Jonas gave them both a sweet shoutout during his speech. "To my beautiful wife, you are the calm in the crazy, the rock in the storm, and I love being married to you. It is the greatest gift. I love being a parent with you, so Malti Marie," he said. "Hi baby! I can't wait to come here with you in 15 years and embarrass you in front of your friends."