Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ First Date Was Crashed By This Person
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been married for about nine months now. Despite the short marriage, Chopra has already found something that annoys her about her hubby. Don’t let that little tidbit fool you though! This pair has one of the most unlikely love stories of all time — one with a crazy start, an extravagant wedding, and quite a bit of blowback from critics.
Chopra and Jonas even had their first date crashed! By who? Keep reading to find out who was the third wheel on their first date.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ humble beginnings
So how exactly did this Hollywood couple cross paths? Honestly, the start of their love story is as modern as they come. Jonas reached out to Chopra via a direct message on Twitter. You read that right. Jonas slid right into Chopra’s DMs to get the actress’ attention. The fateful message was sent out on September 8, 2016. According to an interview the couple did with Vogue in 2018, the contents of that very first message were as follows:
“I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet.” – Nick Jonas
“My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.” – Priyanka Chopra
During the interview, Chopra shouted, “Boy got the number!” while Jonas read their DMs aloud for the world to hear. Get that number he did, and with very little work. Jonas must have already been on Chopra’s radar for him to go from 0 to 100 without a second thought. After all, the beautiful Indian actress was already on the singer’s noodle. Before taking his chance with Chopra, Jonas texted Graham Rogers, “Priyanka. Is. Wow.”
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tie the knot
Chopra and Jonas were acquainted for two years before they started dating, so when they took things to the next level, Jonas was positive that he wanted Chopra as his wife. After their first date, Jonas dropped a bomb on his brothers.
“I told [my brothers] a week after our first date, ‘I’m going to propose later this year.’ I said September, it was May at the time, it ended up being June when I proposed,” Nick Jonas / SiriusXM
The Right Now singer subconsciously knew that Chopra was the one before he even shot her that first message. That’s evident because he popped the question just a couple of months into their relationship. So what was their wedding like? The couple had an extravagant wedding in December in Chopra’s home country of India. They rented the Umaid Bhawan Palace, which costs $60,000 for a single evening. The ring was an impressive $200,000, and the wedding itself probably ran upwards of $500,000!
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though; The couple faced a great deal of criticism as there were a lot of sponsored brands at the ceremony.
Who crashed Chopra and Jonas’ first date?
Well before we get into the date crasher, let’s talk about where their first date was held. The very first time Chopra and Jonas met in person was at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2017. Jonas was so taken back by the Quantico star’s beauty that he dropped to one knee. Sounds like foreshadowing! Then he loudly exclaimed, “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?”
The two were only supposed to hang out for five minutes, but they instantly clicked. Time flew by, and the two “lovebirds” enjoyed a drink at the after-party before heading to Chopra’s apartment. NOW this is where the crasher really enters the story!
While at the apartment, sparks didn’t get to fly. In fact, things were so bad, Jonas ended up just patting Chopra on the back. So who kept the couple from getting cozier on their first date? None other than Chopra’s mother. Not only was she at the event with them, but she was also at the house afterward. That meant no kissing, no nothing. Jonas definitely gets respect points for this one even if Chopra thought he was a little too respectful at the time!