Priyanka Chopra Jonas Calls Social Media a ‘Professional Hazard’ Shortly Before Her Instagram Announcement of Her Daughter’s Birth Via Surrogate

Words have the power to inspire and bring healing. However, as many people can tell you, words also have the power to do great damage, particularly on social media. While many stars avoid social media entirely, others like Priyanka Chopra Jonas brave the scrutiny to give their fans a glimpse into their personal lives.

What are Chopra Jonas’s thoughts on social media? She had some select things to say ahead of the recent birth of her daughter with husband Nick Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s experience with social media

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas wears a brightly colored floral dress while speaking on stage during The Fashion Awards 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas during The Fashion Awards 2021 | Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

As a popular Indian actor, model, and singer, Chopra Jonas’ personal life is always under a microscope. Then, she married actor and musician Nick Jonas, which took the visibility and scrutiny to the next level. Recently, the Quantico star spoke with Vanity Fair about social media’s role in her life.

The publication asked Chopra Jonas about an incident in November 2021. She changed her Instagram handle to simply be her first name, and the internet came for her. Many media members declared that this small change meant there was trouble in her marriage. Within 12 hours, Chopra Jonas responded to a video her husband posted with “a lusty comment and cute emojis,” quickly soothing fans’ nerves.

“It’s just a professional hazard,” Chopra Jonas said to Vanity Fair concerning social media. She noted that situations like that make her feel vulnerable. The Baywatch movie star said that everything in the image will be zoomed in on and scrutinized when she posts a picture. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ safe haven

Chopra Jonas’ husband told Vanity Fair that he’s yet to see his wife overwhelmed by the pressures that come with fame. Nick Jonas explained they are both aware that public life is part of their experience. The Scream Queens actor says they’ve set boundaries for their personal lives. The couple has worked hard to create a safe haven for themselves, their family, and friends.

That safe haven includes Chopra Jonas’ mother, who lived with her and Nick once the coronavirus escalated in India. The star’s mother urged her to launch a production company as she turned 30, she explained. Her mother explained that she wouldn’t have an acting career for long because of her age, so she needed a business as a backup plan.

The White Tiger star said her mother lightened up when she married Jonas. Her nuptials drew her mother’s attention away from her career. Priyanka Chopra Jonas says her mom, as an Asian matriarch, was excited to see her daughter wed. She didn’t believe it would ever happen.

When asked about children, the actor explained that they were a big part of the couple’s plans. When their busy schedules were brought up, she acknowledged they’d have to slow down when they start a family, saying they were both OK with it.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas’ Instagram announcement

On January 21, 2022, Priyanka Chopra Jonas posted an announcement on her Instagram. They were overjoyed to confirm they had a baby via surrogate. The post asked for privacy during this special time in their lives. 

The timing is interesting. In the Vanity Fair interview, it sounded like the couple wasn’t ready to start a family yet. The actor mentioned that it was fun practicing. But doing the math, the surrogate was likely well into the seventh month of pregnancy at the time of the interview. Was it a total surprise? Maybe not. 

Back in November, on the Netflix special Jonas Brothers Family Roast, the brothers and their family members took turns roasting the popular trio. When Priyanka’s turn came, she may have hinted at the inevitable truth.

She explained she loved that she married a man who, like her, valued family. She pointed out they were the only couple without kids, which is why she was excited to make an announcement that they were “expecting.” The brothers were caught by surprise. Priyanka finished by saying “to get drunk tonight and sleep in tomorrow.”

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