From their humble beginnings as a summer romance of 2018 to their elaborate wedding celebrations, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have become a major celebrity power couple. Here, relive their Met Gala meeting, Chopra’s emotional birthday montage, and every moment in between.
2016: It was revealed in a December 2018 Vogue cover story that Jonas made the first move via Twitter DM on September 8, 2016. “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” he wrote to Chopra. She responded, ‘My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me,’ along with her phone number.
The future couple would text for several months, although Chopra admits she had never allowed her relationships to go public before. But when it came to Jonas, she told Vogue she thought, “What is happening? I’ve not known myself like this.” Jonas had been previously linked to Olivia Culpo and Miley Cyrus.
February 2017: In the same Vogue interview, the pair remembers reconnecting at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. Jonas recalls that when he saw Chopra walk into the room, he put his drink down and got on one knee to say (in front of a crowd), “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?'”
May 2017: Months later, Ralph Lauren coincidentally invited both Jonas and Chopra to attend the Met Gala in his designs. A week before the event, Jonas and Chopra grabbed a drink together at the Carlyle Hotel. She also invited Jonas to her apartment for a night that ended not with a kiss, but a platonic back pat. However, Joe Jonas told Vogue that after the Met Gala and its afterparties Chopra “kind of knocked him off his feet. He was just this little puppy dog.”
Later that month, Chopra told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that while she wouldn’t rule out a future flirtation with Jonas, the two were just friends.
May 2018: A whole year later, a source told Us Weekly that the pair was dating. “They are dating and it’s brand new,” the insider said. “It’s a good match and they are both interested in each other.” This news was solidified over Memorial Day weekend, where the duo saw Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, attended a Dodgers game, and were spotted on a friend’s boat. Another source told People, “They’re flirtatious and have been hanging out and text all the time,” although their relationship is “very casual.” However, fans noted that Chopra and Jonas had been liking each other’s Instagram posts for months prior.
June 2018: Jonas commented, “That smile ❤️” on an Instagram of Chopra. “Burgers and Chanel…my favourite combo with my fav girls,” she captioned a meal at In-N-Out.
Chopra soon began commenting on Jonas’s posts. On a photo of the musician posing with a koala bear at an Australian zoo, she wrote, “Who is cuter?”
Next, the potential couple was spotted at JFK airport for a trip where Chopra reportedly met Jonas’s parents in New Jersey. “It’s a huge deal that Nick brought Priyanka to his cousin’s wedding,” a source close to the couple told People. “He’s dated a lot over the last couple years but it’s never been anything serious, so this is a big step.” The source added, “Nick and Priyanka really like each other, and his family enjoyed getting to know her as well. She’ll fit right in!”
Weeks after Chopra accompanied Jonas to his cousin’s wedding, the new couple flies to India for a week-long vacation so Jonas can meet Chopra’s family. A People source said, “They’re very happy. It’s getting serious.”
During the visit, the couple went IG official. Jonas shared a video of Chopra walking toward him across a balcony with the caption,”Her 😍.”
Next, the burgeoning couple goes to Brazil where Jonas performs at the VillaMix festival. “Him 😍,” Chopra wrote alongside a clip of him onstage.
July 2018: Around this time the couple was also spotted wearing matching gold bands, although no engagement was announced just yet. They ware reportedly on display for a Citi biking excursion with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner through NYC over Fourth of July weekend.
Jonas and Chopra went on a double date with Joe, Turner, and Kevin in London’s Mayfair. E! reports that the pair could be moving in together soon. “Priyanka and Nick are still very serious,” a source told the outlet. “They have a very healthy relationship and truly are a good pair. Nick has basically been living in Priyanka’s New York City apartment with her and they spend a lot of time together. They next step is him permanently moving in, and it has been a discussion.”
On July 27, a source close to the couple told People that Jonas and Chopra were engaged in London on her 36th birthday. Jonas later clarified for Vogue that he had shut down a Tiffany & Co. in London to select the ring with his brother a few weeks earlier. He popped the question at midnight after Chopra’s birthday while in Crete. “I got down on one knee, again, and I said: Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?” Jonas told the outlet. “No joke—she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence.” Finally, the musician said, “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections.”
Around that time, Us Weekly reported that the newly-engaged pair visited newlyweds Prince Harry and Chopra’s close friend, Meghan Markle at their country home.
August 2018: A couple of weeks after the engagement, a source told People that Jonas and his family were traveling to India to meet Chopra’s family. “Nick has been obsessed with Priyanka since they started dating,” the source said. “He obviously thinks she’’ beautiful, but he’s also drawn to her intelligence. She has this charisma and energy that draws you to her, and she’s fit in so well with his friends and family.”
E! ran a report that the Jonas family was traveling to India expressly for an engagement party hosted by Chopra’s family. “It’s going to be the first time that their families intermingle and get to know each other,” a source said. The insider alludes to a short engagement by saying, “Priyanka wants everything to be traditional to respect her family’s values, and definitely an Indian wedding. Priyanka and Nick are excited for everyone to meet and to celebrate. Everything is very secretive but guests are expected to head there starting tomorrow. All of the plans are moving quickly and Priyanka and Nick do not want to have a long engagement.”
On August 18, Chopra and Jonas finally confirmed their engagement by posting matching photos of them looking into each other’s eyes. Chopra’s engagement ring was on full display.
Chopra captioned her post, “Taken.. With all my heart and soul..” “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love.” Jonas captions his.
They also posted sets of photos from their familial engagement party. Chopra wrote, “The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings 🙏🏼♥️🎉” Jonas wrote, “Prayer, family and loved ones as the foundation to this new chapter. 🇮🇳” The trip also includes a visit to St. Catherine’s orphanage, which Chopra shares to social media.
Fellow husband-and-wife-to-be Joe and Turner each gave well wishes to the couple. Turner posted, “Wow. First I’m blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an beautiful, inside and out, future sister-in-law. I’m so excited to welcome you into the family @priyankachopra. I love you both @nickjonas.”
Joe wished his younger brother well by writing, “I couldn’t be happier for my brother. Welcome to the family @priyankachopra We love you.”
September 2018: The month kicked off with Chopra showcasing her future Instagram Spouse skills with a picture of Jonas posted to Instagram.
The couple each shared a photo of themselves on a double date with Joe and Sophie at the U.S. Open. “It’s a #famjam at #usopen,” Chopra captioned the pic.
The couple brought it back to the roots of their relationship by attending Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary celebration during New York Fashion Week. Some even claimed that Chopra and Jonas recreated Meghan and Harry’s engagement photos during a similarly posed shot.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jonas admitted his fiancée liked “Prick” as their celebrity couple name.
For Jonas’s 26th birthday, Chopra posted a sweet selfie of the couple with the caption, “Happy birthday baby. 💋❤️@nickjonas.”
Chopra also spent time in September with her future husband’s family, sharing several pictures at a ranch from an Oklahoma trip.
October 2018: At the beginning of the month, Chopra posted footage of Jonas playing soccer in Mumbai. “Bae in Bombae!! 😍” she captioned the post.
By mid-October both People and Us Weekly reported that wedding plans are well underway for Jonas and Chopra. “The wedding is coming soon and they really want to blend wedding traditions from both of their cultures that are important to them,” said the Us source.“Priyanka is having a really good time planning the wedding because it’s a mix of Indian and American styles and customs, which she knows so much about.”
Both Chopra and Jonas’s Instagram posts indicated that they were looking towards the future. Jonas posted a picture of himself and Chopra looking out at a sunset with the caption, “When the future looks oh so bright… 😎 @priyankachopra.”
Chopra shared a photo of Jonas with her nephew, writing, “Nephew and boo.. 😍❤️.”
The bride-to-be capped off the month with a bachelorette party at Tiffany & Co’s Blue Box Cafe in New York City. Guests included Kelly Ripa, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kevin’s wife, Danielle.
November 2018: Chopra seemingly headed from one bachelorette celebration to another. The actor posted several shots from the weekend in Amsterdam, which included costume changes and pajama parties. In one post, Chopra declared herself and Turner #TheJSisters.
On one photo from the weekend, Jonas commented, “I am fully insta stalking you….you are so beautiful.”
Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple moved up their wedding to the end of 2018. “For Priyanka and Nick, they know that they love one another and are going to be married, so they don’t see the appeal in waiting too long,” a source said.
The Blast claimed that the couple went to a Beverly Hills courthouse to fill out paperwork for a marriage license.
For Thanksgiving (and some pre-wedding festivities), the couple headed to India. It is a true family affair, as even members of the Jonas clan travel there.
Both Chopra and Jonas shared photos from the visit, which included a puja ceremony, a traditional spiritual event that happens before a major event, such as a wedding.
As people began to suspect that all of the festivities are a pre-wedding agenda, sources explained to Us Weekly why two high-profile friends wouldn’t be in attendance. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were unable to travel due to the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy.
December 2018: On December 1, the couple tied the knot at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Chopra wore a custom Ralph Lauren gown, with the designer also making a suit for Jonas. Jonas’s father officiated the Christian ceremony, per People. The following day, Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi outfitted the bride and groom for the Hindu ceremony.
“One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing,” both captioned photos of the pre-wedding Mehendi.
The next night, both the bride and groom shared footage from the Sangeet (musical night) of the pre-wedding rituals.
On December 3, the newly married couple shared a sneak peek of their Vogue cover, where they talked in-depth about how they met, the proposal, and what’s next.
Soon, the couple shared photos from each of their wedding ceremonies. “And forever starts now… ❤️ @nickjonas,” Chopra captions snaps from both the Hindu and Christian ceremonies. “Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra,” Jonas captioned his.
Both Jonas and Chopra also shared family portraits from their nuptials on Instagram.
In the post-wedding afterglow, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas showed off their Chopard wedding rings. Chopra also changed her name to Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Instagram.
About a week after their wedding celebrations, Jonas posted a throwback photo of the couple cutting their cake.
Chopra posted a selfie of herself and her new husband a few days later with the caption, “Marital bliss they say.. 😍❤️💋”
The couple’s post-wedding bliss also apparently included Chopra watching the movie Elf for the first time, an occasion Jonas captured for social media.
The end of December brought three different wedding receptions for the couple, each documented on Chopra and Jonas’s Instagram pages.
Naturally, the families enjoyed a joint Christmas dinner, documented on Chopra’s Instagram.
The newlyweds rounded out 2018 with a ski trip to the Swiss Alps alongside Joe and Sophie.
January 2019: The couple shared moments from their slightly-delayed Caribbean honeymoon on social media. Jonas captioned a photo of the couple by a pool, “Mr. & Mrs. Jonas.” An E! source said that Jonas was tasked with planning the honeymoon. The insider said, “(Priyanka) had no idea it was going to be the Caribbean and Nick is planning everything for the trip, it’s all a complete surprise to Priyanka. She knew it was a honeymoon trip but didn’t find out where they were going until they landed.”
At the end of the month, the newlyweds looked in love while attending the Learning Lab Ventures Gala.
February 2019: On February 3, Chopra posted a candid photo of herself and Jonas cuddling on Super Bowl Sunday with the caption, “Home 😍.”
The picture later draw mild controversy for its seemingly staged nature. Chopra jokingly defended the post on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She explained that her cousin Divya was the photographer, asking, “I mean, don’t you guys ever go out with friends and you’re sitting with a bunch of friends, and you do something cute and another friend takes a picture?”
During the same interview, Chopra discussed why she opted to take Jonas’s last name. “I always wanted to add his name to mine because I feel like we’re becoming family, and I’m a little traditional and old school like that,” Chopra said. “But I don’t take away my identity. He gets added to who I am.”
Chopra and Jonas also walked the red carpet together for the premiere of her movie Isn’t It Romantic.
Valentine’s Day brought reliably sweet posts from the newlyweds…
They also walked the red carpet of Vanity Fair‘s Oscars afterparty.
Finally, Chopra appeared alongside fellow #JSisters Sophie and Danielle for the “Sucker” music video. Jonas shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, writing, “Thank you to my best friend. Love of my life for being in this video. Starting this new chapter with you by my side means the world. I love you @priyankachopra.”
March 2019: In honor of the Jonas Brothers getting a number one hit song with “Sucker,” Jonas gifted Chopra with a major car. “When the hubby goes number one.. the wifey gets a @maybach!! Introducing…Extra Chopra Jonas…haha…I love you baby!! Yaaay! Best husband ever…@nickjonas 😍❤️💋,” Chopra captioned a pic of the couple in front of the car with champagne.
Chopra appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen where she admitted that the host had “willed” her connection with Jonas the last time she was on the show. “You were the first one that got me really uncomfortable about it,” she joked.
The Jonas family headed to Miami for a trip—and watched the band film the music video for their single, “Cool.” Most of the getaway was spent dancing on a yacht, which was promptly shared on Instagram.
Chopra also attended her first ever Jonas Brothers concert while in Atlanta, triggering tears for all who thought they’d be Nick’s wife one day.
April 2019: While speaking at Tina Brown’s 10th Annual Women in the World Summit, Chopra admitted that she initially judged Jonas. “I’ve known him for two years,” she said. “I didn’t think that this is what it [would’ve] turned out to be, and that’s maybe that’s my fault, I judged a book by its cover. When I actually started dating Nick, he surprised me so much.” She went on to say, “He’s such an old soul, extremely smart, so good for me because he grounds me so much. I’m a wild child, I do whatever I want whenever I want and he always supports me.”
Chopra supported him right back that same month, attending a Jonas Brothers show in Pennsylvania with Danielle and Sophie.
May 2019: Chopra accompanied Jonas to the Billboard Music Awards, where the brothers reunited to perform new music. That same night, they headed to a Las Vegas wedding chapel for Sophie and Joe’s not-so-secret nuptials. (Thanks, Diplo.)
Next, the newlyweds returned to the start of their love story at the Met Gala. This time, they served as co-chairs for the event and both wear Dior.
“Double trouble! #beetlejuice was amazing! ❤️🙌🏽 to the cast and crew!!,” Chopra captioned a selfie of herself, Nick, Joe, and Sophie at Broadway’s Beetlejuice the Musical
The couple looked dreamy on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Jonas captioned a shot from the evening:
“One year ago today I went to go see Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood bowl with a group of friends. One of those friends was the woman that would become my best friend, my confidant, my muse, my beautiful wife. I am so grateful for our journey together so far. You make me smile every day and you inspire me to be the best version of myself. I am honored to be your husband. I love you. ❤️ @priyankachopra“
June 2019: Chopra went as Jonas’s plus one for the premiere of his Amazon documentary, Happiness Begins.
The same month, the album Happiness Begins dropped, solidifying the return of the Jonas Brothers. “I Believe,” a song off the album further solidified the connection between Chopra and Jonas. In the song, Nick sings, “Call me crazy / People saying that we move too fast / But I’ve been waiting, and for a reason / Ain’t no turning back / ‘Cause you show me something I can’t live without / I believe, I believe, I believe.”
During an interview for InStyle, Chopra opened up about hurtful comments over her and Jonas’s ten-year age difference. “People gave us a lot of shit about that and still do,” she said. “I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it.”
On June 18, Chopra captioned a sweet selfie, “That kinda day.. 😍❤️💋😊💏#husbandappreciation.”
July 2019: In an interview with ELLE UK, Chopra discussed how things have changed since becoming Mrs. Jonas. “I’d never realised having a husband and a boyfriend are such different things,” she said. “When you say your vows, it’s like, this person is my family, and it’s the family I chose. There’s a weird responsibility to them. And a safety that comes from it. We are learning about each other every day.”
The couple headed back to Miami for some boating and PDA-filled posts. “My 💓,” Chopra wrote alongside a photo of the couple.
“Date night cooking extravaganza,” Jonas captioned a video of himself and Chopra making pasta in Italy.
For Chopra’s birthday, Jonas shared two photos of his wife smiling for the camera, writing, “Light of my world. My whole heart. I love you baby. Happy birthday.”
August 2019: On August 8, Chopra documented another #JSisters concert appearance in Miami.
TMZ reports that the couple was searching for a new home in Bel Air or Beverly Hills with a price tag at around at $20 million. The outlet also said that Jonas quietly sold his bachelor pad in Beverly Hills for $6.9 million in July.
September 2019: “So proud. When you own your own tequila at 27! @villaone❤,” Chopra captioned photos of her husband for his birthday. The only problem? At the time, Jonas was still 26. However, Jonas didn’t seem to notice the age issue, commenting, “My beautiful forever date.”
Babies are seemingly on the brain for Chopra and Jonas. In an interview with Vogue India, Chopra says,”Buying a home and having a baby are on my to-do list.”
On September 16, Chopra shared a proper birthday tribute to Jonas with a montage of their love story. She captioned it, “The light of my life. Everyday with you is better than the last. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Thank you for being the most generous loving man I have ever met. Thank you for being mine. Happy birthday Jaan. I love you @nickjonas.”