TBT to when our first-ever internet boyfriend Nick Jonas began his whirlwind romance with Priyanka Chopra, and all we had to say was…fair enough! I mean, Priyanka is über philanthropic, seriously talented, and drop-dead gorgeous, so it made perfect sense. And although the duo’s relationship seemingly came out of nowhere in late spring 2017, Priyanka and Nick fell in love and swiftly got married a year later.
Now, with the recent announcement that the two have become the proud parents of a baby girl, we encourage you to gather round with us as we take a deep dive into this celebrity couple’s relationship timeline. Nickyanka stans, this one’s for you.
February 25, 2017
Sparks first fly between Priyanka and Nick at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party in 2017. In an interview with Vogue, Nick revealed he put on the moves when he noticed Priyanka in her black sequined Michael Kors gown. But at this point in time, they’d already been texting each other.
But first, let’s rewind a bit, shall we? “It was Nick who sent the first message,” said Priyanka in the Vogue interview. After watching the actor’s show Quantico, Nick reached out to her on Twitter (!!), suggesting the two go on a date. “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” he recalled writing.
It was then that Priyanka gave her future husband her number, and the two soon began a texting relationship, which the singer described as “friendly with an eye toward flirtation.” Oop, okay then!
So basically, when the two finally met for the first time IRL, the fact that Nick literally dropped down on one knee was only, like, a level 6 kind of intense. “I put my drink down,” the singer told Vogue, “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.” Wow, the d-r-a-m-a.
~April 23 to 28, 2017
A week before they were spotted together at the Met Gala, the pair went out for a “proper drink” at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Nick even got to meet his future mother-in-law that same night! Priyanka invited him over to her apartment after they had drinks and her mom was watching Law & Order in her nightgown.
At the end of the night, according to the couple, there was no kiss. Nick apparently left the apartment with a simple platonic pat on Priyanka’s back. “It was too respectful, if you ask me,” Priyanka said of the date. Smooth, Nick, smooth.
May 1, 2017
Nick and Priyanka attend the 2017 Met Gala together as “friends,” but some very cute and goal-worthy photos make it clear they have chemistry:
Rumors start flying that Nick and Priyanka are secretly into each other, and speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, Priyanka jokes about Nick being younger than she is. “We were both wearing Ralph Lauren, and we decided to go together,” she said. “It was fun.” Interesting!
May 25, 2018
Earth revolves around the sun once more, and it’s May again. Per reports from Us Weekly, Nick and Priyanka hit up the Beauty and the Beast Live concert at the Hollywood Bowl. “They walked in together just before the performance was starting; they looked great together but no handholding or obvious PDA,” an eyewitness said. “The two were seen heading to the concessions stand during intermission before returning to their seats to finish taking in the show. They snuck out right as the show was ending.”
Later on once they were married, Nick reflected on the 2018 outing, saying, “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.” 🥺❤️
May 26, 2018
Nick and Priyanka are spotted at a Los Angeles Dodgers game “talking really closely” and being “very smiley and very happy.” An onlooker tells Us Weekly, “They weren’t trying to be private as they were in a pretty public place, but they were talking to people around them, sitting closely, and they both just seemed super happy.” FYI, Nick called his mom the morning after to say he was going to marry Priyanka. When you know, you know!
May 28, 2018
Nick and Priyanka are snapped cuddling on a boat over Memorial Day weekend:
May 30, 2018
Us Weekly confirms the news that Nick and Priyanka are officially a couple, with a source saying, “They are dating and it’s brand new. It’s a good match and they are both interested in each other.” Short and sweet—literally!
June 3, 2018
Nick hits Instagram to compliment Priyanka’s smile and our collective hearts disintegrate. (In a good way! Disintegration, but make it romantic!)
June 6, 2018
Priyanka leaves a super-flirty comment on Nick’s Instagram, and the country of Australia immediately loses all chill:
June 9, 2018
Nick and Priyanka are seen at JFK Airport in New York City holding matching Starbucks coffees and being generally adorable on their way to his cousin’s wedding in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
June 22, 2018
Nick and Priyanka take their love to Mumbai, and word on the street is she introduced him to her fam!
That same day, Nick and Priyanka make it Instagram official! Well, Insta Stories official, but still!
June 28, 2018
Priyanka also takes things to her Stories with a cute picture of Nick and her brother on the beach in Goa, India.
July 1, 2018
Priyanka hits up Nick’s concert in Brazil, and not only does she spend the entire time taking pictures like a proud girlfriend but she also posts a video to Instagram Stories. That caption look familiar? (Scroll up!)
July 7, 2018
Reports surface that Priyanka and Nick mayyyyy have matching gold Cartier rings that look a lot like wedding bands.
July 16, 2018
Nick and Priyanka join Joe Jonas, his then-fiancée Sophie Turner, and Kevin Jonas at the 34 Mayfair restaurant in London, according to People.
July 19, 2018
Priyanka tells Vogue that what she thought was just a ~casual~ birthday trip to Crete wound up being anything but because Nick had, well, other plans. Why, you ask? Because there was a legit engagement ring involved, which he bought at a Tiffany & Co. in London. Listen to this: He shut down the entire store so he and his brothers could privately pick up the rock a few weeks prior to the trip. Romantique!
The Jonas brother thought the whole proposal through, waiting until midnight to pop the question so their anniversary wouldn’t coincide with her birthday celebrations—smart! “I got down on one knee, again, and I said, ‘Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?’” Nick revealed. Priyanka was apparently so speechless, he said, “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections.” Alexa, play “Lovebug,” pls.
July 27, 2018
IT’S OFFICIAL: Nick and Priyanka are engaged(!!!!!!!). The news was reported by People a week after Nick’s actual proposal, and summer 2018 blessed us with yet another surprise celebrity engagement.
Yes, obvs, we started to plan the wedding. You’re welcome.
August 18, 2018
Nick and Priyanka confirm their engagement on Instagram with matching posts. Even the heartbroken skeptics have got to admit this is pretty beautiful:
September 4, 2018
The newly engaged couple joins Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner for a double date at the U.S. Open. This is also when the “J Sisters” unofficially make their social media debut.
September 7, 2018
Ralph Lauren, the man who is partially responsible for getting these two crazy kids together, invites the couple to his 50th anniversary show. Of course, this means more adorable, fashionable PDA moments like this one:
September 16, 2018
Nick celebrates his birthday with baseball and his boo. The two hang out with Nick’s fam and friends, placing bets and drinking beer.
She also shows him a lot of love on her Insta:
October 28, 2018
To kick off wedding celebrations, Priyanka has a bridal shower at Tiffany & Co. in New York City, which is when she wears a controversial Marchesa gown.
November 3, 2018
Priyanka’s European tour of FOMO-inducing bachelorette festivities commences! She brings her whole girl gang over to Amsterdam and shares all their glorious bach looks on Instagram.
And, of course, this is when the #TheJSisters are officially born.
November 8, 2018
The couple reportedly obtains a marriage license in early November and stops by the Beverly Hills courthouse to fill out the necessary paperwork. The paperwork says the two plan to file licenses in both India and the United States in order to make their marriage offish in both countries.
November 22, 2018
In a matching Instagram photo posted by Priyanka on November 22 (and Nick a day after on November 23), the couple is seen sitting at a long table with family in Delhi, India. In the actor’s caption, she writes, “Happy Thanksgiving…family…forever,” while the singer opts for, “What a beautiful Thanksgiving. Hope you all had the best day with your loved ones.”
November 29, 2018
The Mr.- and Mrs.-to-be touch down at their wedding destination: Jodhpur! They have their nuptials at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, a massive hotel the Jodphur royal family has lived in.
In anticipation of their nuptials, the couple participates in a November puja ceremony, a celebratory prayer ritual, at Priyanka’s house in Mumbai, according to People.
December 1, 2018
Because of the *enormity* of the event, outlets in India report that the palace staff is restricted from using their cell phones to prevent any leaked photos from Priyanka and Nick’s wedding. Casual!
What we do know, though, is that the celebration begins with a Western wedding officiated by Nick’s dad and is followed the next day by a Hindu ceremony that honors Priyanka’s roots. The bride’s ’fits are beyond stunning and include a long-sleeve, high-neck Ralph Lauren gown…complete with a 75-foot veil, obviii.
“I love that our wedding was a religious mashup,” the actor tells People. “We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalized them in a way that made sense for us. It’s been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way.”
December 5, 2018
The newlyweds step out on the red carpet for the first time since becoming husband and wife for Bumble’s launch party in New Delhi.
December 11, 2018
Because the couple is just way too booked and busy for a traditional honeymoon, they opt to celebrate their marriage with a romantic mini-moon in Oman. They even carve their initials—NJ and PCJ—in the sand and post the cutest pic on Instagram!
December 19, 2018
Did someone say “second wedding reception”? The couple keeps the festivities going by hosting a party in Mumbai to honor their big day, which, okay, same. Priyanka opts for a royal blue and gold gown, while Nick wears a tailored gray suit. Oh, and the next day, they celebrate yet again. Obsessed!
December 24, 2018
Nick and Priyanka enjoy the holidays and spend their first Christmas together as husband and wife. Both sides of their family join together in England, including the Quantico actor’s mother and brother plus all the Jonas Brothers, their parents, younger brother Frankie, and Sophie Turner. Basically, it’s giving one big happy family!
January 27, 2019
Fourth time’s the charm for the cute couple, who bring their wedding festivities over to the United States roughly two months after tying the knot in India. The final celebration in their honor is hosted at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen in North Carolina, aka the Jonas family’s restaurant.
E! News reports that a sign inside the party reads, “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.” The actor also takes to Instagram to thank her husband’s family for the warm welcome.
March 12, 2019
Once again, Priyanka and Nick truly embody the meaning of the phrase “couple goals” after the actor stars in the Jonas Brothers’ new single “Sucker.” And how exactly does her bae Nick return the favor? Well, by getting her a Maybach, ofc.
When the song skyrockets to number one on the Billboard Top 100, Nick gifts Priyanka a legit $199,000 new car, and honestly, all we can do is admire the pics and manifest this life for ourselves.
May 6, 2019
The couple gives us major déjà vu vibes when they appear at the Met Gala together again looking out of this world.
June 7, 2019
Another day, another love song! On the Jonas Brothers’ latest album, Nick pens a tune all about his relationship with Priyanka. “This song is a love letter to my wife,” Nick muses in the song’s editor’s notes on Apple Music. Joe even admits they all listened to the song on repeat during Nick’s bachelor party.
Check out some of the lyrics: “Caught my heart about one, two times / Don’t need to question the reason, I’m yours / I’d move the Earth or lose a fight just to see you smile / ’Cause you got no flaws, no flaws.”
December 1, 2020
In honor of their second wedding anniversary, the couple shares never-before-seen pics of their nuptials (75-foot veil included) with the caption, “Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring, and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you.”
Priyanka, for her part, takes to the platform to post a casual photo of the two of them on a walk in the UK and accompanies it with the words, “Happy 2-year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas.”
March 2, 2021
Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and opens up about his new single “Spaceman.” He also mentions that his upcoming solo project—of the same name—was inspired by how much he missed his wife, Priyanka, while she was away filming.
“I sort of started writing this record back in July. My wife was over in Germany finishing up this little movie called The Matrix,” he says. “And I was like, ‘You know, I feel very disconnected from the world, first of all, and now my person.’ And I just dug in writing.…Within a couple of days, I was like, ‘Oh, this is a solo album.’ And a few days later, I was like, ‘This is a kind of themed album.’”
Oh, and if that isn’t enough, Priyanka reprises her role of coolest wife ever to star in the song’s music vid:
February 3, 2021
Priyanka tells Elle UK that she and Nick plan to see each other every three weeks despite their beyond hectic 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!” Cute!
July 18, 2021
The singer takes to Instagram to post a series of pics of his wife for her 39th birthday with the caption, “Happy birthday, my love. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Today and every day. I love you.”
August 29, 2021
This NSFW pic is leaked by the couple. 😏
November 19, 2021
Fans are quick to speculate that the couple has broken up because the actor removed the “Jonas” from her Instagram. However, Priyanka is quick to shut down the rumors by posting the comment, “Damn! I just died in your arms…😍🥵❤️,” on a recent video Nick shared of himself lifting weights.
Okay, all is well with the world again! Carry on!
January 6, 2022
The two post pics of themselves in a location they call “heaven :)” and are seen enjoying champagne, watching the sunset, chatting with friends, and generally ringing in 2022 in the coolest way possible.
January 21, 2022
The couple confirms they welcomed a baby via surrogate!!!!! The post is a simple note that reads: “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.”
Although neither Priyanka nor Nick has shared the baby’s sex, a source confirms to People that they welcomed a daughter.
The same day, another source tells Us Weekly that the couple’s friends are “excited” for them and the two hope to have “at least two children” eventually.
January 24, 2022
A source tells People that Priyanka and Nick spent months renovating a mansion in Encino, which was built to accommodate their growing family. “When they bought the house together, they had children in mind. They were hoping to have kids and needed a place with a lot of outdoor space and greenery.”
February 25, 2022
Smack in the middle of a selfies photo dump, a snap of Priyanka and Nick’s dogs, and some fancy fries is what appears to be the baby’s nursery?!?! Clever!
March 10, 2022
A source gives Entertainment Tonight an update on how the new parents are doing just over a month after their baby’s arrival.
“Priyanka and Nick love being new parents and have been spending a lot of downtime at home,” the source discloses. “The two have wanted children for a while and so happy it finally happened. Priyanka and Nick are private but have let close friends and family meet their baby.”
March 18, 2022
The two celebrate Holi—a Hindu festival of spring that includes throwing buckets of colorful cornstarch in the air—together and share cute photos on Instagram.
Priyanka says, “To be able to find some joy at a time when the world feels so scary is such a blessing. Happy Holi, everyone. Thank you to our friends and family for playing Holi like desis do!”
April 18, 2022
Priyanka and Nick celebrate their first Easter together as new parents and give a sneak peek into their holiday via Instagram. The two are seen posing outside a garden, cuddling under an arch made of greenery with oversize Easter Bunny ears, and enjoying a glass of wine and cupcakes. 🥺🥺🥺
April 21, 2022
Thanks to a TMZ report, we discover that the name of the couple’s baby is Malti Marie Chopra Jonas and she was born just after 8 p.m. on January 15 at a San Diego hospital! The outlet also reveals that “malti” is a Sanskrit word that means “small fragrant flower” or “moonlight,” so yeah, it’s basically the cutest name ever.
May 8, 2022
Priyanka and Nick share the first photo of Malti and reveal she spent 100 days in the NICU—arriving home just in time for Mother’s Day.
“After 100-plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home,” they wrote in a joint post. “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 MM! Mommy and Daddy love you.”
June 19, 2022
Nick and Priyanka celebrate Father’s Day with a simply adorable photo of Malti and Nick wearing matching shoes.
June 28, 2022
Nick and Priyanka share pics from their romantic vacation to Turks and Caicos.
July 18, 2022
Nick celebrates Priyanka’s birthday with the sweetest photos:
September 18, 2022
And then they fully go alllll the way out for Nick’s birthday:
August 29, 2022
The couple visit Mexico City and give everyone FOMO:
October 10, 2022
Nickyanka kick off October at a friend’s wedding and give off main character energy:
October 25, 2022
Nick and Priyanka drop pics from Malti’s very first Diwali!
December 1, 2022
It’s somehow been four years since Nick and Priyanka got married, and they celebrate with—you guessed it!—some more cute wedding pics.
January 14, 2023
Nick chats about Malti’s one year birthday party, telling Kelly Clarkson “We had to celebrate. She went through a pretty wild journey in the early part of her life, so we had to celebrate in style. She’s one. She’s beautiful. It’s amazing — the best.”
January 19, 2023
Priyanka covers British Vogue and opens up about Nick, saying “We did go zero to 60. We didn’t know each other’s careers before we met. Like, didn’t know them well. So we do a show and tell once in a while and share random things that we’ve done to show the other person what we were like when we were younger.” She also says “He’s a wise man beyond his years. I get affirmations from him all the time, to remind me of my value when I forget or when I get insecure. He just sees through the fog for me. He sees the best in people.”
Aaaaand that’s pretty much it! This timeline will be updated with the next chapter of Nick and Priyanka’s romance, fear not.
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