Early Friday, July 27, multiple outlets confirmed that Grammy nominee Nick Jonas of Jonas Brothers and Disney Channel fame is engaged to Bollywood superstar and Quantico lead Priyanka Chopra. The news, of course, spread rapidly across the internet sparking everything from delight to deep confusion due to the tight and rapid timeline.
Here, The Knot breaks down the last two months of the unlikely couple’s love story and their road to engagement.
At the Met Gala a year ago, the then-friendly pair decided to attend the fashion-studded affair together due to their designer choice. “We were both wearing Ralph Lauren,” Chopra told Jimmy Kimmel, “and we decided to go together.”
However, at the time, Chopra maintained that the relationship dynamic was purely platonic. “Are you dating Nick Jonas? Isn’t he like, 11 years old?” Kimmel joked during her appearance.
“I didn’t ask his age. 11? I did not know that. Good to know,” she replied.
Us Weekly broke the news that the two were casually dating after paparazzi images were captured of the couple on dates and more. “It’s a good match and they are both interested in each other,” one insider told the mag.
Late May 2018
The pair spent Memorial Day weekend together with a range of activities including a date at the Beauty and the Beast Live show in Hollywood, followed by a stop at Dodger stadium for a game the next day.
Early June 2018
The two go Insta-official. While neither has necessarily posted photos of each other on their social accounts, Chopra posted a photo of herself sharing a burger with pals. Under that post, Jonas commented, “That smile.”
June 8, 2018
The two created a frenzy at the airport in NYC, where photographers captured the pair stylishly making their way through John F. Kennedy Airport.
June 11, 2018
Jonas brought Chopra to meet his entire side of the family as his date to his cousin Rachel Tamburelli’s wedding.
“It’s a huge deal that Nick brought Priyanka to his cousin’s wedding,” a friend of Jonas 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. Nick and Priyanka really like each other, and his family enjoyed getting to know her as well. She fit right in!”
June 22, 2018
Jonas and Chopra flew off to India, where he met her mother fort he first time ever. The two also made their way to Mumbai to celebrate the engagement of her friends. Eventually, the pair made their way down to Goa where she posted photo of her boyfriend and another person with the caption, “My favorite men.”
July 1, 2018
Chopra attended her boyfriend’s concert in Brazil.
July 7, 2018
The two are wearing matching gold band couple rings sparking speculation of a secret wedding.
July 16, 2018
Double date time! The two stepped out for a double date night with Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee, Sophie Turner.
July 17, 2018
It’s her birthday and he proposed! According to People, Jonas popped the question in London on the Bollywood star’s birthday.
July 26, 2018
Chopra’s director pal shares a seemingly cryptic tweet about the star’s relationship with Jonas, fueling engagement speculation across the internet.
Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life 😊😉😍
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018
Ten days later, People breaks the news that they’re engaged.
“His friends and family have never seen him like this,” a source told the mag. “And they’re all really excited for him. He’s definitely very serious about her.”
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