Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are talented actors in their own rights, and the beginning of their love story sounds like it was plucked straight out of a Hollywood movie. Quantico’s leading lady stars with her now-husband on the cover of Vogue’s first-ever digital issue, in which the couple revealed the details of his proposal and their whirlwind romance – including the first time Nick got down on one knee.
Their Hollywood-worthy moment actually happened in the star-studded city at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2017, where the Jonas brother first unknowingly laid eyes on his future wife. He told the glossy that he saw Priyanka gliding through the lavish affair, dazzling in a black sequined Michael Kors Collection dress. “And I put my drink down, 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.”
In that moment, it’s almost as if Priyanka knew this was a match made in heaven. Nick took matters into his own hands and asked her to grab a drink and, despite having a car waiting to catch a flight to India, she couldn’t pass it up. “I looked at Anj and I said, ‘Five minutes,’” she shared, referring to her manager.
Months of texting followed before the picture-perfect couple glammed up in Ralph Lauren and stole the show at the 2017 Met Gala – he in a tuxedo with graphic jacket, she in a trench gown with a sweeping train. While many believed this to be their first time meeting, they were already secretly falling in love! A year and a half later, Priyanka and Nick were engaged after being spotted on a number of dates, from a cozy photo on a yacht during Memorial Day weekend to the sidelines at a baseball game.
“It was Nick who sent the first message,” the 36-year-old actress revealed, with her fiancé confirming he’d slid into her Twitter direct messages with one that read: “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet.” Priyanka was quick to respond with caution and confidence: “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.”
Their first evening together, the couple shared with the magazine, was at Priyanka’s home in New York City – and her mom, Madhu, was there. “We hung out for a couple of hours. He patted my back before he left,” she revealed, with Nick protesting: “Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night.” To which Priyanka joked: “It was too respectful if you ask me.”
After their third date, which saw them attend a Dodger’s baseball game, the 26-year-old singer asked Priyanka’s mom if he could propose to her – then, during their trip to Crete, he found himself kneeling for a second time in the ultimate full-circle moment. “I got down on one knee, again, and I said: ‘Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?’ No joke – she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence,” Nick revealed. “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections.”