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On Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas’ engagement, a timeline of their whirlwind romance

To mark Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ engagement, here’s a complete timeline of their whirlwind romance - from random sightings to matching rings.

bollywood Updated: Aug 18, 2018 12:23 IST
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IPriyanka Chopra (L) accompanied by Nick Jonas arrive for the pre-engagement party of India's richest man and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman, Mukesh Ambani’s eldest son Akash Ambani and fiancee Shloka Mehta in Mumbai.(AFP)

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas never confirmed their romantic relationship, but here we are, three months after they were first spotted together, reportedly engaged. On Friday, Jonas arrived in India for what is rumoured to be their official engagement party.

Initial rumours of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ engagement came from the unlikeliest of sources - director Ali Abbas Zafar, who tweeted a few weeks ago that Priyanka had dropped out of his upcoming film with Salman Khan, Bharat. Zafar also alluded to the reason for Priyanka’s backing out might be Nick.

“They are so happy,” a source told People.com. “His friends and family have never seen him like this, and they’re all really excited for him. He’s definitely very serious about her.”

While we wait for either of them to make an announcement, let’s take a look at Priyanka and Nick’s relationship, and all the most memorable moments from the last couple of months.

Official engagement

The ring that Nick Jonas got for Priyanka is exquisite and the world got its first look at it when Priyanka took a selfie with Raveena Tandon. According to a report in Hollywood Reporter, “It is a timeless design and features a cushion-cut diamond set in platinum with what looks like small baguette diamonds on the sides.” The gemologist added, “A ring of this size and quality would cost around $300,000,” which in Indian rupees comes to Rs 2.1 crore.

Nick has arrived in India for the bash, likely to take place on Saturday. Priyanka is expected to make her engagement to the singer official in the presence of her close friends and family. Speaking about her relationship with Nick, the actor-singer had said earlier, “My entire life—my personal life—is not for public consumption. Ninety percent of my life is for public consumption, but 10 percent is for me. I’m a girl; I have the right to keep that to myself.”

Nick, however, confirmed his engagement to Priyanka when he thanked a fan who wished him on his engagement. The singer had also said to US media, “[Having a family of my own] is the goal. It’s definitely something that I hope will happen. I am not sure of the exact timeline. But, I need to give my nieces cousins at some point.”

Singapore trip

Fan videos from the mosh pit showed Priyanka swaying to Nick’s music, waving her hair and looking so gorgeous in the pale blue lights. “It’s Priyanka Chopra, Priyanka Chopra is here! Holy sh*t so cute,” wrote her fans on their pictures. She was seen wearing a white, single shoulder dress.

Priyanka’s birthday

Birthday girl #priyankachopra with @nickjonas snapped @viralbhayani

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The two rang in Priyanka’s 36th birthday at The Chiltern Firehouse in London. A couple of days earlier, Priyanka and Nick were spotted on a double date at 34 Restaurant in Mayfair with Nick’s brother Joe and his fiance, the actor Sophie Turner.

It was in London that Nick reportedly popped the question to Priyanka. According to a source, quoted by People, Nick closed down a Tiffany store in NYC to buy her an engagement ring.

Brazil getaway

Immediately after their India vacation, Priyanka accompanied Nick to Brazil, where he performed a set at the VillaMix Festival. Priyanka posted a short video of Jonas on set, and captioned it ‘Him’, and added a heart-eye emoji. Nick had also teased his fans with news of the performance on his Instagram, saying that he was “Pumped to get back on stage!”

India trip

It was during their week-long India trip that the two made their relationship ‘Instagram official’. Priyanka and Nick arrived in India at the end of June for a short holiday and attended the engagement of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta as well. They included a vacation within a vacation when they took off for Goa with Priyanka’s cousin and actor Parineeti Chopra and brother Siddharth. During his time in India, Nick also met Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra. She said that it was too early for her to form a definitive opinion about him because they’d met for a short time and in the company of several others.

Nick’s cousin’s wedding

In early June, Priyanka was spotted with Nick’s extended family at his cousin, Rachel Tamburelli’s wedding in Atlantic City, US. They were spotted holding hands and enjoying the ceremony together in the most stylist outfits.

Jimmy Kimmel interview

Priyanka explained in an interview to Jimmy Kimmel that because both she and Nick were wearing Ralph Lauren creations, they decided to go to the event together. “Yeah, we were on the same table and we already know each other. So he was like ‘Hey, you wanna go together?’ And I was like yeah, OK, let’s go together. It ended up working out,” she said.

Kimmel, however, did not seem content with her reply. “You know when one day you become the director of FBI, you will be subjected to a polygraph test. And I am gonna make sure they are all Nick Jonas related questions,” he said.

First sightings

Glen yesterday with friends 2/2

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Priyanka and Nick were spotted at the Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert show in Hollywood. Priyanka was also photographed chilling with Nick and his friends on a boat over the following weekend -- Memorial Day holiday period in the US. This happened at the end of May.

Met Gala 2017

Priyanka and Nick first met when they walked for Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala, an event often described as the Oscars for fashion. While rumours of their relationship didn’t take off until a year later, they stayed in touch the whole time.

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First Published: Aug 18, 2018 12:21 IST