Priyanka Chopra speaks on initial doubts about 10-year age gap with husband Nick Jonas
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has revealed that she initially stepped away from the relationship with her now husband Nick Jonas early on due to their 10-year age gap.
Speaking on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, the 40-year-old Hollywood star admitted that she was sceptical about the relationship, at first, as the age difference unsettled her.
She said that despite exchanging a few messages now and then on social media, she was still hesitant to go on a date with Nick because he was – and is - younger than her.
“Friends urged us to meet in 2012, I was at the end of my last long relationship before Nick. I didn't want to engage as much at the time. I was also like 35, and Nick was 25. I really put a stop to it in a way because I judged the book by its cover," she said.
The renowned actress noted that she wanted something serious and wanted to settle done and did not want to rush into a relationship only to make the same mistake she had made prior.
She added that most of her previous relationships made her feel gaslighted because she gave so much power to the people she was with.
Priyanka jokingly noted that although she wanted to settle down, she did not know that her husband would be what she termed as a 70-year-old man stuck in a 30-year-old’s body.
Soon after, the couple attended the 2017 MET gala together and the actress said Nick behaved like the perfect gentleman; they got married in 2018 and welcomed their daughter in January 2022.
"I've had wonderful relationships, and my exes were bad, good, ugly," she stated, adding that they shaped who she was at the time.
She went on to note that after a year and a half, she had to prepare herself before meeting Nick, saying; "it officially gave me so much clarity on what I needed, not what I wanted."
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