With just a day to go for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding and with preparations well under-way at the Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, tantalising details of their relationship's origin have come to light for the first time. Though the would-be bride and groom’s appearance at the Met Gala in May, 2017 is often considered the first moment when ‘Nickyanka’ came together, the truth, as it turns out, is that sparks had started flying well before that. The couple opened up about their relationship for the first time in an interview with an international magazine, revealing how it all started between the two multi-talented stars.
Much before proposing to Priyanka, Nick had got down on one knee in front of Peecee the very first time they met. This happened at the Vanity Fairs Oscars party in February last year, where the singer saw the actress pass by him in the bar. Completely smitten, Nick went down on his knee in front of many, exclaimed out loud whether she was real and asked her where she had been all his life.
The pair began to exchange texts. Nick remembers that it was September 8, 2016 when he messaged the ‘Desi Girl’ for the first time. But before that, he approached her ‘Quantico’ co-star Graham Rogers, exclaiming how the actress is ‘Wow.’ He later messaged her on Twitter, saying he felt their mutual friends are of the view that they should meet. But Peecee had a sassy response to it, revealing how her team could read the message and asked him to text her instead. Priyanka revealed excitedly in the interview how the ‘boy’ finally got her number.
There were texts and Nick calls it ‘friendly’, with an ‘eye towards flirtation.’ However, the duo didn’t meet for almost a year after that before the much-public Met Gala appearance. They posed together on the red carpet, but it was actually them running into each other.
Nick invited Priyanka for a screening of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ later that month. And when they met, he was convinced about the ‘overwhelming sense of peace and understanding’ regarding the next step of his life. This was followed by the Dodgers game and the 26-year-old was so sure Peecee is 'the one’ that he called his mother, Denise Jonas and told her about the ‘date three’ and that he will marry Peecee.
The actress’ engagement ring had been making headlines for long, her secretive gestures hiding it before the roka and much more. Another known fact is that Nick had shut down Tiffany & Co. in London along with his brothers to pick out the best ring for his ladylove.
Nick proposed to Priyanka in Crete the midnight after her birthday this year, intentionally so that it didn’t coincide with the engagement day. He got down on his knee for the second time in front of her and asked, “Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?” Nick revealed Peecee made her impatient by taking 45 seconds, -- in his words, 45 seconds of silence -- to say ‘yes’. (Peecee says she was speechless) And he continued that “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections.”
Priyanka, Nick and their families and well-wishers are currently at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur where the couple will tie the knot according to Christian and Hindu customs in the next 2-3 days.
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