Sometimes, all it takes is the right friend! That’s an important relationship lesson from Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who were connected by a mutual pal. When the 30-year-old singer stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in September 2018, Jonas revealed exactly how they met, and how their friendship turned romantic. “We met through a friend,” Jonas explained. “We got connected first over text and we started talking for a while and it was about six months before we met up in person. Then we actually attended the Met Gala a few years ago together . . . but our lives were kind of taking us different places.”
Interviewers and people in their private circle would ask if they were seeing each other, and the couple would dispel those rumors. “People thought we were being coy, and so did we, until we cut to now we’re engaged, so the story sort of wrote itself,” he said. “It was kind of immediate,” Jonas said of their chemistry. “I think we just knew it was right and jumped right in, and we’re very happy.”
During Chopra’s appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast on March 27, the 40-year-old actor further opened up about their first meeting, saying, “He slid into my DMs on Twitter.” She continued, “I was in a tumultuous relationship at that time — this is . We had common friends who didn’t want me to be in my relationship and were like, ‘Oh, he’s single, too. He’s really not with that girl but he is.’ It was complicated on both our ends.”
Chopra revealed that Jonas’s brother, Kevin Jonas, who is a fan of her show “Quantico,” then encouraged Jonas to call her. “He just DMed me and I was like, ‘Why don’t you text me?'” Chopra explained. “When Nick texted me in like  and slid into my DMs and we started chatting, I was at the end of my last long relationship before Nick. So, I didn’t want to engage as much at that time. I was also like 35. Nick was 25. I really put a stop on it in a way because I judged the book by the cover. I was like, ‘I wanna settle down. I’ve been there, done the fun dating thing.'”
She added: “I was ready to get serious and not realizing my husband is actually a 70-year-old man stuck in a 30-year-old’s body.” After keeping in touch for the next two to three years, things eventually turned romantic between the two and now they’re married and are parents to their daughter Malti Marie.
See more photos of Chopra and Jonas ahead.