The Entire Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Love Story, Explained

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Summer 2018 will go down in history as the Summer of Love And Engagements. With every passing news cycle, we seemed to follow the romances of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber, and of course, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
In what felt like the quickest relationship progression ever (after Grande and Davidson, that is), the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Camp Rock star went from "are-they-aren't-they dating" during Memorial Day Weekend to "holy shit they're engaged" by mid-August. Now, we're staring down the barrel of their wedding.
With the will they, won't theys out of the way, the couple is ready to be much more upfront about their relationship in a new profile for Vogue. Before this, the duo had been dropping bread crumbs about their friendship-turned-relationship for months, from Jonas talking about visiting India to the Quantico star revealing she was newly out of a relationship this past February. Now, however, we know the exact timeline, including the specific date Jonas first reached out to Chopra over Twitter. The rest, below, is history.
September 8, 2016
“I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet.”
That was the message Jonas sent Chopra over two years ago on Twitter, according to Vogue.
"She responded day of with a message that said, ‘My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.’" He did.
April 2017
A week before the Met Gala, which both parties attended at the invite of Ralph Lauren, they had drinks at the Carlyle hotel in New York. Jonas went back to Chopra's apartment, where her mother was watching TV in her nightgown, which deterred Jonas from making a move.
“There was no kiss. There was nothing,” Jonas told Vogue.
“There was a back pat,” Chopra clarified.
“She’s still upset about that.”
May 1, 2017
Tongues were wagging and camera shutters were clicking the moment Chopra and Jonas arrived on the Met Gala carpet. The two were decked out in Ralph Lauren and sat at the same table together inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
May 10, 2017
A little over a week after the Met Gala, Chopra appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she was asked if she's dating Nick Jonas. "Isn't he like 11 years old?" Jimmy Kimmel asked. Chopra pooh poohed the question away, saying the two were both wearing Ralph Lauren and decided to go together. But, she did reveal that they already knew each other and texted about going together. The plot thickens. All this time fans thought the two met at the Met Gala, but they might have spent time together before this major outing.
Kimmel bought none of Chopra's excuses and insinuated there's something going on between the two.
May 16, 2017
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the cheeky host asked Chopra if there was any flirtation between her and Jonas during the Met Ball. "We didn't have time yet," Chopra said, adding, "Maybe the next time we meet."
Cohen was not about to let it drop, asking: "Any possibility of you dating Nick Jonas in the future?" This wasn't Chopra's first rodeo, and she dodged the question like the superbly media trained star she is.
December 19, 2017
During a promotional tour for his film, Jumanji, Jonas said he was inspired to visit India because of his "new friend" Chopra. "I've never been to India. But I'm dying to go and I have now heard from Priyanka, my new friend a lot about it," he said. "Just given me a lot of names of place to go if I go there."
He also revealed the two met before the Met Gala through a mutual friend that just happened to be Quantico star Graham Rogers. Jonas and Rogers appeared in the 2016 film Careful What You Wish For together. Guess he has a guaranteed invite to the wedding.
February 2018
In a candid interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia magazine, Chopra revealed she was fresh out of a serious relationship, detailing exactly what it takes to win her heart:
“I’m going to be serious about this because I’m single right now after a really long time, so I’m going to give you a really real answer. I like to be given attention, not like creeper-worthy attention, that would freak me out. But I like to be pursued and wooed. And if he’s not cerebral, if he’s not smart and cannot engage me, then it cannot happen. That’s the biggest, most important thing for me. I’m very mushy, I love romance.”
Could this be the time the friends reconnected and realized there was something more between them than just camaraderie?
She also discussed a desire for marriage and kids.
"Marriage and kids are a big goal for me. I’m a big believer in the institution of marriage and in family, and in kids, I want to have a lot of them, if God allows," she said. "The only problem is, I don’t know who I’ll do it with. I feel like I’m fortunate to live in the 21st century, where science helps women in a big way to not feel those pressures, so I don’t."
May 7, 2018
Believe it or not, Vogue reports the two hadn't seen each other for a year when they bumped into each other at the most recent Met Gala, but that was the turning point. Later that month, they saw a live performance of Beauty and the Beast in Los Angeles. The day after, they went to a Dodgers game. The day after is when Jonas called his mother to tell her he was going to propose.
"This is date three," Chopra told Vogue.
May 28, 2018
The cat is out of the bag and Chopra is in Jonas' arms. The couple was seen cozying up to each other in photos posted from their Memorial Day Weekend yachting trip with non other than Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell, Wilmer Valderrama, and 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer.
June 3, 2018
The rumors of the couple's "new" relationship went into overdrive when fans spotted Jonas' comment under a photo of Chopra laughing at In-N-Out Burger. "That smile," the singer wrote, adding a red heart emoji. Everyone knows a heart emoji is only romantic when it's red. It's fact, and it's science, and don't @ us.

GUYS. #CommentsByCelebs

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June 11, 2018
In what seemed like a relationship moving at supersonic speed, Chopra accompanied Jonas to his cousin's wedding in Atlantic City. That's a milestone even Pariana haven't reached yet.
June 23, 2018
Is a relationship even real if it's not Instagram official? Not in today's world. Which is why stans of this couple all melted in unison when Jonas made things Insta-official and posted a video of Chopra during their trip to Mumbai. The duo were also spotted having dinner with Chopra's mom, Madhu.
June 25, 2018
The couple meet up with Chopra's family for a little beach getaway to Goa, India. Chopra's cousin, actress Parneeti Chopra, posted a video of her goofing off with her cousin. Jonas can be seen chatting with someone in the background.

Not a cheesy Chopra sister performance. Nope. @priyankachopra #DancingInTheRain

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July 1, 2018
What's a girl to do when her bae is on a world tour? Follow him and cheer him on from the audience, of course. That's exactly what Chopra did when she attended Jonas' show in Goiás, Brazil.
July 4, 2018
Making things a little more public, Chopra and Jonas spent the holiday with the other Jonas brothers and the extended Jonas family in New York City. In addition to catching the fireworks over the East River, the couple went on a bike ride with Joe Jonas and his fiancée, Sophie Turner.
July 19, 2018
Jonas proposed to Chopra while on a trip to Crete for her birthday.
“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," Jonas recounted to Vogue, telling Chopra, “I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections.”
August 5, 2018
Chopra was the perfect hype woman at Jonas' Singapore show. The actress can be seen screaming and cheering along with all the other fans in the audience.
August 14, 2018
Chopra casually posed for a photo with actress Raveena Tandon, giving fans the first glimpse of her sparkly engagement ring from Jonas.

Peecee and I getting our pouts in order ! ? #potraitlighting? #shotoniphonex

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August 18, 2018
After weeks of speculation, Jonas and Chopra took to Instagram to confirm their engagement. The two shared photos from their intimate and family-attended religious engagement ceremony in Mumbai.
August 19, 2018
Now that the world knows, the newly-engaged couple has upped the PDA to Pariana levels.
November 3-4, 2018
Priyanka Chopra celebrated her bachelorette party all weekend in Amsterdam with pals, including Joe Jonas' fiancée Sophie Turner.
November 22, 2018
The two families celebrated Thanksgiving together in India.
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Happy thanksgiving.. family.. forever..

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