Priyanka Chopra Jonas sits down with Oprah for candid interview
DUBAI: They’ve been married for two years now, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas says that she didn’t take her husband Nick Jonas very seriously when they first met.
The Bollywood star sat down for a candid conversation with talkshow legend Oprah Winfrey this week, in which she opened up about everything from her relationship with Jonas to her spiritual beliefs.
“I may have judged the book by the cover. I honestly didn’t take it very seriously when Nick was texting. I was 35. I wanted to get married have kids and he’s in his 20s, I don’t know if that’s something he wanted to do. I did that to myself for a while, until I actually went out with him,” she told Winfrey.
She added: “Nothing surprised me more than him. He’s such a self-assured man, so sensible, so excited about my achievements, my dreams.
“Such a true partnership that he offers me in everything we do together that I truly believe my mum manifested him because that was her marriage.”
The couple, who became engaged in July 2018 after a whirlwind romance, wed in December that year at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
They don’t have any children together, however, the actress confessed that she definitely wants kids in the future.
I am a very live-in-the-today, maximum live-in-the-next-two-months kind of person. But in 10 years, I definitely want to have kids. That is, it’s going to happen in the next 10 years,” she responded when Winfrey asked her if she wanted to have a family one day.
During the talk, Chopra Jonas also opened up about how she has had Christian, Islamic and Hindu influences in her life.
On the show, Winfrey asked the “White Tiger” star if she had a “spiritual foundation,” prompting Chopra Jonas to respond: “I think I did. In India, it is hard not to.”
She added: “I grew up in a convent school. I was aware of Christianity. My dad used to sing in a mosque, I was aware of Islam,” she said without clarifying what her father performed. “I grew up in a Hindu family, I was aware of that. Spirituality is such a large part of India that you really cannot ignore it.”