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Priyanka Chopra Opened Up About Her ‘Tumultuous Relationship’ Before Nick Jonas

Priyanka Chopra opened up about her past relationships recently, saying, “I kept making the same mistakes.”

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

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Priyanka Chopra got real about her dating history on the latest episode of the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard. When her now husband Nick Jonas made the first move and slid into her Twitter DMs, she was nearing the end of a rocky relationship with an unnamed ex.

“I was in a tumultuous relationship at that time,” Chopra recalled. “This is 2016. 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.”

Regarding Jonas, Chopra said she “didn’t want to engage as much at the time” in large part due to their 10-year age gap.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Chopra and Jonas in March 2023 at the Second Annual South Asian Excellence Pre-Oscars Celebration. Photo: Getty

“I was also 35, Nick was 25,” she continued. “I really put a stop to it in a way because I judged the book by the cover. I said, ‘I want to settle down. I have been there and done the fun dating things.’ I was ready to get serious.”

The two kept in touch through “random texts” until they finally met in person a week before attending the 2017 Met Gala together as guests of designer Ralph Lauren. Chopra proceeded with caution at first, having previously dated people who tended to be “a little bit narcissistic.”

“I kept making the same mistakes,” she admitted. “A lot of the pattern in my relationships was me feeling gaslit because I gave that kind of power to the people that I was with, where I was like, ‘You come first.’”

Luckily, those relationships helped Priyanka Chopra get “so much clarity” on what she needed before striking up a romance with Jonas. Today the couple—who wed in 2018—are the proud parents of a one-year-old daughter, Malti Marie. Don’t you love a happy ending?

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