Best Hair Dryers of 2020: 23 Blow Dryers Reviewed

Once upon a time, shopping for the best hair dryers was as simple as walking into the drugstore and debating between four or five options. Was it cheap? Was it cute? Done. Thankfully, both we and the beauty industry have wised up to the fact that one-size-fits-all options do not, in fact, work for all, and a new era of high-end, high-tech blow dryers was born.

Today, the best hair dryers are highly specified based on your needs, whether that’s ionic technology for built-in frizz control, innovative diffuser attachments that bring out the best in your curls, or a brush design that lets you achieve the same sleek and shiny look you’d get from a professional blowout. Or, hey, maybe you just want something that won’t make blow-drying your hair feel like a workout? There are now options for all that and more. But as anyone who’s dropped big money on a supposed game-changing blow dryer can tell you, you need to know what bells and whistles work for your hair type and routine first. And that’s where we’re here to help.

We asked our editors, who have spent considerable time testing the best hair dryers out there, to report back on the ones that live up to their hype (Spoiler: Yes, the Dyson Supersonic is worth it), plus, a few sleeper hits they’ve discovered along the way. Scroll on for our reviews of the best blow dryers for every hair type and budget.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Relationship: A Complete Timeline

June 11, 2018: Jonas and Chopra attend a Jonas cousin’s wedding in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Daily Mail has photos of them together at the shindig; they were also photographed at JFK airport in Queens, New York, three days before, presumably en route.

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June 22–23, 2018: The couple jets off to India together, where Jonas reportedly meets Chopra’s mom. On this trip they also attend the preengagement party of Reakash Ambani and his fiancée, Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

Chopra later posts this sweet photo of Jonas on their trip:

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July 1, 2018: Chopra attends Jonas’s concert at the VillaMix Festival in Brazil. “Him 😍,” she captioned a video of Jonas performing at the show, which she uploaded to Instagram Stories.

July 7, 2018: Reports surface that Chopra and Jonas have matching gold Cartier rings—rings that look a lot like wedding bands.

July 16, 2018: Jonas and Chopra go on a double date with Joe Jonas and his then-fiancée (now wife), Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner. Kevin Jonas also attends.

July 17, 2018: The couple goes out in London for Chopra’s birthday, reportedly grabbing a bite at Chiltern Firehouse. They both looked chic, as always.

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July 27, 2018: People reports that Chopra and Jonas are engaged after two months of dating. What’s more: Jonas reportedly shut down an entire Tiffany store just to buy Chopra a ring. That’s very Sweet Home Alabama, am I right?

August 2018: Chopra and Jonas share photos from their engagement party, thus confirming said engagement.

December 2018: The couple ties the knot in Jodhpur, India with two ceremonies: a traditional Hindu one and a Western one.

January 2019: A honeymoon for the ages.

May 2020: The couple celebrates the two-year anniversary of their first date by posting a never-before-seen photo of the outing:

We will update this timeline with more Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra relationship milestones as they come in.

Face Masks for Kids: Shop Face Coverings They’ll Actually Wear

I’ve been enjoying ’round-the-clock family time with my two girls since quarantine began, spending our time just outside New York City. Face masks for kids are essential, since our social distance outings have been walks on the beach, neighborhood strolls, and drive-by hellos past our family and friends’ homes. As an adult, I’ve gotten used to wearing a face covering in public, and so have my girls—they even remind me when I step out of the car, “Mommy, don’t forget your mask!” So when the Centers for Disease Control officially started recommending face coverings, it got me thinking about what to do to keep them—and others in our community—safe.

Under the guidelines, the CDC recommends that all children over the age of two “wear a cloth face covering their nose and mouth” in public settings to reduce the spread of the virus. Even though we spend the majority of our time inside, the occasional family walk is inevitable. And if you’re a parent, you’ll know that it’s not always possible to keep your kid from running up to something that excites them. Getting my older daughter to wear a face mask was easy (after all, matching with Mommy is one of her favorite things to do), but the real challenge was finding something for my two-year-old. Not only did I have to find her one that fits properly; it also had to be something she’d like enough to wear without constantly trying to pry it off her face.

Curious about what to look for when shopping for a kids’ face mask, I reached out to Kelly Fradin, M.D., a pediatrician, writer, and public health advocate working in the Bronx, New York, for advice. “The primary concern is that the face mask be well-fitting on your child,” says Fradin. “If there are gaps around the mask, it defeats the purpose. Although elastic may be easier for kids to manage, it may not achieve the same seal as a mask that ties depending on the mask and the child’s face.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that a kid’s face mask should be put on the same way as an adult’s, in that it “should securely cover the nose and mouth and stretch from before the ear to the other side,’ according to the organization’s site.

Besides fit, parents should also consider the mask’s material. Fradin recommends something soft and breathable, like cotton. “We know that less breathable materials like denim may be slightly better at blocking viruses from going through the mask, but these will almost certainly be intolerable for children,” says Fradin. “Children are more active than adults and breathe more per minute so we should allow them to wear a mask they can breathe through easily. This will also increase the likelihood they will wear the mask,” she says.

Just as I’ve realized with my own children, Fradin says that most kids ages 2 to 6 will find it difficult to wear a mask without touching it often for long periods of time. “In truth, if your child is touching their face often while wearing it, it may do more harm than good,” she says. She recommends washing the mask after every use. And she has one more tip: To keep kids from tearing the thing right off their face, make a game out of it. “Putting a mask on a stuffed animal or drawing masks on pictures of people may help demystify masks,” suggests Fradin. “Also training children to tolerate wearing it for brief periods and building up to longer sessions might be effective too. There are even children’s books about masks.’

If you’re unsure of where to buy face masks for kids, shop the brands below—but be aware that overwhelming demand could result in weeks-long delivery time. In the interim, you can DIY face masks for your family with bandanas or scarves, because even a homemade face cover can be a vital step to help protect yourself and your community.

Mindful Masks for Kids – Assorted 2-Pack

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Children’s Rainbow Face Coverings – Set of 2

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The Fun Mask Pack for Adults and Kids

LA Made

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Cartoon Bears Cotton Mask for Kids

Amazon

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Star Face Masks for Kids

Amazon

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Children Anti Dust Mouth Mask

Walmart

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Steele Canvas x Food52 Cloth Face Mask

Food52

$22

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Old Navy Variety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks for Kids

Old Navy

$12.50

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Avocado Child 4-Pack Organic Cotton Face Mask

Avocado

$30

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Sanctuary 5-Pack Kids Fashion PPE Masks

Sanctuary

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Busy Bees Cotton Face Mask

Maisonette

$16

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Sew Fun Doll Clothes Reversible Cotton Face Masks with Ties

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il and i Organic Cotton Kids Mask

Etsy

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Vistaprint Reusable Face Masks for Kids

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Lele Sadoughi Set of 2 Kids’ Face Masks

Lele Sadoughi

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LittleMiaBella Kids Reusable Face Mask

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Adult & Child Mask Set, Cloud Tie Dye

Maisonette

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Disney Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set

Disney

$19.99

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Greylin The Taylor Reusable Kids Face Mask

Greylin

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Black Iris Kids Animals and Checks 3-Pack Face Masks

Black Iris

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LisalibyLisa Embroidered Mask Face for Kids

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Girls 5 Pack Non Medical Face Masks

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Jeune Otte Liberty of London Floral Face Mask

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J.K. Rowling Just Announced a New Project Called ‘The Ickabog’

J.K. Rowling just made a major announcement about her latest project on Twitter. But before you get too excited, she made it very clear that it’s not a part of the Harry Potter universe.

Listen, the woman knows the world is always hungry for more wizarding—but that doesn’t mean this new work won’t be just as exciting. Her latest work, The Ickabog, isn’t exactly new either. “The idea for The Ickabog came to me while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” she explained on her website. “However, after the last Potter book I wanted to take a break from publishing, which ended up lasting five years…After some dithering (and also after my long-suffering agent had trademarked The Ickabog—sorry, Neil) I decided I wanted to step away from children’s books for a while. At that point, the first draft of The Ickabog went up into the attic, where it’s remained for nearly a decade. Over time I came to think of it as a story that belonged to my two younger children, because I’d read it to them in the evenings when they were little, which has always been a happy family memory.”

“A few weeks ago at dinner, I tentatively mooted the idea of getting The Ickabog down from the attic and publishing it for free, for children in lockdown,” she continued. “My now teenagers were touchingly enthusiastic, so downstairs came the very dusty box, and for the last few weeks I’ve been immersed in a fictional world I thought I’d never enter again. As I worked to finish the book, I started reading chapters nightly to the family again. This was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my writing life, as The Ickabog’s first two readers told me what they remember from when they were tiny, and demanded the reinstatement of bits they’d particularly liked (I obeyed).”

And now she’s decided to do exactly that: publish it for free online for kids and kids-at-heart. “We’ll be publishing a chapter (or 2 or 3) every weekday, starting at 3.00pm today and ending on July 10th,” Rowling tweeted. “You don’t need to register to access the story. You can read it for free on a new website we’ll be launching shortly.”

But she not only wants kids to read The Ickabog, she’d love for them to help her illustrate it. “The best pictures in each publishing territory will be included in the books we intend to publish in November 2020. As individual publishers will know best which illustrations work in their editions, I won’t be personally judging this competition,” she explained. “However…if parents or guardians would like to post artwork on the hashtag #TheIckabog, I’ll be able to retweet and comment!” Rowling also noted that she plans to donate her royalties from the project to COVID-19 relief charities.

We love all of this. A new fantasy story from the mind of J.K. Rowling sounds like exactly what the world needs now, right?

Doja Cat Addresses Accusations That She’s Taken Part in ‘Racist Conversations’ Online

Doja Cat is the latest artist to find herself embroiled in a controversy surrounding race—and she’s finally speaking out.

If you forgot, she was one of the artists mentioned in Lana Del Rey’s post defending her right to sing about topics she wants. “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc. Can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money—or whatever I want—without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?” Del Rey wrote in her original post. (For more info on this controversy, click here.)

This led to a number of different fanbases delving into the backgrounds of the artists Del Rey called out, including Doja (real name Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini). Social media users brought attention to her 2015 song titled “Dindu Nuffin,” a phrase that’s been used as a racist slur about black people who’ve suffered at the hands of police brutality, according to Entertainment Weekly. People also accused Doja of participating in racist chat rooms.

On Sunday night (May 24), Doja released a statement addressing the situation. “I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter,” she wrote. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child. I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone I offended.”

“I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa, and I’m very proud of where I come from,” she continued. “As for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own personal experience. It was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt me. I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music. I understand my influence and impact, and I’m taking this all very seriously. I love you all, and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show that to everyone moving forward. Thank you.”

See Doja Cat’s full statement in the Instagram post, above.

Jennifer Lopez Says This Song Got Her Through Her Divorce and Other Tough Times

We all have a vision for what we’d do this summer if the world returned to normal. For Jennifer Lopez, it’s a simple request: “I would like my mom to come over for a dance party,” she tells me before the start of the Memorial Day weekend. “I haven’t seen her in a few months, and I miss her even though I talk to her almost every day.”

In this time of self-isolation and social-distancing, the actor, singer, dancer, and all-around superstar understands the difficulty of being separated from the ones you love. “My mom [Guadalupe Rodriguez] is always front row at my shows, dancing to all the choreography, jumping up and down, and screaming the loudest,” she says. “We’ve had dance parties since I was four or five years old, and we have hadn’t one in a while.”

Dance has always been a unifier for Lopez, 50, which is why she says it’s perfect timing that her NBC competition series, World of Dance, is returning now. “I remember that when I got divorced [from ex-husband Marc Anthony], I did a song called ‘Dance Again’ and all I wanted was to feel like I wanted to dance again—and laugh and love and get up off my feet,” she says. “In times of uncertainty and anxiety and sadness and fear, you want that feeling. You want to just forget about your troubles for a little while.”

She also wants people to feel comfortable showing their true selves, which is why she’s excited the show is changing things up this season. “We’re starting earlier in the dancers’ journey,” she explains. “We added this round where Ne-Yo, Derek Hough, and I surprise them early on when they think they’re only meeting with the producers. They’re like, ‘Oh my God!’ It’s a very emotional season. We get to know the contestants in a way we haven’t before.”

And speaking of learning more about people, we turned the tables on Lopez to uncover a few surprises as well. Read on for our latest installment of Your Fave’s Faves.

The last thing I put on before a big show

My oils and perfumes complete my look. We have lots of great looks that we put together for World of Dance, but it’s never ever done until you smell nice! I use Glow, which I created and used for years. I have a couple special oils that I use, little soaps and scents like Jo Malone’s rose scent, Tocca’s Cleopatra, and L’Occitane’s Neroli & Orchidee, but really I love those rich smells.

Glow By Jennifer Lopez

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Jo Malone Red Roses Soap

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My favorite feel-good song

Right now it’s all about “Dance Again.” We’re TikToking it right now. It’s Alex’s favorite song of mine, period, and that’s been our theme around here lately.

My favorite sneakers…

I’m actually designing sneakers right now! That’s a little tidbit—my own sneaker that I’m working on.

What I wear when I get ready

When I went on my “It’s My Party” tour last year, Versace made me a bunch of robes with J. Lo on the back, so those are my favorite to wear while I get my hair and makeup done.

My favorite comfy pants

Baja East. I have a long pant one, and a little short set one with a cutoff top. I really love those.

The dish I cook that my kids can’t get enough of

We’re Puerto Rican and Dominican, so we love a good rice and beans. That’s what the kids love that I cook. They’ll be like, “You cook tonight! You cook tonight!”

My go-to snack during filming

Cheese and crackers and salami. I like a little charcuterie plate.

My best advice for a big performance

It’s always the same thing: have fun. There’s going to be nerves because you’ve been building up to something and rehearsing, plus add in the aspect of live TV, so it’s important to stay calm. My advice to myself is always stay calm and have fun.

The rom-coms I’ll always love

When Harry Met Sally is my favorite ever, ever, ever. And I love Jerry Maguire, too. But When Harry Met Sally for sure. As far as my own…I would say Maid in Manhattan.

The ’90s fashion trend I’m obsessed wit right now

Supermodel style is always a go-to for me—the matte makeup, the editorial fashion, all of that stuff has been such a big inspiration for me. The ’90s style and glam of supermodel Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford…that’s my favorite.

World of Dance premieres Tuesday, May 26, on NBC.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

Victoria Beckham’s Son Posted a Rare Photo of Her Smiling—and David Had Jokes

Victoria Beckham is known for many things: the Spice Girls, her fashion empire, her killer personal style, the list goes on and on. But what she’s most known for, arguably, is not smiling in photos. At least, that’s what the internet knows her for. So imagine everyone’s surprise when Beckham’s son, Cruz, posted a sweet photo of his pop star mom grinning ear to ear. The mother-son duo are wearing matching bathrobes in the pic, and Cruz captioned it, “Apparently my mum does smile 😃❤️.”

Check it out for yourself, below:

But that’s only partially why people are talking. The real thrill is the comment Beckham’s husband, David, left on the photo lightly making fun of her. “How white are mums @victoriabeckham teeth ? 🦷 it’s Ross from friends 😂,” the soccer icon wrote.

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Of course, he’s referencing the classic Friends episode when Ross lightens his teeth a little too much. Here is a video to jog your memory (my personal favorite part is when Ross flashes his 100-watt smile to Phoebe and she just shouts, “Demon! Demon!”):

Victoria Beckham has a sense of humor about her infamous smiling ban. During her Vogue 73 Questions interview a few years back, she said, “I’m smiling on the inside. I feel that I have a responsibility to the fashion community [not to smile].”

She’s given serious answers to this question, too. “When you’re in a position to be paparazzi-ed just walking down the street, you’d look a little daft if you were smiling all the time,” she told The New York Times T Magazine in 2013. “[But] I smile in family photos.” Thanks to Cruz’s latest Instagram post, we now have confirmation on that.

Whatever the case, it’s great the Beckham family has such a cheeky attitude about their public personas. We love to see it.

Naomi Osaka Is Now the Highest Paid Female Athlete in History

Naomi Osaka has had more success than most of us could dream of—and now the 22-year-old tennis superstar can add another title to her resumé: the highest-paid female athlete in history.

According to Forbes, Osaka has surpassed her on-court rival Serena Williams on this front, earning $37.4 million in the past 12 months by way of tournament payouts and endorsement deals, which is $1.4 million more than Williams in that same period, and besting the $29.7 million record set by fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova in 2015.

And while there is still (like in most sports) a large discrepancy between the earnings a female athlete can make versus her male counterparts, it’s encouraging to see the women’s numbers on the rise.

Aside from her obviously outstanding athletic abilities, Osaka has some invaluable qualities that make her extra-appealing to brands and fans. “To those outside the tennis world, Osaka is a relatively fresh face with a great backstory,” David Carter, a sports business professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, told Forbes. “Combine that with being youthful and bicultural, two attributes that help her resonate with younger, global audiences, and the result is the emergence of a global sports marketing icon.”

Casual fans, or those who don’t watch a lot of tennis, likely became aware of Osaka during her run at the U.S. Open in 2018 where she famously defeated Williams in the finals. The match was somewhat controversial due to a number of penalties issued to Williams by the court umpire, leading the crowd to boo and Williams to break her racket in frustration.

But there’s no bad blood between the two. “She said that she was proud of me and that I should know that the crowd wasn’t booing at me,” Osaka later told Ellen DeGeneres about what Williams whispered to her after the match. “So I was really happy with what she said. At the time, I did kind of think they were booing at me. I couldn’t tell what was going on because it was just so loud in there, so it was a little bit stressful.”

Oh, and in case being the highest paid female athlete in history, a cross-generational talent, and a gracious winner isn’t enough, Osaka also makes a mean risotto, which she passionately cooked for Glamour earlier this month. We love a Renaissance woman!

29 Best Vitamin C Serums of 2020 Tested and Reviewed

No matter which skin issues you’re currently bemoaning, chances are your routine could benefit from the best vitamin C serums. The antioxidant is one of the few skin care ingredients dermatologists will back for its noticeable brightening, protective, and collagen-boosting properties. “Vitamin C is an antioxidant,” says dermatologist Kenneth Howe, M.D., at Wexler Dermatology. “When ultraviolet light penetrates your skin, it causes lasting damage by producing free radicals. Vitamin C can prevent that damage by ‘quenching’ the free radicals as they form.” There’s just one caveat: “It has to be present within the deeper layers of your skin in order to do that.”

This is the main reason derms will often tell you to get your daily dose of vitamin C in serum form. “They typically have the highest concentration of active ingredients,” says Howe. In order to get maximum results, though, you’ll need these highly concentrated actives to be properly formulated. You might have heard experts debating the merits of various forms of the power ingredient. Here’s one to memorize: L-ascorbic acid. “It’s a pure form of vitamin C,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D.. “It’s typically highly unstable, so it must be adequately protected from sunlight and capped at an acidic pH.” Howe’s preferred form is also L-ascorbic acid, which he says penetrates more deeply than other forms, making it more likely to reach the layers of skin where you actually need it to work. And that’s not all you need to think about it when it comes to the best vitamin C serums; you’ll also want to consider its concentration.

“You should look for serums that contain 10% to 20% vitamin C,” says dermatologist and cofounder of LM Medical, Morgan Rabach, M.D. “Less than 10% is not as effective, and over 20% causes more skin irritation.” A supporting cast of characters can also boost its efficacy. “Vitamin E stabilizes vitamin C for maximum skin protection, and ferulic acid helps lower the pH level of vitamin C so your skin can use the vitamins easily,” she says. “I also look for darkly tinted glass bottles with airless delivery, as air causes vitamin C to degrade.”

It seems like a lot to remember, so we did the heavy lifting of finding out where those multiple factors intersect. Ahead, the 29 best vitamin C serums (or products with serum-like textures, to use the term more generously) that meet this stringent list of criteria, according to derms, editors, and our Glamour Beauty Awards judges.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Actually Have a Photo From Their First Date—and It’s Incredible

Priyanka Chopra Jonas just marked a very sweet anniversary with her husband, Nick Jonas, on social media.

No, you didn’t miss the celebration of their massive wedding—that comes in December, and it will be their second anniversary. But she did reveal a never-before-seen photo from the first date they had together in May 2018.

“2 years ago today we took our very first picture together,” she wrote on Instagram. “Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness. I love you @nickjonas Thank you for making our life together so incredible. Here’s to many more date nights… ❤️😍” Her husband sweetly commented on the post, “Best two years of my life. I love you ❤️”

The couple appears to be at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game (remember sports?!?), which tracks with the early rumors about their relationship.

Jonas shared a different photo but also wanted to mark the occasion of his first date with Chopra. “This beautiful woman and I went on our first date two years ago today,” he wrote in the caption. “It has been the best two years of my life, and to think I am lucky enough to get to spend the rest of my life with her is such an incredible blessing. I love you babe. Happy two years ❤️❤️”

Chopra responded, “I love you jaan.. best decision of my life.. ❤️” (Jaan is a term of endearment in Hindi.)

While they didn’t start seeing each other until May 2018 (thanks for finally confirming the date, you two!), Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas initially met in 2017 when they both attended the Met Gala. “Yeah, we were on the same table and we already know each other,” Chopra previously told Jimmy Kimmel. “So he was like, ‘Hey, you wanna go [to the Met Gala] together?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, let’s go together.’ It ended up working out.”

That is certainly an understatement.