The origin of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship is still a mystery. We know they first connected at the 2017 Met Gala and, after a whirlwind Labor Day weekend in 2018 that included baseball games, concerts, and boat hang-outs with Chord Overstreet, got engaged. But how did this union go from 0 to 100 so quickly? Well, according to a new interview Chopra did with Entertainment Tonight, it started with a text message—a hilariously formal one.
“I actually didn’t make the first move,” Chopra told the network at a Bumble event in New York City on Monday (October 29). “He did. He texted me. The first time was a text just saying, ‘I think we should connect’ and whatever. That’s how we started talking.”
Wait, wait, wait: “I think we should connect?” That was Nick Jonas’ opening line? Who is he? A sweaty intern at a networking event passing out his résumé to strangers in suits? In my mind, he followed up this stuffy message with something like, “Just circling back on the whole ‘connecting’ thing. I’ve CCed my brothers, Kevin and Joe, for good measure.” Did he include an electronic signature with his text, too? “Nick Jonas: actor, singer, supporter of bacon.” Or maybe it’s just his initials: “NJ.” That’s what cool business people do, right?
Watch Chopra explain this for yourself, below:
Jonas’ buttoned-up opening line is a far cry from the romantic way he found Chopra’s engagement ring. The “Chains” singer shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store! Granted, Chopra wasn’t there, but the gesture in itself is pretty magnificent. That’s certainly my idea of “connecting.”