Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are having fun with parenthood. After tying the knot in a wonderful ceremony in Jodhpur, India, in December 2018, the couple introduced in January 2022 that they’d welcomed their daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate,” Chopra wrote on Instagram on the time. “We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much.”
Whereas celebrating Mom’s Day three months later, Jonas and Chopra revealed Malti had beforehand spent “100 plus days” within the new child intensive care unit (NICU) however was “finally home.” “On this Mother’s Day we can’t help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we’ve been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced. After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home,” each Jonas and Chopra wrote on every of their accounts.
They continued: “Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is. We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children’s La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way. Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let’s get it MM! Mommy and Daddy love you.”
In Could 2022, Jonas opened up about fatherhood in an interview with “Today,” saying, “Life is beautiful. . . . She’s a gift.” In the meantime, in Chopra’s February 2023 British Vogue cowl story, the mom of 1 opened up about caring for her daughter and stated, “Now I feel I have a center, a sense of calm, because every decision ends up being about her.” She added that there is “nothing more satisfying than seeing [Malti’s] face as soon as her eyes open” after revealing she has “seven cameras in her room.”
On the flip aspect, Chopra was additionally candid concerning the backlash she acquired for “outsourcing” her being pregnant and having a “ready-made baby” through surrogate. “I’ve developed a tough hide when people talk about me. But it’s so painful when they talk about my daughter,” she shared. “I’m like, ‘Keep her out of it’ . . . I’ve been really protective of this chapter of my life with my daughter. Because it’s not about my life only. It’s hers too.”
Over the past yr, Jonas and Chopra have been beneficiant about documenting their parenthood journey, with Malti making her first public look at her dad’s Hollywood Stroll of Fame ceremony on Jan. 30. In an interview featured in Elle’s Could 2023 challenge, Chopra stated Malti has her “wrapped around her finger.”
“I don’t even know how I’ll ever discipline her because I just don’t have it in me. I was so close to losing her so many times that she can get away with anything and I just want to see her happy,” stated Chopra. “I want her to be the happiest. She’s a super smiley, happy baby, and that’s all my goal is — to see her joyous. Every time she smiles, it lights up my world, and that’s all I want to do.”
Since changing into a mom, Chopra advised Elle what’s stunned her most is “just how much you can love something and how viciously you’ll protect it.” She defined, “I’ve seen my mom rip people when I’ve been hurt and I just never understood it. I was like, ‘Mom, chill out. What are you doing?’ Now I get it. I would take someone out.”
Most not too long ago, Chopra and Jonas took Malti on a tropical trip, with the latter posting pictures of the household of three on Instagram having fun with the seashore. “July was a movie,” Jonas wrote on Aug. 1. That very same day, seemingly again in London, Chopra shared an Instagram photograph of herself strolling exterior at night time with Malti, captioning the snap, “Looking for the super moon.”
Forward, see extra photos of the Chopra–Jonas household!