The story sort of wrote itself," American singer-actor Nick Jonas said of his romance with "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra, opening up for the first time about how they met and what led to their engagement.
The former Jonas Brothers band member told the story during an episode of "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, reports eonline.com.
Nick and Priyanka were connected through a friend. After the initial introduction, the two texted each other but didn't actually meet in-person until about six months later.
In May 2017, they attended the Met Gala together. While Jonas said the two "had a great time", he also insisted they went only as friends.
"Our lives were kind of taking us in different places," Nick, 25, told Fallon.
It was only in the subsequent few weeks that the couple spent a lot of quality time together and started to spark romance rumours. While people around them started questioning what was cooking, Nick maintained then that their relationship was just platonic.
"People thought we were being coy, and so did we until we cut to now (and) we're engaged," he said, adding: "So, the story sort of wrote itself."
Nick said it wasn't until about five months ago that the two decided to give a romantic relationship a try.
"It was kind of immediate, and I think we just knew it was right and jumped right in," he said. "And we're very happy."
Nick and Priyanka, who got engaged in July, formalised their relationship with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony in Mumbai, India, last month.
PRIYANKA CHOPRA, NICK JONAS RECREATE PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT PHOTO WITH SAME PHOTOGRAPHER
Priyanka Chopra has recreated the engagement photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with her fiance Nick Jonas. Should we expect another royal wedding too?
Actor Priyanka Chopra and her American singer fiance Nick Jonas seem quite inspired by her friend and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. At their recent outing together to the New York Fashion Week, the newly engaged couple recreated the same pose and picture from the Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry. Will we also see a Royal Wedding part 2?
The picture was clicked by famous photographer Alexi Lubomirski. He is also the photographer behind the royal engagement photos. In the photo, Priyanka is seen sitting on the floor while Nick sits on a blue loveseat. She is leaning on his knees while they hold hands and smile for the camera. The Duke and Duchess also struck the same pose, except Meghan and Harry’s faces were closer together.
Meghan and Priyanka are also great friends. Priyanka was one of the few of her friends invited to the royal wedding on May 19. They were often spotted on theatre dates and vacations by the pool before her wedding. They first met in January 2016 at Elle’s 6th Annual Women in TV Celebration. “We bonded as actors. We just became friends, like two girls would,” Priyanka told People magazine in 2017.
Priyanka and Nick arrived together for fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary show at the fashion week on Friday. It was also attended by other Hollywood celebrities like Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. Alexi Lubomirski clicked several other celebs from the night.