Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra have welcomed their first child together, a daughter born via surrogate.
Nick, 29, and Priyanka, 39, announced the arrival of their child in a statement posted to their Instagram accounts, though did not reveal the child’s name or gender.
Insiders have told TMZ the couple welcomed a daughter who was born in a Southern California hospital on Saturday.
‘We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much (heart emoji),’ the couple posted.
Baby love! Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra have welcomed their first child together via surrogate; pictured November 2021
‘We are overjoyed’: The happy new parents announced the big news on Instagram
The baby news comes as a surprise as the couple had not revealed they were expecting a child, however they have been open about wanting kids.
Earlier this month Priyanka revealed children were definitely in their ‘future.’
The Quantico star – who tied the knot with the Jonas Brothers star in 2018 – has insisted starting a family with her other half will happen when the time is right, but when they do become parents, she plans to ‘slow down’.
Speaking in the February issue of Vanity Fair magazine – of which she is the cover star – Priyanka said: ‘They’re a big part of our desire for the future. By God’s grace, when it happens, it happens.’
When the interviewer mentioned the couple’s hectic work schedules, Priyanka quipped: ‘No, we’re not too busy to practice.’
Starting a family: Earlier this month Priyanka revealed children were definitely in their ‘future’
The couple both agreed it’s best to focus entirely on their future child when they do become parents.
She added: ‘I’m okay with that. We’re both okay with that.’
While the Baywatch star has always been all about the ‘next job’, these days she is ‘craving family life’.
She explained: ‘My priority has always been the next job. I’m a very, very ambitious person. But I think the woman in me is craving balance.
Motherhood: Priyanka also recently said she wanted to have ‘as many’ children as she could have with her husband; pictured May 2021
‘I’m craving my family life. I’m craving being able to do things for the soul that I didn’t do because I was just ‘blinders on’ and working.’
Priyanka also said last year she wanted to have ‘as many’ children as she could have with her husband.
‘I do want children, as many as I can have,’ she said in an interview with The Sunday Times, before clarifying that she does not want so many that she could start her own ‘cricket team,’ which has 11 players.
Chopra also spoke about having a relationship in the public eye, as she said she feels comforted knowing that Nick can relate to having fame as well.
Loved-up: The couple married in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India – as well as a Christian one – in December 2018, to bind their love while representing both faiths and cultures
‘To me, I’ve been a public person for more than half my life. But that’s not what dictates my decisions.’
‘It’s so comforting to find a person who is in your corner. Whatever I may be in my professional life or how the world perceives me, I’m just a girl trying to live her life in the best way possible.’
She concluded, ‘I’m so grateful to have a partner in doing that.’
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Nick also expressed his desire for children during an interview with E! News last year, but said Priyanka’s happiness was his number one priority.
‘She is the most important piece of the puzzle, and it’s obviously something we hope happens, and god willing, it comes together,’ Nick told the site. ‘You know, whatever is right. We’re blessed to have each other and have a full heart for the future, I say, and things are out of your control. And the foundation of a couple is strong, and you’re excited about the possibility of that.’
He added that he hoped ‘for many, or whatever that is.’
Interestingly, Priyanka cracked an ‘expecting’ joke last year on the Jonas Brothers Family Roast which left her husband looking nervous.
‘If you don’t know, we are the only couple who doesn’t have kids yet. Which is why I’m excited to make this announcement. Sorry babe. Nick and I are expecting… to get drunk tonight and to sleep in tomorrow!’ she joked.
The pair first got together after Jonas had his eye on Priyanka and made the first move in 2016 via text where they struck up a flirty conversation.
They met in person for the first time at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2017, where he publicly got down on one knee and said, ‘You’re real. Where have you been all my life.’
Things did not turn romantic – despite Nick being smitten with her – until they reconnected at the Met Gala in May 2018.
The pair became official weeks later, with Jonas telling his mom after their third date that he wanted to marry her.
He proposed two months later in July and they were married in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India – as well as a Christian one – in December 2018, to bind their love while representing both faiths and cultures.
The Quantico star – who tied the knot with the Jonas Brothers star in 2018 – has insisted starting a family with her other half will happen when the time is right, but when they do become parents, she plans to ‘slow down’