Romance rumors began after they attended the 2018 Met Gala in May of this year.
But Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s love story actually began way before, when the Jonas Brothers star first slid into the actresses DMs in 2016.
Revealing all, the couple shared an indepth account of the origins of their love story for the first time in their new Vogue article.
February 26, 2017: After weeks of texting one another, Nick Jonas spotted Priyanka Chopra across a crowded room at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party; this was their first meeting
And it all started when the former teenage heartthrob direct messaged the Quantico star.
‘It was Nick who sent the first message,’ she said.
But there is a story behind that. He first sent a text to Graham Rogers, Chopra’s costar on Quantico, that read: ‘Priyanka. Is. Wow.’
But Nick said that is not the way he usually talks.
Then he sent a message to Priyanka on Twitter: ‘I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,’ the note said.
May 1 2017: With Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra both signed up to wear Ralph Lauren at the Met Gala, the pair enjoyed one date before walking the carpet together
He asked her out and gave a date: September 8, 2016. ‘She responded day of with a message that said, “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.”‘
Chopra laughs, ‘Boy got the number!’
Armed with Priyanka’s digits, Nick began texting, and the two began to get to know one another.
May 7, 2017: It was a whole year before the two met again, at the Met Gala; this time they connected, sparking their whirlwind romance
But it was a while before they met – after Nick spotted Priyanka at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
‘I put my drink down… get on one knee—this is in front of a bunch of people—and I say, “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?” Like, loud.’
The two fitted in just one drink that night, before Priyanka had to leave.
But not before Nick scheduled another drink at the Carlyle hotel in New York the week before the Met Gala in May 2017, on the pretext that both would be wearing Ralph Lauren.
June 12, 2018: Two dates quickly followed, with the two pictured exiting a performance of Beauty And The Beast in Los Angeles
‘We hung out for a couple of hours,’ Chopra says of the date, which ended when Nick escorted her back to her apartment. ‘He patted my back before he left.’
‘There was no kiss. There was nothing,’ Jonas said. ‘There was a back pat,’ Chopra says.
‘She’s still upset about that,’ Jonas said, adding: ‘Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night.’ Priyanka replies: ‘It was too respectful if you ask me.’
June 7 2018: Quickly inseparable, the LA-based pair are seen jetting to New York
The two did not see one another for a year, until they reconnected at this year’s Met Gala on May 7. And it was there sparks flew.
Meghan had a busy few weeks ahead, during which she notably attended her best friend Meghan Markle’s wedding, solo, in London on May 19.
But once back in Los Angeles two dates quickly followed, to a performance of Beauty And The Beast and a Dodgers game.
By June Nick was Priyanka’s date as she visited her hometown of Mumbai in India.
Then a birthday trip to celebrate Priyanka turning 36 followed in July, and is was there Nick proposed on July 19th this year – to his love’s shock.
June 22, 2018: After the two reconnected, their love quickly grew serious and they were pictured visiting Mumbai in India
June 30, 2018: Priyanka was in the audience as Nick performed in Goiania, Brazil
‘I got down on one knee, again, and I said: “Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?”‘ he admitted. ‘No joke – she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence.’
Eventually, Nick took the initigvaie and slid the ring onto Priyanka’s finger.
In the interview, Priyanka revealed when she first fell in love with Nick.
July 16 2018: The couple are pictured in London, three days before Nick shocked his future bride with a proposal
September 7: The couple pose together at a Ralph Lauren show, as they plan their wedding
She was on a date in LA with Jonas and he said: ‘I love the way you look at the world. I love the drive you have.’
She added: ‘As a girl, I’ve never had a guy tell me, “I like your ambition.” It’s always been the opposite.’
After announcing their engagement to the world, the couple embraced wedding planning, and set a date – December 1, 2018.
Ready to wed: A romantic selfie posted by Priyanka on November 22, as the two reconnected when Nick arrived in India on November 22 ahead of their wedding