Nick Jonas finally reveals how he and fiancée Priyanka Chopra started dating

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  • Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra announced their engagement last month.
  • The couple’s dating history had been kept private for over a year.
  • Now Jonas revealed on „The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon“ that they were introduced over text message by a friend in late 2016.
  • They texted for half a year before meeting in person, and then stayed mainly friends for awhile.
  • „We then met up, about five months ago now, and it was kind of immediate,“ Jonas said. „I think we just knew it was right and jumped right in and we’re very happy.“

Newly engaged couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra first met over text message through a mutual friend, the pop star revealed on „The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.“

Jonas and Chopra kept their budding relationship under wraps for a long time now. Public appearances together and flirty Instagram exchanges made their courtship the subject of much speculation until the couple officially announced their engagement in August.

Now fans are getting the full story straight from Jonas himself.

„We met through a friend, so we got connected first over text and we started talking for awhile and it was about six months before we met up in person,“ Jonas told Jimmy Fallon on Friday evening. „And then we actually attended the Met Gala a few years ago together, had a great time, but just [as] friends.“

„Our lives were kind of taking us different places and the thing is that was funny is people would ask us, both in interview settings and in private, ‚Are you guys seeing each other?‘ and the answer was no,“ Jonas continued. „People thought we were being coy, and so did we, until cut to now we’re engaged so the story sort of wrote itself.“

Jonas and Chopra were photographed together on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, but weren’t seen together again until pictures of them celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in 2018 cropped up on Instagram. According to Jonas, this was the around the time when they reunited and the relationship skyrocketed from there.

„We then met up, about five months ago now, and it was kind of immediate. I think we just knew it was right and jumped right in and we’re very happy.“

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In the video segment, which you can watch above, Jimmy Fallon congratulates Jonas again and says to give her his best. Jonas then whispers, „She’s here right now,“ and the crowd goes wild.

The camera pans to Chopra standing in the dark off to the side of the audience, watching her fiancé record the show.

Fallon then asked if the couple have one of those celebrity nickname portmanteaus like „Brangelina.“ Chopra yelled „Prick!“ from the audience and began cracking up.

„She likes ‚Prick,'“ Jonas said while smiling. „I don’t like that one very much.“

We’ll have to see if fans pick up on Chopra’s preferred nickname for the couple, but in the meantime you can look back at everything we know about their relationship here.

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