Priyanka Chopra on overcoming cultural differences with Nick Jonas: ‘He took to India like a fish to water’

‘None of it was really that hard,’ says actor

Olivia Petter
Sunday 10 January 2021 12:01
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Priyanka Chopra has spoken about overcoming cultural differences with her husband, Nick Jonas, whom she married in 2018.

The couple famously held two ceremonies for their wedding, which took place over three days at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. One was based on Western traditions and another based on Hindu traditions to reflect Chopra’s Indian heritage.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Chopra, 38, was asked if the 10-year age gap between herself and Jonas, 28, was a bigger “gap to bridge than any cultural differences”. 

“Neither was a hurdle,” she replied. “Nick took to India like a fish to water. But just like a normal couple, you have to understand each other’s habits and what each other likes.

“So it’s more of an adventure than trying to figure out hurdles. None of it was really that hard.”

The actor went on to say how the coronavirus pandemic had brought them closer as a couple.

 “Quarantine gave us the ability to spend a lot of time together, which I’m really blessed by. Because with both of our careers it’s hard to find that kind of time.”

The actor’s comments come after she denied breaking lockdown restrictions when she was seen attending a hair salon in Notting Hill, London. 

The actor and her mother were photographed leaving the Josh Wood Colour salon on Wednesday evening. However, they faced no action after Chopra’s representative said the appointment to have her hair coloured was for a film role.

A spokesperson for the 38-year-old said: “Following government guidance, Priyanka’s hair was coloured for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting in London.

“The salon was opened privately for the production and everyone involved had been tested and followed both the DCMS working guidelines and the film production regulations.“

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