With their engagement Instagram posts racking up over 10 million likes combined, it’s clear that the world is more than on board with Priyanka Chopra’s choice of future husband—but what does her mom really think of Nick Jonas? In an embarrassing-mom move that we can all relate to, Madhu Chopra has revealed her honest opinion of the singer, as well as a few sweet and intimate details about the couple’s recent engagement ceremony in India.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. According to Madhu, it could be a while until Priyanka and Nick officially head down the aisle. She scrapped the rumors of a quick arrangement for their big day and insisted that they won’t rush it, telling DNA: “They haven’t decided on a wedding date yet. It’s too soon… Both of them have work commitments right now which they need to finish. They will take some time to decide where they want it and when they want it.”
This past weekend, Nick and his parents made the long journey from the U.S. to India, where the Jonas family joined the Chopras for a traditional Indian ceremony to unite their families and perform the pre-wedding rituals, followed by a huge party to celebrate their Mr and Mrs plans.
A photo posted by on
No pressure on the couple, but it sounds like Priyanka’s mom is gonna be pretty mad if they opt for anything other than one specific plan for their big day. Asked what she thinks they might choose, Madhu said: “I definitely want a traditional Indian wedding. That’s my only wish. I started the roka [ceremony] with a puja [worship ritual], which is important to me. I’m a modern mother but at heart, I’m quite conservative.”
Luckily, it sounds like Nick has passed the test already, as his respectful behavior at the ceremony ticked all the boxes for Madhu. “Nick enjoyed the prayers during the puja. It was a new thing for him and he took it seriously,” she shared. “He followed what our panditji said, and chanted the Sanskrit mantras accurately. Both he and his parents did it beautifully. They are nice people.”
Clearly a fan of her future be son-in-law, Priyanka’s mother added: “Nick is calm and mature. He’s a wonderful person and everyone in the family just loves him. He’s so polite and respectful towards elders. What more can a mother want.”
Well done, Nick. You’ve massed the mother-in-law test, so the rest will surely be a breeze.
Stay In The Know
Marie Claire email subscribers get intel on fashion and beauty trends, hot-off-the-press celebrity news, and more. Sign up here.
Lucy Wood spends most of her time writing about celebrity news, reading books, and waiting for the glorious day that she have enough millions for a pet sloth. She also has a YouTube channel on the go where she pretends to know things about fashion and life advice.
Meet the New Spring Handbag Collection Our Editors Are Excited to Shop
It's a pastel party.
By Raina Mendonça
At Fashion Week, Hats Are the New Hair
Indulgent and quirky, the fall 2024 runways have spoken in favor of fancy headwear.
By Sara Holzman
Finally: Sunscreens that Won't Break You Out
Lightweight formulas that protect against sun and acne.
By Gabrielle Ulubay
Sarah Hyland and Adam Devine Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?'
The 'Modern Family' stars reunited for the 'Pitch Perfect' spinoff series.
By Brooke Knappenberger
The 78 Best Celebrity Couple Halloween Costumes of All Time
Honestly, we're impressed.
By Charlotte Chilton
Super Rare Photos of Queen Elizabeth as a Young Woman
From childhood snapshots to portraits as a young princess, beautiful and rare photos of the late Queen Elizabeth as a young woman.
By Mehera Bonner
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla's Relationship: A Timeline
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles has ascended to the throne as king.
By The Editors
Who Is Next in Line for the British Throne, Explained
And yes—Harry and Archie are still in the line of succession.
By Andrea Park
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Fiancé Riley Roberts?
AOC's husband-to-be is an "easygoing redhead" who lives with her in D.C.
By Katherine J. Igoe
68 Times the Kardashians Posed Fully Nude and Owned It
And we mean fully nude—as in, not a shred of clothing.
By Bianca Rodriguez
Who Is Jonathan Owens, Simone Biles's Fiancé and NFL Player?
"The easiest yes!" Simone wrote about the couple's engagement.
By The Editors