Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have had a whirlwind engagement, but Priyanka says that she didn’t consider herself ‘taken’ until he proposed.
After just two months of dating, Jonas, 26, popped the question in July after he closed down a Tiffany & Co. store to pick out the ring. And it wasn’t until this bold (and movie star-quality) gesture that Chopra finally opened up about her love life.
“This is the first time I was comfortable with being with someone who is such an incredible partner, so it just felt natural,” Chopra told PEOPLE at the Bumble India launch on Monday (the actress is an investor in the company). “And plus there was a ring on it! I always said that when there’s a ring on it I’ll talk about it because you’re single until you’re married.”
In fact, before Jonas, Chopra, 36, never talked publicly about her personal relationships.
“I’ve never been public about my relationships. But that was a decision I took when I was very young,” Chopra explained. “Especially in entertainment because women have such public lives, we always end up being reduced to a plus one or ‘blahblahblah’s’ girlfriend. And I wanted to give myself enough time where I’m able to stand on my own two feet and have my identity as well.”
Also at the event, she revealed that mutual respect is what makes her relationship with Jonas work so well.
“Truly this is what worked for me, he has to be someone who respects you,” Chopra said. “Then everything is so easy because you give each other credit for your intelligence, you give each other the benefit of the doubt because you trust each other. There’s so much that comes out of that. I think don’t settle for less than that.”
The way these celebrity men are out here acting a fool — do you blame her?