Nothing quite catches the interest of an engagement or marriage in show business than a noticeable age gap between the couple. This is perhaps why fans and the media are currently paying attention to the wedding plans of American pop star Nick Jonas, age 25, and international superstar from India Priyanka Chopra (ABC’s “Quantico”), 36. The two announced their engagement just last July, following only two months of dating. Now they are getting ready to take the next major step towards their union: returning to Chopra’s home country for Jonas to meet the parents, and go through the necessary traditional Indian practices for the soon-to-weds.
According to E! Online, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be making a trip to India where the former’s family is hosting an engagement party for them. They will be accompanied by Nick’s own family for a formal meeting with the Chopras, according to a source close to the Jonases. It would be the first time the bride and groom’s families will meet, and it is also in keeping with how Chopra wants her and Nick’s wedding to play out.
“Priyanka wants everything to be traditional to respect her family’s values, and definitely an Indian wedding,” noted the source on the engaged couple’s upcoming marriage plans. “Priyanka and Nick are excited for everyone to meet and to celebrate. Everything is very secretive but guests are expected to head there starting tomorrow. All of the plans are moving quickly and Priyanka and Nick do not want to have a long engagement.”
In fact, before the official announcement of the Jonas-Chopra engagement, the two have already making preparations for that big day, which they did by taking turns spending time with the families on both sides. Back in June Priyanka and Nick took a vacation in India with the Chopras, and they joined in the pre-wedding preparations of Priyanka’s family friends, the groom being the son of India’s richest man. Then in the following month they spent the Fourth of July weekend in New York with the Jonases. It also doubled as a twin-engagement party as Joe Jonas was also present with his own fiancée, Sophie Turner of “Game of Thrones” fame.
While in India, it is expected that Nick and Priyanka will be taking part in a series of traditional events prior to their wedding. The engagement part is traditional, where they will exchange betrothal rings just as their respective family members exchange gifts in turn. Speaking of rings, Priyanka’s engagement ring from Nick Jonas is said to be worth a $200,000, being diamond and all.
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