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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas delighted their fans across the world at the start of 2022, by announcing the arrival of their baby via surrogate.
The couple, who have been married for three years, announced the arrival of their child – now confirmed to be a girl – on Instagram on January 23.
‘We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for your privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much. [sic],’ read a joint statement on the actor and singer’s respective Instagram pages.
The news came as a surprise to fans, who were unaware the couple were expecting a child.
Celebrities including Jonas’ brothers Kevin and Joe, as well as actors Lily James and Kate Bosworth, subsequently shared messages of congratulations on social media for the pair, who have regularly touched on their desire to start a family in interviews over the years.
Chopra and Jonas openly revealed that their newborn spent more than 100 days in an intensive care unit after her birth, but she is now home.
In the meantime, here’s everything we know about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ parenting journey so far:
17/05/2022: Nick Jonas described fatherhood as 'beautiful', saying he and Priyanka Chopra are 'blessed'
After Nick Jonas gushed about Priyanka Chopra on Mother's Day earlier this month, saying: 'Babe, you inspire me and every way,' and 'I am so grateful to be on this journey with you,' he himself has opened up about being a father.
During an appearance on Today, he spoke of his parenthood journey thus far, after welcoming his daughter via surrogate four months ago.
'Life is beautiful,' he said.
He added: 'She's a gift and we're just so blessed that she's back home.'
09/05/2022: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas open up about their 'challenging few months' as parents
After the couple announced in January that they welcomed their first baby together via surrogate, the couple didn't share any photos of their newborn, who is rumoured to be named Malti.
However, on May 8, they marked Mother's Day in the US by posting a photo of them with their daughter, though the fiercely private couple hid her face.
They accompanied the photograph with an open and honest message in the caption, reflecting on the 'challenging few months' they faced due to their daughter's stay in an intensive care unit.
It began: 'On this Mother’s Day we can’t help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we’ve been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced.'
They added: 'After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home.
'Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is. We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every Doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children’s La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way.
'Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let’s get it MM! Mommy and Daddy love you.'
The couple then concluded their individual message with sweet sentiments to each other. Jonas wrote: 'I want to take a minute to say a special Mother’s Day wish to my incredible wife @priyankachopra on her first Mother’s Day.
'Babe, you inspire me and every way, and you are taking to this new role with such ease and steadiness.
'I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. You are already an incredible mother. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you. [sic]'
Chopra echoed his sentiment when writing: 'Also.. there is no one I’d rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas I love you.'
21/04/2022: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' baby's name is revealed
The name of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' newborn has reportedly been revealed.
According to a birth certificate obtained by TMZ, the couple have chosen to name their baby, rumoured to be a girl, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas.
The certificate also revealed that they welcomed Malti on January 15 shortly after 8pm at a hospital in San Diego, California.
As it stands, we are yet to learn whether their baby, who, according to the Daily Mail was born at just 27 weeks, has been released from hospital yet.
25/02/2022: Priyanka appears to reveal a first look at her baby's nursery
Priyanka Chopra seemingly showed a glimpse of her baby's nursery via an Instagram post shared with her 74.5 million followers.
On February 24, the new mum posted a series of photos to her Instagram feed, with a simple caption that reads: 'Photo dump.' She included a solo pic of herself and another with Jonas in the sunshine, before sharing an image of nursery décor that showed myriad stuffed teddies.
26/01/22: Priyanka and Nick have reportedly wanted a baby for a while
A music insider has shed light on the couple’s parenting intentions, revealing to People that the couple have wanted a child for a long time.
‘They are beyond excited,’ shared the source, noting: ‘Nick and Priyanka have wanted a baby for some time.’
Another music management source told the news outlet: ‘This is a happy time for all. Nick and Priyanka are definitely ready for this new challenge in their lives. It is something they have both wanted. Now is their time, and they could not be more ready to raise a child.’
Another source told US Weekly that the pair hope to have ‘at least two children’.
In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Chopra revealed her hopes to become a parent one day.
‘They’re [kids are] a big part of our desire for the future,’ Chopra said. ‘By God’s grace, when it happens, it happens.’
In November 2021 the Baywatch actor seemingly joked that she and her husband were expecting, but little did we know they actually were.
During The Jonas Brothers Family Roast Chopra said: 'I love that I married a man who, like myself, values family. If you don't know, we're the only couple who doesn't have kids yet. Which is why I'm excited to make this announcement. Sorry, babe. We're expecting...' she said.
'... To get drunk tonight! And sleep in tomorrow!'
Nick's eldest brother Kevin is a father of two children (Valentina Angelina Jonas and Alena Rose Jonas) with his wife of 12 years Danielle Jonas. Meanwhile, Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner and parents to a baby girl named Willa.
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