Priyanka Chopra’s relationship with Nick Jonas has been all over the tabloids across the past two months.
Right from the time they met at the Met Gala in 2017, the internet has been rife with updates and speculation about their link-up, be it Nick visiting Priyanka in Mumbai or the couple celebrating Priyanka’s 36th birthday in New York.
The latest, most relevant update, of course, is that the couple has decided to tie the knot. That’s right, Priyanka Chopra is now engaged to Nick Jonas.
But most people reading this information are like “hey who’s that guy? That American singer dude who’s half her age?” There’s more to him beyond the age-shaming goss.
Things you need to know about Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra’s reported groom-to-be:
1. The basics
His full name is Nicholas Jerry Jonas and he’s 25 years old (will be 26 on 16 September).
2. What does he do for a living?
“Singer dude” is not entirely wrong. He’s an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He released his debut single in 2002, but did not become famous until a few years later.
3. The Jonas Brothers
Sounds familiar? In 2005, Nick Jonas formed a band with his older brothers, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas. And they called it the Jonas Brothers.
You may recognise them from the Disney Channel, especially the musical television film Camp Rock (2008), its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) and two of their own series, Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream (2008–2010) and Jonas (2009–2010).
Nick Jonas has been a teen idol through most of these years.
4. He featured on Hannah Montana
Remember the Disney Channel show? He featured on the episode Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas as himself.
5. He is no longer part of the Jonas Brothers
I mean, they’re still brothers, but the band officially parted ways after 2013. Nick then returned to a solo career and began work on his second studio album, releasing Nick Jonas in 2014. The album entered the top ten of the Billboard 200.
He later released his third studio album, Last Year Was Complicated (2016), which was a massive success.
6. He is an international sex symbol
His Nick Jonas (2014) was re-released as Nick Jonas X2 in 2015, at which point he became an international sex symbol.
Not only was he on OK!’s list of 2014’s Sexiest Men Alive, but he was also ranked #10 on People’s Sexiest Men Alive list in 2015 and #6 on Capital FM’s list of Sexiest Men in Pop in 2016.
7. He dated Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez
He dated Miley sometime around 2006-7. In her 2009 book Miles to Go, Miley writes that he was her “first love.”
As for Selena, they dated in around 2008.
Nick clearly had a colourful love life as a teenager as well!
8. He was 8 years old when PeeCee won Ms World
Didn’t want to make a joke about age, but still. This is a pretty fun fact!
9. On a serious note
Nick has done a lot of good social work. As a type 1 diabetes patient himself, he has developed the Change for the Children Foundation, which raises money and awareness for diabetes. He is also a diabetes ambassador with Bayer Diabetes Care and donates to research funding for the condition.
10. He is now engaged to Priyanka Chopra
Nick apparently shut down a whole store of Tiffany’s to find the perfect engagement ring. “His friends and family have never seen him like this, and they’re all really excited for him. He’s definitely very serious about her,” a source told.>