As Priyanka Chopra continues to make waves globally in various spheres professionally, her loving relationship and marriage with Nick Jonas is something that she often talks about with gratitude. In an exclusive interaction at the Times Literary Fest, the actress spoke about her recently released memoir, her take on love and her relationship with hubby Nick.
When asked about the lessons love taught her, the actress said, “I think that love is the most crucial thing in life. That’s the end game and that doesn’t just mean loving your partner, but it means also loving your parents and family. I really believe love makes the world go round. And the only way to love is to go deeply and fully and give yourself completely.”
She believes that a loving relationship is not a one-person job. “But you also have to get someone that way, instead of it being skewed where only one person is doing it”
“The one thing that my marriage has definitely taught me is to have a cheerleader”
Speaking about the one thing that her marriage has taught her, the ‘Fashion’ actress said the importance of finding a cheerleader in your better half. “The one thing that my marriage has definitely taught me, which I guess I didn’t feel the need to have, which now I can’t live without is, having your, partner give complete credence and credit to the job and the work that I do”
She went on to add, “It’s so amazing when I see how Nick accommodates his life or my achievements or my career and where I have to go and what my choices are — how it’s so important to him that I went. And that was something I didn’t realize that I needed — a cheerleader.”
The one thing that’s most important to me outside of my family is my work. It has stood by me like a rock since I started as 17 years old. And I didn’t realize that I needed my partner to understand the value of how much hard work that I’ve put into building this career on my back. It’s really wonderful to have a partner who appreciates that.
The actress, when asked how her marriage with Nick has impacted her work, she said, “Nick has impacted me in a big way. I’ve become a lot calmer in life.” Priyanka also admitted that earlier ‘she would bite people’s heads off’. “If I get pissed off now, I will be a little bit more calm. (laughs) My husband is a bit more calm and he finds solutions. He’s a diplomat, you know? Whereas, I’m just like a mirchi you know, if I go off, I go off.
“Nick is an amazingly talented creative person and we bounce a lot of our work off of each other”
Speaking about her professional relationship with the ‘Spaceman’ singer, she said, “I learned from Nick a lot. He’s an amazingly talented creative person and we bounce a lot of our work off of each other. His ideas with me, my ideas with him, lets us develop things together. So having a creative partnership with your partner is amazing. Like my parents were both doctors and they used to both check in with each other about their work. They would both like to say, oh, I’m planning on doing this and ask for each other’s feedback and opinions. And I find that fascinating. So I’m so grateful that I married somebody in my profession and understands, the creative ideas that I have maybe at dinner or when we’re talking so that’s really wonderful”