Nearly a week ago, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced that they had welcomed their first baby—reportedly a daughter, born 12 weeks premature—via surrogacy. "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family," the new parents posted on their respective Instagram handles.
The news came two months after their alleged 'breakup' when The Matrix Resurrections star dropped her last name 'Jonas' from her Instagram profile, sparking speculation that there was trouble in paradise. But, who knew that a baby was on the cards all this while! "When they bought the house together, they had children in mind. They were hoping to have kids and needed a place with a lot of outdoor space and greenery," a source told People, referring to their Encino, Calif. mansion that the couple purchased in 2019.
Reportedly, their $20 million property in the San Fernando Valley happens to be the most expensive in the neighbourhood. "They spent months renovating the house after they moved in. They wanted to make it more family-friendly," the insider added. Over the years, during multiple interviews, the actor has admitted that she wants to grow her family, and welcome children, into their lives. "We definitely want kids, and when the time is right, it will happen," she told a leading US-based magazine. "I do want children, as many as I can have. (Enough for) a cricket team? I’m not so sure," she told another publication.
According to reports, the baby arrived at 27 weeks—12 weeks early—at a Southern California hospital outside LA, a source close to the couple told Daily Mail. "The baby had been due in April, but the surrogate ended up giving birth on Sunday, so she was very premature," the source revealed. It is also believed that the couple is looking to have at least two children someday.
Nick and Priyanka tied the knot back in 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, a 225-guest affair spanning over 5 days. Touted as one of the *biggest* and *grandest* celebrity weddings of all time, the couple had two ceremonies, a Christian and a Hindu, to incorporate the rites and rituals from both their cultures. Click here to take a look inside their royal nuptials in Rajasthan.