Back in November, Priyanka Chopra stirred up speculation she and Nick Jonas had called it quits on their three-year marriage after she changed her name on Instagram. The Quantico actress removed the last name Jonas from her bio, leaving her display name as simply Priyanka. The couple managed to put the rumors to rest with a few flirty comments on each other's posts in the following weeks.
While chatting with Vanity Fair this week, Chopra opened up about the intense speculation into her relationship with Jonas for the first time. “It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate,” she said. “It’s just a professional hazard. Because of the noise of social media, because of the prevalence that it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot larger than it is. I think that we give it a lot more credence in real life, and I don’t think it needs that.”
Jonas also commented on the rumors, saying they've had to set strict boundaries to maintain their privacy. “We both know that public life is something that comes with what we do," he told the outlet. "But we’ve set real boundaries around our personal lives, our privacy, and worked really hard to create that little safe haven for ourselves with our friends and family.”
Chopra and Jonas have had to spend a lot of time apart this past year due to the ongoing pandemic, which may have contributed to intense speculation about their relationship. "This year has been really, really tough," Chopra candidly shared in a recent interview with InStyle. "It was really, really tough to be away from home for an entire year, especially at a time when you can't travel to see your family."
Not only was Chopra in London for work, but Jonas was back in the U.S. while her mother and brother were in India. "We didn't have a dramatic separation but because he was in and out, we had to be really careful," Chopra said of her long-distance marriage. "He had to quarantine, I had to quarantine whenever we saw each other at that time. And that's usually not conducive to a production schedule because you don't really have much time. You have, like, two days off."
"We know each other's hearts and we prioritize each other in everything that we do," Chopra added. "We've had individual careers and we're both very clear about never interfering in each others' professional lives because we're always partners and assets."