Priyanka Chopra has talked about what the time was like with her premature daughter in the NICU. Matli was born three months before her due date last January. Priyanka Chopra admitted that she and her husband Nick Jonas didn't know if Malti would make it as they watched over her in the NICU for three months.
She told Vogue: "I've been really protective of this chapter of my life with my daughter. Because it's not just about my life. It's hers too. I was in surgery when she came out. She was so small, smaller than I've seen what ICU nurses do.
They do God's work. Nick and I were both there as they intubated her. I don't even know how they found what they needed in her little body to intubate her. I didn't know if there whether she would or not. The first time she ate a solid bite of food she gagged and I thought I killed her.
But because I'm a mom in the NICU, the stakes are so high. And I have to get rid of that. I will do it."
Chopra has a strong bond with her family, including her younger brother, Siddharth, who lives in an apartment on the same floor as her family.
She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013. In 2012, she got a tattoo that reads Daddy's lil girl, in her handwriting. Not having relatives in the family with previous film experience, she describes herself as a self-made woman.
Her mother, an accomplished gynecologist in Bareilly, left her practice to support Chopra as she embarked on a film career. Being a practicing Hindu, Chopra performs a puja every morning at a small shrine made up of various murtis of Hindu deities in her home.
Though she is known for her media-friendly attitude, Chopra is publicly reluctant to divulge details about her personal life. She had accepted the role of one of the leading ladies of Bharat but gave up days before shooting her scenes.
Nikhil Namit, producer of the film, said he left the group due to her engagement to Nick Jonas and accused her of being a bit unprofessional. Chopra and Jonas got engaged in August 2018 in a ceremony at Punjabi Roka, Mumbai.
In December 2018, the couple got married at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in traditional Hindu and Christian ceremonies. On January 21, 2022, the couple announced, via their social profiles, that they had a baby girl through a surrogate mother.