When Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas gave birth to their first child Marti Marie in January 2022, they, like many others, announced the news in an Instagram post. “I am very happy to confirm that my baby was born through a surrogate mother,” the image reads. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you very much.
Unfortunately, among the congratulatory comments, there were darker themes. and even implied that she had no maternal attachment to her children.
In an interview with British Vogue, Chopra spoke about what it was like to face these criticisms during such a vulnerable time. “But it hurts so much when you talk about my daughter… I’ve really kept this chapter of my life because this is me.” It’s not just about her life, it’s about her life.”
In an interview, Chopra said she used a surrogate because of “medical complications” and called it a “necessary step” she was able to take “so grateful”. , the actor and producer had a few choice words for those who decided to guess exactly why she went that route: “You don’t know me… Just because you don’t want to publish your own medical history or your daughter’s medical history doesn’t give you the right to make up for whatever reason,” Chopra told British Vogue.
Adding to her confidence is the fact that Marti was born at 28 weeks, making her “very” premature. During her first three months of her life, she was cultured in the neonatal intensive care unit, and Chopra said she wasn’t sure her daughter would survive. After such a vulnerable entry into this world, Chopra is very protective of her baby girl. “I know what it was like to hold her little hand when they were trying to find her veins. So no, she’s not going to be a gossip.”
The family of three is now happy and healthy at home in Los Angeles. And after decades of “grinding” in Bollywood and Hollywood, the 40-year-old actor and producer stepped away from the project last year to focus his energies on his becoming a mother.
“For 20 years, I’ve been busy working at breakneck speed, and I’ve always been like, ‘What’s next?'” Chopra said. “But now I feel centered and grounded because every decision is ultimately about her.”