We’ve fawned over “Bennifer,” been won over by “Bragelina” and scratched our heads over “Kimye.” Now, everyone welcome “Prick.”
Yes, “Prick.” That’s, apparently, the new celebrity couple name for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who announced they were engaged in July.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Jonas said “She likes ‘Prick.’ I don’t like that one very much,” after Chopra yelled the nickname from off stage.
The couple was introduced by mutual friends and texted back and forth for roughly six months before the two met in person. They remained friends focusing on their careers. They attended the Met Ball together in 2017 while fielding questions from friends and the media as to whether they were dating, Jonas told Fallon. They played coy, he said.
But when they hung out about five months ago, the connection was immediate, Jonas said.
“We just knew it was right and jumped right in and we’re very happy,” Jonas said.
The singer and actor has had a big year. In addition to meeting his future wife, Jonas starred in “Jumanji” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The film, $962.1 million worldwide. He also was nominated for a Golden Globe for his original song “Home” in the animated movie “Ferdinand.”
If that weren’t enough, Jonas told Fallon he’s now working on a play he wrote about a Brooklyn Italian gangster. He said they are doing their second reading of the play next week.