Thursday 20 June 2019

'People gave us a lot of s**t' - Priyanka Chopra says criticism over 10-year age gap with Nick Jonas is sexist

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Martinez Hotel during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Martinez Hotel during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas (Ian West/PA)
Priyanka Chopra and sister-in-law Sophie Turner
Actress Priyanka Chopra, left, and singer Nick Jonas pose for photographers upon arrival at the Chopard Love event at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actress Priyanka Chopra poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Best Years of a Life' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the premiere for the documentary "Chasing Happiness" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Priyanka Chopra, left, and Nick Jonas attend the World Premiere of "Chasing Happiness," Monday, June 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Priyanka Chopra, left, and Nick Jonas attend the World Premiere of "Chasing Happiness," on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the premiere of "Isn't It Romantic" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "The Best Years of a Life" (Les plus belles annees d'une vie) Out of Competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 18, 2019. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas react. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Priyanka Chopra arriving at the royal wedding with Meghan’s Suits co-star Abigail Spencer (Chris Jackson/PA)

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Priyanka Chopra gets “a lot of s**t” for her age gap with Nick Jonas.

The 36-year-old ‘Quantico’ star is 10 years older than her musician husband Nick - whom she tied the knot with six months ago - and has said she often gets criticised by people for the gap, although she believes that wouldn’t be the case if Nick was older than her.

She said: "People gave us a lot of s**t about that and still do. I find it really amazing when you flip it and the guy is older, no one cares and actually people like it.”

When the pair married in December, they were also faced with criticisms that their love wasn’t real, because they’d only gone public with their romance earlier that year.

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas got married in India (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas got married in India (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Priyanka says Nick’s brother Joe and his now-wife Sophie Turner took to social media “furiously” to defend the couple, but the ‘Baywatch’ star never spoke about the “stupidity” because she didn’t want to “give it importance”.

Speaking to InStyle magazine, she said: "Nick, Joe, Sophie, my mom, his parents, everyone was there furiously typing on their phones. They were so mad.

"Commenting on some stupidity means it eventually becomes important because I gave it importance. A lot of people don't understand that way of thinking. It's not a myopic thought ... it's a long-term plan."

Meanwhile, the actress recently hit out at those who slammed her for sharing so much of her wedding on social media, as she says she would still be posting pictures of 26-year-old Nick even if they weren’t famous.

She said: "If I wasn't a famous person and I'd just got married, don't you think my Insta would have photos of me and my husband? Just because I'm famous, don't I have the ability to be proud of being a newlywed without people saying that I'm using my marriage? I gave up my right to privacy when I became a public person, it's the deal you make with the devil. But trust me, there are lots of things I still keep personal."

Priyanka Chopra arrives at the premiere for the documentary
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the premiere for the documentary "Chasing Happiness" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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