You know what they say about love—”they” being Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Emily Ratajkowski, all of whom recently committed to marriage after short dating stints: “When you know, you know.”
: A day after director Ali Abbas Zafar fuelled Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’ engagement rumours, ‘Bharat’ movie co-producer Nikhil Namit on Saturday confirmed the news while dubbing the former Miss World ‘unprofessional’.
“Priyanka told us she had to exit due to her engagement, two days ago. It was a little unprofessional of her to do it so suddenly,” Namit, CEO, Reel Life Productions, told the Mid-day.
On Thursday, director Ali Abbas Zafar had hinted at Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’ engagement when he tweeted that the actress decided to opt out of Salman Khan-starrer Bharat for a “very special” reason, which she informed them just in “the Nick of time”.
Ali tweeted: “Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her… Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life.”
Yes yes yes … we will announce the leading lady of Bharat soon.. We have been shooting Non stop and the simultaneously preparing for international schedules ….
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 28, 2018
Although Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra just joined the we’ve-only-been-dating-for-a-hot-sec-and-now-we’re-engaged club, Nick might not be as decisive as other stars who’ve been quick to commit, according to body-language expert Blanca Cobb. That’s because, after comparing his interactions with his new fiancée and ex-girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, he looks just as into both women, she says.
Nick, 25, has been linked to quite a few partners, but his longest and most serious girlfriend was Olivia, the now-26-year-old model and beauty queen he was seeing when he first removed his purity ring. The duo began dating in 2013 and lasted through spring 2015. Although Olivia allegedly expected an on-screen engagement in January 2015, their relationship ultimately reportedly fizzled due to the difficulty of their long-distance arrangement, although “they still love[d] and care[d] about each other and only want the best for one another,” E! News reported.
Nick and actor Priyanka, 36, made their first public appearance on a friend date to the Met Gala in May 2017. Rumors of their romantic involvement swirled in May 2018, two months before Nick shut down a Tiffany’s down to buy her an engagement ring.
To determine whether his new bond with Priyanka is as strong as the relationship he shared with Olivia, which lasted much longer, look no further than the photos below:
Neither Nick nor Priyanka look desperate to ravish each other à la Olivia and Nick above: There are at least a couple inches of space between their bodies. “He’s making up for it by pointing his feet and torso and dropping his right shoulder just a hair to get closer to her,” Cobb says of Nick. And actually, both Nick and Priyanka subtly angle their bodies toward one another—a good sign, since mimicking one another suggests that a couple is in sync.
As for their facial expressions? No, they don’t look thrilled to have their photo taken at this moment. However, “their facial expressions are mirror images of each other, so there’s an emotional connection there,” Cobb says.
She also points out the comfort that’s evident in this photo: Look at both Priyanka and Nick’s hands, and you’ll see absolutely no tension in their fingers. “I definitely think they have a connection here,” Cobb reiterates
Above, Olivia is reaching out to Nick who, by the looks of his feet pointing in different directions, appears to be conflicted about his next move. Because touch is one way to maintain your connection and provide or receive support, according to Cobb, Olivia, who looks way more comfortable with an easy smile and no tension in her face, is really stepping it up to ground Nick during an awkward moment.
Despite his stance, Nick’s hands look relaxed. Could Olivia be keeping him calm here? “Touch is a good sign, and it doesn’t look like he’s pulling away,” Cobb says.