Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas finally welcome daughter Malti Marie home
09 May, 2022
On Mother's Day on Sunday, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas revealed their daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, has finally come home after spending more than 100 days in a neonatal intensive care unit. Sharing the first photo of their baby girl, who was born in January via surrogacy, Chopra said the last few months had been a “roller coaster”.
“After 100-plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home,” she said. “Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is.”
She thanked the doctors and nurses at the Rady Children’s and Cedar Sinai hospitals, and said: “Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let’s get it MM!Mommy and Daddy love you.” Chopra also thanked her husband in her post, saying: “There is no one I’d rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas I love you.” Both father and mother can be seen in the photograph, with baby Malti Marie's face covered with a heart emoji.
Sharing the same photo, Jonas also wished his “incredible wife” well “on her first Mother’s Day”.
“Babe, you inspire me and every way, and you are taking to this new role with such ease and steadiness. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. You are already an incredible mother. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you,” he said.
In January, the couple announced a surrogate had given birth to their first child.
“We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family,” they said at the time.
In April, TMZ revealed the birth certificate of baby Malti Marie.
The name Malti comes from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit, and means “fragrant flower” or “moonlight”. It is a name associated with luminance, brightness and brilliance, and was typically common among older generations in India.
Chopra, 39, and Jonas, 29, married in a lavish ceremony in India on December 1, 2018. It was attended by, among others, his musician brothers Kevin and Joe Jonas, and Joe's wife, the Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. They celebrated their marriage with three wedding receptions — two in Mumbai and one in New Delhi.