Priyanka Chopra On Freezing Her Eggs In Early 30s, Says, 'Was Unsure If Nick Would Want A Kid At 25'

Priyanka Chopra, who welcomed her first child, a daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, via surrogacy, recently revealed that she froze her eggs in her early 30s and shared the reason behind the same.


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Priyanka Chopra On Freezing Her Eggs In Early 30s, Says, 'Was Unsure If Nick Would Want A Kid At 25'

Global icon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas often catches the limelight for both her personal as well as professional life. Apart from being an extremely talented actress, she is a philanthropist, author and entrepreneur, and she inspires many people with her work-life balance. Priyanka got married to her beau, Nick Jonas, on December 1, 2018. Later, in January 2022, the couple welcomed their daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, via surrogacy. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas on why she froze her eggs in her early 30s

Recently, in a podcast with Dax Shepherd, Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed that she froze her eggs in her early 30s so that she could continue to achieve success in her career. Mentioning that since she had not met the person she wanted to have children with, her mother, Madhu Chopra, who is an obstetrician-gynaecologist, advised her to freeze her eggs. Priyanka said:

"I felt such freedom, I did it in my early thirties and I could continue on an ambitious warpath, I wanted to achieve, and I wanted to get to a certain place in my career. Also, I had not met the person I wanted to have children with. So, with that anxiety-inducing, and with my mom who is an ob-gyn (obstetrician-gynaecologist) going, ’Just do it'.” 

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Nick and Priyanka celebrating Matli's first Diwali

Priyanka Chopra on why she did not want to date Nick at the beginning

Priyanka Chopra also revealed that she did not want to date Nick Jonas at the beginning when he first approached her. Citing the reason behind the same, the actress shared that she always wanted to have kids, but she wasn't sure if Nick would want to have kids at the age of 25. Adding that she likes to spend time with kids and party with them more than adults, PeeCee said:

"I always knew I wanted kids and that was one of the reasons I didn’t want to date Nick because I was like I don’t know if he would want kids at 25. I love kids, I have worked with kids at UNICEF, I have volunteered at kids’ hospitals, I am like a kid whisperer, and I would rather spend time with children than with adults. I love kids, all our parties are kids and dogs friendly, at our house, you can bring them anytime.”

Priyanka Chopra on struggle to get pregnant after the age of 35

Further in the conversation, Priyanka mentioned that the biological clock is real and advised all her younger friends to save money and freeze their eggs.  Sharing that it gets harder to get pregnant after 35, especially for women who have been working all their lives, she added that freezing their eggs will give them power over their biological clock. Elaborating on the same, she said:

“My mom had said this to me, and I did do it for myself as well. I tell all my younger friends that the biological clock is for real. It gets so much harder to get pregnant after 35 and to carry to term and all of that. Especially with women that have been working all their lives. I tell people you save money for a car, do it for this Christmas, this is the best gift you will give yourself because you are taking the power of your biological clock. You can work for till however long, your eggs will be of the same age as when you froze them.”

When Priyanka Chopra revealed why she opted for surrogacy

Earlier, in an interview with British Vogue, Priyanka Chopra talked about the special feeling of being Malti's mommy and revealed the real reason why she opted for surrogacy to bring her baby into this world. She mentioned that she had certain medical complications, which made it difficult for her to embrace motherhood. However, she added that she was proud of her decision to opt for surrogacy as her surrogate was very generous and kind for taking care of Malti for six months.

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in the web series, Citadel.

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