Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Reflect on Newborn Daughter's 100+ Days in the NICU

When celebrating Mother’s Day, Priyanka Chopra shared new details about her journey to becoming a mom. “Our baby is truly a badass,” she wrote alongside Nick Jonas.

By Mike Vulpo May 09, 2022 6:41 PMTags
Watch: Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Reflect on Baby's NICU Stay

Home is where the heart is.
On May 8, Priyanka Chopra celebrated her first Mother's Day as a mom by sharing the first public photo of daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, who was born by surrogate on Jan. 15 in San Diego.

While marking the special day, the actress and her husband Nick Jonas also provided new insight into their parenthood journey that wasn't always an easy road.

"We can't help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we've been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced," the couple wrote on Instagram. "After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home."
While Nick and Priyanka acknowledged that every family's journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, they said "ours was a challenging few months."
But when celebrating Mother's Day weekend, the parents couldn't help but share what's most important.

First-Time Moms: Mother's Day 2022

"What becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is," Nick and Priyanka wrote. "We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every Doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children's La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way. Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let's get it M! Mommy and Daddy love you."

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Although the pair has tried to keep their parenthood journey on the private side, both mom and dad wanted to publicly acknowledge each other during the weekend.  

"I want to take a minute to say a special Mother's Day wish to my incredible wife @priyankachopra on her first Mother's Day," Nick wrote to Priyanka. "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. I love you."
As for Priyanka, she reciprocated the love by writing, "There is no one I'd rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas I love you."

To see more stars who celebrated their first Mother's Day as a mom, keep reading

Jamie Chung

In October, the One Tree Hill star welcomed twins via surrogate. 

Emmy Rossum

The Shameless alum and husband Sam Esmail welcomed daughter in late May 2021.

Priyanka Chopra

The actress and husband Nick Jonas welcomed daughter Malti Marie Jonas in January 2022. On Mother's Day, they shared the first photo of their little girl.

Olivia Munn

Olivia and John Mulaney welcomed son Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney in November 2021.


The singer and screenwriter Alev Aydin welcomed their son Ender Ridley Aydin in July 2021.

Hunter McGrady

The model welcomed son Hudson Tynan Keys with husband Brian Keys in June 2021.

Ashley Iaconetti

Married Bachelor Nation couple Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon welcomed son Dawson Demitri Haibon in January 2022.

Devon Windsor

The Victoria's Secret model and Johnny Dex Barbara welcomed daughter Enzo Elodie Barbara in September 2021.

Erin Lim Rhodes

The host of E!'s The Rundown and husband  Joshua Rhodes welcomed their daughter, Saylor Cielo Rhodes, in November 2021.

Martha Hunt

The Victoria's Secret model welcomed daughter Emery with fiancé Jason McDonald in November 2021.

Mia Swier

The writer/producer and husband Darren Criss from Glee welcomed daughter Bluesy Belle Criss in April 2022.

Astrid Loch

Engaged Bachelor in Paradise stars Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt welcomed their son, August William Wendt, in November 2021.


The singer and husband Maximillion Cooper welcomed son Wilde Wolf Fife Alexander Somers Cooper in February 2022.

Lauren Bushnell

The Bachelor nation star and husband Chris Lane welcomed son Dutton Walker Lane in June 2021.

Raven Gates

Married Bachelor Nation couple Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk welcomed son Gates Zev in January 2022.

Jeannie Mai Jenkins

The Real star and Jeezy welcomed daughter Monaco Mai Jenkins in January 2022.

Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar winner and husband Cooke Maroney welcomed their first child in early 2022.

IIana Glazer

The Broad City alum and husband David Rooklin welcomed son in June 2021.

Emily VanCamp

Married Revenge alumni Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman welcomed daughter Iris in August 2021.

Valentina Ferrer

The model and singer J Balvin welcomed a baby boyRio, in June 2021.

Kristen Welker

NBC News' chief White House correspondent welcomed daughter Margot Lane with husband John Hughes in June 2021.

Michelle Kwan

The Olympic ice skater announced in January 2022 that she had welcomed daughter Kalista Belle Kwan.

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

The fashion blogger and husband Jason Kennedy welcomed son Ryver Rhodes Kennedy in April 2022.

Kaitlynn Carter

The Hills star and boyfriend Kristopher Brock welcomed son Rowan Carter Brock in September 2021.


The Voice singer and husband Josh Davis welcomed daughter Daisy Rae Davis in September 2021.

Nicole Franzel

Married Big Brother couple Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo announced the birth of their son Arrow in July 2021.

Mia Goth

The actress and Shia LaBeouf welcomed their first child in early 2022.

Allison Williams

The Girls alum and partner Alexander Dreymon welcomed son Arlo over winter 2021/2022.

Becca Tobin

The Glee alum and husband Zach Martin welcomed son Rutherford "Ford" Thomas Martin in February 2022.

Toni Garrn

The model and husband Alex Pettyfer of Magic Mike fame welcomed daughter Luca Malaika in July 2021.

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