Nick Jonas is experiencing a "deeper love" after becoming a father.
In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Jonas Brothers musician, 29, shared with Variety how his perspective on life has changed since he and Priyanka Chopra welcomed their first child together, daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, via surrogate in January.
"The weight of everything is much more intense. I think it's now about trying to be as present as possible and as thoughtful as you can be for your family, but also for other people's journeys," Nick said on May 25, a day after the tragedy. "I'm so grateful for [Malti Marie] and the wonderful perspective of being a parent."
The "Levels" singer also used the moment to advocate for change. "As a father, as an uncle, I can't not think about the kids and all the lives that were lost," he shared. "I'm hoping for change to happen and we'll see the end of this."
While celebrating Mother's Day on May 9, Priyanka and Nick revealed that their road to parenthood hasn't been an easy one.
In a joint Instagram post, they shared that their little one had to spend "100 plus days in the NICU" before she was finally able to go home.
"Every family's journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith," they wrote at the time. "And while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is."
And, as it turns out, Nick's older siblings have also given him another special gift: lots of parenting advice. "Yeah, it turns out everybody I know is a newborn care specialist," he joked. "Doctor, all these Ph.D.s I didn't know they had."