Nick Jonas & Priyanka’s age difference ‘is not a big deal to them whatsoever’

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I ended up talking to someone recently who unexpectedly had some very strong feelings about Priyanka Chopra. I wasn’t aware that Priyanka inspired strong feelings in many people, but it is so. Anyway, this person made the argument that Priyanka could do a lot better than Nick Jonas. I asked her: how? She said that Priyanka should have gone for an older, power-player type in Hollywood, some rich and established, someone who could help her career. While I get that thought – and quite honestly, that’s what I would have imagined her “type” would be – I also think Nick Jonas should not be so easily discounted. He’s rich. He’s popular. He’s cute. He’s a good singer/entertainer. She could do a lot worse, and so could he.

Still, people are going to question the age difference. She’s 36, he’s 25. It’s not a crazy age difference. And besides that, Nick Jonas digs being with an older lady.

Nick Jonas is 11 years younger than Priyanka Chopra — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“The age difference is not a big deal to them whatsoever,” a source close to the singer, 25, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Nick loves dating older women, and if anything it makes Priyanka even more attractive to him.”

Jonas dated model Olivia Culpo, 26, for nearly two years before they called it quits in 2015, and he was linked to Kate Hudson, 39, shortly after their split. While some may be surprised the former Disney star is settling down at 25 years old, the source says he has “always been very mature for his age” and is “an old soul.”

“Nick has been obsessed with Priyanka since they started dating,” says the source about the engaged couple, who first began dating over Memorial Day weekend. “He obviously thinks she’s beautiful, but he’s also drawn to her intelligence. “She has this charisma and energy that draws you to her, and she’s fit in so well with his friends and family.”

[From People]

Ah, the “old soul” argument. The thing is… some people are truly old souls. And some people are just more mature or “older” than their actual age, but then their actual age catches up to them. I was like that – for years, in my youth, people called me an old soul. I was just mature for my age, but then my age caught up to me and I’m sure I’m now quite immature for my current age. What’s my point? I believe that Nick doesn’t really care about her age. I believe that he thinks this is going to last forever. But… it probably won’t. That would be true if they were the same age too, so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra arrive at JFK airport in NYC together **NO NY DAILY NEWSPAPERS**

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  1. Marigold says:

    I read a really interesting comment about her in a GFY comment section the other day. It was about her flaunting her affair with a very successful older Indian actor and being blacklisted in India because of that. Granted, I don’t find her a very talented actor but I didn’t know how true the story was. She seems like a climber so I am surprised by this pairing.

    • Des says:

      Not just one older, successful, married actor but two. There was her first well-documented affair with a well-known cheater, after which she dated the son of a very powerful producer before dumping him for a peer whose star was on the rise and then hopped over to the other older, successful, married actor.

      She wasn’t drummed out for having affairs, but her two married men friends have very well connected star wives who reportedly made it tough for her.

      • Marigold says:

        This is fascinating to me. I’ve never even paid attention to her except to find her quite thirsty. And man, the thirst is clearly very strong with this one.

    • KB says:

      Social climber sounds about right for her. Him too, actually. I don’t see this relationship as even slightly genuine though. I think they just saw how much publicity Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber got for their engagements. This couple just seems 100% dreamed up in a publicist’s office. There is no heat between them at all.

  2. Cupcake says:

    He’s gay.

    • laulau says:

      Why do people say this about every guy who prefers older women? It doesn’t make sense to me.
      Also, isn’t his fan base largely gay men? Who would he loose by coming out? (I’m also not sure teenage girls care about their crush being straight, I know I didn’t)

      • MellyMel says:

        To be fair to Cupcake, people have been saying he’s gay for years. It has nothing to do with the age difference between these two. And him not coming out? Because his family is very religious. But that’s just speculation and what ppl have said. I don’t believe any of it but whatever…

    • Neelyo says:

      If any of the Jonas brothers are gay, my bet would be on the one who got married already. I watched his reality show and he set the screen ablaze.

    • Amelie says:

      Yeah if any of the Jonas Brothers are gay, it would be Kevin Jonas, the older brother who is married and who has kids. He has pinged my gay-dar ever since the Jonas Brother Disney Channel days (so this was over 10 years ago). Nick has never struck me as gay.

    • lovesot says:

      @cupcake

      bingo.

      quid pro quo.

      a beard thats willing to go all the way.

      every previous girl has been a beard as well. bearding isnt a rarity. kate hudson is straight and has done it multiple times. its for publicity and to give closeted famous men a hetero image to still ‘attract straight women and have straight men want to be them’

      sad, I know, but it IS the industry.

  3. TassieGirl says:

    Showmance fo shiz.

  4. Kiki says:

    Lets be honest. If it was a 35 year old man and a 25 year old woman nobody would ever even question it. But really, who cates about their ages? If it doesn’t bother them then it shouldn’t bother anyone else.

  5. BaBaDook says:

    Ugh, the question is why would she want to date a 25 year old. I’m 25 and even I don’t want to.

    • Aang says:

      I agree. I’ve always preferred older men. And she dresses so nicely and looks so sophisticated and he dresses and looks like a teen.

      • Jane says:

        Thank you for saying that. I mentioned this before and people thought I was crazy. He looks younger than his actual age in my opinion.

    • frizz says:

      I dated a 25 year old when I was 34. He was a good person — considerate, kind, he had a good job and had his shit together. Eventually I married him!

      • FLORC says:

        My current bf is 10 years younger than myself. I’m 33. The 1st few months is fine. Approaching a year and the maturity becomes an issue. A decade comes with so much life experience. I’m all for waiting. If you love them now, you’ll love them 2 years later. A ring should not make a difference.

        To all the climber comments… yea. She does.

      • Yep says:

        Mi current boyfriend is also 10 years younger, and I get along better with him than I ever did with anyone in my past. We’re planning on getting married next year. As others have said, if it were the other way around nobody would be discussing the age difference.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      I started dating my husband when he was 26 and I was 39. We’ve been married for years now. I had been engaged twice, both men older than me, the second one was 14 years older than me… and nobody ever batted an eyelid.

      I so wish this sort of prejudice would die a slow painful death.

      • rickestrick says:

        Nice, frizz and SilverUnicorn. Good for you!!

        I have always gravitated towards younger men

        In my experience dating older men, they ACT OLD. There is no need to resort to carpet slippers and the newspaper in old armchair all weekend mornings!! (And this was my older fella ex who was only 35 at the time!)

        I spent my 20′s drinking heavily and dabbling in drugs in clubs and pubs. Hey, I was living in Dublin then. In my 30′s I have gotten into long distance running, mountain biking at 35 and learned to snowboard at 37. Its my own fault for wasting a whole decade being, well, wasted. But good luck finding older fellas than me who want to do this sort of thing now!! So younger men it has to be. People can absolutely be on the same page in life without being close in age.

    • Lis says:

      You said it.

  6. Barrett says:

    It will be a success for awhile, they should enjoy the love and obsession then it will cool down whether years from now or 6 months.

    I wonder often what will happen when billy Joel, Alec Baldwin and the list goes on and on get into their later 70s, 80s. Will there ladies feel too energetic too stay? Bc it becomes a different marriage w hip, back, joint pain, some memory loss. Age doesn’t discriminate, I’m in health care, it gets us all to some degree.

    • Natalia says:

      So true. when a man marries a woman 20 years younger she starts getting restless once he retires and the money stops rolling in like it did before. Not to mention health problems, which can be substantial.

    • AnneC says:

      The money buys a lot of nursing care. They may prefer that model for their marriage-old guy that doesn’t ask for much…

  7. Pansy says:

    That Inspector Gadget dress…..she’s so beautiful, but her clothes.
    My husband is 11 years older than me and typically it hasn’t mattered. Adult is adult. He freaked out in his 40’s about being in his 40’s and I’m there now. We work, pay bills, raise our kids, and have a great time together. I’d worry more if he weren’t 25, still young but not a kid.

  8. Who ARE These People? says:

    Isn’t the bigger issue that they didn’t date very long before becoming engaged?

    • MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

      Yes. THAT! Also, just curious, how will religion work in their marriage? I’m assuming her family from India might be Hindu. I know his family is conservative Evangelical Christian. They said Nick’s mother liked her. Isn’t his dad a pastor or something? How will they raise future kids with regard to religion?

      • Ana says:

        That’s also what I was curious about. She is a practising hindu. Would they have a christian wedding ceremony or a hindu one (which goes on for 3 days minimum!!) ?

      • Trillian says:

        I saw in an interview that her grandmother was a Christian

  9. Littlefishmom says:

    He looks like her son.

  10. Chaine says:

    Why are we pretending this is a real romance? I read somewhere yesterday that their whirlwind engagement is basically to create fodder for a planned reality show.

  11. Thaisajs says:

    I thought this was another one of those contract girlfriend situations. Didn’t she just score a big role, which could probably be attributed, in part, to her higher profile now because of her Meghan Markle connection and the JoBro thing? Either way, good on her, she seems to be in full control of her life.

  12. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    It’s not a good idea to marry him because then she’ll be marrying into his family, and uh.. kinda ick.

  13. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    She’s beautiful, and he’s just okay. She has a sophisticated look, and he has a very young look. They seem like an odd match, but so do a lot of other people. If they’re happy, more power to them!

    • harla says:

      So true DirtyMartini! My husband and I are night and day, I love fashion and always wear a great pair of jeans or a dress with heels while he wears flannel shirts, baggy jeans, hiking boots and a baseball cap! On the surface we’re such a mis-match but underneath it all we’re a great team.

  14. Mrs. Bad Bob says:

    Marry in haste, repent at leisure. The age gap is not a problem except he is too young for her psychologically in my opinion. If he were older than 25 I would support his choice but I don’t think you really know yourself at 25. I was married at 21 and I loved my husband, I still love him but I had to divorce him, the marriage was impossible. I was a deluded 21 year old child and he was a troubled 33 year old adult. My mother had a happy 2nd marriage, with a 16 year age gap, now she’s 80 and he is dead. She had to nurse him through 7 years of Alzheimer’s and then lose him. I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s sunny day but there are practical problems with age gaps in marriages. Also if they want children, 36 is not a great number, they better get busy right now, a woman’s fertility starts dropping precipitously in their 30’s. I speak from experience.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Problems in marriages rarely depend on age gaps (unless they are huge, like a 20 year gap). Personally the whole hoopla around age gaps is only based on prejudice (some people at 50 are immature anyway).

      Biggest issue ruining marriages has always been money, or lack thereof.

    • Lo says:

      With her money and available technology I don’t think they need to be in a hurry for kids. They play by different rules. I’m sure her eggs have been frozen for years.