Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband, American actor-singer Nick Jonas welcomed a baby via surrogate, the pair announced on Friday.
Both Chopra and Jonas shared a message on Instagram announcing the happy news. “We are overjoyed to confirm we have welcomed a baby via surrogate,” their message reads. “We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family.”
The couple welcomed a baby girl, 12 weeks early, according to a report by Daily Mail.
A source revealed that Nick and Priyanka’s baby girl was born in a Southern California hospital outside LA, where she’ll remain until she is healthy enough to return home.
In the same vein, the source affirmed that Priyanka has no fertility issues.
Daily Mail quoted the source saying, “Priyanka doesn’t have any fertility issues preventing her from having a baby, but she is 39 now, so it’s not getting any easier. Their busy work schedules also mean that it’s difficult for them to physically be together to conceive when she is ovulating, so some time ago they went down the surrogacy route.”
The pair married in December 2018, just five months after getting engaged, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Earlier this month, Chopra spoke with U.K. publication Sunday Times and joked that she wanted a “cricket team” of children. “A cricket team! I do want children, as many as I can have,” she said, laughing at the idea of having 11 kids – enough to fill a team. “A cricket team? I’m not so sure.”