Newly engaged couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas stepped out for a dinner date in her native India on Friday, ahead of her family’s engagement party for the two.
The 36-year-old Quantico actress wore a gray plaid patterned dress. Nick, 25, wore a navy long sleeve shirt with light gray pants. The two were photographed walking together, hand-in-hand, outside the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu and getting into the backseat of a car with a male driver and a male passenger.
On Thursday, Nick arrived in Mumbai, along with his parents, Paul Jonas and Denise Jonas. The singer and his immediate family are set to attend an engagement party for him and Priyanka that her family is hosting, a source had told E! News. It will mark the first time that the two families will intermingle and get to know each other.
E! News had learned about Priyanka and Nick’s engagement in July. The two have been together since at least May.
“It’s a tradition for [the families] to meet before the wedding and Priyanka’s family insisted on hosting the Jonas family in their country,” the source said. “Priyanka wants everything to be traditional to respect her family’s values, and definitely an Indian wedding.”
“Priyanka and Nick are excited for everyone to meet and to celebrate,” the source added. “All of the plans are moving quickly and Priyanka and Nick do not want to have a long engagement.”
In India, engaged couples take part in many pre-wedding events, including an traditional engagement ceremony, where they exchange rings. Their families exchange gifts. At the airport in Mumbai, Nick’s father carried a large Tiffany & Co. bag.
The singer had proposed to Priyanka with a massive Tiffany & Co. diamond engagement ring, which is estimated to be worth nearly $200,000.
In June, Nick had accompanied Priyanka to a visit to India and vacationed with her family. During their trip, they also attended a traditional pre-engagement ceremony and party for Akash Ambani, the son of billionaire oil tycoon and India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, and his partner Shloka Mehta.