Priyanka Chopra has revealed she decided to freeze her eggs in her early 30s because she ‘hadn’t settled down with the right person.’
The actress, 40, has been married to Nick Jonas, 30, since 2018, and they welcomed their daughter Malti Marie, via surrogate in January 2022.
Now, Priyanka has revealed she decided to freeze her eggs in her 30s as she wanted to allay her anxiety about her fertility, should she decide to have a child later in life.
Speaking on Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Expert podcast, she said: ‘I did it in my early 30s. I could continue on an ambitious warpath that I wanted to achieve. I wanted to get to a certain place in my career.
‘I also hadn’t met the person I wanted to have children with or I didn’t see that. That’s anxiety-inducing.
Freedom:Priyanka Chopra has revealed she decided to freeze her eggs in her early 30s because she ‘hadn’t settled down with the right person’
Love: The actress has been married to Nick Jonas since 2018, and they welcomed their daughter Malti Marie, via surrogate in January 2022
She continued: ‘[I was] 35, and my mum’s an OB-GYN who’s like, ’36 – Just do it.’
While she admitted that the procedure is very expensive, she recommended that others do it- and save up for it.
She said: ‘I tell everyone to [freeze their eggs]. My mum had said [to do it as many times as you need] to me, and I did do it for myself as well…
‘I tell all my younger friends the biological clock is real.
‘It gets so much harder to get pregnant after 35 and to carry to term and all of that, especially with women that have been working all their lives.
The star added that preserving fertility is a great gift to yourself, saying: ‘Science is at such an amazing place right now.
‘It’s the best gift you’ll give yourself because you’re taking the power from your biological clock, and you can work until however long you want.
‘Your eggs will still be the same age as when you froze them.’
Meaningful: It comes after Priyanka recently revealed that she and husband Nick have matching tattoos
Mama bear: ‘I’ve developed a tough hide when people talk about me,’ she added. ‘But it’s so painful when they talk about my daughter. I’m like, “Keep her out of it”
She also candidly shared that she was unsure about dating Nick at first because he was ten years younger than her.
Priyanka added that she did not know if the age gap would affect her dream of having a family.
The mother-of-one said: ‘I always knew I wanted kids, which was one of the big reasons I didn’t want to date Nick [Jonas] at that time ’cause I was like, ‘I don’t know if he wants kids at 25,’ at that time. But I’ve always wanted kids. I love kids.’
Priyanka recently revealed that she and husband Nick have matching tattoos.
Speaking to British Vogue, the actress shared the sweet meaning behind their ink.
‘I have a check and a box behind my ears,’ Priyanka began. My husband has them on his arms because when he proposed, he asked me, that I checked all his boxes, and would I check another one?’
Priyanka did not show off her hidden tats, but she did take a moment to gush over her ‘super thoughtful’ husband.
‘When he’s around, everything feels like it’ll be okay. He has taught me to approach things from a much calmer place,’ she told the outlet.
Priyanka and Nick became romantically involved in May 2018 and wed just two months later.
In January 2022, the age-gap couple welcomed their first child, daughter Malti Marie, via surrogate.
As exclusively reported by DailyMail.com at the time, the surrogate gave birth twelve weeks early.
Born at just 27 weeks, baby Malti had to stay in the NICU at a hospital in Southern California for her first 100 days.
In the same British Vogue interview, Priyanka addressed the criticism she and her husband have faced for choosing surrogacy.
‘Just because I don’t want to make my medical history public doesn’t give you the right to make up whatever the reasons were,’ the mother-of-one said.
The performer went on to reflect on being accused by some of ‘outsourcing’ her pregnancy, so she could focus on her career.
‘I had medical complications so this was a necessary step, and I’m so grateful I was in a position where I could do this,’ she explained.
‘I’ve developed a tough hide when people talk about me,’ she added. ‘But it’s so painful when they talk about my daughter. I’m like, “Keep her out of it.”
‘Nick and I were both standing there as they intubated her. I don’t know how they even found what they needed [in her tiny body] to intubate her.’
For the next three months, the new parents travelled daily to the neonatal intensive care unit to be with their daughter, a tough chapter which happened to fall during the first omicron wave in the US.
‘We spent every single day with her on my chest, on my husband’s chest,’ Priyanka recalled. ‘I didn’t know if she would make it or not.’