Priyanka Chopra Explains Why She Added Jonas to Her Last Name

Priyanka Chopra is credited with her new full name Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her new memoir and she opened up about seeing her new name in print for the first time.

“The first time I saw it, the first time I saw it, I was like, ‘oh, oh ok, that’s my name now,’” the 38-year-old White Tiger actress told Barstool Sports’ Chicks In The Office podcast.

When the interviewers said that she changed her name, Priyanka corrected them. She said, “And I think I never changed my name. Yeah, I added his into mine.”

“You know, and I wanted to sort of honor traditions, but at the same time, I didn’t want to let go of my identity, you know, and this was my in between, I guess. I inherited a beautiful name and I hope to live up to its legacy,” Priyanka said. “And, you know, it’s just I think it was one of those things that you’ve grown up with, and a part of me hopes that we are a world 50 years later where, you know, the conversation is different, where girls don’t think about being raised or think about that. I was never forced into it, it’s just something I wanted to do because that’s how I grew up.”

Priyanka added, “And we have to like maybe hopefully in another 50 years, it’ll be guys taking our names too, or just not changing our names, you know, and that’ll be normalized. But I don’t think I was at that place when I got married, I kind of wanted to honor my parents’ tradition and that’s just how it happened. But I definitely – my identity has been mine for so many years that there was no way that my last name would have been lost.”

Priyanka recently revealed her reaction to her husband Nick Jonas popping the question just two months after they started dating.

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