Priyanka Chopra isn’t here for the rumors. She also doesn’t have to answer to anyone about her private life, which she asserted during a talk called “Challenging the Status Quo and Forging New Paths”, Refinery29 reports.
“My entire life — my personal life — is not for public consumption,” the Quantico actress said. “Ninety percent of my life is for public consumption, but 10 percent is for me. I’m a girl; I have the right to keep that to myself.”
“My family, my friendships and my relationships are things I don’t think I need to defend or explain to anyone. I am not running for office, so I don’t think I need to give explanations… Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get annoyed… Mostly, I tell my publicists, ‘Let it be. Today’s news is tomorrow’s trash.'”
Chopra has been romantically linked to Nick Jonas for awhile. However, rumors have been circulating recently that the two are engaged. It only fueled the rumors when Jonas visited Chopra and her family in India recently. Chopra also attended one of Jonas’ family member’s weddings in New Jersey this summer.
Chopra is, however, vocal about her career and championing diversity.
“Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color to play leading ladies,” she wrote in a tribute to the series finale of Quantico.
As the series ends, I am saying goodbye to Alex Parrish. As you’ll see, her story will come full circle…and that is the best feeling as an actor. Bringing Alex to life has challenged me physically and emotionally, but even more significant it has (I hope) cracked the door open for female talent and women of color to play leading ladies. Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to me every week! Thank you to the cast and crew of #Quantico for being such an amazing team to work with, for all the memories that I will cherish…memories of laughter, of learning new things, of making friends for life. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to crossing paths again! Thank you @joshsafran @abcnetwork @mseitzman @disney and everyone who worked on the show