When you are a celebrity in a high profile relationship, even the smallest decisions can cause divorce rumors.
It was reminded of Priyanka Chopra in November when she changed her Instagram handle from @PriyankaChopraJonas to just @PriyankaChopra. The simple shift immediately sparked rumors that there were issues between her and husband Nick Jonas.
Chopra was able to snatch things in the bud within 12 hours responds to a video posted by Jonas with a sexy comment. But she is bothered that she felt the need to do so in the first place, according to a new Vanity Fair profile.
"It's actually a very vulnerable feeling that if I post a picture, everything behind me in the picture will be zoomed in on and people will wonder," Chopra told the magazine. "It's just a professional danger."
The couple first started dating in 2018 because Jonas sent messages to Chopra on Twitter, but Chopra has since seen the disadvantages of social media.
"Because of the noise from social media, because of the prevalence it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot bigger than it is," she said. "I think we give it a lot more confidence in real life, and I don't think it needs that."
The couple got married in December 2018, and Jonas told Vanity Fair that he is impressed with how his wife has handled the pressure of being in a high-profile relationship.
"We both know that public life is something that comes with what we do," he said. "But we have set real boundaries around our personal lives, our privacy and worked really hard to create that little safe haven for ourselves with our friends and family."
The "small safe haven" includes Chopra's mother, who moved in with the couple during the pandemic.
Chopra said her mother pressured her to start a production company when she was 30, by warning her that she would soon be too old to get acting roles. But the pressure has dropped.
“[My mother’s] the attention is diverted from my marriage. She is very much an Asian mother, very excited about the fact that I finally did, ”said Chopra. "She had no hope."
Read the full Vanity Fair profile here.