Priyanka Chopra REVEALS why 'Jonas' was added to her surname: I wanted to honour my parents’ tradition

In a recent interview, Priyanka Chopra shared her honest reaction to seeing her name as Priyanka Chopra Jonas in her new memoir, Unfinished, for the very first time.
Priyanka Chopra REVEALS why 'Jonas' was added to her surname: I wanted to honour my parents’ tradition
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Priyanka Chopra is definitely on cloud nine as her new memoir Unfinished drops today, i.e. February 9. In the highly-awaited memoir, PeeCee has been credited as Priyanka Chopra Jonas and during a recent appearance on Barstool Sports’ Chicks In The Office podcast, the 38-year-old actress shared her honest reaction to seeing the surname addition for the very first time on print.

"The first time I saw it, I was like, 'Oh, oh ok, that’s my name now,'" Chopra recalled while clarifying that she hasn't changed her name and rather just added on to it. As for why she added Jonas to her surname, Priyanka confessed via Just Jared that she wanted to honour traditions while also not wanting to let go of her identity. It was more of an "in-between" for her. "I inherited a beautiful name and I hope to live up to its legacy," The White Tiger star stated.

The addition in the surname is one such aspect that PeeCee grew up with but a part of her hopes that fifty years later, the conversation in the world changes where girls don't think about being raised or think about that aspect. While Priyanka was never forced into it, it's just something she wanted to do because that's how she grew up.

"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 normalised. But I don’t think I was at that place when I got married, I kind of wanted to honour my parents’ tradition and that’s just how it happened," Chopra added.

On a concluding note, Priyanka reiterated that her identity has been hers for so many years that there was no way her last name would have been lost.

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Her real surname is still Chopra, not Jonas. She didn't change her surname on her passport and ID because she doesn't have a marriage certificate.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Here in comments , ppl are like calling PC liar and stuff like that. So dude if u all hate her that much then y r u all were still interested in clicking on this feed and reading the whole article. Just to call her a Liar at last !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

PC darling, you are a boring opportunist and there is nothing remotely interesting about your manipulative ways. Nobody cares if you add Jonas, Khan, Kumar or Baweja to your name or change your name to Timbaktu ! Stop talking about yourself and spare us your idiotic talk.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Adopting your husband's surname has been a tradition for South Asian wives before your father was even conceived.

Anonymous 2 months ago

What 'husband'?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Can someone slap her for being utterly stupid and dumb?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Idiot of the highest order

Anonymous 2 months ago

My name is Khan from the anus.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yap Yap Yap or Blah Blah Blah or Yada Yada Yada. This woman needs to STFU !!

Anonymous 2 months ago

you should've added LIAR

Anonymous 2 months ago

Your real surname is BAI lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

so she wrote in her book that 'Quantico wrapped up' no dahling it was cancelled for once be truthful

Anonymous 2 months ago

insufferable lying self absorbed t

Anonymous 2 months ago

Did u hear, now she is lying about her numerous nose surgeires.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She doesnt just love to talk about herself but also make up stuff and lie thru her teeth! Worst thing is since she has such a platform, her admiting her mistakes, coming clean, being honest , would have made her LOVED by everyone alike.

Anonymous 2 months ago

No one is 100 percent honest in this world.... people are so darn self centered and fake

Anonymous 2 months ago

True she exaggerates her achievements & hypes up her importance

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow the woman loves to yap on about herself she is a super bore...

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