Priyanka Chopra has opened up about the pressure of being in a public relationship and the rumours that come with it.
In November, fans speculated that Priyanka was splitting from her husband Nick Jonas, after she dropped her surname, and (notably for some), the ‘Jonas’ part of her name on social media.
Though she didn’t comment at the time, she is no speaking out about social media rumours in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate,” she admitted.
“Because of the noise of social media, because of the prevalence that it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot larger than it is. I think that we give it a lot more credence in real life, and I don’t think it needs that.”
The actress explained that she has had to make some changes to cope with being in the public eye.
“I’m starting to protect myself a lot more because I realize how much [the entertainment business] takes out of you,” she explained.
“It takes a part of your soul, constantly trying to make sure that you say the right thing, do the right thing, dress the right way, not make a mistake, not trip because the whole world is going to watch. Or not fall when you’re walking up on a red carpet or say something wrong or have a bad f–king day.”
Nick also addressed their relationship being so public adding: “We both know that public life is something that comes with what we do, but we’ve 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.”