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Priyanka Chopra Gets Candid About Motherhood: “It’s Extremely Scary”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the Met GalaGetty Images for Karl Lagerfeld

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After welcoming daughter Malti Marie Jonas last year, Priyanka Chopra is reflecting on her duty as a mother. Admitting that the role could get overwhelming, the Indian actress noted that it’s still the “greatest thing” she’s ever done.

Priyanka Chopra Opens Up About Struggles of Being a Mom

According to the Miss World 2000, motherhood introduces a woman to a several emotions. Of when she usually feels distressed, she confessed “every day.”

“I think when you put them to bed, it’s extremely overwhelming because every single day you worry about what you can do wrong and what mistake you might make,” she said. “But you have to check yourself, and I check myself with my family.”

Nonetheless, despite the occasional discomfort that it brings, Chopra Jonas eases herself still through her daughter.

“I look at [my daughter’s] smile, and I’m like, ‘Okay, okay. I’m doing good so far,'” she said. “It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s extremely scary.”

Earlier this year, Malti Marie made her first public appearance when Jonas Brothers were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. There, Nick Jonas paid tribute to her wife and daughter in a portion of the band’s speech.

“To my beautiful wife, you are the calm in the crazy, the rock in the storm, and I love being married to you. It is the greatest gift,” he said. “I love being a parent with you. Malti Marie, I can’t wait to come here with you in 15 years and embarrass you in front of your friends.”

The couple’s journey to parenthood didn’t kick off as smoothly as they expected. Malti was born on January 15, 2022, but spent her first 100 days in the NICU. This husband and wife revealed this health battle on Mother’s Day 2022, stating that it had been “a challenging few months” for the family.

She Talks Anxiety When Malti Marie was in NICU

Since having Malti in her life, Chopra Jonas shared that it has made her “a tad more sensitive and fragile.” According to the actress, it’s something she didn’t expect of being a mom. Recalling her daughter’s time in the NICU, the Citadel actress stated that she’s compelled herself to be resolute amid the tough time.

“I don’t think it was our test. I think it was her test, I realized very, very early that I did not have the luxury to be scared or to be weak because she was scared and weak…” she said. “I needed to make her feel at every given moment that she’s not alone. That we’ve got her.”

However, Chopra Jonas’s fear didn’t stop when Malti was finally able to come home. Apparently, taking care of her child in the house has given rise to new anxieties.

“‘[In the NICU], you know your child is alive because you can see their heartbeat [on the monitor]. I couldn’t sleep for days because now suddenly she was home without a monitor,” she said. “I used to put my ear on her chest, I would wake up every couple of minutes just to see if she was OK. For weeks, this went on.”

Fortunately, it seems that both Chopra and Jonas have cut themselves some slack as parents. In recent months, they’ve become more lenient in themselves, even taking Malti to a Jonas Brothers concert.

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