“Grateful to have a teammate”

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ bond is stronger than ever as they navigate a new parenthood.

The musician, who tops PEOPLE’s 100 Reasons to Love America list with his brothers Kevin and Joe, shared last month that their baby, Malti, who they welcomed in January via surrogacy, was finally at home after more than 100 days in the neonatal unit. intensive care unit.

“What we shared on social media was the feeling we had – gratitude, obviously, for having our baby home, but also for each and every person who was part of her hospital journey,” says Nick. . “It was eye-opening in many ways.”

By sharing their own experience, the couple hoped to help others through similarly difficult situations.

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“It was really important for people to know that whatever their journey is or whatever challenges may come their way, they are not alone,” says the star, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13 and has long advocated for others. people facing the same thing. Ella disease through her nonprofit organization, Beyond Type 1. “The power of social media is that it connects us all and makes this big world a little bit smaller.”

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Nick has also leaned on his wife, “who was a rock all along and still is,” he adds. “I am grateful to have a teammate in Pri.”

The admiration is mutual. During their four years together, the quantum The actress, 39, has seen Nick “create music, write scripts, launch businesses, among many other things, all while being so present,” she says. “He is an amazing son, brother, husband, friend and father. I don’t know how I got so lucky.”

While the couple married in December 2018, just seven months after they started dating, “I felt a kind of peace in my spirit that I hadn’t felt before,” Nick says of the whirlwind courtship. “I just tried to follow that, and as I continued to follow it, it led me to some pretty big milestones, which was engagement and marriage within six months. It all worked out and it’s wonderful.”

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Nick and Priyanka have held both Hindu and Christian wedding ceremonies, and the couple hosted Diwali at their home last year.

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Now, as they raise their daughter, “I’m excited to pass that on,” he says of his traditions. “It is very important to us that our daughter has an education that is representative of our family and the things we love.” [my wife’s] Indian culture and my American culture.

Aside from his role as a judge on NBC Dancing with MyselfNick, who launched his ultra-premium tequila company, Villa One Tequila, with his friend, designer John Varvatos, is busy working on new music with the Jonas Brothers.

“There are so many talented people in the world who love to dance and have been dancing in their living rooms and kitchens for two and a half years,” she says of Dancing. “It has a competitive aspect to it, but for the most part it’s just one big dance party. Now to see that people love the show as much as they do is really cool.”

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After writing on and off during the pandemic, the Jonas Brothers are feeling inspired again and making plans for their next album.

“Every time we approach the creative process, we present three very different perspectives, but then that circle just keeps growing,” Nick says of writing with Kevin and Joe. “We’re working with some new people Y people we’ve worked with before [bring that] new energy and perspective.

His 2019 album, happiness beginsIt was #1 when it was released, but they continue to challenge themselves.

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Jonas Brothers Launch

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“It’s very easy to fall into old creative patterns and settle into one sound. But we always try to push ourselves and shake things up,” he says. “We feel like this sound that we’re tapping into and the creative team that we’re working with is really special and unique to us and a definite shift in focus. It’s one of our favorite things we’ve ever done.”

For more on the Jonas Brothers and their lives now, check out the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Photographs by Ben Watts. Hairstylist: Marissa Machado/Tom Ford/Art Department; (Nick) Stylist: Avo Yermagyan/Forward Artists; (Joe) Stylist: Sydney Lopez; (Kevin) Stylist: Sam Spector; Local production and locations: Gayle Kotula/Lift Productions

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