Priyanka Chopra treats fans to rare shot of her five-month-old daughter Malti as she celebrates her mother’s birthday with sweet family photo
Priyanka Chopra treated fans to a photo of her adorable daughter Malti as she celebrated her mother’s birthday on Thursday.
The Quantico actress, 39, posted a shot of her mother, Dr. Madhu Akhouri Chopra, cuddling Malti as Priyanka gazed fondly at the five-month-old.
‘Happiest birthday Mama. May you always smile that infectious smile of yours. You inspire me so much with your zest for life and experiences every single day! Your solo Europe tour was the best birthday celebration I’ve seen in a while. Love you to the moon and back Nani. @drmadhuakhourichopra,’ she captioned the image.
That’s her girl! Priyanka Chopra treated fans to a photo of her adorable daughter Malti as she celebrated her mother’s birthday on Thursday
Baby Malti lay in her grandmother’s arms as her mother cast an adoring smile at her.
Priyanka’s mother held the youngster tenderly in her arms as she sat beside her daughter with a towel draped over her shoulder.
Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas welcomed Malti into the world in January 2022 via surrogate.
Last month, the actress revealed her daughter was finally home after spending over 100 days in the NICU following her birth.
New parents: Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas welcomed Malti via surrogate earlier this year; pictured January 2022
In a statement posted to the couple’s Instagram accounts, they said: ‘On this Mother’s Day we can’t help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we’ve been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced …every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is.’
Nick hailed Priyanka as inspiring for her ability to handle her ‘new role’ as a mom ‘with such ease and steadiness,’ adding, ‘You are already an incredible mother.’
An insider told US Weekly in May that the pair was relieved ‘to have their little girl at home with them’ after the extended stint in the ICU, as ‘these past few months have been heart-wrenching, but both parents did not give up hope and remained optimistic’.
Back home: Last month, the actress revealed her daughter was finally home after spending over 100 days in the NICU following her birth; pictured 2021
Malti was described by the source as ‘a little fighter and truly a miracle,’ noting that ‘Nick and Priyanka feel blessed and have been appreciative of everyone’s outpour of love and support during this time’.
Jonas and Chopra ‘can’t wait to spoil Malti and start this new chapter of their lives as parents,’ as the child ‘has certainly brought [them] closer, especially going through parenthood for the first time and being by each other’s side day in and day out.
‘Their daughter is just going to get stronger from here on out. She’s being very well taken care of.
‘Priyanka doesn’t want to leave her side, ever! She’s already an amazing mother.’
In May, Nick opened up about becoming a father in a candid interview.
Speaking to E! News he said: ‘The weight of everything is much more intense.
‘I think it’s now about trying to be as present as possible and as thoughtful as you can be for your family, but also for other people’s journeys.’
‘I’m so grateful for [Malti Marie] and the wonderful perspective of being a parent,’ he continued.
He went on to say: ‘As a father, as an uncle, I can’t not think about the kids and all the lives that were lost. I’m hoping for change to happen and we’ll see the end of this.’
Happy birthday! Priyanka also posted a sweet video montage in celebration of her mother’s birthday to her Instagram Stories
‘Love you’: The video showed her mother living life to the fullest