Days after comedian Rosie O’Donnell rendered an apology to Priyanka Chopra for calling her author Deepak Chopra’s daughter, the Bollywood actress has responded to her with a note on Instagram.
Priyanka said in the note, “Hi everyone. Some thoughts.. I have never taken myself so seriously to think everyone would know who I am, or my work for that matter. But if you wanted to make a public apology for a very awkward private encounter, I think probably best to take the time to Google my name before doing it or even try to reach out directly. We ALL deserve to be respected for our unique individuality and not be referred to as ‘someone’ or ‘wife’ especially in a sincere apology. If we can learn to respect our differences in an authentic way, the world we raise our children in, will be amazing.”
She further added, “Also PS – As I’ve said before, not all Chopras are related to the great Deepak, just as not all Smiths are related to the legendary Will Smith.”
Nick Jonas also hailed his wife on his Instagram Stories by reacting to the note. He said, “Well said my love.”
Rosie O’Donnell had shared a TikTok video on Instagram on Sunday in which she talked about her encounter with Priyanka and Nick at a restaurant in Malibu and mistaking her for author Deepak Chopra’s daughter. Apologising to Priyanka and Nick for greeting them in such an awkward way, she said, “Nick Jonas, I apologise, and to the Chopra wife, I apologise too.”
Meanwhile, Priyanka and Nick have welcomed their first child through surrogacy.