We like to think that our favorite celebs are royalty in their own right, which is no exception (actually, probably more so?) in the case of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra. Ever since announcing their engagement back in July – let’s be honest, it’s more like ever since they started flirting incessantly on Instagram – Jonas and Chopra have made us swoon with their affection for one another. But while most of their relationship has been cutely characterized by moments that highlight how unique their romance is – from Jonas embracing Indian tradition, like sporting the yellow thread around his wrist following the couple’s engagement ceremony, to Priyanka giving the couple one of the, um, more interesting (not mention, kind of NSFW) celebrity couple names we’ve heard – the latest bit of buzz around the couple feels a bit more familiar. Like, really familiar.
A photo of the couple at the Ralph Lauren’s NYFW party, snapped by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, features Chopra, wearing a floor-length gown, sitting on the ground and leaning into Jonas’ lap with her head on his chest. Jonas, wearing a cream-colored tuxedo jacket and black bowtie, sits on a muted blue velvet couch with his hand on his knee and Chopra’s hand nestled on top of it, showing off her stunning engagement ring. It’s a lovely shot, and once you’ve finished marveling at that fact, you can move onto the next natural thought: the photo kind of looks a lot like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal engagement photo that we saw a few months back. While the poses and ensembles aren’t necessarily identical, it’s easy to see why people are chatting about the resemblance between the two images.
But then, when you finish marveling at the beauty of the photo, and the resemblance to the royal engagement photo, you can move onto another important thought: this photo might have even more in common with the Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez cover of Vanity Fair from last December. As in, like, aren’t they wearing the same. exact. thing?
We can’t say for sure whether all of these resemblances are pure coincidence – okay, the outfits feel a little too on point to be by chance, right? – but we can certainly appreciate why, if they were going to recreate anything, Jonas and Chopra would look to these iconic images for inspiration. We’ll take it.