Priyanka Chopra reveals she froze her eggs while filming Quantico, shares feeling ‘insane’ and ‘bloated’
Actor Priyanka Chopra is a doting mother to her 15-month-old daughter Malti Marie Jonas. She makes sure to take time out for Malti Marie from her busy work schedule so they can spend some quality time together. Recently, the actor shared how she always wanted kids and it was this desire which made her freeze her eggs in her early 30s. However, it was not easy for Priyanka to undergo the process as she was filming for her TV show Quantico at the time.
During a recent podcast, PeeCee talked about how the process of freezing her eggs was really hard for her. While speaking on the UnWrapped Podcast, the Citadel actor shared, “When I was in my early 30s, I decided to do it. I was filming Quantico at that time. It is painful, you have to give yourself injections over a month. You have hormonal ups and downs. It makes you feel insane. You feel bloated.”
Though it was a hard process, Priyanka still wanted to do it. “I was filming at that time but I just wanted to do it for myself. It’s expensive, so you should save for it. It’s not the easiest thing to do but I do advocate it for working women, single women or those who want to have kids but aren’t sure about it,” the actor added.
Priyanka also mentioned how she understood the importance of the biological clock and decided to “get ahead of a potential problem”. She shared, “I wanted to be able to have a part of me living on to this world when I leave.” So, she talked to her mother Madhu Chopra, who is an obstetrician-gynaecologist and told her, “Who knows when will I be able to marry the person with whom I want to have children? I want to have children as God has given me and my body the ability to do it.”
The actor also talked to her friend who had undergone the procedure. Her friend advised her, “This is the smartest decision you ever make for yourself.”
Priyanka had earlier also shared how she got her eggs frozen in her early thirties and that gave her a sense of ‘freedom’. She told Dax Shepherd, “I felt such freedom, I did it in my early thirties and I could continue on an ambitious warpath, I wanted to achieve and I wanted to get to a certain place in my career. Also, I had not met the person with whom I wanted to have children.”
Priyanka Chopra is married to American singer Nick Jonas. Together, they are parenting their daughter Malti Marie who was born in January 2022 via surrogacy.