It's not uncommon for busy couples to go through periods of time where they don't see each other much, and this is probably especially true for twosomes where each member of the couple has a gig in the entertainment industry which keeps them away from their home base several weeks / months out of the year. But, it sounds like power couple Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas have become experts at long distance romance, because Chopra has revealed that they only see each other once a month.
I know many of you are probably already scratching your heads, especially since actress Priyanka Chopra and actor / singer / sometime The Voice coach Nick Jonas have only been married for a little over two years, so let's just get to what she said regarding their in-person time and discuss it later. Chopra spoke with Elle recently, and after discussing how much itinerant living she's done for much of the past decade because of her career, dropped this tidbit about her relationship with Jonas:
We see each other every three weeks. Wherever we are in the world, we fly to each other at least once a month for a couple of days. It was our rule when we first got married. Otherwise we’d never see each other. Our teams also had to get married! They have to talk to each other like, 'I am scheduling her here. No, we can’t do it... This is when we’re free... We have to move this.' It’s like a big marriage. It’s not just us but our families and teams, too.
According to what Priyanka Chopra said about how she and Nick Jonas run things, they only see each other, in person, for a couple of days every three weeks. Theoretically, this could mean that they're within spitting distance of one another twice in one month, depending on when that first monthly visit occurs. Chopra did say they fly to the other's locale "at least once a month," meaning that, time permitting, it could be more. But, if their first visit is, say, during the last week of the month, that would mean they only get together that one time.
Chopra doesn't say when this method started for the couple, only noting that they committed to making sure they'd be together at least once every month when they first got married. Having a rule like that makes a ton of sense, considering how busy each of them are (she has two movies coming out this year, and another four projects in the works), but setting the bar at only one in-person meeting per month would likely drive most couples crazy.
I have to say, though, it seems like it's working for them so far, and that's all any couple can hope for. We all have to figure out ways to make our relationships last, even if the way we do that seems unusual or unsustainable to those around us. Priyanka Chopra has described herself as an introvert before, but she also has a job where she's forced to deal with tons of other people on a regular basis. Maybe she needs to carve out whatever alone time she can get to recharge. If that's the case, it's good that Nick Jonas is on board with helping her do that.
Plus, even though it sounds like the marrieds aren't face-to-face anywhere near as much as most couples, it wouldn't be impossible for them to talk, text, and / or video chat daily so that they make sure they keep in touch and aware of what's going on in each other's lives. Besides, Jonas has confirmed that they spent nearly a year just texting each other before they even met in person, and then roughly another year of little to no in-person contact before their first official date, so he and Chopra seem to really understand how to navigate this level of separation.