Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra became parents for the first time Sunday after welcoming a daughter 12 weeks early, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The baby girl, who was born via surrogate, arrived at 27 weeks at a Southern California hospital outside LA, where she'll remain until she is healthy enough to return home with her parents, a source close to the couple said.
Nick, 29, and Priyanka, 39, who tied the knot in 2018, surprised fans with news of their growing family in a statement shared on social media on Friday.
'We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much (heart emoji),' the pair wrote.
According to the insider, the A-list couple had been wanting to have a baby together for 'quite sometime,' but their schedules had gotten in the way of their family planning.
They eventually contacted an agency to explore their options and were connected them with a woman in SoCal who they believed was a good match.
'Priyanka doesn't have any fertility issues preventing her from having a baby, but she is 39 now so it's not getting any easier,' the source said.
'Their busy work schedules also mean that it's difficult for them to physically be together to conceive when she is ovulating, so some time ago they went down the surrogacy route.
'This is the woman's fifth surrogacy. They met her and really liked her.
'The baby had been due in April but the surrogate ended up giving birth on Sunday, so she was very premature,' the insider added.
The baby girl and the surrogate are currently in hospital and Nick and Priyanka are waiting for the baby to be healthy enough to move to a hospital in Los Angeles.
The source continued: 'Priyanka had been trying to get her filming all done before the baby was due in April - but obviously this has completely thrown her plans.
'There were rumors and speculation that the marriage was in trouble and that they might divorce, but that's total nonsense. Nick and Priyanka are very happy together.'