"They come through you to find and build their own life."
Priyanka Chopra revealed how she is raising her baby daughter.
The actress spoke about her daughter for the first time during a conversation with Lilly Singh.
Lilly is launching her book, titled Be a Triangle: How I Went from Being Lost to Getting My Life… and spoke to Priyanka about it.
During the conversation, Priyanka spoke about her newborn, explaining how her own parents were and what kind of parent she wants to be for her daughter.
Priyanka said: “As a new parent right now, I keep thinking about that I will never be imposing my desires, fears, my upbringing on to my child.
“I have always believed that children come through you, not from you.
“There is no belief like this is my child and I will shape everything.
“They come through you to find and build their own life. Recognising that really helped me, my parents were very non-judgemental in a certain way.”
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcomed their first child via surrogate in January 2022.
In a statement, they said: “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.”
However, they did not reveal the newborn’s name or gender.
It was reported that the child was born in a Southern California hospital on January 15, 2022.
The baby news came as a surprise as the couple had not announced they were expecting a child.
But on numerous occasions, they have been open about starting a family.
Priyanka previously said: “They’re a big part of our desire for the future. By God’s grace, when it happens, it happens.”
Her mother Madhu Chopra is yet to meet her grandchild and whilst speaking to the media, she stated that the baby has still not been named.
Sharing her happiness about becoming a grandmother, Madhu said:
“I was so happy to become a grandmother. I am only smiling all the time. I’m very happy.”
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra has a number of projects lined up.
She has finished filming Text For You and the Amazon Prime Video series Citadel.
Priyanka has Bollywood film Jee Le Zaraa in the pipeline and has also signed to star in the film Ending Things opposite Anthony Mackie.