Rosie O’Donnell Apologizes To Priyanka Chopra After An Awkward Encounter

“I just want to apologize to her.”

Rosie O’Donnell has issued an public apology to Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas following an awkward encounter with the couple. While dining at Nobu in Malibu, California, over the weekend, the 59-year-old former talk show host ran into Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.

Taking to TikTok, Rosie noted that Nick and Priyanka were seated next to her group at the restaurant. She then shared that she didn’t know the 39-year-old actress and “always assumed” that Priyanka was the daughter of author Deepak Chopra. 

“So I said, ‘Hi, Nick Jonas, you were great in Kingdom’ and, ‘Hi, I know your dad,'” Rosie recalled of addressing Priyanka. “She goes, ‘You do? Who’s my dad?’ And I go, ‘Deepak.’ She goes, ‘No, and Chopra is a common name.'”

Priyanka Chopra’s father, Ashok Chopra, died in 2013. 

Rosie O’Donnell said she was “so embarrassed”, and asked fans if she was “the only one who thought” Priyanka Chopra was Deepak’s daughter. 

She later posted a follow-up TikTok clip apologizing to Priyanka for the mishap. Noting that Priyanka “wasn’t rude, it was just awkward,” Rosie added, “I’m sure she gets sick of that. I’m sure I’m not the only one.” 

“I just want to apologize to her and to everyone who thought it was really inappropriate of me. Sorry,” she said. “Sometimes I f**k up. I did at Nobu.”

Priyanka Chopra and Nick have been married since 2018. Recently, the couple welcomed their first child together via a surrogate.

“We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate,” the couple announced in a joint statement on Instagram last month. “We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family.”

On Sunday, Priyanka and Nick made their first public appearance together since welcoming their daughter. 

For the outing, Priyanka wore a striped shirt over a white tank top and wide-legged jeans, and Nick was dressed in a striped hoodie and white jeans. The couple was seen holding hands as they exited the restaurant after their date night.

On the work front, Priyanka is all set to share screen space with the new Captain America himself, Anthony Mackie. As per Deadline, the duo are attached to collaborate for the first time on a project titled Ending Things. The film has been described as something similar to James Cameron’s 1994 action-comedy True Lies.

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