Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have announced the birth of their first child through surrogacy.

The couple were married in India in December 2018 in a two-day event that included Christian and Hindu ceremonies.

Revealing the news on Instagram, the 39-year-old Indian actress and 29-year-old singer wrote: “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.”

The message was captioned with a heart.

A slew of celebrities congratulated the pair on social media, including singers Joe and Kevin Jonas, who are now uncles, as well as actresses Awkwafina, Eiza Gonzalez and Karen Gillian.

Actor Kal Penn commented: “Kalpen uncle is ready to babysit!”

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The former Miss World recently talked about starting a family with Jonas.

Speaking to Vanity Fair for its February 2022 issue, she said: “They’re a big part of our desire for the future.

“By God’s grace, when it happens, it happens.”

Asked if she and her husband would have to slow down when they become parents, she said: “I’m OK with that.

“We’re both OK with that.”

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The pair live in Los Angeles with their three dogs Diana, Gina and Panda.

A successful Bollywood and Hollywood star, Chopra was named as the Ambassador for Positive Change by the British Fashion Council in 2020.

She released her memoir Unfinished last year.