“You don’t know what I’ve been through”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas speaks out with virulence on the criticism leveled against her regarding the birth of her daughter Malti Marie by surrogate mother.
Adorning the cover for British vogue February issue, Priyanka Chopra gave an interview about the challenges of motherhood and life with her daughter Malti Marie, according to People.
Priyanka reflected on the comments and criticism that followed after Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas released joint statements about the birth of their daughter, revealing that their baby girl was born via surrogate.
“I’ve developed tough skin when people talk about me,” she said British vogue. “But it’s so painful when they talk about my daughter. I’m like, ‘Keep her out of it.
“I know what it’s like to hold her little hands when they’re trying to find her veins,” she continued, referring to the fact that Malti was born three months premature. “So no, she’s not going to gossip.”
“I really protected this chapter of my life with my daughter. Because it’s not just about my life. It’s also about hers,” she reiterated.
The Quantico The actress explained that surrogacy was medically necessary, “I had medical complications, it was a necessary step, and I’m so grateful to have been in a position where I could do it. Our mother porter was so generous, kind, adorable and funny, and she took care of this precious gift for us for six months.”
Addressing the critics, the 40-year-old said: “You don’t know what I’ve been through, and just because I don’t want to go public with my or my daughter’s medical history doesn’t mean you have the right to reconcile regardless of the reasons.”