‘I felt so embarrassed’: Rosie O’Donnell says sorry to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas after mistakenly thinking Priyanka’s father was Deepak Chopra
Rosie O’Donnell apologized to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas for a verbal flub she made while running into the celeb couple at Nobu Malibu.
The 59-year-old entertainer, taking to TikTok Sunday, explained how she and her party, including her son and his girlfriend, and friend Fran Drescher, were seated next to the couple at the luxe restaurant, which is a popular haunt for celebs.
She noted that she had ‘always assumed’ Priyanka, 39, was the daughter of famed author Deepak Chopra, and said as much when she was socializing with her.
The latest: Rosie O’Donnell, 59, apologized to Priyanka Chopra, 39, and Nick Jonas, 29, for a verbal flub she made while running into the celeb couple at Nobu Malibu
‘So when I said, “Hi, Nick Jonas. You were great in Kingdom,” and [to Priyanka,] ‘Hi, I know your dad.’ She goes, “You do? Who’s my dad?” And I’m like, “Deepak.” She’s like, “No, and Chopra is a common name.” I felt so embarrassed.’
O’Donnell continued, ‘Nick Jonas, I apologize and to the Chopra wife, I apologize too.’
O’Donnell caught flak from TikTok users in the comment thread for calling Priyanka ‘the Chopra wife,’ which O’Donnell led to make another video on Monday apologizing for the botch.
‘So I’m reading the comments about my [exchange with] Nick Jonas and his wife, Priyanka Chopra, who I mistakenly thought was Deepak’s daughter,’ O’Donnell said.
The celebrity couple was snapped last November at The Fashion Awards in London
The talk show host detailed the embarrassing faux pas on the social media site
The entertainer said, ‘Sorry, sometimes I f*** up. I did at Nobu’
O’Donnell said that while ‘people thought that [Priyanka] was rude’ in her response, ‘She wasn’t rude, it was just awkward.
‘I’m sure she gets sick of that. I’m sure I’m not the only one. According to the comments, a lot of people thought that too but she’s apparently a very well-known actress and more famous than him, people were saying. So I’m sure it felt weird to her, to begin with.’
O’Donnell continued, ‘Anyway, Priyanka is her name. Priyanka – I hope I’m pronouncing that right.
‘I just want to apologize to her and to everyone who thought that it was really inappropriate of me. Sorry, sometimes I f*** up. I did at Nobu.’
The Quantico actress and Jonas, who wed in 2018, became parents last month in welcoming a baby via surrogate
The couple issued a joint statement on Instagram announcing the big news
Priyanka’s father Dr. Ashok Chopra died in June 2013 following a cancer battle.
The Quantico actress and Jonas, who wed in 2018, became parents last month in welcoming a baby via surrogate.
‘We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate,’ both said on Instagram in announcing the big news. ‘We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family.’