Romantic comedies have a way of influencing our plans for our own love lives—don’t tell me you’ve never dreamed of falling in love You’ve Got Mail–style in an early-2000s AIM chatroom! Priyanka Chopra, for one, knows this all too well. In an interview with People this week, she explained the cinematic reason why she had her heart set on receiving a diamond Tiffany & Co. engagement ring from Nick Jonas, and how she subtly encouraged him to make her rom-com dreams come true.
“Well, I may have dropped that hint. I think we had a conversation about it when we were dating and I’ve always known it had to be Tiffany,” Chopra said while attending a Tiffany & Co. event in New York City on Tuesday night. “I just knew it since I was a kid. First, it was Breakfast at Tiffany’s that did it for every girl in the world, and then, of course, Sweet Home Alabama came and put a stamp on it that it has to be Tiffany!”
She added, “Since I was a little girl, it was just something that was stuck in my head. And I may have said that, and I guess he remembered.”
While the Quantico actress did get her gorgeous Tiffany ring—it’s a large, cushion-cut diamond surrounded by smaller, tapered baguettes—the proposal didn’t actually happen just like it did in Sweet Home Alabama, despite previous reports. Over the summer, when news broke that Jonas had proposed to Chopra, multiple outlets reported that he popped the question in the middle of an actual Tiffany & Co. store that he rented out for the day, just as Patrick Dempsey’s character did when he proposed to Reese Witherspoon’s character in the 2002 film.
But Chopra set the record straight, telling People that while Jonas did, in fact, shut down an entire Tiffany store, she wasn’t in attendance. “No, I wasn’t there. He and his brothers went and did a whole thing to buy the ring for his future wife,” she said. Still a pretty movie-worthy moment!