Rosie O'Donnell Priyanka Chopra

Rosie O’Donnell has issued a groveling apology to actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas after she had a humiliating mixup during a run-in with them.

O’Donnell Apologizes

Newsweek reported that in a video posted to TikTok, O’Donnell said she felt “embarrassed” after she mistakenly thought that Chopra’s father was the author Deepak Chopra, rather than her actual dad Dr. Ashok Chopra, who died in 2013.

“I just embarrassed my son and his girlfriend Theresa and Fran Drescher because seated next to us in Malibu Nobu was Nick Jonas and his wife, someone Chopra,” O’Donnell said in the video. “Which I always assumed was Deepak Chopra’s daughter, so when I said ‘hi Nick Jonas you were great in Kingdom and hi I know your dad’, she goes ‘you do? Who’s my dad?'”

“I said Deepak, and she said ‘no and Chopra is a common name,'” she continued. “I felt so embarrassed, didn’t you think Nick Jonas was married to Deepak Chopra’s daughter, am I the only one who thought that?”

“To Nick Jonas I apologize, and to the Chopra wife, I apologize too,” O’Donnell concluded.

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O’Donnell Apologizes Again

O’Donnell later took to TikTok once again to apologize for calling Chopra “someone Chopra,” instead of using her actual first name of Priyanka. She also clarified that she did not feel that Chopra was rude to her. 

 “Good morning everybody, I was reading the comments about Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra, who I mistakenly thought was Deepak’s daughter, and people thought she was rude, she wasn’t rude it was just awkward,” O’Donnell stated. 

“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 apparently more famous than him people are saying, so I’m sure it felt weird to begin with,” the comedian added. 

“And anyway Priyanka is her name, Priyanka, I hope I’m pronouncing that right. I just want to apologize to her and anyone who thought that it was really inappropriate of me, sorry sometimes I f**k up,” O’Donnell concluded. “I didn’t know boo.”

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Backlash Against O’Donnell

Unfortunately for O’Donnell, however, the backlash against her online has been swift:

This embarrassing situation has certainly blown up in O’Donnell’s face in a big way. She’s undoubtedly wishing right now that she hadn’t have opened her mouth in the first place. Perhaps after decades of embarrassing mistakes like this one, O’Donnell will finally learn this time to think before she speaks. 

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