Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Announce Split After 4 Years of Marriage
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner shocked fans this week when they announced they are divorcing after 4 years of marriage. The former couple, who tied the knot in 2019, shared a joint statement on Instagram confirming the news. While the breakup is a surprise, sources say the pair have been growing apart for some time.
Background on Joe and Sophie’s Relationship
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner first met in 2016 and started dating soon after. The Jonas Brothers singer and Game of Thrones actress kept their romance private initially. They made things Instagram official in January 2017.
After over a year of dating, the couple engaged in October 2017. Jonas proposed to Turner with a pear-shaped diamond ring while they were on vacation in Italy.
The pair had two wedding ceremonies in 2019. They shocked fans when they had an impromptu Las Vegas wedding after the Billboard Music Awards in May. Diplo live-streamed part of the non-traditional nuptials on Instagram. Two months later, Joe and Sophie had a more lavish wedding ceremony in France.
Jonas and Turner Expand Their Family
Shortly after getting married, Joe and Sophie started a family together. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Willa, in July 2020. The couple kept the pregnancy entirely out of the public eye.
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In July 2022, reports surfaced that the pair had secretly welcomed their second baby, another girl. Joe and Sophie never publicly confirmed the birth themselves. However, their divorce statement mentioned wanting privacy for their “children,” seemingly confirming baby No. 2.
Signs of Trouble in Joe and Sophie’s Marriage
While the divorce news shocked fans, sources close to the couple say there have been cracks in the relationship for quite some time. An insider told People magazine that Jonas and Turner have been “living separate lives for months.”
The pair spent the entire summer apart as their marriage was crumbling. Joe stayed in Miami filming a TV show while Sophie and the kids were across the country.
In March 2022, Sophie also notably changed her last name on social media from Jonas back to Turner. This fueled speculation that there was trouble in paradise between the two stars.
Joe Jonas & Sophie Announce a Split and Plan to Divorce
On Wednesday, September 7th, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner issued a joint statement announcing the end of their marriage. They each shared the same message on their respective Instagram accounts.
The statement read: “After four wonderful years of marriage, we have decided to end our marriage amicably. There are many speculative narratives about why, but this is a united decision. We sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.”
Just a day earlier, it was revealed that Joe had filed for divorce in Miami. According to court documents, he cited the marriage being “irretrievably broken.” The filing also confirmed the pair had a prenuptial agreement in place.
What’s Next for Joe Jonas & Sophie?
While Joe and Sophie’s split is undoubtedly disappointing for fans, it seems they are trying to handle the breakup as amicably as possible. They specifically noted the divorce was a “united decision” in their statement.
Both stars seem to be primarily focused on co-parenting their two young daughters right now. Jonas is reportedly seeking joint custody of the children during the divorce.
Professionally, Joe is working on his acting career and new music with the Jonas Brothers. Meanwhile, Sophie recently directed a music video and is exploring directing and producing projects.
Despite the sad end to their love story, Joe and Sophie appear committed to moving forward positively. Their priority is keeping their family, especially their children, happy and healthy.