Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Break Silence on Their Divorce and "Speculative Narratives"

Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Sophie Turner after four years of marriage. Now, the Jonas Brothers singer and the actress—who share two daughters—are speaking out on the split.

By Lindsay Weinberg Sep 06, 2023 12:40 PMTags
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are addressing headlines about their breakup.

One day after the Jonas Brothers singer filed for divorce from the Game of Thrones alum, the pair released a joint statement on their decision.

"After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," they shared in a message, posted to their respective Instagram accounts Sept. 6. "There are many speculative narratives as to why but, truly this is a united decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children."

Joe and Sophie—who share daughters Willa, 3, and a 14-month-old baby girl listed in the court docs as "D.J."—tied the knot back in 2019, when a prenuptial agreement was put in place, according to Joe's court filing obtained by E! News.

Moving forward, the "Waffle House" singer wants to work on co-parenting with the actress.

"A parenting plan should be established," he said in the filing, "which addresses all parenting issues and contains a timesharing schedule providing for frequent and continuing contact with both parties."

Joe noted that the little girls have been "residing with their father" in Miami and more U.S. cities amid his tour, adding, "It is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility."

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Red Carpet Date Nights

Furthermore, the "Sucker" artist said that both he and Sophie have "the ability to provide" for their kids and noted, "They should both be required to contribute to the support of the minor children."

E! News has reached out to their reps for comment on the divorce but hasn't heard back.

Joe, now 34, hit it off with Sophie, now 27, after sliding into her DMs about seven years ago. 

"We were following each other on Instagram," she told Harper's Bazaar U.K. in 2019, "and he direct messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."

But the meet cute was somewhat surprising, because she wasn't into the boy band growing up. "My friends and I were not Jonas Brothers fans," Sophie told Elle in 2020. "We hated them."

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They had their first date at a bar in London with friends, and she was impressed by how down to earth he was. "I expected him to show up with security and everything," she said. "I thought, ‘He's gonna be such a dick.'"

But not so, as she recalled, "I remember the two of us spending only a couple of minutes on the dance floor, and then we just found a space far in the corner and we just talked. We talked for hours, and hours, and hours. And I was, like, not bored. It wasn't contrived. It wasn't small talk—it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable. I went on tour with him."

They made their first public appearance at the MTV EMAs in November 2016, getting engaged less than one year later. In 2019, the couple got married in Las Vegas just two hours after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

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Keep reading for a look back at their love story:

Welcome to Miami

Romance rumors swirled as Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas were first spotted together at the MTV EMAs in November 2016. The duo were then spotted holding hands in Miami the following month.

Catch Up

The lovebirds were spotted arriving to CAA's Golden Globes party at Catch LA in December 2016.

Choice Couple

In January 2017, the hot couple left a People Choice Awards after party hosted by DNCE. The pair left hand-in-hand and then got into a car together.


The duo locked arms after a dinner date night at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood.

March On

The pair were spotted at LAX on March 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

New Kids on the Block

The singer was seen taking a romantic stroll with his girlfriend, who was wearing a New Kids on the Block shirt, through the SoHo district of New York City on April 13, 2017. Joe was spotted writing on his hands courtesy of his new lady, some of which read "Joe gives me da good good."

I Heart NY

Joe and Sophie were photographed while out on the town in NYC in May.

Jean Genies

Rocking denim-on-denim looks, the Jonas Brothers singer and the Game of Thrones actress walked it out in the SoHo neighborhood of NYC on May 3, 2017.

Work It Out

Wearing workout clothes, the two held hands while taking a romantic stroll in the East Village neighborhood of NYC.

Weekend Warriors

Joe and Sophie walked arm in arm as they took a stroll through Venice, CA. The musician looked like quite the tourist, carrying a small camera and taking photos around town. Joe and Sophie picked a local restaurant to have lunch on the patio to bring their weekend to a end.

Puppy Love

The twosome walked their dog on September 7, 2017 in New York City.

PDA Alert!

The two made out at the 2018 U.S. Open.

Double Date

At London's 34 Restaurant, the loved-up pair joined Nick Jonas and then-girlfriend Priyanka Chopra to help ring in the Bollywood star's 36th birthday in July 2018.

Halloween is Here

For the October 2018 holiday, Joe cheekily dressed as Sophie's Game of Thrones character, Sansa Stark. She went as an adorable elephant.

Lavish Looks

The DNCE member and The Staircase alum celebrated his brother Nick Jonas' wedding to Priyanka Chopra in Dehli, India on December 4, 2018.

Melts the Heart

Sophie warmed Joe up with a kiss on the cheek at a March 2019 Rangers vs. Red Wings hockey game in NYC.

Sucker For You

The actress—along with Priyanka and Danielle Jonas—supported her beau and his brothers Nick and Joe at their April 2019 concert in Champs Downtown, a Penn State college bar.

Rulers of Winterfell

Joe fan was happy to be Sophie's plus-one to the HBO hit's season eight premiere in NYC on April 3, 2019.

Queen of the North

Sophie cheekily reunites with Jack Gleeson, her tyrannical lover from Game of Thrones, with her real life-beau inside the show's premiere party.

They Do!

After the Billboard Music Awards on May 1, Joe and Sophie shocked fans with a surprise wedding at a local Las Vegas chapel. As the couple exchanged ring pops—an Elvis impersonator officiated—pal Diplo captured the moment for Instagram live. 

Power Couple

After tying the knot in Sin City, the newlyweds lit up the 2019 Met Gala red carpet with their eye-catching designs and demure poses. This marked their first official event as a married couple.

Fashion Statements

Joe and Sophie served lewks at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 show in New York City.

Chasing Happiness

The couple brought the glitz and the glam to the Jonas BrothersChasing Happiness documentary premiere.

Strike a Pose

The two lovebirds attended the Dark Phoenix premiere in Los Angeles and the "Sucker" singer couldn't be more in awe of his leading lady. "I am so proud of you @sophiet and how hard you worked on this film," he shares on Instagram. "You did the research, you did the work, and you delivered. I loved this movie!!"

Dog Days

Joe and Sophie went for an afternoon stroll with their dogs, Porky and Waldo.

We'll Always Have Paris

The two smooched in front of the Eiffel tower just shy of a week before they tied the knot in a second wedding ceremony in France.

Cuddle Buddies

Joe shared this sweet snap on Instagram with the caption, "Nap game strong."

Instagram Husband

The two get playful at Jardin De Tuileries in Paris days before their second wedding.


Joe and Sophie are spotted in France days before their second wedding.

You May Kiss the Bride, Again!

The beaming bride and groom walk down the aisle after their second ceremony. Turner wore a stunning, custom-designed Louis Vuitton dress that was only outshined by the bride.

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