On Sept. 9, four days after he filed for divorce from Sophie Turner after four years of marriage, the singer took a few minutes to share his feelings onstage at the Jonas Brothers' concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
"I just want to say, look, if you don't hear it from these lips," he continued, pointing at his lips, "don't believe it. OK? Thank you everyone for the love and support to me and my family."
The 34-year-old then performed the band's 2019 song "Hesitate," which he had written for Sophie, 27. The ballad contains lyrics such as "Don't you ever say goodbye / Cross my heart, and you can keep, keep, keep mine," as well as "Time, time only heals if we work through it now / I promise we'll figure this out."
In the 2020 Amazon Prime Video Jonas Brothers concert documentary Happiness Continues, Joe says, "'Hesitate' is a song I wrote. It's like my vows before I wrote my vows. It's my promise to Sophie."
He added, "For me, it takes me to a whole different universe. I'm seeing her walk down the aisle again every time I close my eyes."
Joe filed for divorce from Sophie, with whom he shares daughters Willa, 3, and another daughter, 14 months, identified in the court papers by her initials, D.J. In his filing, the singer asked for "shared parental responsibility" and said a "parenting plan should be established" for their kids.
Joe also asked the court to uphold a prenuptial agreement he and Sophie established in April 2019, the month before they wed in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas and two months before they tied the knot in a larger wedding in France.
A day after Joe filed for divorce, he and Sophie issued a joint statement on Instagram, which read, "After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage. 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."
Look back at Joe and Sophie's red carpet date nights throughout their relationship: