Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas CONFIRM they are set to divorce after four years of marriage as they break their silence over their split: ‘This is a united decision’
In a joint statement the couple stated that their split was ‘a united decision’ and they ‘mutually agreed’ to end their marriage.
In the statement, posted on Sophie’s Instagram, they said: ‘After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually agreed to amicably end our marriage.
‘There are many speculative narratives as to why but, truly this is a united decision and we sincerely hope everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.’
Joe officially filed for divorce from wife Sophie on Tuesday with documents stating that their relationship is ‘irretrievably broken.’
It comes after a friend close to Sophie told MailOnline that she felt trapped in her marriage to Joe Jonas and regretted ‘missing out’ on her youthful, carefree years after tying the knot with him and having two children at a young age.
A friend of Sophie’s, who did not want to be named, revealed that the couple started having problems last Christmas and that she separated from him at the start of this summer, spending the ensuing months partying with school friends in the UK or holidaying with them in Europe.
In an effort to save the marriage, Joe came to the UK with their two children over the summer and spent time in Warwickshire, where Sophie was brought up.
But after failing to work through their differences, he returned to the US with their children who have been living with him since the split.
The friend revealed: ‘Sophie feels like she’s only just waking up to what her life and reality really is. She became famous at a very young age, then married and had kids at a young age and never really had the teenage years of sleeping around and just having carefree fun with friends.
‘She feels like her life has stalled after Game of Thrones and so has her personal life. Since the kids came along, she’s feeling trapped. She’s the only person in her tight friendship group who is married with two children.’
The friend added: ‘Now she feels that she wants to make up for the time she’s lost as a young person. He (Joe) wants a more settled life but she’s not ready for that because she feels that she’s not even had a teen or young adult life.’
The friend also claimed that one point of contention between Sophie and Joe is that he wanted to have another child.
She added: ‘Joe would like another kid, he’s a real family man. But while Sophie’s been in the UK, she’s also realised just how much she misses this country; it’s the final nail in the coffin for them.’
According to the friend, Sophie also felt increasingly pressurised at being compared to glamorous Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, 41 who is married to Joe’s young brother Nick, 30, which led her to question the future of the marriage.
The friend revealed: ‘His brother’s wife is a lot older and mature, and the family compare Sophie to Priyanka, which has put her (Sophie) under a lot of stress.
‘Nick is younger than Joe but is more settled. He and Priyanka are on the same page about their careers and family life. Joe and his family want him to be in a relationship like this, but Sophie feels that she’s only 27 and hasn’t even really lived because she’s spent all her good, young years working.
‘It wasn’t an issue at first but the age gap between Sophie and Joe has become a real problem. They want very different things.’
The actress revealed in an interview on The Graham Norton Show in 2019 that she felt she missed out on British university life after opting to join Game of Thrones instead.
She said: ‘I wish I’d had the university experience.
‘I wish I could have gone out and drunk a lot and thrown up in the middle of a club without it being photographed.’
Joe and Sophie’s romance started in 2016 after he contacted her via an Instagram Direct Message.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that Joe stated his marriage to Sophie is ‘irretrievably broken’ – and lay out the former couple’s plans to share custody of their three-year-old daughter Willa and their one-year-old daughter, whose name they have not revealed.
The paperwork lists Willa by her initials, W.J., and hints at their other daughter’s name, listing her as D.J.
In the marriage dissolution petition, Jonas’ lawyer states: ‘It is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility.’
Joe ‘respectfully requests’ in the documents that he and Sophie ‘establish a parenting plan’ and a ‘timesharing schedule’, with Willa and D.J.’s primary residence listed as Miami, Florida, where he and Sophie had been living.
It had been reported on Monday that Joe has been caring for the children ‘pretty much all of the time’ over the past three months, with TMZ claiming that he and Sophie had been having ‘serious problems’ for at least six months.
The outlet also reported that the pair’s marriage began to break down over stark lifestyle differences – with Joe reportedly preferring to ‘stay at home’, while his now-estranged wife ‘liked to party’.
The couple’s divorce documents do not share any further details about the reasons but their split, however they do reveal that both parties ‘entered into a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement’ on April 29, 2019 – days before they tied the knot in Las Vegas.
Joe’s lawyer did not include the pre-nup in the dissolution filing in order to ‘protect the privacy rights of both parties’, however the documents further suggest that he has no plans to request child support from Sophie, stating: ‘Both parties have the ability to provide for the support of the minor children and they should both be required to contribute to the support of the minor children.’
Sophie and Joe, who first started dating in 2016 after being introduced by mutual friends, got engaged one year later, flaunting their pending nuptials on Instagram with similar captions of ‘I said yes,’ and ‘She said yes.’
Tying the knot two years after their engagement with two ceremonies — the first, a private intimate affair in Las Vegas with a second, grander wedding in Paris, they appeared to be a perfectly happy couple.
Sophie gushed about her husband in an interview with Jimmy Fallon in May 2022 and said she knew that he was the one almost immediately. When Jimmy asked Sophie when she knew she’d marry Joe, she replied: ‘I mean the first night I met him.’
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner romance timeline: A look back at their relationship and four-year-marriage after the singer files for divorce
Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Sophie Turner after four years of marriage on September 5, 2023.
The ‘unhappy’ singer, 34, reportedly tried to ‘salvage’ his marriage to the Game of Thrones star, 27, before he filed for divorce as a ‘last resort’ as per Page Six.
Turner’s ‘partying’ seemingly caused a rift between the pair, as Joe is more of a homebody and ‘likes to stay at home.’
There have been a number of signs pointing to trouble in paradise, including Sophie admitting she was homesick for the U.K. as well as the couple recently selling their Miami mansion.
The pair were married in two ceremonies in 2019, and share two children together: three-year-old daughter Willa and a one-year-old daughter, whose name they have not revealed, but who was listed as D.J. in the divorce filing.
As Joe and Sophie’s marriage comes to an end – Dailymail.com looks back at their whirlwind romance…
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 – FIRST PUBLIC SIGHTING
Joe was pictured with his arm around Sophie in the audience at the MTV EMAs leading people to wonder if they were dating.
NOVEMBER 28, 2016 – THE PAIR APPEAR AT A FRIEND’S WEDDING
Sophie joined Joe in an photobooth picture at a pal’s wedding, alongside Joe’s brother Nick.
JANUARY 1, 2017 – SOPHIE CONFIRMS ROMANCE AS SHE SHARES SNAP OF JOE TO HER INSTAGRAM
Sophie appears to confirm the romance when she shares a picture of Joe smoking a cigar on a boat to her Instagram.
JANUARY 10, 2017 – SOPHIE REMAINS MUM ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
Sophie is left red-faced when host Mario Lopez asked her about the romance and she simply responded: ‘I’m not saying anything… I’m very happy’
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – JOE MAKES HIS FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT ON SOPHIE’S INSTAGRAM
Joe makes his first romantic and public declaration when he comments on one of Sophie’s Instagram pictures with a flame emoji.
MAY 2, 2017 – THE COUPLE ATTEND THE MET GALA TOGETHER
The couple both attend the Met Gala together – it’s their first public red carpet event but they choose to arrive separately and are not pictured together.
However, they were later seen going to the Marc Jacobs afterparty together.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 – THE PAIR ADOPT A HUSKY TOGETHER
Things are getting serious as they adopt a husky puppy together – they are now the proud owners of two dogs.
OCTOBER 15, 2017 – THE COUPLE REVEAL THEY ARE ENGAGED
The couple got engaged to one another and share a picture of their hands with rings on Instagram – Sophie wrote: ‘I said yes!’
MARCH 1, 2018 – SOPHIE APPEARS IN JONAS BROTHERS’ MUSIC VIDEO
Sophie joins Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra and Kevin’s wife Danielle Jonas on the music video for the Jonas Brothers’ new single, Sucker.
MAY 1, 2019 – THE COUPLE SAY ‘I DO’ IN A VEGAS CEREMONY
The couple tie the knot in a surprise $600 ceremony in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator officiating the ceremony.
They later revealed that they had not told their parents in advance, but their secret got out thanks to their guest Diplo, who livestreamed the ceremony with his phone.
JULY 2019 – SOPHIE AND JOE GET MARRIED FOR A SECOND TIME IN FRANCE
They tied the knot for a second time in a beautiful ceremony in the South of France, surrounded by their friends and loved ones.
The couple wed in a lavish ceremony at the Château du Martinet with a source telling E! News the newlyweds couldn’t contain their tears as they said their vows.
‘Joe and Sophie both teared up while reading their vows. Everyone stood and cheered, and they had huge smiles as they left as a couple. It was an emotional ceremony.’
The romantic ceremony came one month after the couple legally tied the knot in Las Vegas, with a source adding that Sophie and Joe had always hoped for a ‘royal-style’ and ‘traditional’ ceremony where the actress could wear white.
Second wedding: They tied the knot for a second time in a beautiful ceremony in the South of France, surrounded by their friends and loved ones
FEBRUARY 12, 2020 – IT’S REVEALED THAT THE ACTRESS AND THE SINGER ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD
In 2020 it’s revealed that the pair are expecting a baby.
‘The couple is keeping things very hush hush but their friends and family are super excited for them,’ a source tells Just Jared.
Another insider added: ‘Sophie has decidedly been choosing outfits to wear on and off the carpet to accommodate her changing body.’
JULY 2020 – SOPHIE GIVES BIRTH TO HER AND JOE’S FIRST CHILD – A DAUGHTER NAMED WILLA
Sophie and Joe confirmed they welcomed their first child in a statement that said they were ‘delighted to announce the birth of their baby’ – a daughter named Willa.
Sophie avoided sharing any photos featuring her pregnant stomach before the birth, and it wasn’t until September of that year that she began posting throwback photos from her pregnancy.
Game of Thrones fans have theorized that Sophie took inspiration from her hit show for her daughter’s name, noticing that Willa is the name of two minor characters from the series.
One of the characters named Willa appeared on two episodes of the show back in season five and was a wildling character. The second appearance of Willa came in season eight as a servant at Winterfell.
FEBRUARY 28, 2022 – SOPHIE SPARKS SECOND PREGNANCY RUMORS AS SHE TOUCHES HER BARE TUMMY WHILE OUT WITH JOE AND THEIR DAUGHTER
Sophie set the internet ablaze with rumors that she was expecting her second child after she stepped out in an outfit that highlighted what many fans believed was a baby bump.
The star only strengthened the social media speculation when she was seen out in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood with her husband Joe and their daughter Willa, 19 months at the time.
The actress wore a revealing white crop top that put the focus on her tummy, which she was seen placing her hand on delicately.
MAY 2022 – SOPHIE CONFIRMS SHE IS PREGNANT WITH HER SECOND CHILD
Sophie confirmed her second pregnancy during an interview with Elle UK in May, two years after giving birth to eldest child Willa.
‘The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter go from strength to strength,’ she told the publication. ‘We’re so excited to be expanding the family. It’s the best blessing ever.’
MAY 3, 2022 – PREGNANT SOPHIE PUTS HER BUMP ON DISPLAY IN A BLACK EMBELLISHED GOWN AS SHE AND JOE ARRIVE AT 2022 MET GALA
Sophie displayed full maternity glow as she and Joe arrived at the Met Gala in May of 2022.
She stunned in an embellished black gown while her husband looked dapper in a white and black tuxedo jacket with extra long tails.
The couple were both seen cradling Sophie’s burgeoning baby bump on the red carpet, as they tenderly gazed at each other while posing for photographers.
MAY 2022 – SOPHIE SAYS SHE IS DESPERATE TO MOVE BACK TO THE U.K FOR HER ‘MENTAL HEALTH’
Sophie seemingly hinted at tensions about where the couple wanted to be permanently based in an interview with Elle, where she admitted Joe was reluctant to relocate to England.
The actress, who was born in Northampton and grew up near Leamington Spa, said she was desperate to be back with her family and for their children to have a similar education to what she had.
She told the publication: ‘I miss England so much. The people, the attitude, everything. I’m slowly dragging my husband back.’
‘I really love living in America but, for my mental health, I have to be around my friends and my family. And also for my daughter – I would love her to get the education and school life that I was so lucky to have.
‘England would ideally be the final destination, but [Joe] might take quite a bit of convincing! My parent’s house is the epitome of the English countryside – horses, sheep, cows..’
MAY 7, 2022 – ACTRESS GUSHES ABOUT JOE DURING INTERVIEW: ‘I LOVE THIS MAN SO MUCH!’
Sophie admitted that she knew Joe was the one for her the first time they met and ‘wept’ after he left her apartment, following their first unofficial date.
She opened up to host Jimmy Fallon during her appearance on The Tonight Show, revealing the details of the couple’s first meeting.
‘I remember he left my apartment, and it may have been the alcohol, but I just wept to my brother. I was like, “I love this man so much.” And I knew. And that was it,’ she shared.
The revelation came after Fallon asked her when she realized she would marry the DNCE frontman, to which she replied, ‘I mean the first night I met him.’
When Fallon inquired whether Joe had been to her apartment for a date, she clarified: ‘He didn’t come over, no, I’m not that forward. We went out and we hung out at a bar with, like, all my friends, and all his friends, and then they all came back to my apartment and we had drinks after.’
14 JULY, 2022 – SOPHIE GIVES BIRTH TO A SECOND CHILD – ANOTHER BABY GIRL
In July it was revealed Sophie gave birth to the couple’s second child – another baby girl.
A spokesperson told People: ‘Joe and Sophie are happy to announce the arrival of their baby girl.’
APRIL 14, 2023 – THE LAST TIME THE PAIR ARE PICTURED TOGETHER
Following the birth of their second child, the pair are spotted together for the last time.
They are seen arriving at an afterparty in London that Jonas was DJing at.
The duo look in good spirits with Jonas wearing his wedding band.
AUGUST 11, 2023 – JOE IS SEEN WITHOUT HIS WEDDING RING
Joe has been seen going without his wedding ring multiple times in August.
At least as early as August 11, Jonas was seen with a bare left ring finger while taking care of some errands in The West Village in Manhattan.
On August 11, he was seen in a casual black T-shirt and matching shorts that showed off his fit, tattooed figure while out in New York City.
Missing from his left ring finger was the band he normally wears to commemorate his marriage to Sophie.
AUGUST 15, 2023 – SOPHIE MISSES JOE’S 34TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Joe shared a slew of images from his birthday celebrations in August, when he was joined by friends and family for a swanky meal.
The carousel of images alluded to the fact Sophie did not attend the bash.
Despite her absence from the party, Sophie marked the birthday with a picture on Instagram, with the last picture together appeared on the Game Of Thrones star’s account on 14 August – the day before his birthday bash.
AUGUST 18, 2023 – THE COUPLE SELL THEIR MIAMI MANSION
Joe and Sophie sell their stunning waterfront mansion in Miami for $15 million – months after they were forced to slash the price by $2 million.
The pair purchased the Florida abode back in 2021 for $11 million, but only a year later, they put it on the market.
Joe and Sophie bought the home around the same time that they sold their house in Encino, California.
They then enlisted interior designer Sarah Ivory to completely re-design the place. However, just over a year later, they put it up for sale.
It’s unclear where the singer and the actress decided to reside after selling their home.
They also bought a condo in New York City back in 2018 for $5.6 million, but it was reported that it was put on the market for $5.9 million in 2020. It’s not known if they ever sold it.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 – IT’S REPORTED THAT THE PAIR ARE ‘HEADED FOR DIVORCE’
Sources close to the situation claim that Joe is preparing to file divorce documents, according to TMZ.
Joe has been meeting with divorce lawyers and has retained one, as per People.
Joe and Sophie are said to have been having ‘serious problems’ for the past half year.
Sources told the publication that Joe has been primarily handling parenting duties in recent months.
They said he had been caring for their two young daughters ‘pretty much all of the time’ for the past three months.
While Joe has been on tour with his band, Sophie has been filming the ITVX drama Joan in the UK since May.
That has meant that he has been handling solo parenting even as he tours with his brothers Nick and Kevin Jonas as The Jonas Brothers, and he’s reportedly still the one with the kids currently.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2023 – JOE PUTS WEDDING RING BACK ON AS MARRIAGE RUMORS SWIRL
The mystery of Joe’s appearing and disappearing wedding ring continued on Sunday as he sported the band during a Jonas Brothers concert in Texas.
He baffled fans earlier on Saturday when he sported the wedding band again in a snap with his brothers enjoying the Texas sunset.
He didn’t address the rumours about his relationship in the post, simply wishing fans a happy Labor Day weekend and noting how their ongoing tour has been ‘incredible so far.’
He added: ‘Having a little family time in the Texas sunset tonight before a big Austin show tomorrow.’
SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 – JOE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM SOPHIE
On September 5th Joe officially filed for divorce from Sophie, stating in paperwork that their relationship is ‘irretrievably broken’.
He submitted the paperwork to end his marriage in a Miami Dade County courtroom – hours after it was revealed that he had hired a divorce lawyer.
The ‘unhappy’ singer reportedly tried to ‘salvage’ his marriage before he filed for divorce as a ‘last resort.’
The pair ‘were going through it this year’ according to a source who spoke with Page Six, following reports that Turner’s alleged ‘partying’ caused a rift in the marriage.
‘Divorce was a last resort for Joe. He never wanted to break up his family, but he had to take what he felt was the best course of action for his girls,’ the insider added.
‘It just kept building, and Joe finally reached a point where he felt that he had exhausted all options to salvage the marriage.’
It comes after reports that Sophie’s lifestyle is what caused her estranged husband to file for divorce.
The actress allegedly ‘likes to party’, which caused a clash with the musician, who is more of a homebody.
‘She likes to party; he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles,’ a source revealed to TMZ.
Despite their differing lifestyles, the estranged couple will most likely not be fighting over money amid their divorce, as they have an ‘ironclad prenuptial agreement in place,’ according to The Blast.
Jonas will keep all of his royalties from music, while Turner will keep the money she made from her acting career.
Both will get to keep any property they acquired prior to their marriage, and they will only have to split their marital home.
The only unknown at the moment is the pair’s custody and child support, which will be decided by the judge.
The amount of child support will be determined by their monthly salaries, and who is making more money.