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They had a ‘fairytale’ French wedding and were widely regarded as one of the most loved celebrity couples in the world.
Following the news of the A-list couple’s split after four years of marriage, sources close to couple said: ‘She likes to party and he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles’.
Various sources who claim to have ‘direct knowledge’ of the situation have briefed US gossip sites including TMZ that Joe is watching his children Willa, three, and DJ, 14-months, full-time while on tour – while Sophie films for new series Joan in the UK.
But, as several briefings emerge in America, painting Joe as a devoted father and Sophie as a party animal, a series of columns defending the actress – and questioning why Joe is being praised for looking after his own children – have appeared.
Writing for Vogue, Raven Smith said: ‘Team Jonas is throwing a careless-mother narrative at proceedings and seeing if it sticks, sowing seeds of his wife being a less-than-gold-star parent. Nobody is saying out loud she’s subpar; it’s just heavily, heavily insinuated that her liking to go out clashes with his homebody status. It’s very read between the lines, please, she is not mothering at an acceptable standard.’
‘The misogyny here is so ridiculously stark. All these motherly expectations serve only to keep women repressed,’.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Reid of the i, said that Sophie is being slammed as ‘society doesn’t like it when women – especially mums – have fun’.
‘When we have babies we’re supposed to have our ambition, sexuality, and desire to dance while listening to Flo Rida incinerated along with our placenta.
‘So you can see how it would make sense for the PR team handling this divorce to get around a table and settle on “goes out too much, doesn’t spend enough time with her family” as the perfect way to vilify Turner’,
Reid’s sentiment was echoed by dozens of columnists, including Cassandra Green at Marie Claire, who lamented: ‘women are allowed to party, cry, work and also be great mums’.
‘There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a mum that likes to socialise. Enjoying time around other people, or being an extrovert, is not a crime,’ she wrote.
‘Conflating Joe’s custody of the children with the suggestion that Turner is a “party girl” seems a little pointed.
‘Get married and have children young? You’re throwing your life away. Let your partner take care of the children? You’re not a dedicated mother. Like to party? God forbid, that’s not the mark of a ‘good woman’. Talk openly about your mental health? Well, you’re crazy. Get divorced? You made it happen.
Stephanie McNeal at Glamour Magazine, added: ‘The implication that Turner is somehow doing something wrong by having a life that occasionally takes her away from her children really resonated with many women, who said they understood what it felt like to be judged.’
Elsewhere, Kat Romero said in Metro that her husband gets praised for raising their children, while she gets slammed.
‘In 2023, we are still heaping praise onto fathers for simply being fathers. It’s a slap in the face for feminism and a backhand across the engorged tit of motherhood’.
She added a dad ‘has to do the bare minimum’ to be considered great – while a mother ‘only needs to make a single slip-up to feel the wrath of judgment from society’.
‘I can’t tell you the amount of times people were shocked by the fact my partner woke up in the night for bottle feeds, changed constant nappies and gave me hours to myself to nap, go for a walk or see my friends’.
Meanwhile, UK broadsheets questions why we should be pitying Joe Jonas – and asked if the split may be down to difference in British and American culture.
Lucy Denyer of the Telegraph questioned if women felt ‘secret schadenfreude’ and as ‘smugness’ that ‘finally someone male understands what many of us women have been putting up with for years?”
‘I think the biggest problem of all here is that he’s an American and she’s a Brit, and there are your irreconcilable differences right there. Squeaky clean Joe grew up the son of a Pentecostal minister, wearing a purity ring as a symbol of his desire to wait until marriage to have sex (spoiler: he didn’t wait).
‘Turner (who has called the purity ring “laughably, toe-curlingly lame”) grew up in the Warwickshire countryside with two older brothers and a load of pigs. He wants to stay in Florida, she’s desperate to move back to England, missing “the people, the attitude, everything” (that “everything” is doing a lot of work there).
‘His favourite drink is sangria, and he’s lent his face and name to a carbonated, canned, “low cal” version with 80 per cent less sugar. She had her hen do in Benidorm, clearly likes the odd cocktail and is on record as having wished she “could have gone out and drunk a lot and thrown up in the middle of a club without it being photographed”, rather than spending her twenties as a wife and mother.
Kate Maxwell at the Times, echoed the sentiments, saying that Americans have a ‘restrained attitude to alcohol’ and a ‘fun ban’.
‘Perhaps what Turner needs isn’t a new lifestyle but a new role. My advice to Jonas? Don’t blame Britain’s booze culture — join the writers’ strike picket line instead.’
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.