Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Officially End Their Marriage
It's over for Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner. The Jonas Brothers singer officially filed for divorce from the actress on September 5, 2023, according to TMZ. Rumors of a split began circulating earlier in the month, with various anonymous sources alleging the couple's "different lives" led to the split. The two officially commented on their separation the following day with a joint statement shared on Instagram: "After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," she shared. "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."
After beginning to date in 2016, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner hosted two destination weddings in 2019: the first in Las Vegas, and the second in Provence, France. They went on to welcome two daughters together in 2020 and 2022. Here, look back on the couple's complete relationship timeline, along with the details of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' weddings.
- Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner met and began dating in 2016. They announced their engagement on October 15, 2017.
- Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's first wedding took place in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019. The nuptials were meant to be a surprise, though news spread like wildfire after a guest live-streamed the event.
- On June 29, 2019, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' second wedding took place in Provence, France.
- After their weddings, Joe and Sophie have since welcomed two daughters in 2020 and 2022.
- Amid surprising rumors of a Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner split, the singer filed for divorce in September 2023.
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Who is Joe Jonas' Former Wife, Sophie Turner?
If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, you're already quite familiar with Sophie Turner. The UK-born actress won an Emmy Award for her role as Sansa Stark in the highly acclaimed HBO fantasy drama. She's also appeared in films like Another Me, Barely Lethal, Do Revenge and the X-Men series.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner began dating in 2016, and they were engaged the following year. The couple hosted two wedding ceremonies: the first, in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019, and the second, in Provence, France on June 29, 2019. Now, Joe Jonas and his former wife Sophie Turner share two daughters, born in 2020 and 2022.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Vegas Wedding
While in Las Vegas for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner decided it was a worthy time to make their marital status official. Together, the couple hosted their first wedding at A Little White Wedding Chapel and picked up a Clark County marriage license. Country superstar duo Dan + Shay performed an acoustic version of their beloved wedding song "Speechless" for the ceremony. The bride also turned to her future sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra to serve as her maid of honor for the Vegas elopement, while Joe's brothers were also witnesses to the entire event.
Perhaps, the most "Vegas" aspect of Joe and Sophie's wedding was an Elvis impersonator, who officiated their ceremony. Although Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's wedding was supposed to remain furtive as far as elopements go, one particular celeb attendee (DJ Diplo) foiled the proceedings by documenting the surprise on Instagram Live.
Nevertheless, the couple remained fond of their Vegas wedding. In honor of their two-year wedding anniversary in 2021, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas shared never-before-seen wedding photos from that wild night out in Sin City, which culminated with the newlyweds jumping into a pool in their wedding attire.
Following the trip, Chopra revealed more details to Access. "Joe had this idea that he wanted to do this [after the BBMAs]," she said. "He had these little black cards that we all got and we were randomly inviting our friends, like, people that we met. We were like, 'OK, we're going to the chapel right from here, please arrive.'"
As a result, their guest list ended up being a hodgepodge of some of music's biggest names. "It was awesome," Chopra said. "We were driving around in this pink Hummer limo and I was outside the window. It was epic. It was a Joe-phie kind of night."
Nick and Kevin Jonas, as well as other celeb names, attended the event, but the bride and groom alerted other close loved ones about the spur-of-the-moment decision. "Sophie did call me before," her mother, Sally, told the Daily Mail after the news broke. "She said, 'Mum, I'm getting married in Vegas.' …I am absolutely delighted and so is my husband, Andrew."
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Destination Wedding
Nearly two months after Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' wedding in Vegas, the couple made their way to France to kick off their lavish destination wedding week. Starting in Paris, the pair welcomed their friends and family to the City of Love to enjoy sightseeing while day drinking. Days later, the spouses exchanged vows on June 29 in a stunning outdoor ceremony in the French countryside.
The venue of choice was a storied chateau, Le Château de Tourreau, that beautifully showcased the region's splendor and beauty. Sophie Turner wore a Louis Vuitton wedding dress, custom-designed by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.
On their second wedding anniversary, Turner published a series of never-before-seen wedding photos on Instagram shot by Corbin Gurkin. "I mean… f--k it, it's been 2 years," the actress wrote. Jonas added, "The best two years of my life."
For his second wedding, Joe Jonas honored his American heritage (and his general love of beer) with custom labels from Coors Light, which he specifically called out as his one wedding non-negotiable leading up to the nuptials. It was so important to the groom that Coors Light ended up providing beer for the wedding, even helping the couple commemorate the occasion with custom labels. Along with printed images of the couple's faces, the brand also included call-outs to "Joe + Sophie 2019" on the label.
"I mean, we are getting married in France, so a lot of Coors Light is necessary," Jonas said to James Corden. "Not hard, really, to get that, but we needed to make sure that was going to happen." Sophie and Joe were well-prepared for their wedding, considering Nick Jonas ended up running out of beer during his wedding to Priyanka Chopra. ("We learned a lesson from my wedding," Nick told Corden in the same interview. "Our friends drink a lot of beer, specifically, and we ran out of beer at the wedding, at my wedding, which was a big issue.")
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner's Honeymoon
Weeks later, the newlyweds ended up in the Maldives for their honeymoon. The luxurious getaway included a stay at the Soneva Fushi, an all-inclusive resort comprised of oceanfront luxury villas amid a biosphere location.
Why Joe Jonas and Sophie Had a Sequel Wedding
Since Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' wedding was in Europe, the pair still technically had to make their marriage legal in the US. The US Embassy & Consulates in France states that in order for a marriage to be legally recognized, "at least one of the parties to be married must have resided in France for at least forty days immediately preceding the marriage."
The pair didn't expect to live together in France for 40 days before the ceremony, so they had to take the nuptials elsewhere to make their marital status official. That location, of course, ended up being Vegas.
The couple likely had some guidance from their pro team, which Turner praised during the planning process. "Wedding planners are key," the actress told Extra. "That means you don't have to do anything." In total, they were among the first A-listers to throw a sequel wedding, which was defined by The Knot in 2019.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' Relationship Timeline
2016: Joe Slides Into Sophie's Instagram DMs
Mutual friends had attempted to set the pair up together for a while, but Joe and Sophie were social media buddies first. "We were following each other on Instagram," Turner told Harper's Bazaar. "And he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."
January 1, 2017: Joe and Sophie Go Instagram Official
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner began dating in 2016. They met in person for the first time in October, and by the end of the month, they attended a Halloween party together. Turner later spent the Thanksgiving holiday with Jonas and his family. Joe and Sophie went IG official on January 1, 2017. Turner posted a photo of Jonas on a boat with the caption "Miami Daze."
October 15, 2017: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Announce Their Engagement
Just ten months later, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner announced their engagement on October 15. The fiancés posted matching photos on Instagram showing off Turner's engagement ring as she rested her hand on top of Jonas'. Her caption read, "I said yes," while his said, "She said yes."
May 1, 2019: Joe and Sophie Get Married in Las Vegas
The couple enjoyed a long engagement, which Turner opened up about in an interview with Marie Claire. "It's lovely to be engaged. Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I'd find a house that I love and want to stay in forever," she told the outlet. "There's a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there's a drive that comes with your career."
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' wedding in Las Vegas took place on May 1, 2019, following the Billboard Music Awards. Speaking to GQ after the event, the groom said, "We had to get legally married in the States, so we thought it'd be really fun to get all of our friends, invite them out, and do an impromptu wedding. And we actually had some people that I didn't really even know that well there." It wasn't without a few snafus, though—not only did one of their guests livestream the event, Jonas later admitted he forgot to tell his parents about the secret nuptials.
June 29, 2019: Joe and Sophie Have a Sequel Wedding in France
The following month, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's second wedding served as an opportunity to celebrate with all their loved ones. (Read: Mr. and Mrs. Jonas knew about this ceremony.) The couple hosted a destination wedding weekend in France, beginning with a day of sightseeing in Paris. On June 29, 2019, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got married at a beautiful French chateau in the scenic region of Provence. Joe's brothers Nick, Kevin and Frankie served as groomsmen, while Sophie's Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams was her maid of honor.
July 22, 2020: Joe and Sophie Welcome Their Daughter, Willa
Just over a year after their second wedding, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas welcomed their first child, a daughter named Willa. While their baby was born on July 22, the new parents waited a few days to confirm the happy news. In September, Turner shared a photo dump of sentimental memories from throughout her pregnancy.
July 2022: Joe and Sophie's Second Daughter is Born
Joe and Sophie's family grew once again in 2022. The couple attended the Met Gala together in May, where they were photographed cradling Turner's growing baby bump. Their second daughter was born on July 14, 2022. In an effort to preserve her privacy, Joe and Sophie have yet to reveal the name of their second daughter, and they rarely share photos of their children.
August 2023: Sophie Supports Joe at the Start of the Jonas Brothers World Tour
On August 12, 2023, the Jonas Brothers embarked on "The Tour," a carefully curated world tour that highlights the band's six albums spanning their whole career, including their most recent, The Album. Joe Jonas's wife Sophie, along with her J-Sisters Priyanka and Danielle, attended opening night at Yankee Stadium in New York. After the show, she shared a photo of herself kissing Joe's hand backstage writing, "🎵 long long New York nights 🎵."
September 2023: Joe Jonas Files for Divorce From Sophie Turner
Despite her appearance at a handful of Jonas Brothers concerts, fans were shocked when various reports alleged that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were headed for divorce. In early September, TMZ reported that Joe had consulted with divorce lawyers. Their source confirmed that he officially filed on September 5. Around the same time, fans noticed the singer was without his wedding ring at recent shows. The former couple shared a joint Instagram statement on September 6 regarding their separation: "After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," she shared. "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."
Details on Sophie Turner's Engagement Ring
Joe Jonas proposed to Sophie Turner in 2017 with a pear-shaped diamond set in gold and stacked elegantly against a dainty, matching eternity band of delicate tiny diamonds. The three-carat piece was initially valued at $150,000 minimum, given its large center stone.
"I love the double band," New York-based jeweler Bliss Lau previously said to The Knot. "To me, that symbolizes a balance that they will have in their relationship." To accentuate the piece's sparkle factor, Turner opted instead for a simple wedding band to offset the elaborate engagement ring. The band brings symmetry to the overall stacking of the engagement ring and band.
"The elongated pear diamond is spot on," Lau explained. "[It] matches her as a tall woman… and it fits her proportions. Additionally, the low-profile setting is great for her active lifestyle… A ring is meant to embody the wearer, and in this case, I think Joe did a great job."
Details on Joe Jonas' Wedding Ring
After getting married in Vegas, Joe Jonas's wedding ring of choice was a colorful ring pop. Since then, however, the singer has swapped out his candy accessory for a simple gold wedding band.
With reporting by Esther Lee.