As Hollywood buzzed with the news, Joe Jonas’s recent decision to file for divorce from Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner became the talk of the town. For those close to the couple, however, the news was hardly a shock.
A Summer Apart
According to an insider familiar with the couple, the duo had been spending “the whole summer apart.” While they weren’t technically separated, the couple had been “living separate lives for months,” which provided a backdrop for the forthcoming split.
Rumblings Before the Storm
Jonas, 34, was spotted still wearing his wedding band even after reports surfaced of him retaining a divorce lawyer. The whispers grew louder, indicating that all wasn’t well in paradise. This 34-year-old musician and the 27-year-old actress, despite the growing tensions, hope to end things on a friendly note. As the source mentioned, “they haven’t gotten along in a while, but they’re hoping to resolve this all amicably.”
The divorce papers, however, contain an interesting revelation. Jonas mentions that their two daughters, Willa, 3, and another 14-month old referred to as D. in the documents, have been living with him recently. While reps for both Jonas and Turner have remained tight-lipped, offering no comments despite several outreach attempts, the filed documents provide an insight.
The Fine Print
Documents procured by PEOPLE validate that Joe Jonas has indeed initiated the divorce procedure with Sophie after four years of wedded bliss. Highlighting the crux of their relationship issue, the paperwork clearly indicates “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.” To smooth out potential financial disagreements, the duo had previously inked a prenuptial agreement.
A Glimpse into the Past
Looking suave, the couple made quite an impression at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Their public appearances often painted the picture of a perfect couple, making this split all the more surprising for their fans.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at an event
In a candid discussion, Jonas once shared his need for personal space despite his public image, expressing, “I want to feel like an open book… I realized that I didn’t have a ton of stuff that was just for me. And in the end, it makes me a better person to have something for myself.”
Jonas also opened up about fatherhood in an interview with PEOPLE back in August 2022. Describing it as an “adjustment period,” he conveyed the challenges and joys of being a parent. “I wake up every day just thrilled… it feels like a dream come true,” he had shared, adding depth to the narrative of a man juggling parenthood, professional ambitions, and personal upheavals.
The Jonas-Turner split, like many Hollywood breakups, leaves fans with a plethora of questions and speculations. While the days ahead may provide more clarity on the couple’s decision, for now, the entertainment world watches and waits.