The couple married in 2019, first at a quickie Vegas ceremony and then with a more elaborate event that included family and friends; Turner’s Game of Thrones costar Maisie Williams served as her maid of honor. The couple have since had two children: a 3-year-old daughter named Willa and a 14-year-old daughter whose name has not been revealed to the public. According to Digital Spy, only her initials were included in the divorce papers that Jonas filed on September 5.
Jonas has reportedly asked for joint custody of the children, and that the court uphold the couple’s prenuptial agreement from 2019. It sounds like the two still plan to coparent. The divorce sounds like it’s amicable. That jives with a joint statement that Turner posted on her Instagram:
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Why are Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas getting divorced
“After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage,” reads the joint statement from the couple. “There are many of 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.”
Speaking of speculative narratives, “a source close to the family” told Page Six about their take on why the marriage is ending. “Divorce was a last resort for Joe,” they said. “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. An unhappy home isn’t a home, and the truth is that he and Sophie were going through it this year. There’s a lot of noise out there, but it wasn’t a straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back situation like it’s being reported…It just kept building, and Joe finally reached a point where he felt that he had exhausted all options to salvage the marriage.”
PageSix also quotes a source — maybe the same one — telling TMZ that, “She likes to party; he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles.” In the divorce filing, Jonas says that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
How much of that is accurate? No idea. Turner once did an interview with Conan O’Brien where she described herself as a “homebody” and Jonas as a “social butterfly” whom she had trouble getting to “just spend time with me.” So I dunno. Also, isn’t it odd that whenever there’s a celebrity breakup there are always these sources “close to the family” who apparently feel no compunction about leaking details about that family’s private life to tabloids? Who leaked this? Was it Nick?
Anyway, we wish Turner, Jonas, and their children the best. Sometimes things don’t work out.