Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ relationship timeline: From romance to divorce

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas wed in 2019  (Getty )
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas wed in 2019 (Getty )

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas were once seen as one of Hollywood's hottest couples — but now, they’re headed for divorce.

The pair has been embroiled in a bitter public row over where their two little ones will live but have now agreed to share custody after resolving their legal dispute.

The pair announced their “amicable” divorce over the summer, but thenTurner sued Jonas, claiming he hadn’t let the girls return to England from the US while staying with him.

In a joint statement on Tuesday (October 10), they said: “After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the US and the UK.

“We look forward to being great co-parents.”

Their statement followed a new legal filing setting out a temporary joint custody arrangement for their daughters, aged three and one, for the coming months.


Here's everything you need to know about their relationship so far — from how they met, to their gorgeous wedding in the south of France, their baby news — and, now, divorce.

How did Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas meet?

Rumours that the pair were dating started doing the rounds in November 2016, when Joe was spotted with his arm around the Game of Thrones star at the MTV EMAs.

In a later interview with Marie Claire, Sophie revealed they had met through mutual friends.

When did they get married?

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(Amy Sussman / Getty Images)

Well. As any true Jophie fans will know, Sophie and Joe didn’t just marry the one time, they got hitched twice.

The first time was on May 2, 2019, after the Billboard Awards.

There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career

Sophie Turner

Their nuptials were held in Las Vegas’s Little White Wedding Chapel and were officiated by Elvis Presley himself (aka, an impersonator).

Not only did Joe's brothers Nick and Kevin attend the ceremony, Diplo tagged along — and even leaked a video of the vows on his Instagram.

The DJ later apologised to the couple and revealed they “confiscated” his phone during the second wedding ceremony in France.

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(Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Speaking of which, the couple then had a larger, more traditional wedding in the beautiful location of Avignon.

The second wedding was attended by Sophie’s BFF and GoT co-star, Maisie Williams.

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(Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Sophie and Joe’s relationship timeline

November 5, 2016

Dating rumours start to circulate after Joe was spotted putting his arm around Sophie the EMAs.

November 28, 2016

An image of the pair — and Joe's bros Kevin and Nick — messing around in a photobooth at a wedding is shared on Instagram by a mutual friend.

December 5, 2016

Sophie and Joe are papped hanging out in a north London pub after having a spot of lunch with Sophie’s family. Adorable.

January 1, 2017

Sophie finally share a snap of Joe on her Instagram of Joe smoking a cigar on the back of a boat in Miami, seemingly confirming their relationship.

January 10, 2017

When asked if she is dating Joe Jonas at the Golden Globes, Sophie coyly replied: “I’m not saying anything... I’m very happy.”

February 14, 2017

Joe Jonas is spotted thirsting over Sophie when he commented on her picture with a flame emoji.

March 6, 2017

Joe and Sophie are pictured arriving in Paris for Fashion Week HOLDING HANDS at the airport.

May 2, 2017

The couple attend the Met Gala in New York — but decided not to pose together on the red carpet.

July 1, 2017

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Sophie confirmed: “I’m in a relationship, but it’s a very private relationship.”

July 5, 2017

Sophie T then opens up about her relationship with the Jonas Brother further, in an interview with Marie Claire.

The Sansa Stark actress not only reveals that she is very happy in her new relationship, but also speaks about the pressures of being in the public eye, saying: “You do feel like you’re living in a fishbowl… It’s frustrating [that] it’s the most mundane things that make the news — how boring! There are really no other headlines?”

September 5, 2017

Just as her Game of Thrones character Sansa was gifted an adorable pooch by Ned Stark in the series opener, Sophie and Joe adopt the cutest little husky dog and cement their relationship further.

In true Jophie style, the couple name the animal Porky Basquiat and even create an Instagram handle for it.

A few days later, Sophie and Joe are snapped in New York taking Porky for walkies.

October 15, 2017

After less than a year of dating, Joe Jonas proposes to Sophie and the pair share a stylish snap of the engagement ring on both their Instas.

Joe captioned his post: “She said yes,” while Sophie wrote — you guessed it — “I said yes”.

April 11, 2018

When discussing her engagement with Marie Claire as part of the title’s Fresh Faces feature, the actress made a very important point, stating: “There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you.

“But I’ve always found that my career is something I work for and, when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life.

“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.

“There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career.”

November 1, 2018

Turner and Jonas prove they are the ultimate couple goals, as they dress as Morticia and Gomez Addams for Halloween.

December 4, 2018

Sophie and Joe then attend one of the biggest weddings of the year — that of Joe’s brother and bandmate Nick, and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.

The couple have a traditional multi-day ceremony in India.

Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender

Sophie Turner

December 25, 2018

Sophie and Joe’s families come together to spend Christmas Day in Warwick, where Sophie is from.

Turner shares a sweet photo of her, the soon-to-be-in-laws, and her family with her 15.4million followers.

April 4, 2019

The couple join past and present cast members of Game of Thrones at New York’s Radio City Hall at the world premiere of the series finale.

At the event, Sophie and Joe pile on the PDA — and hilariously pose with Joffrey actor Jack Gleeson, joking he was stealing Sophie away.

March 1, 2019

The Jonas Brothers make their comeback with new single Sucker — and Sophie, as well as Priyanka and Kevin’s wife Danielle, star in the music video.

In the video, Sophie wears some pretty daring outfits, furiously trims hedges, and stuffs cake into her mouth at an Alice in Wonderland-style tea party.

March 26, 2019

Ahead of the Game of Thrones finale, Sophie and BFF Maisie Williams star on the cover of Rolling Stone, discussing everything from her engagement with Joe, to her views on sexuality.

In the interview, Turner said: “I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life. I think, once you’ve found the right person, you just know.

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(Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images)

“I feel like I’m much older a soul than I am in age.

“I feel like I’ve lived enough life to know. I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know. I don’t feel 22. I feel like 27, 28.

“Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”

March 31, 2019

Gracing the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Sophie reveals more details on how she and Joe started seeing each other: he apparently slid into the actress’s DMs.

“We had a lot of mutual friends and they’d been trying to introduce us for a long time,” she said.

“We were following each other on Instagram and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue.”

Revealing more details on their upcoming nuptials, Turner added they wanted to “keep it as low-key as possible” and make it “more of an intimate thing”.

May 2, 2019


In a surprise move, Sophie and Joe tie the knot in Vegas after the Billboard Awards.

Sophie wears a sleek white jumpsuit and veil, while Joe dons a dapper grey suit.

The ceremony is officiated by an Elvis impersonator and DJ Diplo cheekily leaks video footage on Instagram.

May 7, 2019

The 2019 Met Gala in New York mark the couple’s first official outing as a married couple.

The pair wear matching black outfits with bold geometric shapes, and Sophie has a smoky blue eyeshadow, with her hair scraped back.

May 19, 2019

HBO’s hit series came to an end (we’re still not ready to talk about it), and Sophie thanks her husband for his support.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Sophie discusses her mental health and the impact Joe has had on her life: “I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell,” she said.

“He was like, ‘I can't be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.’ That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”

At the same time, Turner said they had even broken up for a day, commenting: “It was the worst day of our lives. For a second, we both had cold feet, then 24 hours later we were both like, ‘Never mind’.”

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June 11, 2019

Sophie rocks out at Capital’s Summertime Ball, as the Jonas Brothers bring on surprise guests, Busted, to perform Year 3000 together.

June 27, 2019

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Sophie shares a cheeky snap of hubby Joe Jonas in a bathtub on her Instagram Story, ahead of their second wedding in France.

June 28, 2019

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The pair tie the knot... again.

This time, Sophie and Joe’s families and friends are in attendance.

July 4, 2019

Sophie and Joe share the first official picture of their wedding day — an adorable black and white image of them walking down the aisle hand-in-hand.

July 18, 2019

Sophie and Joe give fans a peek into their honeymoon in Soneva Fushi, in the Maldives.

As well as tree-top walks, white sandy beaches, and tennis matches in swimwear, Joe also went down a massive slide and splashed into the crystalline water of the resort.

August 16, 2019

Sophie presents her hubby with a birthday cake on stage during the Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins tour date in Washington DC.

December 31, 2019

Sophie and Joe ring in the New Year together, wearing a jazzy pair of 2020 glasses.

January 16, 2020

Sophie stars in yet another music video for the Jonas Brothers, as they release their hit What A Man Gotta Do.

February 4, 2020

Sophie shares an adorable black and white photo of Joe kissing her forehead, along with the caption: “Happiness begins with you, bub 🌹”.

February 2020

Pregnancy rumours start doing the rounds online, just before lockdown kicks in.

July 27, 2020

Sophie and Joe welcome their newborn baby, Willa.

In a statement made by the couple’s representatives, it was confirmed: “Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby.”

July 14, 2022

The couple welcome their second daughter.

“Joe and Sophie are happy to announce the arrival of their baby girl,” their reps said.

August 14, 2022

Sophie supports Joe at the Jonas Brothers concert.

Sophie showed up to support her husband at the first Jonas Brothers World Tour concert, at New York City’s Yankee Stadium. Photos she posted from the night showed her walking backstage with him, sweetly kissing Joe’s hand.

September 3, 2023

Sophie and Joe are reportedly planning for divorce.

The couple has reportedly been having “serious problems” for at least six months. A source alleges that the couple’s two children have been with Jonas as he tours the US and that he has been caring for them “pretty much all of the time”.

Joe was also spotted without his wedding ring.

September 5, 2023

Joe files for divorce from Turner in Miami Dade County, Florida, with both parties citing that their marriage is “irretrievably broken”.

Joe is seeking joint custody of the couple’s two children, according to divorce documents. Sophie and he had a prenuptial-agreement that Joe expects will be enforced, says the filing.

September 6, 2023

The couple then issue a joint statement confirming their split on their respective Instagram accounts. It read: “After four years of wonderful marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage.”

It was in contrast to claims they were leading “separate lives” for several months before the American singer filed for divorce.

“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,” said the announcement.

September 22, 2023

Things appear less amicable as news emerges that Sophie is reportedly suing for the return of her children to England.

US broadcaster NBC said legal documents filed on behalf of Sophie accuse Joe of refusing to hand over the children’s passports.

The documents, filed in a New York court, said both children have been kept in the city with their father since September 20, away from “their habitual residence” in England, where Joe is said to have agreed to move permanently in April.

The singer then issued a statement rejecting any suggestion that he has “abducted” their two daughters.

A statement issued by his representative said: “This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not abducted.

“After being in Joe’s care for the past three months at the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother. Sophie is making this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and to remove the children from the US permanently,” it continued.

October 10, 2023

The pair announce in a joint statement that they have resolved their legal differences and agreed to make things work for their children by co-parenting.

They said: “After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the US and the UK.

“We look forward to being great co-parents.”

Their statement followed a new legal filing setting out a temporary joint custody arrangement for their daughters, aged three and one, for the coming months.