Sophie Turner Says Aftermath of Joe Jonas Divorce Was the ‘Worst Few Days of My Life’

Sophie Turner is reflecting on the toxic media frenzy that followed the news of her September divorce from Joe Jonas.


“I mean, those were the worst few days of my life,” the Game of Thrones star told British Vogue in a new cover profile published on Wednesday (May 15), pointing out headlines that painted her as a partier while Jonas was an attentive dad to the former couple’s daughters, 3-year-old Willa and 1-year-old Delphine. “I remember I was on set, I was contracted to be on set for another two weeks, so I couldn’t leave. My kids were in the States and I couldn’t get to them because I had to finish Joan. And all these articles started coming out. It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother – mum guilt is so real! I just kept having to say to myself, ‘None of this is true. You are a good mum and you’ve never been a partier.’”

Turner added, “There were some days that I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I would call my lawyer saying, ‘I can’t do this. I just can’t.’ I was just never strong enough to stand up for myself. And then, finally, after two weeks of me being in a rut, she reminded me that it was my children I was fighting for.”

After Jonas filed for divorce in September, the duo shared a joint statement calling the split a “united decision” and writing, “We have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage.” However, shortly after, Turner sued Jonas for the “wrongful retention” of their two children in New York. They soon tentatively resolved their custody battle after a four-day mediation period. “After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the U.S. and the UK.,” they said in a joint statement shared with Billboard. “We look forward to being great co-parents.”

The former couple met in 2016, and married in two ceremonies in 2019. The first was a surprise Las Vegas wedding in May that they held immediately after attending the Billboard Music Awards, where the Jonas Brothers had just performed. They then threw a lavish wedding at the end of June in Southern France.

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