Sophie Turner describes Joe Jonas divorce and public perception of her parenting as 'torture'

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Sophie Turner has opened up about her divorce from her ex-husband Joe Jonas in her first interview since the news was announced.

The actress, 28, and the lead singer of The Jonas Brothers announced last year that they would be calling it quits after four years of marriage.

In a joint statement posted to Instagram back in September last year, the pair made the shocking revelation to fans.

"After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," the former lovers wrote. "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."

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Speaking to British Vogue, the star opened up about being in a "rut" during that period.

"There were some days that I didn’t know if I was going to make it," she told the outlet. "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.

"Once anyone says to me, ‘Do it for your kids,’ I’m doing it. I wouldn’t do it for myself, but I’ll find the strength for them," she added.

Turner and Jonas share two children together - daughters Willa and Delphine.

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And just to make matters worse, in that time the Game of Thrones actress faced misogynistic backlash after her parenting was criticized for the fact she was away working, while Jonas was portrayed as the dedicated father left to pick up the pieces.

"I mean, those were the worst few days of my life," Turner recalled, referring to the headlines while she was on set filming Joan for ITV.

"I remember I was on set, I was contracted to be on set for another two weeks, so I couldn’t leave," she said. "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...”

She continued: "It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother - mom guilt is so real! I just kept having to say to myself, 'None of this is true. You are a good mom and you’ve never been a partier.'"

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She then criticized those who "make s***up."

"It’s unfathomable the amount of people that will just make s*** up and put it up based on a picture," she continued. "A picture might tell a thousand words, but it’s not my story. It felt like I was watching a movie of my life that I hadn’t written, hadn’t produced, or starred in. It was shocking. I’m still in shock."

But thankfully, she had a bunch of supportive people around her on the set of Joan who kept her moving forward.


"They [the cast and crew] were my emotional support people, my family," she said. “I really don’t know what I would have done without them."

The show’s executive producer, Ruth Kenley-Letts, also doubled down on it, stating that what the media did to Turner was "shocking."

Despite it being such a difficult time, the 28-year-old made it out on the other side and is now loving her life.

"Now that I’m back home, I’m actually the happiest I’ve been in a really long time. I’m starting over again, rediscovering what I like to do, who I like to be with," she confirmed.

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We're so happy to see the star is doing well after enduring so much pain over the past few months.

Featured Image Credit: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic/Getty

Sophie Turner describes Joe Jonas divorce and public perception of her parenting as 'torture'

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Sophie Turner has opened up about her divorce from her ex-husband Joe Jonas in her first interview since the news was announced.

The actress, 28, and the lead singer of The Jonas Brothers announced last year that they would be calling it quits after four years of marriage.

In a joint statement posted to Instagram back in September last year, the pair made the shocking revelation to fans.

"After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," the former lovers wrote. "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."

Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty

Speaking to British Vogue, the star opened up about being in a "rut" during that period.

"There were some days that I didn’t know if I was going to make it," she told the outlet. "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.

"Once anyone says to me, ‘Do it for your kids,’ I’m doing it. I wouldn’t do it for myself, but I’ll find the strength for them," she added.

Turner and Jonas share two children together - daughters Willa and Delphine.

Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/VF22/WireImage/Vanity Fair

And just to make matters worse, in that time the Game of Thrones actress faced misogynistic backlash after her parenting was criticized for the fact she was away working, while Jonas was portrayed as the dedicated father left to pick up the pieces.

"I mean, those were the worst few days of my life," Turner recalled, referring to the headlines while she was on set filming Joan for ITV.

"I remember I was on set, I was contracted to be on set for another two weeks, so I couldn’t leave," she said. "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...”

She continued: "It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother - mom guilt is so real! I just kept having to say to myself, 'None of this is true. You are a good mom and you’ve never been a partier.'"

Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

She then criticized those who "make s***up."

"It’s unfathomable the amount of people that will just make s*** up and put it up based on a picture," she continued. "A picture might tell a thousand words, but it’s not my story. It felt like I was watching a movie of my life that I hadn’t written, hadn’t produced, or starred in. It was shocking. I’m still in shock."

But thankfully, she had a bunch of supportive people around her on the set of Joan who kept her moving forward.


"They [the cast and crew] were my emotional support people, my family," she said. “I really don’t know what I would have done without them."

The show’s executive producer, Ruth Kenley-Letts, also doubled down on it, stating that what the media did to Turner was "shocking."

Despite it being such a difficult time, the 28-year-old made it out on the other side and is now loving her life.

"Now that I’m back home, I’m actually the happiest I’ve been in a really long time. I’m starting over again, rediscovering what I like to do, who I like to be with," she confirmed.

Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty

We're so happy to see the star is doing well after enduring so much pain over the past few months.

Featured Image Credit: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic/Getty