Sophie Turner's coming-out in Pride Month... and her love story with Joe Jonas

Sophie Turner: coming out
Sophie Turner's bi pride
Was it really a coming-out?
Two-year anniversary
Unofficial wedding photos
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas: a love story
A crush at MTV Europe
Two successful entertainers
Joe Jonas: tumultuous past
Sophie's past relationships
Hailee played Cupid
Instagram official
Caught, but with a big smile
An unexpected engagement
Porky Basquiat, their dog
A pivotal Vegas weekend: break-up, then marriage
Wedding in Las Vegas
A summer wedding
Second wedding: France
A memorable party, Sophie-Joe-style
Neither Ramsay, nor Tyrion or Joffrey...
Family Christmas: Turner + Jonas
They love taking walks
Sophie and Joe in Springfield
Their biggest fight
Sophie the Spoiler
If I didn't tell,
Pregnancy and pandemic
Willa Jonas Turner
Sophie Turner: coming out

'Game of Thrones' actress Sophie Turner surprised a bunch of people in early June, declaring that she was "coming out" and "gay" on Instagram. It was her way of calling attention to Pride Month, the yearly event to celebrate and commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising for LGBTQ rights in New York City.

Sophie Turner's bi pride

"Time isn't straight, and neither am I," Turner wrote in an Instagram story on June 2. Just to make things clearer, she added "Bi Pride" and "Move, I'm Gay" to the message. Social media blew up, because it seemed like Sophie Turner was coming out of the closet as bisexual!

Was it really a coming-out?

No, not really. For those who had paid attention in the past, Sophie Turner's post wasn't a coming-out. It was more of a reminder. The actress had already talked about her sexual orientation before. She had told Rolling Stone in 2019, for example, that she had been with both men and women.

Two-year anniversary

The supposed bombshell of this summer - Sophie Turner's 'coming-out' - occurred a month after she had celebrated her two-year anniversary with husband Joe Jonas.

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

Unofficial wedding photos

Sophie Turner shared photos from her wedding with the Jonas Brothers' star, in which you can see the beautiful white pantsuit she was wearing and the craziness of the party afterwards.

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas: a love story

"Happiness starts with you." A single sentence, dedicated by Sophie Turner to Joe Jonas, summarizes the love story of Hollywood's couple of the moment. How did this pop star and GOT actress get together?

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

A crush at MTV Europe

Sophie Turner (1996) and Joe Jonas (1989) met at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards gala. Since that day in August 2016, the two were seen holding hands and with spectacular smiles on their faces.

Two successful entertainers

By that time, Sophie Turner had become a cornerstone of 'Game of Thrones' with the role of Sansa Stark. Joe Jonas was also doing well. He worked with his band DNCE after he and his two brothers had put the brake on their 'Jonas Brothers' project.

Joe Jonas: tumultuous past

Joe Jonas had a long list of past relationships with other world-renowned celebrities. Taylor Swift, Camille Belle, Demi Lovato and Ashley Green... none of them had lasted more than a year.

 

Read about Joe's wild years in 'The Curse of the Disney Children.'

Sophie's past relationships

For her part, Sophie Turner told People magazine that she had dated several men and women. The actress didn't name any names. The most important thing, she said, was that the string of relationships helped her recognize the love of her life when she saw him.

"A single woman for the rest of my life"

"Before I got engaged to Joe, I was fully preparing to be single for the rest of my life," Sophie told People. "But I think once you find the right person, you just know who you're going to spend the rest of your life with."

Hailee played Cupid

If anyone should be thanked for bringing the couple together, it's Hailee Steinfeld. Joe Jonas asked her to introduce him to Sophie Turner. "Sophie asked me to tell her a little bit about Joe," Hailee Steinfeld told Smallzy. "I was the one who encouraged her to give him a chance."

Instagram official

Five months later, in January 2017, the couple confirmed what was already a public secret: they were together. They 'broke' the news through the official celebrity channel: Instagram.

Caught, but with a big smile

However, they had never hid from the cameras when going out anyway.

An unexpected engagement

In October 2017, after barely a year of dating, the couple announced their engagement. They did so with a photo on Instagram, in which Sophie Turner showed the engagement ring.

Porky Basquiat, their dog

Before the wedding, the couple expanded the family with Porky Basquiat Jonas, a Siberian husky they adopted in September 2018. It didn't take long for them to open a special account for the pet on Instagram. He's a real star there.

A pivotal Vegas weekend: break-up, then marriage

Not everyone knows it, but right before the wedding, the couple broke up. Sophie Turner revealed to 'The Sunday Times' that they were separated for 24 hours. "It was the worst day of our lives."

 

Read: Stars who called off their weddings at the last minute

Wedding in Las Vegas

In June 2019, the couple married in Las Vegas. It was an official ceremony in which they legalized their union. They did it in a very small circle though, and the majority of their families had to find out through Instagram!

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

A summer wedding

The couple had already announced in 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' that they were getting married. Joe Jonas just blurted it out: "We'll have a summer wedding." It was to be two weddings, in fact: first in Las Vegas, then in France.

Second wedding: France

A month later, on July 3, 2019, the couple got married again in France, this time with a much bigger ceremony and a Louis Vuitton dress for Sophie Turner. She was quick to take it off afterwards though, as the guests celebrated a crazy party in a French castle.

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

A memorable party, Sophie-Joe-style

Shaking up the Château de Tourreau in Sarrians, France, it was one of the funniest and craziest weddings remembered in Hollywood.

(Image: @sophiet, Instagram)

Neither Ramsay, nor Tyrion or Joffrey...

After two failed TV-marriages to Tyrion Lannister and Ramsay Bolton, Sansa Stark (Sophie) finally had the wedding she deserved. By the way, there was also someone she didn't marry in 'Game of Thrones' - Joffrey Baratheon. But she still has a great friendship with Jack Gleeson, who played Joffrey.

 

Whatever happened with Gleeson's career? Read about him and other stars who 'disappeared.'

Family Christmas: Turner + Jonas

Both Turner's and Jonas's families worship the couple. They spent Christmas together in the UK.

They love taking walks

After getting married, the couple also adopted a golden retriever, Penelope, and a Corgi. They are often seen walking their dogs, and they seem to take very good care of them.

Sophie and Joe in Springfield

They were such an iconic Hollywood couple that there's even a Simpsonized version of them.

 

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Their biggest fight

Even the most loving couple has an argument sometimes. Joe and Sophie's biggest fight, allegedly, had to do with 'Game of Thrones.'

 

Sophie the Spoiler

Did Sophie cheat on Jonas with a cast member? No, not at all. Her crime was that she told her husband the GOT series finale before it came out.

If I didn't tell, "I was going to explode"

"I told Joe the ending and he's mad at me. He loves the show and was looking forward to the ending but in due time," Sophie told Vanity Fair. "But of course, I couldn't help it. I had to tell someone else, because if I didn't I'd explode."

 

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Pregnancy and pandemic

There was only one more step to take in the relationship and that was to become parents. It was in February 2020, just before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, that the news came of Sophie Turner's pregnancy.

Willa Jonas Turner

And then, after a few tough months, Sophie and Joe welcomed their daughter Willa Jonas Turner. The birth of the baby girl was announced on July 27, 2020. Who would have imagined this scenario only five years ago, on that hot summer evening of the 2016 MTV Music Awards?

 

Joe's brother Nick also married a famous actress: Priyanka Chopra. Read their story.