Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have recently announced their engagement. While the two have both been with other famous lovers in the past, including Gigi Hadid and James McAvoy (guess who was with who!), it’s clear that the two are head over heels about one another.
Their relationship is one of the freshest in Hollywood, but given the insane popularity of both celebrities, it’s one that we’re sure to hear about for the rest of their careers so you might as well learn all about it now!
There are several elements that have come together to help create the connection they’ve had. Below we detail 15 of the biggest, including their initial dates (and how they met the parents), what Joe – and hopefully Sophie too – likes in the bedroom, and the elements of one another that was so appealing.
We, of course, can’t completely shy away from Westeros though and also make sure to include Joe’s thoughts on the Iron Throne and the potential impact it may have on their love.
These are 16 Things We Didn’t Know About Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas’ Relationship
16. They Have A Special Connection To Halloween
There were a few signs that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were starting to get a little bit closer to one another. One of the biggest came last October when the two were spotted hanging out at a Halloween party.
While some women choose to use the holiday as a reason to strip off their clothing, Turner was still kicking some serious ass with her decision to go as a bunny (seen in the top right). Jonas wasn’t exactly “matching” but his decision to go as a Dalmatian at least showed a combined love of animals.
Turner has had matching costumes with Maisie Williams one past Halloween, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to see her and Joe match it up for the foreseeable Halloweens.
15. They Don’t Talk About Whether He Wants Her On The Throne!
One of the most anticipated series finales of all-time is going to be when Game of Thrones finally wraps up and we find out who is going to end up on the Iron Throne at the very end. Many people out there are rooting for Sansa Stark, but as described by Sophie Turner, perhaps it’s a good thing that she and Joe don’t discuss it.
“I don’t know, I don’t know. We don’t talk about it… You made me blush!” said Turner.
If Turner’s character meets a premature end in the series we’re sure Joe will also be there to support her. At the very least, Turner has several projects to keep her busy outside of Westeros including portraying Jean Grey in the upcoming film X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
14. They Get Adventurous When They…You Know
Now to be fair, we know this statement is more true about Joe than it is Sophie. But when you consider the two are getting up close and personal, you have to hope they have similar areas of interest in the bedroom.
In November, the same month they got together, Joe was interviewed about a song titled “Be Mean” with PrideSource during which he stated it was inspired by some of his real-life interests
“It’s definitely fun when you bring some whips and leather and whatever you may be into – a little bit of S&M – into the bedroom. I wrote it about me and someone I was getting wild with, and maybe (we) busted some outfits out – you know, you get a little crazy. It’s a fun song, and I hope people can have fun with it and learn from it,”
said Joe, as well as
13. One Of Their First “Dates” Was In The Netherlands
While the two were spotted together on Halloween, they were spotted getting much closer less than a week later. A report posted by People showed the two getting cozy at a Kings of Leon concert that preceded an MTV Europe Music Awards.
Someone at the concert spoke out about their behavior saying,
“I didn’t look very often because I was seated more in front of the room. The two or three times I was watching they were kissing. She was all smiley and he looked really sweet.”
Joe did an interview shortly after where he was asked which character of Game of Thrones he would want to kiss. Though he perhaps cleverly answered a dragon, not wanting to go public with their relationship quite yet!
12. How They Got Introduced To The Parents
One of the most stressful things that a couple can do is meet each other’s respective parents. For Sophie Turner, the first time she met with the Jonas brood it was allegedly on a family skiing trip over Thanksgiving weekend. We suppose that’s one of the benefits of being rich and famous.
Joe returned the favor but did so by meeting Sophie’s parents at a pub in north London. Let’s hope he remembered to know his limit! Sophie also has two older brothers and had a twin sister who passed away during pregnancy.
An insider for People magazine spoke out about their engagement, saying
11. Sophie Crushed On Him First (But Also Crushed On Bieber)
It was reported by a source close to Sophie Turner that Joe was someone that she definitely had on radar,
“[She’s] had a crush on Joe for a while, but Joe isn’t going to be a one-woman guy right now.”
It’s clear that Turner was enough of a catch for Joe to be locked down to just the one woman! Sophie Turner has also been open in the past about the fact that she’s had a crush on Justin Bieber. This included putting his picture on her wall and decorating it with confetti. No telling on if she also practiced kissing with the picture, though it’s clear she has a thing for musicians!
10. She’s Not A Fan Of Their Paparazzi Attention
Sophie Turner’s popularity in the world is increased on a regular basis through the help of the paparazzi. It doesn’t seem to matter what activity she is doing, the paparazzi is probably going to be pretty nearby to capture it.
She opened up to Marie Claire about her feelings on the matter,
“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?”
9. Turner Likes That He’s Famous Too
Sophie Turner is one of the most recognized stars in Hollywood. Something that definitely isn’t going to change anytime soon. And when talking about her relationship with InStyle magazine, she admitted that Joe’s familiarity with the world of fame was a big draw for her.
“I found it easier to date someone who understands the industry or is in that world. You realize that you’re not going to see each other all the time. And you don’t feel like a jerk when you’re like, ‘My publicist says I can’t do this'”
8. He Helped Her Remember What Fun Is
Sophie Turner landed the role of her dreams by the time she was only 12 years old. But just because she’s grown up with a life of financial and career stability doesn’t mean that she has always been happy. Turner’s battled depression and it was the help of her friends, including Jonas, that helped break her out of her shell.
“I very much isolated myself for a while and forgot what was fun…Going out with friends, going out to eat, not really having a care. And people I’ve met recently in my life have drawn me out of that…I’m happier than I’ve been in a very long time.”
7. He Helped Her Conquer Her Insecurities
When Sophie Turner was opening up about her struggles with mental health, she also talked a bit about her insecurities and the benefits her friends have had.
“It really helps you own those insecurities. The things I tortured myself about before, I can forget about,” admitted Turner.
It must be incredibly beneficial to have an amazing and supportive partner like Joe to help her grow in confidence and strength as a woman. Especially because as you get older you may gain new insecurities, but having a strong husband like Joe is something that she should always be able to depend on. Though we’re sure there are also plenty of people in Hollywood who are more than happy to tell Sophie how much they love her.
6. It Was Nick Who Gave The First Real Confirmation
While it had been rumored for a while that Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas were together, the biggest confirmation came back on May 1st. Nick shared the above photo to his Instagram along with the message “These two” with a heart.
Considering the implications of the post, let’s hope he had permission from both of them to upload it! Especially because neither of them seems to even be aware that Nick was taking a photo. The photo received over 1,500 comments and close to 300,000 likes.
5. They Have A Puppy Together
Sophie Turner’s character Sansa Stark has a direwolf named Lady in the first season of Game of Thrones. But while the puppy had a short life on the screen, it has lived a long life with Sophie Turner in real life. But that’s not the only animal that Turner has taken under her wing.
Both Turner and Joe adopted the adorable puppy you see above back in September. It’s easy to see why this adorable guy, who they named Porky Basquait, is well-deserving of the Instagram account that the two have set up for themselves.
4. What Joe’s Ex Demi Lovato Thinks Of The Engagement
Joe Jonas has had several famous women on his arm throughout the years. One of his most profile relationships came with Demi Lovato. The two dated in 2010, but have also worked with each other in a variety of projects including Love Is In The Air in 2013.
Thankfully there is no bad blood between the two though, as Demi made sure to extend her congratulations to the newly engaged couple.
Writing on their Instagram page, Lovato said
“HUGE CONGRATS!!!!! Sooooo happy for the both of you!!!!”
3. Don’t Worry, Maisie Approves Too
There isn’t a better friendship in Hollywood than that shared between Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Both of them got their break at a young age and have grown up to form a bond that we’re sure even Joe couldn’t break. But you’ll be happy to know that Maisie is in full support of their relationship.
She was one of the top responders to Turner’s engagement announcement on Instagram, writing
“Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend on her engagement. This is just one of MANY life milestones we’ll share. Love you both.”
2. What Their “Couple Name” Is (And What She Prefers)
There are many different celebrity couples whose names often get smashed together to form something easier to say. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie famously became Brangelina, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were TomKat and when combining Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, people have decided to go with Jophie.
Is it the best? No, but it’s also far from the worst. When Turner was asked about it, she admitted she prefers Mophie (for her and Maisie Williams),
“What’s that thing they say? Relationships come and go, but friendship is always there,” said Turner. We’re sure getting to experience something as huge as Game of Thrones with someone like Maisie is an experience that’ll bond them forever. The two even have matching tattoos!
1. Joe Will Be Happy His Relationship Drama Is Over
Joe Jonas has always had the paparazzi care an obscene amount of about who he is taking to bed that given week. Which means that now that the question is forever answered, perhaps he’ll be feeling a lot more relief whenever he opens the tabloids.
“I think you never get used to it. You get a little better at it when there’s rumors or you have to deal with random drama—[like] old exes that are dating somebody new. I try to just focus on the good stuff and not obsess over it. It’s not as bad as it used to be. On the Demi thing, I see she’s happy and I’m happy for her. I met Bomba. He’s a good guy,” said Jonas.
As a fun fact, Lovato ended up splitting from MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos back in May. Among Joe drama has also been him infamously ending his relationship with Taylor Swift over the phone, something she wrote about in the song “Forever & Always”.
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