Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are one of Hollywood’s hottest young couples — both have been in the spotlight since their early teenage years. Turner became instantly famous playing Sansa Stark on the mega-hit show Game of Thrones, while the boy band the Jonas Brothers put Joe in the public eye. Neither star’s popularity has faded, though, making their relationship all the more exciting for fans.
Sansa Stark remains one of the longest-surviving characters heading into the highly anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Once a very controversial character, Sansa has become more likable as she’s asserted herself as a formidable political player, making the actress even more popular with the show’s fans. Turner has also taken on the role of mutant Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and the upcoming film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Jonas, meanwhile, has moved onto being the vocalist for the American funk-rock band DNCE.
Successful and well-liked by many, the news that Turner and Jonas were dating was received with much excitement. Their relationship first became public in November of 2016, and news of their engagement flooded the Internet in October of 2017. Despite their considerable fame, the two stars have kept their relationship relatively private for a young Hollywood romance.
Here are 15 Interesting Facts About Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner’s Relationship.
15. Hailee Steinfeld Helped Them Meet
People always ask couples how they met and with Hollywood romances it’s no different. Fans of the Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas relationship owe some thanks to Hailee Steinfeld. Like Turner and Jonas, Steinfeld found herself in the spotlight during her teenage years after her brilliant performance as Mattie Ross in the 2010 remake of True Grit.
Turner and Steinfeld worked together on the film Barely Lethal and remain close friends. Steinfeld knew Jonas when she collaborated with his band DNCE on a song.
Steinfeld says she received a text from Turner asking about Jonas to which she replied, “Go for it!”
The relationship between Turner and Jonas started soon afterwards. It’s refreshing to hear the almost mundane nature of their meeting, one friend texting another to ask about someone she’s interested in. In some ways, even famous stars aren’t so different from their fans.
14. Their First Outing
Unlike everyday relationships, a defining moment for Hollywood romances is the first time they’re spotted in public together. For Turner and Jonas, it was at a Kings of Leon concert in Rotterdam, Amsterdam in November 2016.
Many fans of both Jonas and Turner were thrilled, not just by the news itself, but also by pictures and reports of the two appearing very affectionate during the concert, even when joined by fellow members of Joe’s band DNCE — there was lots of PDA, dancing, and singing.
They seemed genuinely happy being with each other and that sparks still seems to be alive in their relationship. It was also the moment where the world found out about them, cementing them among the hottest new couples in Hollywood.
13. Privacy Issues
While the happiness between them is so obvious and something they’ve both expressed frequently, it doesn’t negate the lack of privacy that haunts their relationship. Turner said in an interview with Marie Claire magazine that it sometimes feels “like you’re living in a fishbowl.”
Her stardom was already at a high level as Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, but inevitably escalated further when the public saw her dating a popular musician like Joe Jonas.
These privacy issues are unfortunately inevitable for two young stars, especially in an age where social media reigns supreme. On the other hand, that commonality between them creates a certain understanding in their relationship. As she told InStyle magazine, “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.”
12. Their Puppy’s Name
Sansa Stark named her dire wolf Lady, a name befitting of the young Sansa’s naive, prim and proper outlook on the world. When Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got a dog, they went in quite a different direction from the name Lady. They named their dog Porky Basquiat, who they adopted as a puppy. Porky Basquiat even has an Instagram account, currently with 109,000 followers and only 18 adorable posts.
What Turner and Jonas named their dog tells as much about their shared sense of humor as the name Lady tells audiences about Sansa’s character. The “Porky” bit of the name may also be influenced by Turner’s love for sausages, a love that has manifested into an Instagram account where she posts pictures of sausages and reviews them. While the “Basquiat” part seems to be a reference to neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, although this remains unconfirmed.
11. A Boring House
When asked which Game of Thrones House Joe Jonas would belong to during an interview with E! News, Turner replied, “I don’t know, some boring House. He’d be like the Tullys.” She quickly amended her statement upon remembering that her mother Lady Catelyn was a Tully. No replacement House was given for Jonas, other than restating that he would be part of a boring one.
After all the suffering that’s befallen “exciting” Houses like the Starks, Lannisters, and Tyrells, maybe a boring House is the safest way to go.
That dig at the Tullys seems like a slap in the face for not only Sansa’s mother, but her Uncles Brynden and Edmure as well — though most fans would probably agree that Edmure deserved it.
10. They Announced Their Engagement Via Matching Instagram Posts
Sophie and Joe used an identical picture on their Instagram accounts to announce the news of their engagement in October 2017. The picture shows her hand, featuring an engagement ring, on top of Joe’s hand. Sophie’s picture was captioned with “I said yes” while Joe’s picture was captioned with “She said yes.”
It’s exactly the kind of cute, romantic moment Sansa Stark once believed in before suffering far too many times at the hands of George R. R. Martin’s cruel world. At least Sophie gets to experience some of that storybook romance her most iconic role once dreamed of. She and Jonas won the Internet that day and furthered their spot as not just one of Hollywood’s hottest young romances, but as one of the most adorable ones as well.
9. Maisie Williams Will Be A Bridesmaid At The Wedding
Unlike the often contentious relationship between sisters Sansa and Arya Stark, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are best friends in real life, even dubbing their relationship “#Mophie.” While growing up on the show together, the goofy pair has become endlessly supportive of one another. Their antics have brought much joy to Game of Thrones fans, from their stint on Carpool Karaoke to the silly faces in their many Instagram pictures.
As such, it’s only fitting that Maisie Williams will be a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding.
With Maisie in that role, the wedding is sure to be full of fun, joy, and shenanigans that define their friendship. It’ll certainly be preferable to attending the infamous Red Wedding.
8. Sophie Turner Is “Different” Than Others Girls Joe Has Dated
Sophie Turner is not the only young, high-profile star that Joe Jonas has dated. Before dating Turner, he dated musicians such as Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. Something seems to have clicked in Joe’s relationship with Sophie that just didn’t happen with Lovato or Swift.
In fact, an anonymous insider close to Joe Jonas told PEOPLE magazine that Sophie was “different from the other girls he’s dated.” Whatever that difference was has certainly led to a whirlwind romance. It was clear from their first public sighting as a couple that they loved spending time together and made each other happy. Fans across the world hope that the difference spoken of will continue and not fizzle out, as happens all too often with many celebrity relationships.
7. Sophie Turner Is A Big Fan Of Taylor Swift
Just because Joe Jonas used to date Taylor Swift doesn’t mean Sophie Turner has any resentment towards the popular singer — in fact, she is a big fan of Taylor Swift! On her 22nd birthday, Turner shared a video on social media of herself lip-syncing Swift’s song “22” as part of her celebration. Beyond just using her music, Turner has stood up for Taylor Swift in the past by defending the Grammy-winner for appearing on the magazine cover of Time when honoring the Silence Breakers as the 2017 Person Of The Year.
Clearly, Turner has a tremendous amount of respect for Taylor Swift, as both an artist and as a person.
Building up fellow women in the entertainment industry instead of tearing them down is refreshing, a kind of maturity that sets a positive example for both fellow stars and fans.
6. Tremendous Celebrity Support
While Sophie stands up for one of Joe’s exes and jams out to her songs, a different ex showed support following the news of the engagement. Soon after it was made public on Instagram, Demi Lovato expressed her own support and excitement at the news on social media.
She was hardly the only star that congratulated the couple on their engagement and expressed support and excitement on social media. Nick and Kevin Jonas did the same with their own individualized posts.
The Jonas Brothers may no longer be an active group, but their fans can take comfort in seeing all three siblings unified in the positive energy surrounding the engagement. It always feels good to get that kind of acceptance from the family that one is marrying into.
5. Parental Support
The dreaded in-laws are often one of the worst parts about marriage, and it can be even worse than normal when famous families are in play. Fortunately for Sophie Turner, that won’t be the case at all.
Joe’s father told PEOPLE magazine “We’re a blessed family to have her as our future daughter-in-law — and, in our minds, [she’s] already a daughter-in-law!”
He also added, “From the first time we met her, we knew she was a special young lady.” This makes their relationship all the better with support not only coming from siblings, but from parents as well. Yet again Sophie is lucking out where her character Sansa did not. Kevin Jonas Sr. is a major upgrade over the fathers-in-law in Game of Thrones.
4. A Costly Engagement Ring
While news of their engagement has been received with overwhelmingly positive energy and support, it certainly didn’t come cheap. The beautiful engagement ring is estimated to cost between $25,000 and $30,000. If this is what the engagement ring alone cost, fans can only speculate what amazing finances are planned for their wedding. The diamond ring features a pear-shaped center stone and weights three carats.
No wonder the public announcement of their engagement on Instagram focused so prominently on the ring, considering the hefty price tag and its many stunning elements. And yet, there are numerous cases of engagement rings costing far more in the history of Hollywood romances. For us mere mortals, it is definitely an expensive ring.
3. The Proposal Came As A Surprise
Fans weren’t the only ones feeling both excited and surprised by the news of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s engagement. Even for Sophie, the proposal was not something she was expecting.
This is shocking considering she’d only been dating Jonas for about a year when he proposed, which even by Hollywood standards, can be a pretty quick jump from dating to proposing.
Especially in a day and age where more and more people are getting married older. But if the love is there, individuals are bound to continue getting engaged in their 20’s. The surprising nature of the proposal certainly didn’t prevent the engagement from becoming a reality, though, leaving fans eager to see what happy surprises are in store for this young couple.
2. Game Of Thrones Season 8 Will Delay The Wedding
The proposal may have come as a quick surprise, but the wedding surely won’t. Both Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have said they’re going to take their time with the wedding, but season 8 of Game of Thrones is also partly responsible.
What many involved are promising will be the biggest and best season yet won’t be airing until 2019. Filming already began, but there is still plenty of work for Sophie and all involved to tackle for the show’s final season. Wedding plans doesn’t seem to be in the cards until season 8 is all wrapped up.
In the meantime, both Sophie and Joe can continue balancing their relationship while at the same time working to further their successful entertainment careers — a balance they both seem to have mastered. At least fans can revel in the knowledge that Maisie Williams will be one of the bridesmaids at the wedding.
1. Fans Thought Joe Jonas Got A Tattoo Of Sansa Stark
Jonas recently showed off a new tattoo on social media. It features a woman that many fans thought was a depiction of Turner’s Game of Thrones character Sansa Stark in an adorable and artistic show of affection. Fans had to be disappointed that the tattoo was not what they thought. In an interview with Australia’s 9TheFix, Jonas clarified that “It’s quite funny and a little disappointing probably for a lot of fans of my fiancée that it’s really just a picture of nothing.”
Apparently he just liked the artwork and wanted it as a new tattoo, and unfortunately, is not the adorable and artistic show of affection fans wanted.
But for a moment, fans thought that not only had Jonas done something very sweet, but he was also showing off his Game of Thrones fandom.
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