When a celebrity couple calls it quits, especially when it catches everyone my surprise, we can’t help but wonder what went wrong. Did something happen between them? Did they just drift apart? And though many celebrity divorces play out in the public eye (Kevin Costner, we’re looking at you!), some others manage to keep at least some details of their downfall private.
For Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, who confirmed speculation around their breakup this week, their fans are on the edge of their seats trying to find out what happened. And, after rumors surrounding their relationship started taking over social media, the two decided to put an end to it in a public statement.
“After four years of wonderful marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage,” the Game of Thrones alum wrote on Instagram after noting that the statement was from the two of them. “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.”
And although the statement is said to by from the two of them, the post speaks volumes about how Turner is feeling right now. After all, prior to this statement, Jonas was the one who filed for divorce, per Associated Press, and anonymous sources were only giving his perspective and, in turn, shining a not-so-positive light on Turner.
As the first outlet to report on their split, for example, TMZ stated that Jonas and Turner’s kids, 3-year-old Willa and their 1-year-old, had been staying with Jonas as “of late.” In other words, their kids were traveling with their dad as he toured the country with the rest of the Jonas Brothers.
Sources then echoed those same sentiments to People, who confirmed the kids’ whereabouts. “The kids were with him the last few months, traveling with him with family while he’s been on tour. Sophie’s been working in the UK,” the source revealed.
Another source told Daily Mail, for example, that Turner felt reportedly “trapped” in her marriage. “Sophie feels like she’s only just waking up to what her life and reality really is,” the source told the outlet. “She became famous at a very young age, then married and had kids at a young age and never really had the teenage years of sleeping around and just having carefree fun with friends.”
“She feels like her life has stalled after Game of Thrones and so has her personal life,” they added. “Since the kids came along, she’s feeling trapped. She’s the only person in her tight friendship group who is married with two children.”
Although we can’t confirm or deny if any of these sources are true or not, we can definitely say that they all are giving a not-so-subtle dig at Turner. For us, it seems like the statement was her attempt in taking some of the story back, giving her own perspective and defending herself from all the speculation.
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