First introduced to the world as a member of a pop-rock group with his brothers, Joe Jonas went on to form a pop-funk group known as DNCE with several others. An even bigger star, Sophie Turner has starred in one of the most popular shows of all time Game of Thrones, and she also plays a young Jean Grey in the X-Men film franchise. Both big deals in their own right, when Joe and Sophie got together it was a remarkable thing.
Evidently happy together as a couple, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner decided to get married in 2017. Ever since then, there has been a lot of interest in their relationship, but many people still know very little about how things have played out for these two. With that in mind, it is time for us to take a look at this list of 20 little-known facts about Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's relationship and wedding they want to keep low-key.
In order for a piece of information to be considered for this list, it first and foremost needs to have something to do with either Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s relationship or their wedding. On top of that, it can’t be something that the majority of people seem to be aware of.
20 Sophie Has Said That She's Open To Different Kinds Of Relationships
Only 23 years old at the time of this writing, even though Sophie Turner is still quite young she has packed a lot into her life already. Perhaps that is why she is so confident that Joe Jonas is the partner of her dreams that she recently married him.
While speaking about her certainty that she is with the right person to Rolling Stone, Turner said, "I've met enough guys to know - I've met enough girls to know." Asked to expand on the girls part of that statement, she went on to say that “everyone experiments” and in the same interview, she revealed she is attracted to someone’s “soul” not their “gender.”
19 Sophie Turner Carried A Unique Flower Bouquet
When it comes to your average wedding, there are several little details that the people involved put a lot of thought into. For instance, things like the flower arrangements that appear on the reception tables and those that are sometimes carried by the bride and her bridesmaids can make a big difference in how a wedding looks.
In the case of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s recent nuptials, she opted to go off the beaten path as the arrangement she held contained a blue flashing light. If the bride wasn’t the center of most wedding guests' attention already, that decision made sure Sophie would be.
18 Their Relationship Began On IG
When you are a world-famous celebrity, finding a potential mate can be somewhat difficult. After all, you don’t want to get involved with someone who is interested in you for the wrong reasons so dating a fellow star likely makes the most sense.
However, it isn’t exactly like celebrities regularly hold singles events among their own so it may not be the easiest thing in the world to find the right fellow star to get involved with. Evidently aware of those issues, when Sophie Turner caught Joe Jonas’ eye, he slid into her IG direct messages, which obviously worked out for all involved.
17 Diplo Let The World In On Their Big Day
In this day and age, it has become increasingly common for celebrity weddings to become major events that are captured on the highest quality cameras for the world to see. On the other hand, there are some stars who put a lot of effort into keeping any images of their big day under wraps.
When it comes to Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s recent surprise wedding, they chose a 3rd option that hadn’t occurred to us. They were open enough that they allowed one of their guests, DJ Diplo, to stream footage of their ceremony on IG. Their fans loved getting to see some of their wedding even if the resulting footage was of low quality.
16 They Share A Silly Side
As anyone who pays even a small amount of attention to the world of celebrities should be able to tell you, stars are followed by throngs of paparazzi. As bad as that can be for one celebrity, when a pair of them become a couple there is an increased interest in capturing photos of them together.
At one point early on in their relationship, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were spending time together when they noticed a group of photographers who were following them. Deciding to have some fun with the situation, the two stars opted to throw phantom punches and kicks into the air since they knew it would result in amusing images.
15 They Got Married By An Elvis Impersonator
Obviously a very talented and successful musician in his own right, someone like Joe Jonas is knowledgeable enough about music history to greatly respect Elvis Presley’s career. That is a good thing as it otherwise would have been really awkward when he walked down the aisle to wait for his bride and an Elvis impersonator was set up to officiate their ceremony.
The type of thing that we usually only see happen in movies and TV shows, having someone dressed up as Elvis reside over your wedding certainly makes the whole thing a lot more amusing.
14 Sophie Dodged Questions About Her And Joe
As this list should make extremely obvious, over time Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have been open enough about their relationship that a fair amount is known about them as a pair. However, that hasn’t always been the case and early on they clearly tried to keep their bond under wraps.
For instance, at one point Sophie Turner was walking a red carpet when Mario Lopez began interviewing her and randomly remarked: “I can't believe you're going out with Joe.” Seemingly taken aback by how blunt Lopez’s statement was, Turner responded with “I’m not saying anything” before following that up with “I’m very happy.”
13 They Exchanged Rings That Were Far From Expensive
Back when Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got engaged in 2017, they let their many fans in on their decision to get married over social media. Doing so by posting an image of both of their hands, Turner’s hand noticeably had an obviously expensive and gorgeous engagement ring on one of her fingers. Once they actually got married, however, to say they chose wedding rings that were inexpensive is a huge understatement.
In fact, during their ceremony, they actually exchanged Ring Pops instead of traditional wedding rings. That said, we have to assume they will get typical bands somewhere down the road.
12 They Share A Dog With An Interesting Name
As any longtime fan of Game of Thrones will be able to tell you, Sophie Turner’s character has a much-loved dire wolf she named Lady. Enough of an animal lover that at the time she and her family adopted the dog who played Lady, since Turner began dating Joe Jonas the pair have gotten a furry companion of their own.
As we’ve touched on earlier in this list, the two stars share a similar sense of humor which is further evidenced by the name they gave their new dog: Porky Basquiat. If that weren’t amusing enough, Porky Basquiat also has an IG account of his own.
11 Their Ceremony Took Place After A Momentous Event For The Jonas Brothers
No matter if a specific wedding goes the distance or not, most people who’ve walked down the aisle will never forget the day they pledged their love to another. However, in the case of Joe Jonas, there is another reason why he likely will never forget the day he married Sophie Turner.
Currently in the midst of a much-celebrated professional reunion with his Jonas brother bandmates, this reunion is even more special because Joe went several years without performing with his siblings in public. On the same night that Joe married Sophie, he and his brothers performed at the Billboard Music Awards, which was the first time they took the stage together at a show like that in a decade.
10 Joe Had Previously Dated Other Massive Stars
Definitely no stranger to the spotlight when he first met Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas has been a pretty big celebrity since his teen years. As a result of that fact, he has had the opportunity to get to know many other huge stars and he has even dated several other celebrities over the years.
For instance, early on in his career he got involved with The Goldbergs actor AJ Michalka and Camilla Belle who is known for movies like When a Stranger Calls. Even more remarkable, he also dated Taylor Swift for a few months as well as Demi Lovato, who he toured with for a while and co-starred with in the TV movie Camp Rock.
9 Their Wedding Might Have Been Spontaneous
When word broke that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got married after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, most observers were surprised. Sure, all of their fans realized that the couple intended to get married but the timing and the details of their ceremony were unknown until Diplo streamed footage of it.
As it turns out, there may be a very good reason why word never got out that they were going to get married that night: they might not have known very far in advance. At this point, we can only guess that it was a spur-of-the-moment decision for them to get married, and the fact that they applied for their marriage license earlier that same day supports the idea.
8 They Had An Incredible Engagement Party
Due to the fact that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got married in front of a small group of people in a tiny venue, some people may think that they prefer to keep things modest. However, when you learn about the details of their engagement party it becomes clear that they also know how to go big when they decide to.
After all, the pair rented out a popular New York City restaurant named Mamo for them and their guests to enjoy. On top of that, they also had a great deal of champagne on hand and brought in a DJ and photo booth for the occasion.
7 Dan + Shay Performed At Their Ceremony
Definitely one of the most noteworthy moments in any wedding ceremony, when the bride makes her way down the aisle everyone in attendance pays full attention to her. While it seems certain that all eyes were on Sophie Turner when she first appeared in her wedding dress, she had some serious competition.
That is the case because the music duo Dan + Shay were in the chapel and performed the song “Speechless” as Turner made her way to the altar. Even though it is lovely for most weddings to feature the song “Here Comes the Bride,” having a world-famous pair of musicians play in person is quite the upgrade.
6 They Would Go to the Same Events But Arrive Separately
As we touched on earlier in this list, when Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner first began dating they tried to keep things under wraps to a certain degree. Clearly as part of that effort, on at least two occasions early on in their relationship they attended the same event but came and left separately.
First doing so at the 2017 Met Gala, both walked the red carpet alone but later that night they were caught on camera entering Katy Perry’s after party while holding hands. The following month, both of them attended an event celebrating the premiere of Game of Thrones’ 7th season but they again chose not to walk the red carpet together.
5 They Tied The Knot In A Common Place For Celebs
When Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner chose to get married to one another in Las Vegas on May 1st, 2019, in some ways it seemed like the type of thing that you’d see in a movie or TV show. After all, people who don’t live in Las Vegas traveling to the city to get married has become something of a cliché.
On top of that, Turner and Jonas tied the knot at A Little White Chapel in Vegas, a location where several other celebrities have been wed. In fact, at various times Britney Spears, Eva Longoria, and Michael Jordan married people there and when Bruce Willis and Demi Moore walked down the aisle that is where they chose to make things official.
4 Hailee Steinfeld Helped Bring Them Together
As we touched on earlier in this list, when Joe Jonas became interested in Sophie Turner he chose to reach out to her through her IG direct messages. Smart enough to question whether she should give Joe a chance, Sophie decided to reach out to her former co-star in the movie Barely Lethal, Hailee Steinfeld.
Sophie did this because Steinfeld had previously collaborated on music with Joe’s band DNCE so she wanted to know her friend’s opinion of the guy. As Steinfeld later revealed, courtesy of MTV, when Sophie texted her asking whether Joe was a good guy, she simply responded, “Go for it.”
3 Sophie Gets Along Great With Joe’s Family
As any number of bands that break up amid drama can attest, spending months on end touring the world with the same group of people can be an intense experience that ends up in serious fights. However, when it comes to the Jonas Brothers, there is no doubt that when they broke up for many years it wasn’t because they’d grown to dislike one another.
On the contrary, the siblings and the rest of their family have always been very close. That is why it is so great that Sophie Turner and Joe’s family get along famously and she has spent a lot of time with his clan.
2 Sophie Turner Used To Think She Would Be Single Forever
When single people ask their taken friends for advice, one of the most common things they hear is they will find someone when they stop looking. Obviously, a frustrating thing to hear when you are lonely, the fact remains that there are many examples of this that turn out to be true.
As an example, prior to Sophie Turner getting involved with Joe Jonas she had come to believe that she may be destined to live her life alone. Speaking about this with Rolling Stone, Turner said she was “fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life.”
1 They Still Might Have A 2nd More Elaborate Wedding
From the time that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner announced they’d gotten engaged until the world found out about their Vegas ceremony, there was a lot of discussion about their wedding plans. In fact, over a period of several months, the happy couple made a series of statements about their plans, including claiming they would tie the knot in France during the summer.
Additionally, they were said to have a four-day celebration planned, with Maisie Williams serving as one of Sophie’s two maids of honor. Of course, the reality of their Vegas wedding was very different, which gives us reason to think that they might still do something more elaborate as they’d hinted at in the past.
Sources: Rolling Stone, MTV, Harper's Bazaar