On October 15th, young starlets Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner shocked the world by announcing their engagement. For many, news that the two were even dating, let alone engaged, was surprising. But superfans have been watching these two together for the last year and believe us, they have some thoughts. Both Joe and Sophie are taking the world by storm with their music and acting careers. They're both attractive stars with bright futures. So are they a modern day couple that's going to make it or are they doomed to have their relationship fail like so many do in Hollywood? Only time will tell for sure. But there are a few things we've noticed that spell disaster and a few promising signs the celebs will make it.
15 Their Engagement Photo Was The Cutest
How sweet is this shot? It's super romantic and simple. Sophie didn't feel the need to get all mushy and gush over her man. She didn't fill the post with tons of emojis or exclamation marks. She simply shared the news with her fans in this sweet Instagram shot. And Joe did the same with his fans. He shared the same photo with the caption, "She said yes." Everything about this photo is perfect. It puts the focus exactly where it is supposed to be - that ring! And what a stunning ring it is. Sophie's peach nails and the duo's matching black outfits are the perfect background to show off the insane new bling she's rocking. Joe definitely knows how to pick out engagement rings! As both stars are known for their style, it should be no surprise that they nailed this shot and chose a gorgeous ring.
14 Maisie Williams Approves
How do we know that Joe and Sophie are made to last? They have the Maisie Williams stamp of approval, of course! Maisie Williams, who plays Sophie's sister on Game of Thrones and her bestie in real life, quickly reshared the couple's engagement photo with this caption: "Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend on her engagement ? This is just one of MANY life milestones we'll share. Love you both ? #mophie #jophie #holymoly." Clearly, Maisie is excited and on board! Joe's brothers have also shown their support. Nick reposted the engagement shot with the caption: "Ahh! Congratulations to my brother... and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you both so much." Kevin also shared the photo with this caption: "Congrats @joejonas and @sophiet so happy to welcome you into the family!"
13 They've Kept Their Relationship Low Key
The fact that many people were stunned to find out the two were dating when they announced their engagement is thanks to the fact that these two stars are above the drama. They're not big on going out and hitting the red carpet together. They don't post a lot of stuff on social media. They don't get involved in huge fights, at least not for the media to report. They're low key. They enjoy going to concerts and just spending time with one another. In fact, their first sighting as a couple in public was at a concert last November. And since then they've attended a wedding together, hung out in NYC, gotten dinner with family and other regular couple activities. No drama and craziness here. Which is a good sign that this stable relationship is made to last.
12 They Have A Dog
You know things are serious when a couple gets a pet together. And not something silly like a goldfish. Sophie and Joe have a Siberian Husky puppy together. And he is so cute! Plus, he has his own Instagram page and a cool 65,000 followers. Not too shabby for a young guy who has only been around a couple months. Clearly, if these two were ready to get a dog together, they were already looking to the future. If you check his Instagram page, you can see that Porky poses for just as many shots with Sophie as he does with Joe. And he's even seen with the other members of DNCE, Joe's band. So once they got a dog, it was only a matter of time before they were going to make things even more serious.
11 They Support Each Other
A couple has got to support each other if they're going to last, right? Well, it's clear that Joe and Sophie are there for each other 100% percent. Last November, she came stateside to celebrate Thanksgiving with Joe and then attend a wedding with him. Sophie has been seen wearing a DNCE shirt and even told Marie Claire that she's learning to play the guitar. Joe has done his fair share of jet-setting to spend time with Sophie. The two were first spotted at a concert in Amsterdam and shopping in Paris just days after their engagement was announced. They've been photographed with her parents at a pub in London and with his family on a ski trip in the States. Plus, they're getting in with each other's co-stars and bandmates too. Sophie has been spotted with the DNCE crew and above Joe and his brother Nick are hanging out with Sophie's co-star, Kit Harington.
10 They're Crazy About Each Other
Many insiders have revealed to magazines that Sophie and Joe are absolutely in love and smitten with one another. That's definitely not a bad way to feel about your future husband or wife! But it's clear from all of their shots together, where they are always holding hands or otherwise wrapped up in each other, that these two are floating on cloud nine. While both have been pretty quiet about their relationship, Sophie has said, "I am very happy." She's admitted that Joe is a bit of a romantic and that they want to keep their personal lives private. While they might be quiet during interviews, all of their canoodling on the streets tells a very different story.
9 Their Kids Are Going To Be So Cute And So Talented
So let's just do the math here. We've got two extremely good looking people. Naturally, if they do have children one day down the line, those kids are going to be the cutest. But they're also going to be super talented! Dad's a musician with a smooth voice and killer stage presence. Mom is a talented actress. Both are super fashionable. So yeah, their kids are totally going to kill it. Not to say that they'll be popping out babies anytime soon. But when they do, the world better watch out. These kids are going to come into the world already being amazing at so many things and with perfect faces. And even if the future Jonas-Turner kiddos don't want to enter the Hollywood limelight, they'll probably still be huge stars no matter what they end up doing.
8 They've Been Together Less Than A Year
Sophie and Joe were first officially spotted together at a concert in Amsterdam last November. A little more digging shows that they were at a Halloween party together before that. But then that's it. There's no more evidence that the two were together before then. Sophie explains that they met through mutual friends. But even so, if they had been together for years and years, we would have known about it. So by all accounts, it appears the two were not even together a year before Joe put a ring on it. Even for Hollywood, that's pretty fast. And add to that the fact that they didn't spend too much of the last year together. Sophie was busy promoting GoT, filming her new movies and taking on her new role as the face of Louis Vuitton. Joe has been touring with his band. That's not a lot of time to get to know someone you intend to spend your life with.
7 His Long List Of Exes
Joe is no stranger to Hollywood heartbreak. He's been a serial dater and has been attached to some of the biggest names in young Hollywood. Remember when he dated Taylor Swift for a hot minute and then dumped her in a 14-second phone call? Taylor remembers. And she's dedicated lots of space on her albums to him. Then there was Camilla Belle, actress and style icon, who Joe dated from 2008-2009. Next, we have Demi Lovato, Joe's Disney Channel co-star, who he dated in 2010. The two are now friends. Up next was Ashley Greene, Twilight actress. The two dated from 2010-2011. And in 2015, Joe was dating supermodel Gigi Hadid. Of course, no one is going to fault an attractive young celeb for dating but this is a lot of baggage to bring into an engagement. He's bounced around a lot so what's to stop him from bouncing out on Sophie?
6 Busy Schedules
Both Joe and Sophie are super busy. Joe is in the middle of a worldwide tour with his band, DNCE. For the rest of the year, he'll be bouncing around Asia and South America. Whereas Sophie is starting to film the final season of Game of Thrones. She'll be spending lots of time in Ireland, where the series shoots. Plus, Sophie has two other movies coming out this year. And then in 2018, she'll be busy promoting her new X-Men movie and the final season of GoT. Joe will likely be back in the recording studio or doing more gigs with his band. So the two are obviously busy. Sadly, being busy and stuck on opposite sides of the world can be tough for young lovers. Sophie thinks the fact that they're both busy in the industry is a plus. She told InStyle, "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 … ’" Hopefully Sophie is right and Joe understands that he won't be spending too much time with his future Mrs.
5 They're Young
Sophie is only 21 years old. 21 is pretty young to be getting engaged. Of course, we've seen even younger people tie the knot. But 21 still feels young. Especially for someone like Sophie, who has been stuck in the GoT bubble since she was 12. Sophie literally grew up on our screens as Sansa Stark. She hasn't had a ton of opportunity to go out and explore other ways of life. It would be like getting engaged out of high school and not being able to discover college, adulthood and the real world. Is she really ready to be tied down? Joe is 27 and as we've shared, he's definitely dated around. So maybe he is ready to settle down and start his family. But is he pressuring Sophie to move too quick? To be engaged and keeping a pup with someone is a lot to ask of a 21-year-old.
4 Where Will They Live?
Sophie is from Northhampton in the UK. Joe is from New Jersey, where his family currently lives. Northhampton to New Jersey is no small leap. And it seems like Joe spends a lot of his time in New York and LA with his band whereas Sophie is all over the world with her film schedule, but mainly in Europe. So where are they going to have their home base? Would LA make the most sense for Joe to work on his music and Sophie to work on her acting career? But perhaps LA is too far away from home for both of them. Maybe London is the answer? Sophie did just buy a new house in London and it's close to her GoT pals. But will Joe resent being stuck in London while Sophie is off on a film set? Will his band suffer? Sure, young stars could easily jump on the jet and be anywhere they want but at the end of the day, they'll need a place to call home.
3 Young Relationships In Hollywood Have A Terrible Track Record
Of course, Sophie and Joe may be able to avoid the curse of the Hollywood breakup. But not many couples in Hollywood do. And especially not many young couples. We're used to hearing about actors and actresses splitting up all of the time. It seems especially common when both partners are in the biz and let their crazy schedules get in the way. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris couldn't make it work, despite being adorable and posting the cutest stuff on social media. And Joe has a history of not being able to make his Hollywood relationships work. We've bid farewell to other young Hollywood lovers like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson...the list goes on!
When two people are in the entertainment business, jealousy is only natural. Of course, it's not like Sophie would be jealous that Joe got a gig for his band or Joe would be jealous that Sophie landed a role. But they might get jealous when their partner's career gets in the way of the relationship. Or worse, when their partner's career starts to upstage their own career. Joe Jonas is probably a more well-known name in the industry, for now. He grew up as a Jonas Brother and has been making music in Hollywood for over a decade. Sophie has been working on GoT for a while now too, but her career is just getting started. She's finally going to be done with GoT soon and ready to be the young Hollywood leading actress we all know she can be. Whereas DNCE hasn't had a hit song since 2015...
1 Different Upbringing
Even though Sophie and Joe both entered the entertainment industry as young preteens, they've come from way different backgrounds. Joe's family is all in the biz. He was part of the Jonas Brothers with his bros, Nick and Kevin. His parents were also involved in the music industry. And the whole family still has a certain level of fame and Hollywood success. Whereas Sophie's family is relatively unknown. Her mom is a teacher and her dad works for a pallet distribution company. The idea of hitting up fancy red carpets as a family is totally normal to Joe, but would be wild for the Turner clan. Joe likely wouldn't bat an eyelid at the idea of a camera filming him at home. Is Sophie ready to be part of a family that's in the limelight? She's kept her private life fairly private. That might all change now that she's engaged to a Jonas.