Sophie Turner breaks silence on claims she was a bad mum amid Jonas split


Sophie Turner says it was the media reports describing her as a bad mother that hurt the most. Photo: Sophie Turner/Instagram

Sophie Turner broke her silence in a new interview about her messy custody battle with Joe Jonas and their pending divorce.

The Game Of Thrones alum, who graced the cover of British Vogue’s June issue, told the publication, “those were the worst few days of my life.”

“I remember I was on set, I was contracted to be on set for another two weeks, so I couldn’t leave,” she recalled. “My kids were in the States and I couldn’t get to them because I had to finish Joan. And all these articles started coming out ...”

The estranged pair, who share two children together, 4-year-old Willa and 22-month-old Delphine, got married in 2019 and had a tumultuous split last year.

But Turner says it was the media reports describing her as a bad mother that hurt the most.

“It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother – mum guilt is so real!” Turner explained. “I just kept having to say to myself, ‘None of this is true. You are a good mum and you’ve never been a partier.’ ”

Around the time of the split, photos circulated of the actress at a wrap party for Joan with “insiders” insinuating she was more interested in partying than being a mum to her two young kids.

Turner describes the media and online gossip surrounding her parenthood as “shocking.”

“I mean, it’s unfathomable the amount of people that will just make s— up and put it up based on a picture,” Turner declared. “A picture might tell a thousand words, but it’s not my story. It felt like I was watching a movie of my life that I hadn’t written, hadn’t produced, or starred in. It was shocking. I’m still in shock.”

“There were some days that I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I would call my lawyer saying, ‘I can’t do this. I just can’t,’” Turner recalled. “And then, finally, after two weeks of me being in a rut, she reminded me that it was my children I was fighting for.”

The actress also expressed her frustration with being referred to collectively – along with Kevin and Nick’s respective wives, Danielle Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas – as “the wives” of The Jonas Brothers.

“There was a lot of attention on the three brothers, and the wives,” Turner explained. “Well, we were always called the wives, and I hated that.”

She added, “It was kind of this plus-one feeling, And that’s nothing to do with him – in no way did he make me feel that – it was just that the perception of us was as the groupies in the band.”

On Sept 5, Jonas filed for the divorce to Turner in Miami, citing the marriage as “irretrievably broken.”

Turner sued Jonas later that month for “wrongful retention” of their two children. The claim called for “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained.”

“The Father has possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to the Mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the Mother.”

Jonas responded to the suit saying the claim was “misleading.”

But Turner says she’s now in a much better place and is the “happiest I’ve been.”

“There’s something about a community and a support system that I’ve never realised is so important up until now,” she shared.

“And I think the reason I was on medication for so long is because I didn’t have those people with me. Now that I’m back home, I’m actually the happiest I’ve been in a really long time. I’m starting over again, rediscovering what I like to do, who I like to be with.” – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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