Sophie Turner Says Joe Jonas Saved Her Life When She Was “Mentally Unwell”

Sophie Turner credit her husband Joe Jonas with saving her life following years of psychological well being and physique picture struggles.

The 23-year-old actress, who performs Sansa Stark on Sport of Thrones, has in latest months talked to the press about battling despair and an consuming dysfunction. In a brand new interview, she will get candid once more about her points, noting that at one level, she misplaced a lot weight that her intervals stopped.

She informed the Sunday Instances in a brand new interview that when she first met Jonas when she was 20, she “was going by means of this section of being very mentally unwell.”

“He was, like, ‘I can not be with you till you like your self, I can not see you like me greater than you like your self,'” Turner mentioned. “That was one thing, him doing that. I feel he sort of saved my life, in a manner.”

Turner was 15 when Sport of Thrones, her first onscreen appearing venture, debuted in 2011. Social media was changing into mainstream. She informed the Sunday Instances she wished she by no means had her adolescence “displayed in public” there. In April, Turner informed Dr. Philon his podcast, Phil within the Blanks, that detrimental feedback about her character on social media brought about a decline in her psychological well being, following “5 – 6 years” of battling despair, and added, “I used to consider suicide lots after I was youthful.”

Turner had an issue with physique picture. She informed the Sunday Instances she was “desperately sad” and a “full mess,” and even thought-about suicide at one level. At age 19, she sought remedy.

“All of the sudden, everybody’s metabolism slows down at 17, 18 after which that is documented,” she mentioned. “My pores and skin and the whole lot. Folks commenting on it. I used to be too conscious of my physique at a younger age. And it simply sort of took over my thoughts, it was all I’d take into consideration. Calorie counting, the whole lot. ‘Oh, I am going to simply eat nuts as we speak.’ I finished having my interval for a 12 months—that is after I determined to have remedy…I simply suppose it is so essential everybody ought to have a therapist, truthfully.”


Turner had informed Marie Claire Australia in feedback posted earlier this month, “I’ve skilled psychological sickness firsthand and I’ve seen what it got here do to the individuals round [the sufferers] as nicely.” Turner additionally recalled how her physique modified as she grew older and the way movie and tv studios put stress on her to drop some pounds.

She mentioned she sought remedy, including, “Everybody wants a therapist, particularly when individuals are always telling you you are not ok and you do not look ok. I feel it’s a necessity to have somebody to speak to, and that can assist you by means of that.”

Regardless of its darkish aspect, which plagues hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide, social media has additionally helped Turner discover happiness. She and Jonas, 29, met in 2016 after he slid in her DMs, in accordance with the Sunday Instances.

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They first sparked romance rumors in that November once they had been noticed getting cozy at a pre-MTV Europe Music Awards occasion. They made their relationship Instagram official the next January. 9 months later, in October 2017, they acquired engaged. Earlier this month, they stunned followers by getting married in Las Vegas after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, forward of a bigger marriage ceremony in France.

In her interview with the Sunday Instances, Turner revealed that sooner or later of their relationship, she and Jonas broke up for someday.

“It was the worst day of our lives,” she mentioned. “For a second, we each had chilly toes, then 24 hours later we had been each, like, ‘By no means thoughts.'”

Sport of Thrones’ ultimate episode, after eight seasons, airs on Sunday on HBO.

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