Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas welcomed daughter Willa Jonas

Joe Jonas steps out with pregnant Sophie Turner to walk the dogs

Someone recently said that it feels like Katy Perry has been pregnant for two years, and I agree, but didn’t it seem like Sophie Turner was only pregnant for a few months? I think the difference is that other than a handful of interviews several months ago (part of a virtual promotional tour), Sophie has largely stayed quiet. She also never really confirmed that she was expecting, and she just let her growing baby bump do all the talking. She and Joe Jonas stayed in lockdown in LA and by all accounts, Sophie was quite comfortable in lockdown, walking their dogs and taking it easy. And now she’s given birth to one chill baby: a little girl named Willa!

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are parents! The Game of Thrones actress, 24, and “Sucker” singer, 30, have welcomed their first child, reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

“Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” a statement to PEOPLE reads.

According to TMZ, who was the first to report the birth, the couple welcomed a girl named Willa on Wednesday, July 22, at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

“The couple is already obsessed and can’t stop gloating about their new addition,” a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends.”

[From People]

“Gloating”? Is that the right word for this situation? How about “they can’t stop talking about their new addition”? Which… is perfectly normal! They just welcomed a child into their lives. They’re first time parents. Of course they’re obsessed with their baby. I bet they’ll be great parents too. While I didn’t like Sophie and Joe as a couple at the start of their relationship, they’ve really grown on me. I think they’re very happy together and I bet they’re beyond pleased with WILLA JONAS!

As for the name… I associate “Willa” with the American South, like a character in a William Faulkner novel. But Willa is a name that works in both the UK and America – it’s common enough that people won’t remark “that’s so unusual” whenever they hear it, but there won’t be ten other Willas in Willa Jonas’ kindergarten class.

Sophie was such a cute pregnant girl! Tall girls carry so well.

Sophie Turner is pretty in PINK as she and Joe Jonas go on a picnic with friends and family!

Sophie Turner is pretty in PINK as she and Joe Jonas go on a picnic with friends and family!

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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47 Responses to “Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas welcomed daughter Willa Jonas”

  1. lana86 says:

    Congrats to them!
    Also, what’s the point of wearing a mask walking on empty road when there are no people in a 10 meter radius around you…

    • sarah says:

      I imagine for celebrities it’s part modelling good behaviour (by being photographed in masks) and part not wanting to deal with being called out and having to explain that they weren’t anywhere near other people at the time…

      • AnnaKist says:

        I agree, Sarah. You go out, you wear a mask. End of. She’s doing exactly the right thing. This is no time to be reckless or oppositional.

    • Saartjie says:

      It means that when you pass by someone 2 minutes later, you don’t have to remember to put your mask back on, and you don’t have to touch your face with hands that may be contaminated. This is not rocket science.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Exactly. When I am outside my own yard, my mask is on. And if I see someone approaching who is not masked, I give that person a very, very wide berth

    • Marigold says:

      The pack of cameramen/women walking in front of them…being on public walkways where people might come up and pass you at any time less than 6′ from you.

      Also, taking your mask on and off when you’re in a place where you will regularly run into people is inconvenient. When I go out in public, I put it on and only remove it if I’m stopped (as she was in the picture above) in a place where I’m going to sit next to only people from my household or by myself long enough to justify removing it.

      I also take it off of my face when I’m inside my car.

      It’s also — for public/famous people — if they’re photographed out of doors without one, they get hammered, even if they’re in a place that doesn’t require masking b/c nobody was around.

    • Coji says:

      Same as the point in ever wearing one — trying to not get/spread covid. What you shouldn’t do is fiddle with your mask once it’s on, slipping it on or off depending if there are people around. Read up on mask hygiene.

    • Case says:

      I wear my mask even to take the trash out. You never know when you’re going to run into someone.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Because they live in LA where it’s spiking and you’re required to wear a mask when you go out? Because you could be walking near people that may be out of the frame? Because you’re trying to set a good example to show that wearing a mask is not a big deal?

    • Jake says:

      I want to write something sarcastic about how ridiculous this logic would be if you applied it to wearing a seat belt (something akin to “why wear one unless you’re in heavy traffic?”), but my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet so you’ll just have to imagine the dry wit.

    • Lucy says:

      I do know both of them have always been quite vocal about the importance of taking as many precaution measures as possible, so I’m glad they’re also walking the walk.

  2. Emma33 says:

    I doubt they are ‘gloating’ – I that source has a loose grasp of the English language!

    Congrats to the new parents…they seem like good people and I love the name Willa.

    • Ellie says:

      Hah yes gloating makes no sense.
      Perhaps “beaming” is the word! Or “delighted”!

      Lovely news. All the best to this new little family

  3. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    She is gorgeous and I love them as a couple! I selfishly wish we could have seen more of her pregnancy bc she really did carry so well. So happy for them!

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Congratulations to the Queen in the North!

  5. Kiera says:

    Great. Wonderful. So happy for you. Now tell me about your corgi!!!

  6. Vera says:

    Willa sounds like a lovely name.
    Not ridiculously quirky or made up, but not too popular either. The only time I heard it was on TV on Arrow.

  7. Seán says:

    According to Ned Stark, “Wylla” was Jon Snow’s mother although we found that out to be untrue as the show progressed. That’s what jumped to mind for me when I read the name. 😂

    • Lightpurple says:

      Thank you. I remembered that there was a Willa or Wyla somewhere in Game of Thrones but couldn’t remember who it was.

  8. Danka says:

    omg, I just found she is only 24! woooow! i thought she is older. seems very mature! love them as a couple.

  9. Yamayo says:

    Pretty uncommon name in the UK- only time I ever heard it was in GoT.

  10. Nanea says:

    The first person I thought of when seeing the name Willa was the journalist/novelist Willa Cather.

    • Skyblue says:

      Me too. Willa Cather. Favorite author! I think I’ve read My Antonia 30 times. Anyway, what a great name.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      I’m much dumber than you guys. The first person who came to my mind is Willa Ford, early aughts pop princess. Lol
      I like the name! Very pretty.

      • Zantasia says:

        Same! Willa Ford. One of my good friends named her baby girl Willa last year. I love it.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yep, Willa Cather was the first, and til now only, Willa I had ever heard of. I have to confess, I think My Antonia is the only book of hers I’ve actually read.

  11. Mariangela says:

    Gloating means “dwelling on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure”.

    Gloating is the completely wrong word to use i.e. I hope that they are not gloating.

    ETA – I do not like the name Willa.

    • Yamayo says:

      Sounds like the source didn’t quote know what the word meant. It sounds like glowing?
      I think they meant showing off, in a proud new parents kind of way.

      • Mariangela says:

        Agreed – I just find it funny because gloating is literally the last word you should be using in this context.

  12. Case says:

    Congratulations to them! Willa is a very pretty name, love it.

  13. Lemons says:

    Finally, a celebrity baby name I really like! Congratulations to the couple.

  14. AnnaKist says:

    He’s the good-looking brother, yeah? Good wishes to them. It’s nice to see a pregnant celebrity in a pretty dress. Yes, I’m the first to agree: Women (ok, everyone) are free to wear whatever they like. I know it’s none of my business, but I am truly over seeing exposed late-pregnancy bellies, celebrity or not. We get it. You’re fertile and about to give birth. Go inside and put your feet up.
    God, I’m snippy tonight. . I might need just one more espresso martini.

  15. Willa says:

    I’m partial to the name, Willa. Congrats.

  16. Tiffany says:

    I was the one to comment on Katy.

    Congrats Joe and Sophie on welcome to the world Willa.

  17. CROOKSNNANNIES says:

    Congrats to the happy couple and their little girl! Sophie was a very cute pregnant person. However I’ve noticed that that style of dress- short sleeve, billowy, tiered, has become very popular in general. I think it’s a lazy design that looks kind of shapeless on everyone and blah. I wish it would go away, except for on pregnant people.

  18. lucy2 says:

    People needs better writers. Gloating? Seriously?

    I like the name Willa. I thought she was only a few months along, I was surprised to hear she had the baby already!

  19. AMM says:

    I love the name and am excited for them!

    I love how low key she is about private moments. Her engagement, wedding, pregnancy, birth etc were never sold to tabloids. She got married at the height of GOT and height of the Jonas reunion and they just posted a couple photos on Instagram a few days after the big wedding. They could’ve made a decent amount off of their relationship and chose not to.

  20. Dazed and confused says:

    Beaming would have been a better word than gloating.

    Congrats to the family.

  21. Claudia says:

    I love them together and I love the name – Congratulations to them!

  22. Mariane says:

    Congratulations to the new parents🎈Tmz is trash for sharing this before they did. Not even waiting for them to share their baby’s name

  23. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Willa is a beautiful name. I’ve always liked it. Congrats to both of them! They have grown on me as a couple as well and now I see them as one of the more healthier and happier pairings.

  24. bettyrose says:

    I think I give Sophie a pass on my “too young” concerns. I really do think it’s too young to commit so thoroughly to a marriage and life together (and with a baby, they’re now connected for life, whatever else happens), but she was incredibly famous very young, and I’m not aware of her suffering from child star syndrome. Maybe she really did mature very young and is ready for this life? Lord knows. Sansa had to grow up very young. I wonder the psychological impact of a very young actor playing a challenging role like that for years.

  25. candy says:

    They are super cute. For a while I thought she was going through a crazy party phase and that it could have gone either way for her. But she seems to have completely settled down.

  26. FHMom says:

    I love the name. It sounds very Southern to me. Willa was also the name of a character on True Blood.

  27. GG says:

    I love the name Willa. I believe a country singer and his wife adopted a little girl from Africa whom they named Willa Gray (as a double name) which I L o v e because I have a deep love for double names (maybe it’s because I have on too! Lol) and if I recall correctly both Willa and Gray were family names for the couple.

    For double names I love how you can take an extremely traditional name and pair it with something funky or take two traditional names and have a funky nick name come out of it.

  28. Ellie says:

    I’d never heard the name Willa until I watched True Blood and for the first while I thought they were just pronouncing “Willow” with a major redneck accent hahaha

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