Joe Jonas is still wearing his wedding ring AND he’s absolutely hired a divorce lawyer

This Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner story is so weird. TMZ got the ball rolling during the Labor Day weekend, a time when celebrities would dump their bad news and hope that people aren’t paying attention. But TMZ’s report wasn’t “Joe and Sophie are definitely over and he’s filed for divorce.” It was more like: Joe has been meeting with divorce lawyers, he’s mad about taking care of his children, Sophie isn’t around…? Like, was this a real split announcement or was this a warning shot from Joe to Sophie? It does feel more like things are unsettled between them but that it’s not completely broken. Here’s People Magazine’s reporting, and keep in mind, People wouldn’t write this unless they got the nod from Joe’s publicist:

After being both off and on, Joe Jonas’ wedding band was back on his finger Sunday night. The singer, 34, was pictured sporting his ring during a Jonas Brothers concert in Austin, Texas, amid the news that he’s retained a divorce lawyer after four years of marriage to his wife Sophie Turner.

In a series of photos posted by Pop Crave on Twitter, now known as X, Jonas’ gold wedding band could be clearly seen on his left hand as he performed on stage at the Moody Center.

A source confirmed the news of Jonas retaining a divorce lawyer to PEOPLE on Saturday.

Jonas was pictured without his wedding ring on Aug. 11 while picking up an iced coffee in New York City.

As reported by the New York Post’s Page Six, Jonas also sang a love song he wrote for Turner during the stop on the band’s North American tour.

[From People]

Yeah… I’m starting to think that Joe is trying to send a message to Sophie as opposed to “they are really getting a divorce.” This is definitely one of the weirder breakup stories we’ve had in a while, especially since Joe’s people were in such a rush to tell TMZ that he’s had the kids and he’s hired a divorce lawyer.

Joe also wants people to know that he spent Labor Day weekend with his brothers… but not his wife. And he’s wearing his wedding ring in a new photo he just posted to IG too.

Photos courtesy of Instagram, Avalon Red.

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  1. ML says:

    Could this be about a post-nup?

  2. Beenie says:

    I think he was advised by his lawyer and/or PR to keep the ring on for now while the dust settles and negotiations take place.

  3. MsIam says:

    Wow, he’s really trying to throw Sophie under the bus, isn’t he. I bet he was a joy to live with. I wish her the best.

    • Bettyrose says:

      IKR? In the last 48 hours I’ve gone through every stage of shock and acceptance with this news, from thinking they’re best friends to accepting that JJ thought he was the boss of this relationship and didn’t expect Sophie to grow up and be her own person. Now I’m worried about Sophie with two small children and a husband using the media to manipulate her.

      • The ArtHistorian says:

        This makes me wonder whether he’s very emotionally manipulative. She was so young when they got together with him being significantly older. She has also gotten very very thin in recent years, which I found very concerning since she’s been very open with struggling with an ED.

        I also remember her saying that she wasn’t ready to be a mother in an interview after their wedding – so I was surprised that she got pregnant so quickly.

        I think she got married and had children before she really had the opportunity to grow up and learn what she wants in life – and I suspect that he’s quite manipulative. I find it weird whenever a grown man zeroes in on a very young woman.

      • It Really Is You, Not Me says:

        @Bettyrose, fame can be so strange, can’t it? Imagine having your spouse use the media to warn you that they are unhappy with you and considering divorce if you don’t make changes. So strange. And manipulative as you said.

      • ML says:

        Yikes, I didn’t know much about these two and now I hope Sophie is okay. They got together when she was young, which apparently JJ has a habit of. She’s struggled with depression and ED, had two kids young, struggles with homesickness, and was filming in the UK when this dropped.

      • Arpeggi says:

        @ArtHistorian Given that the JB started with purity rings and talking about chastity before marriage and so on, it’s hard to say there wouldn’t be any form of manipulation on JJ’s side. It’s been their whole brand all along

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I really don’t know anything about the Jonas brothers – but this sounds very yikes from my Scandinavian perspective.

        I only learned now that he has form when it comes to targeting very young women, which is always a red flag.

    • TheVolvesSeidr says:

      She’s a Meghan Markle hater like Jen A and the rest of that ilk. xwitter is awash with mentions of her liking very negative comment about MM from the beginning to now. She gets whatever she deserves, imo.

      • Becks says:

        For real?? She deserves this because you really think she hates Markle? What does one have to do with the other. SMH

      • TheVolvesSeidr says:

        @Beks, yes, for real. People who like racist remarks about other people tend to be racist themselves. No pass for that in my book. Sorry you don’t like it. Also, no one knows what’s going on between her & her husband. There is assumption in these comments, but I know what I have seen her “like” about MM AND her SIL of color.

      • Bellaluna McKenzie says:

        Okay, can we stop with wishing people who may not appreciate Meghan as much as any fan of hers do…ill?

        I have disagreed on some of Meghan’s choices and stuff she has done but that doesn’t mean I don’t like her or support her. I do. I am very pro-Meghan and Harry. But with that said, just because Sophie has taken part in liking posts related to the smear campaign doesn’t mean I wish ill on her, and her private life.

        Doing so would make me no less horrible than the constant haters.

        Is it disheartening that Sophie’s done that? Yes. But many others have and if we ended up hating every who has, well, we would hate 75% of the planet, I’m sure. Come on.

      • TheVolvesSeidr says:

        It’s about the racism. Period. So, no.

    • Gennessee says:

      Remind me. Was this the Jonas brother rumored to have that massive drug habit and dating a Scientologist at one point? Didn’t he go missing or incommunicado with his family during this time? Or was it one of the Hanson brothers?

    • Eleonor says:

      100% passive aggressive douch move.

    • ElleE says:

      You called it. He’s going to trash her and say that she parties too much and is out of the house? She’s 27 years old and she has a one year old. If she was going out clubbing, she’d be papped.

      He’s basically saying she’s a bad mother and he can go straight to Hades.

      We’re going to need a thread on this every day because I am team Sophie.

  4. sevenblue says:

    I think there was a pic of Sophie with his friend in UK and she wasn’t wearing her ring. Then, Joe didn’t wear his in one of the concerts and the rumors started before TMZ article drop. Now, he started to wear it again. He is either trying to win (and failing) in public opinion by looking like she was the one ending the marriage or just acting passive aggressive with all these ring pics.

  5. Kirsten says:

    I don’t really get his appeal, but they seemed like a cute couple. If he’s all uppity about her working and not being w/the kids every second of every day, good riddance to him. She can do much better.

  6. HandforthParish says:

    So she’s filming abroad for a couple of months- he throws in a divorce scenario to get her to tow the line? Feels a lot like blackmail/ultimatum.
    He’s now wearing his wedding ring again, but we’ve had stories emerge about Sophie being an absent mother… the whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    Must be hard for her to not only live far from home (choice that she made of course, but having children might make her reconsider her situation) but also being swallowed by the whole Jonas family setup.

    • AnneL says:

      I feel like people are allowed to change their minds about living arrangements. You can agree to live in a certain place, or with other conditions, and eventually realize that despite your good faith efforts you are just unhappy, struggling to parent well and/or be a good partner, even suffering from depression. It happens.

      Sophie didn’t really know what it was like to live in the US with two small children until she had been doing it for a while. Now, not everyone has a choice in matters like these. Joe and Sophie are lucky that way. I don’t know if all this really is about her missing home, but if it is, that’s understandable. She was very young when they got married and didn’t know what it was like to live in the US or to be a mother.

    • bounce says:

      None of us have any idea what is r going on. Is she r away from her kids for months without visitations? Are kids w her and him? Or only with her? Is she spiriling? Is he spiriling?

  7. Jane says:

    I have very little sympathy for any celebrity, male or female, who claims they’ve been left looking after the kids because it simply isn’t true. They have nannies and other staff doing the lion’s share of the work. It’s not the same as an ordinary person being left as sole carer by their partner, whether that’s for work or partying or whatever else.

  8. A says:

    So he’s mad his wife’s working or…? Honestly, how shocking would it really be if a man raised with conservative values did not actually grow up to be a progressive, equality-focused husband?

  9. Flamingo says:

    Maybe it’s his new purity ring…

  10. NashvilleGirl says:

    Sophie was also at the show in Austin.

  11. MSTJ says:

    My guess is that it was to drum up interest in his tour and her project (whatever it is she’s working on in England). They’re both in on the stunt. 🤷‍♀️ Some celebrities do strange things for publicity. Hope they resolve their issues, whatever they are, and pull through. Marriage is not a walk in the park for anyone.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      @MSTJ This whole thing is weird. I keep thinking it’s a stunt but then again, who knows. Sophie was at the Jonas brother concert Sunday night. So all of this seems fake to me.

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is a classic narc move – pulling a stunt like this with the children to control her. The message that he’s home with the kids alone is a message that he will stoop to paint her as a bad mother and that he will go for full custody if a divorce happens. He’s threatening her, esp if she wants to return to England.

    Sophie has always struck me as someone who was immature and I know she’s had her struggles, lets hope he doesn’t use them against her when it comes to their children.

  13. It Really Is You, Not Me says:

    Sophie could just not enjoy the baby/toddler stage and want to get back to work because that’s a huge part of her identity. My mentor admitted to me that she did not enjoy the baby stage with her three, but she loved being a mother much more when they were old enough to talk and communicate with her. She traveled a great deal for work and had an excellent nanny who provided love and stability for her kids…they’re still in contact and this was 15 years ago. Part of that was out of necessity because she was the primary breadwinner, but I also think part of it was because a big part of her identity was being a boss lawyer. I think we should normalize that more, because not all women are great with small children, even after they become mothers.

  14. Sean says:

    I think this is going to get ugly. It wouldn’t surprise me if Joe ends up using tactics similar to what Johnny Depp used against Amber Heard.

    And that new photo he posted is so THIRSTY. Like dude, seriously?

    Let’s not forget the fact that he’s ALWAYS gone after MUCH YOUNGER women. Gigi Hadid when she was 13 and he was 19 (this was criminal). Then Sophie when she was 19 and he was 27. Yeah, I’m gonna bet he’s the type of man who goes after younger women because they’re more likely to be malleable.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Problem is that girls grow into grown ass women. If a dude wants to be Leo DiCaprio with full transparency of his creeper ways, that’s one thing but don’t expect someone to stay 19 forever.

      • Sean says:

        He probably thought once he had her under his thumb, she was going to stay there. Most guys like that do.

    • HandforthParish says:

      Someone posted a picture of Gigi at 13 and she looked like a baby!!! The fact that he asked her out when he was 19 is so wrong.
      I used to find him quite funny and him and Sophie seemed unexpectedly well-suited. It now seems like she’s growing up and he’s not.

    • molly says:

      HE may be willing to go ugly, but it’s tricky since the Jonas brand has become very Beloved Wife Guys with Cute Kids.

      Add in their origins as Purity Ring Guys, and going scorched earth on the mother of his children might be a bridge too far for the brand Jonas.

  15. Kateee says:

    Thoughts on his eyelid lift though? Or is it just that one or two pictures where his eyes are much rounder? As someone with hooded eyes, I am always looking because it is the only procedure I seriously consider. (Hah)

    Anyway it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if they’re both looking at all their options or that this leaked unexpectedly but happened during their last “off” phase and he is doing damage control. Young kids are a huge stressor even under the best circumstances.

    • Mallory says:

      Keep those sweet hooded eyes!!! I hated mine, due to my mother’s constant complaining about how I got her eyes & would definitely need to plan for surgery.
      One day I looked up make-up for hooded eyes, the presenter first went through a bunch of beautiful people with hooded eyes & how I view them changed in an instant.
      Hooded eyes give people a calmness, sweetness, softness, like a puppy dog that you just want to curl up with. Jennifer Lawrence is not that nice, but she always looks like it, lol!
      Celebrities who do the eye lift are left looking harsh, surprised, & tight. There’s a recent celebrity who now looks shocked all the time, where she used to look so damn cute (and it’s not just the haircut).

      • Satish More says:


        I SO agree!!! It’s funny I was looking at that Vogue (I think?) spread with the 90s supermodels on the cover, and I thought, “Cindy Crawford just hasn’t been nearly as beautiful since she went and got that terrible eye job.” The eye job AGED her 20 years I swear. It sucked all the fat out around her eyes, which had been beautiful, almond shaped with somewhat heavy lids. If you look at pics of her from the 90s versus pics from today, the eye job is VERY obvious and not an improvement, imo. I’m ALL about the sultry, heavy lids……

  16. JJ says:

    Mind you, I don’t pay that much attention but isn’t the announcement about a married couple splitting up usually an announcement saying just that and not that one party hired lawyers? Then all these pics of him wearing a wedding ring… I mean, most people are seen without their wedding ring first (ala Ariana Grande) and then an announcement of the split is made shortly after. I don’t know what’s going on here but it seems like he’s sending a message and not so much running to end his marriage.

    • AC says:

      @JJ I agree with you. I guess people can either like or dislike him, but have to give it to him as his parents (and even his grandparents) have always been together. He was raised in that environment with a United family unit. I hope they both work it out, and if needed maybe do something for her and move to England for a bit to work on her mental health.

  17. teecee says:

    He’s a creep, she’s a racist – best of luck to their kids, they will need it.

  18. Vanessa says:

    I used to like Sophie until I found on here she a typical racist white woman who join in the racist vile bullying of Meghan while she was at her lowest and pregnant. Sophie is still until to this day liking Meghan hate content so I will give Sophie as much sympathy and empathy she show Meghan which was none .

    • TheVolvesSeidr says:

      @Vanessa, yep, this. Sophie Turner is racist garbage. She likes negative, racist content about MM AND her sil.

  19. AC says:

    Idk. There were a variety of people on SM saying they saw Sophie in Austin last night. But I do agree I can see him using the media outlets to get to or reach Sophie. Will see what happens in the next few weeks.

  20. Sue E Generis says:

    Sophie’s a pretty awful person and has continually joined in the hate pile on of Meghan. I don’t wish her ill, but I’ll reserve my compassion for someone more deserving.

  21. Libra says:

    I’m in the minority here who has no idea who either one of these people are. Having said that, it is very worrisome that a father, any father, would say he was mad because he as to take care of his kids. Not a good way to get access to his children if there is a divorce.

  22. Mel says:

    They both sound messy, good luck to those kids.

  23. Satish More says:

    Regarding that ridiculous TMZ article about their impending divorce; does anyone actually believe that this Jonas twerp is actually raising his kids alone, without a slew of nannies “even when he’s on tour!” 🙄

  24. AC says:

    It looks like it’s official. No matter if one likes them or not. It’s just sad with very young children involved. We’ll prob hear more of the he said Vs she said in the next few hours/days/weeks.

  25. Spillthattea says:

    …ever heard of misandry around here?

  26. AC says:

    I like the Jonas Bros. I mean I’m not a huge fan but I respect the family unit they are. His parents and grandparents have always stayed together and even his older brother have been married for over 10+ years. They’re not perfect but they pretty much stay out of trouble and are low maintenance compared to other celebs.
    It’s just unfortunate that he and Sophie were just not compatible. Different cultures , different upbringing, and different paths in life. Like I mentioned before his parents married when they were 18-as a kid raised in that kind of background, anyone would think marrying young is normal and forever. My parents were that way too and were together until my dad died. In a family background where your whole life your parents have been lovingly together, it’s drastic to even think about divorce unless it’s really that bad. My husband also has a similar upbringing as me. Even my brother and sister have been together with their spouses for years.
    I also didn’t know that Sophie is a Meghan hater until I read some comments on this site. I also like her but to me this came to be a bit of a surprise.
    I’m now wondering if she wasn’t intending to come back to the US as she’s been really homesick to go back to England for good(well if she lived in FL, I can understand why) . And he doesn’t want to move out of the US as he’s so close to his family here.
    Again it’s just sad for their very young children.