Sophie Turner Says Joe Jonas ‘Kind Of Saved My Life’ When She Was Struggling With Her Mental Health
"He was like, 'I can't be with you until you love yourself.'"
The final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night, and though there’s been lots of discussion about it on social media, we’ll give Irish viewers the full day to catch up before we start dropping spoilers. Let us be your safe haven.
In a new interview with the Sunday Times ahead of finale, Sophie Turner (AKA Sansa Stark) spoke candidly about her relationship with now-husband Joe Jonas, as well as her battle with depression and eating disorders.
Sophie was just 13 when she first started working on Game of Thrones, and 15 when it premiered in 2011 – she says it was difficult having her adolescence “displayed in public”.
Suddenly, everyone’s metabolism slows down at 17, 18 and that’s documented. My skin and everything. People commenting on it. I was too aware of my body at a young age. And it just kind of took over my mind, it was all I would think about.
The actress admitted that her weight had dropped so much that she stopped having periods for about a year. In a previous interview with Dr Phil, she said she had considered suicide at one point, after which she decided to seek out a therapist.
She was going through this “phase of being very mentally unwell” in 2016 when Joe Jonas slid into her DMs (really, he made the first move that way).
Sophie says he made her wake up to the fact that she needed help:
He was like, “I can’t be with you until you love yourself. I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.” That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing when they eventually got together, though – and Sophie revealed to the Sunday Times that they once broke up… for 24 hours.
“It was the worst day of our lives. For a second we both had cold feet, and then 24 hours later, we were both like, ‘Never mind’,” she laughed.
Now, of course, the pair are one of everybody’s favourite celebrity couples, marrying earlier this month in an impromptu Vegas wedding and generally having the best time. We sure are glad it all worked out.
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