Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner's Relationship Timeline Is Proof Love Is Real
Fun fact: Nick Jonas isn't the only Jo Bro to slide into someone's DMs (and actually have it pay off). The magical union of Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner all began with a fateful DM in 2016, and they've been giving fans heart-eyes even since. If you're not clear on Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's relationship timeline, then I think it's time for a review, because their adorable love story is definitely one worth knowing.
Just like Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's relationship timeline (which began in September 2016 with a Twitter DM and took a while to go public), Turner and the middle Jo Bro kept their love on the down-low for months. In fact, the first time Turner made an appearance on Jonas' Instagram was when he announced their engagement, which occurred just about 11 months after the two were first spotted together. (Turner's own engagement announcement was only the second time she'd posted about her boo on the 'gram.) Their courtship may seem quick, but these two have been through a lot together during since 2016, and they only seem to fall more in love every day. Let's take a moment to appreciate their sweet bond.
Jonas Sent Turner A Direct Message On Instagram In 2016
According to Turner's March 2019 interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, it all started in 2016 with a DM. When asked how the two met, Turner explained that friends intended to set them up, but Jonas was the one who made the first move. "We had a lot of mutual friends," she explained, "and they'd been trying to introduce us for a long time. We were following each other on Instagram and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."
They Started Hanging Out In November 2016
The first time Jonas and Turner were photographed together was in a group photo from Halloween 2016, which was posted by a friend on Instagram. Less than a week later, the two were spotted in Rotterdam, Netherlands, at a pre-MTV EMAs Kings of Leon concert, where onlookers caught them looking cozy. "They were really close together," a source told People. "I didn't look very often... [but] the two or three times I was watching they were kissing. She was all smiley and he looked really sweet."
Jonas Met Turner's Family In December 2016
In early December, the Daily Mail published pics of Turner and Jonas going for a stroll with Turner's parents and brother in London. Two days later, People broke the news that the two were officially a couple. "They're dating exclusively," a source told the mag. "He was playing the field, but he really likes her and is willing to settle down for her."
They Became Insta Official In January 2017
On New Year's Day 2017, Turner shared her first photo of Jonas on her Instagram, which was a solo shot of the Jo Bro posing on a boat in Miami. "Miami Daze," she captioned the pic.
Less than a week later, Turner and Jonas attended the CAA's pre-Golden Globes party as a couple, but they decided not to walk the red carpet together at the awards show two days later. When asked about her maybe-relationship by Extra TV host Mario Lopez, Turner played it coy. "I'm not saying anything," she said. "I'm very happy."
They Made Their Red Carpet Debut In May 2017
Turner and Jonas walked the red carpet together for the first time at the 2017 Met Gala, though they didn't pose for any couple pics. They also attended Katy Perry's after party at the Boom Boom Room, where Nick Jonas snapped a cute pic of the couple and captioned it, "These two ❤️."
When asked about her relationship a few months later by The Sunday Times, Turner simply replied, "I'm in a relationship, but it's a very private relationship."
They Jointly Adopted A Dog In September 2017
Jonas and Turner took their relationship to the next level in September 2017 when they adopted a husky puppy together, whom they named Porky Basquiat. Turner shared a cute pic of the new pup on Insta, which she captioned, "Meet the newest addition to the krew @porkybasquiat 🐶."
They Got Engaged In October 2017
On Oct. 15, the couple announced their engagement on Instagram with matching pictures, which showed only their hands and Turner's sparkly new pear-cut diamond. "She said yes," Jonas captioned his picture, while Turner's caption read, "I said yes."
The engagement, according to Us Weekly, was a total surprise. "They are madly in love," a source told the magazine. "She's young but mature and comes from a small English town, so it's not that out of the ordinary and age doesn't create an issue. They are really good together and his friends and family love her and vice versa, but they aren't rushing to get married."
They Adopted A Second Pup Together In April 2018
Nearly six months after announcing their engagement, an interview with Turner was published in Marie Claire, where she explained that getting engaged didn't feel like an achievement, but rather a "lovely" new part of her life. "There's this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that'll ever happen to you," she explained. "But I've always found that my career is something I work for, and when I achieve something, there's a sense that this is the greatest thing I'll do in my life. It's lovely to be engaged. Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I'd find a house that I love and want to stay in forever."
A few days after the Marie Claire interview was published, Jonas and Turner added a new member to their family: another Alaskan Klee Kai pup named Waldo. "Welcome to the family @waldopicassojonas 🐶 ♥️ 💫, " Turner captioned a picture on Instagram, showing Waldo and Porky Basquiat together. Unfortunately, Waldo was tragically killed in July 2019 when he escaped from his dog walker and was struck by a car in New York City. Jonas and Turner commemorated their late doggo with matching tattoos of Waldo, which they both got inked on their right forearm.
They Got Matching Tattoos In October 2018
Almost a year after getting engaged, the couple got their first set of matching tattoos, which were inspired by Toy Story. Jonas got one on his wrist that reads, "To infinity," while Turner's matching tattoo, which is also on her wrist, reads, "& beyond."
They Tied The Knot In Las Vegas In May 2019
After the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1, Turner and Jonas shocked fans by taking off for Las Vegas and tying the knot at A Little White Wedding Chapel. An Elvis impersonator officiated, and Diplo took to Instagram Live to share the super-secret ceremony with his followers. They exchanged Ring Pop wedding bands, and though everyone thought Turner and Jonas were pulling a fast one, People later confirmed the wedding was totally legit.
In an interview with Porter, Turner clarified that the Vegas wedding had been planned ahead of time, but they had intended to keep it secret. (Way to go, Diplo.) "Marriage is a private thing between two people," she added, "and I think that's how it should always be. It's not about the dress, it's not about the food. It's about being husband and wife, and being dedicated to each other forever."
They Had A Formal Wedding Celebration In June 2019
Two months after their Vegas ceremony, Jonas and Turner had a second, more formal celebration on June 29 at the Château de Tourreau in Sarrians, France. Just like with their Vegas nuptials, the couple hoped to keep things under wraps, but this time, Dr. Phil accidentally spilled the beans. After Turner posted an Instagram of her and her hubby in Paris on June 22, Dr. Phil commented, "Easy now! 1 week to go! Ha! See you at the wedding!" (*Face palm*)
Afterwards, the two jetted off to the Maldives for their honeymoon, and they've been living in wedded bliss ever since.
While it hasn't all been smooth sailing, Turner and Jonas truly seem like a perfect match, and I hope they keep on giving each other adoring looks for years to come.