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Joe Jonas breaks silence after filing for divorce from Sophie Turner: ‘It’s been a tough week’

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pictured together in 2022 (Getty Images)
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pictured together in 2022 (Getty Images)

Joe Jonas has appeared to address the speculation surrounding the reasons for his divorce from Sophie Turner during a recent Jonas Brothers concert in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old filed for divorce from Turner, 27, on September 5 in Miami Dade County, Florida, with both parties citing that their marriage was “irretrievably broken”.

Amid reports that their marriage had collapsed over their different lifestyles, the former couple issued a joint statement, clarifying that their decision to divorce “after four wonderful years” had been mutual.

In the wake of the speculation, the Sucker singer admitted “it’s been a tough week”. It followed a backlash he’s received on social media since their divorce was confirmed.

Jonas addressed speculation surrounding their divorce. Pictured in May (Getty Images)
Jonas addressed speculation surrounding their divorce. Pictured in May (Getty Images)

During his Jonas Brothers show at the Dodger Stadium on Saturday, he told the crowd: “It’s been a tough week. I just wanna say, look, if you don’t hear it from these lips, don’t believe it. Okay?

“Thank you everyone for your love and support. Me and my family love you guys.”

Jonas is seeking joint custody of their daughters, Willia and D.J., according to the divorce documents.

The two had a prenuptial agreement that Jonas expects will be enforced, according to the filing.

Previously, the family had been based in Florida, with the children spending the last few months with Jonas on tour, accompanied by family, while Turner worked in the UK on the upcoming ITVX drama series Joan, which revolves around the story of Joan Hannington, a mastermind of several jewel heists in the 1980s.

The former couple previously revealed how mutual friends had long wanted to introduce them when they began talking via Instagram direct messages in 2016.

They met in person in October of that year and began dating by December. They announced their engagement a year later in October 2017.

Turner, who is from Northampton, played Sansa Stark for eight seasons on HBO’s Game of Thrones and played Jean Grey in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse and 2019’s Dark Phoenix.

Jonas found fame with brothers Nick and Kevin in a band starting in 2005 and subsequent Disney Channel series. They released their sixth studio album in May and are currently on a tour of US stadiums.