Fans defend Sophie Turner against a 'smear campaign' after rumors that Joe Jonas filed for divorce because she 'likes to party' went viral

Jonas and Turner standing side by side with one arm around each other.
Jonas and Turner at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images.
  • Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are divorcing after four years of marriage, according to Today.

  • An anonymous source told TMZ Jonas filed for divorce because Turner "likes to party."

  • Fans have expressed skepticism about the claims. Some suspect a "smear campaign" against Turner.

Fans are defending Sophie Turner following news that Joe Jonas has filed for divorce from her, expressing skepticism about reports that the separation is related to her "party" lifestyle.

According to Today, Jonas filed for a dissolution of marriage on September 5 in Miami, Florida, claiming "the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken."

He stated in his petition that the couple's two young daughters have been living with him in Miami, Florida, and other locations throughout the US, but stated that he wants to "have shared parental responsibility" with the "Game of Thrones" actor, the outlet reported.

The couple confirmed that they had "mutually decided" to end their marriage in a statement posted to both their Instagram accounts on September 6.

According to a report published by TMZ, a source with "direct knowledge" told the outlet that Jonas filed for divorce because of differences in lifestyle choices between him and Turner.

"She likes to party, he likes to stay at home," said the source, according to TMZ.

The comments went viral after they were shared in a post on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) by entertainment news account Pop Base. The post has so far received more than 41 million views and 16,000 quote posts.

On social media, some fans have been expressing skepticism about the claims that Turner "likes to party" by resurfacing old comments Turner made in a 2020 interview with Conan O'Brien, where she referred to herself as an "introvert" and a "homebody," and to Joe as a "social butterfly."

Some users have speculated that Jonas or his PR team could be behind the quotes given to TMZ, though it is unclear who the anonymous source was. Representatives for Jonas and TMZ did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

A handful of users posting on X have said they think there is a "smear campaign" being orchestrated against Turner.

"I REALLY don't like how they're making her look," one X user wrote in response to Pop Base's post.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the Louis Vuitton Parfum Dinner at Fondation Louis Vuitton on July 05, 2021 in Paris, France.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the Louis Vuitton Parfum Dinner at Fondation Louis Vuitton in July 2021.Getty/Julien M. Hekimian

TikTok user @devotedly.yours said in a video that has received 1 million views that she thinks Turner is currently "winning" in public opinion because of the way that it seems she and sources close to her have remained silent thus far.

"These two have children together, so anything that's being said about one of their parents, one day, they're going to read that stuff, and she will come out looking like the parent who always respected her children's father and never smeared him publicly," they said.

A number of social media users have expressed sympathy for Turner, particularly with reference to her marrying and having children at what they felt was a young age. (The pair were married in May 2019, when Turner was 23, and their daughters were born in July 2020 and July 2022 respectively.)

Others seemed to suggest that if rumors that Turner likes to party were true, they did not think there was anything particularly wrong with that being the case, and suggested that the implication that this was a problem was misogynistic.

Turner began dating Jonas — who is seven years older than her — in 2016, when she was 20 years old. The following year they announced their engagement in an Instagram post.

Their first wedding, which took place following the Billboard Music Awards, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator. Their second ceremony was held in Carpentras, France, the following month.

For the past month, Jonas has been touring the US with his brothers Nick and Kevin for their Jonas Brothers tour "Five Albums. One Night. The World Tour." It's set to continue through June 2024.

Singe May, Turner has been in the UK shooting the upcoming British television drama "Joan" — her first major television series since 2022's "The Staircase" — according to local reports. According to the Daily Mail, the four-month shoot recently wrapped.

Representatives for Sophie Turner did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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