What is it with Game of Thrones actors and weddings? Let’s not go to the Red Wedding though. Back in September, all GOT fans were dumbfounded with the news of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie and now we are in for a treat for it’s now Sophie Turner’s turn to stun us with news of her engagement to Joe Jonas.
On October 15, the 21-year-old actress who usually prefers to keep her relationship under wraps,took to Instagram to announce the news of her engagement to Jonas with a picture of her hand which featuring the ring, over Joe’s hand. The post was captioned “I said yes” while Joe Jonas posted the same pic captioned “She said yes”. Not only was Joe excited to make the announcement, his brothers Nick and Kevin were also thrilled to do so. Nick posted the picture captioned, “Ahh! Congratulations to my brother … and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you both so much”, while Kevin posted it with a caption, “Congrats @joejonas and @sophiet so happy to welcome you into the family!” The family seemed to be on track in terms of happiness.
Jonas and Turner began dating in August last year and they didn’t seem to be serious about it but soon they were spotted together at a Halloween party following which they were seen together in November again at a concert. Prior to taking the stage at the MTV European Music Awards show, Jonas snuggled up to Turner at a Kings of Leon concert at the Oude Luxor Theatre. Concertgoer Millie Janssen told a popular magazine, “When the lights went down and Kings of Leon started they were dancing together and singing along. Joe would kiss her cheek as they danced next to each other.”Sightings continued and speculations grew which was all put to rest when Sophie posted a picture of Joe in January this year, confirming their relationship, on Instagram and now we are served with this amazing news.
But why this has added fuel to GOT fans’ amusement is that only a month ago Kit Harington and Rose Leslie announced their engagement in their hometown newspaper of the Times in England that read, “MR. K.C. HARINGTON AND MISS R.E. LESLIE. The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughters of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
The actors first sparked relationship rumours in 2012, in sync with their fictional Game of Thrones counterparts, Jon Snow and Ygritte. Though they reportedly split after a year, they later reconciled and officially confirmed the relationship in April 2016, making their red carpet debut as a couple at the Olivier Awards in London. Ever since, they have been maintaining a low profile of their relationship and refusing to talk much about it though Harington once revealed on an interview that he had fallen love with Leslie while shooting for the hit series, Game of Thrones. Though their roles, Jon Snow and Ygritte, weren’t fortunate enough to continue their romance, we’re happy that the couple off screen will lead a happy life together and congratulations, again, to Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner!