Speaking out. During a recent concert performance, Joe Jonas responded to Sophie Turner divorce rumors for the first time publicly since news broke of their split.

The 34-year-old Jonas Brothers frontman was performing with his brothers Kevin and Nick Jonas on September 9, 2023, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California when he took a moment on stage to subtly address his split from the Game of Thrones actress. While he didn’t refer to his soon-to-be ex-wife by name, he did admit that this past week has been a “tough” one as rumors continue to swirl about their divorce.

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“It’s been a tough week,” he said during the concert. The singer also went on to seemingly shut down social media rumors about their split. “I just wanna say, look, if you don’t hear it from these lips, don’t believe it,” he added.

Joe also thanked his fans during this time: “Thank you everyone for your love and support,” he shared. “Me and my family love you guys.”

Joe’s comments came one week after news first broke of his impending divorce from Sophie Turner over Labor Day Weekend 2023. TMZ—the first publication to report the news of their split—confirmed that Joe filed his divorce paperwork on September 5.

The Jonas Brothers star and the Game of Thrones actress first started dating in 2016 and tied the knot three years later. Their first child, daughter Willa, was born in 2020 and their second, another daughter whose name has not been released publicly, was born in 2022.

TMZ reported that different lifestyles were the main cause of their divorce. “She likes to party, he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles,” a source told the outlet, which reported that Joe had hired attorney Tom Sasser, who handled Tiger Woods’ divorce, for his own divorce proceedings.

TMZ added that the pair allegedly had “serious problems” for the better part of the year, and that Joe had been caring for their 2 young children “pretty much all of the time,” even as his band was on tour. “We’re told Joe currently has both kids, as the group plays around the U.S.”

Meanwhile, in Joe and Sophie’s divorce documents, which were obtained by People, the couple claimed that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.” According to sources who spoke to People at the time, the split did not come as a “surprise” to those who knew the couple.

“They were not separated but they’ve been living separate lives for months,” one source told the publication. “As far as custody goes, this literally all just happened, so they’re figuring it out in real-time. They did have a prenup. As a family, they were based in Florida. The kids were with him the last few months, traveling with him with family while he’s been on tour. Sophie’s been working in the UK.”

Sophie and Joe later shared a joint statement to Instagram confirming the news of their split, writing, “After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage. There are many speculative narratives as to why but, truly this is a united decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.”

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