Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner said her husband and singer, Joe Jonas saved her life following years of struggle with her body image and mental health. In an interview she said that when she first met Joe at the age of 20, she was going through “a phase of being mentally unwell” and that is when he told her, “I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.” Sophie said, “that was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”
Sophie was all of 13 when she started working and she believes she would have been in a better state of mind if her life was not displayed in public. She said that the constant scrutiny and criticism made her unhappy, so much so that she even considered suicide. But at the age of 19, things turned around for her when she started going for therapy.
Commenting on the issue, she said, “suddenly, everyone’s metabolism slows down at 17, 18 and then that’s documented. My skin and everything, people commenting on it. I was too aware of my body at a young age and it kind of just took over my mind, it was all I could think about. Calorie counting and everything, ‘oh I’ll just eat nuts today’. I stopped having my period for a year and that is when I decided to have therapy. I just think it’s so important everyone should have a therapist, honestly.”
Well, we are just so happy for Sophie Turner, for her mental health and her married life. We will miss the iconic Sansa Stark but it is also exciting to see what she has in store for us.
Pic courtesy: Official Instagram Account of Sophie Turner