Sophie Turner revealed in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday that she expected to spend her entire life alone.
The 23-year-old Game of Thrones star—who is engaged to 29-year-old Joe Jonas—told interviewer Brian Hiatt: “I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life.”
That all changed when she met the musician. “I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know,” said Turner. “I feel like I’m much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I’ve lived enough life to know. I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know. I don’t feel 22. I feel like 27, 28.”
When pushed about the “girls” portion, Turner apparently shrugged and simply said, “Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”
Gay Twitter quickly took this as a sort of “coming out” on Turner’s part, and reacted accordingly.
so sophie turner came out…… sis we been knew pic.twitter.com/F5dFsM8et6
— nat (@mistyeehaw) March 26, 2019
Joe Jonas had previously dropped some details about the couple’s forthcoming wedding on The Late Late Show with James Corden, saying, “We’re going to have a flag rugby game at the wedding, and a flag football game. So if all the groomsmen show up with black eyes and broken arms, I’ll be very proud.”
Turner, for her part, told Marie Claire last year that she doesn’t view marriage as an achievement.
“There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you,” she said, “but I’ve always found that my career is something I work for, and when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life.”
“It’s lovely to be engaged,” she added, but not in an achievement sort of way. “Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I’d find a house that I love and want to stay in forever. There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career.”
h/t Rolling Stone