Sophie Turner describes brief split from Joe Jonas: 'We both had cold feet'

Talk about an S.O.S. While Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas may seem like the epitome of #couplegoals, their relationship is far from perfect. In fact, for a brief period of time, the pair even called it quits!

In an interview with UK’s Sunday Times, the Game of Thrones actress, 23, described her once-rocky relationship with her now-husband, 29.

“I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell [when we first met in 2016],” Turner recalled. “He was like, ‘I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.'”

The Dark Phoenix actress, who’s been open about her struggles with her mental health in recent months, added: “That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 03: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "Chasing Happiness" at Regency Bruin Theatre on June 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner seen out and about in Manhattan on May 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas leave the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show at JFK Airport on May 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 08: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show at JFK Airport on May 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner arrive for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivalsat The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas -- (Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 NY Premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 NY Premiere After Party on April 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner and her parents seen out and about in Manhattan on March 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend Sacramento Kings v New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Singer Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are seen walking in SoHo on March 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are seen on March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (L) with her fiancee Nick Jonas (R), his brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner posed for photographs outside a restaurant at Juhu on November 26, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Sophie Turner (L) and Joe Jonas during Republic Records Grammy after party at Spring Place Beverly Hills on February 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Republic Records)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are seen on March 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Say Cheese!/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend Sacramento Kings v New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are seen on March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on October 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are seen on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Tal Rubin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra at 2018 US Open each other at the 2018 US Open on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 3: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the defeats of Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer on day 8 of the 2018 tennis US Open on Arthur Ashe stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner seen on the streets of Manhattan on August 14, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the Marc Jacobs afterparty of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between Costume Institute Gala at the Boom Boom Room on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
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Despite the Jonas Brothers member’s help, there were still bumps in the road, with the pair splitting up along the way. “It was the worst day of our lives,” Turner said of their brief breakup. “For a second we both had cold feet, then 24 hours later we were both like, ‘Never mind.'”

Nowadays, the couple are stronger than ever. After more than two years together — and more than a year of being engaged — Turner and Jonas tied the knot in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1.

The British star confirmed the spontaneous nuptials at the 2019 Met Gala when she was asked to describe the event’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

“Camp is, um, hard to define,” she said at the time. “Let me give you an example of camp. I think camp is, um, getting married in Vegas last minute after the Billboard Music Awards [because] that would be fun. I’d like to try that. That’s camp.”

Us Weekly exclusively revealed in November that the couple would be exchanging vows in France this summer. Joe and Turner’s European event will likely still happen, but will serve as a celebration of their marriage rather than an official wedding ceremony.

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TODAY -- Pictured: Joe Jonas on Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Joe Jonas kicked off JCPenney's national Giving Spree in New York City. (Credit: JCPenney)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 4: Nick Janoss brother Joe Jonas with his fiancé Sophie Turner pose for photos during wedding reception of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at Taj Palace on December 4, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (L) with her fiancee Nick Jonas (R), his brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner posed for photographs outside a restaurant at Juhu on November 26, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Joe Jonas is seen on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 15: American singer and actor Joe Jonas attends Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez Exhibition on November 15, 2018 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 16: Joe Jonas attends the FENDI MANIA Capsule Collection Launch Event at Fendi on October 16, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Fendi)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Joe Jonas is seen in NoHo on October 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on October 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are seen leaving a restaurant on October 1, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Joe Jonas is seen in SoHo on September 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra at 2018 US Open at the 2018 US Open on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: Sophie Turner and boyfrend Joe Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, wearing her engagement ring and her fiance Nick Jonas attend Serena Williams' quarter-final victory on day 9 of the 2018 tennis US Open on Arthur Ashe stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 3: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the defeats of Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer on day 8 of the 2018 tennis US Open on Arthur Ashe stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas at Day 8 of the US Open held at the USTA Tennis Center on September 3, 2018 in New York City.
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