Sophie Turner brought her guy friends on her first date with Joe Jonas

Sophie Turner wasn't exactly lovesick for Joe Jonas before they got together! The 24-year-old Game of Thrones star opens up about their early courtship in the new cover story for Elle's April issue, revealing that as a teenager, she wasn't a fan of her now-husband's boy band.

“My friends and I were not Jonas Brothers fans,” she admits. "There was this band in the U.K. called Busted. They had a hit called ‘Year 3000.’ It was amazing, and we were huge Busted fans. Then the Jonas Brothers covered the song and made it massive. And Busted broke up. We thought it was all the Jonas Brothers’ fault. So we hated them.”

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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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Memories of this incident were fresh years later when Turner had several people tell her that they thought she'd hit it off with the 30-year-old pop star. When Joe came to the United Kingdom to tour, he DM'd her, asking to hang out. 

"I was living with my friends in Camden, in a really rough flat -- people were always climbing in and out of the windows. When I told my friends, they were like, ‘That’s hilarious. You have to do it! And you have to text us everything he says,'" Turner recalls. 

The British actress had some preconceived notions about what it would be like to go on a date with Joe, and admits that's not how it turned out at all. 

"I expected him to show up with security and everything. I thought, ‘He’s gonna be such a d**k,’" the Game of Thrones star confesses to thinking. "I brought all my guy friends to come with me to meet him, because in the back of my mind I still worried that he could be a catfish -- or I don’t know what. I just wanted my guy friends with me. I had my rugby boys. I was safe.”

The pair met up at a bar in the Camden neighborhood of London. 

“It was just this local s***ty bar, dirty, with great music and people throwing up everywhere. It was that kind of place. Kind of like the worst, but also kind of the best," Turner remembers. “He didn’t bring security. He brought a friend, and they drank just as hard as the rest of us. I remember the two of us spending only a couple of minutes on the dance floor, and then we just found a space far in the corner and we just talked. We talked for hours, and hours, and hours. And I was, like, not bored. It wasn’t contrived. It wasn’t small talk -- it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable. I went on tour with him.”

Now she can't stop gushing over her husband, saying, “With Joe, I always felt like I was the one who was punching, like, way above my league. And I still feel like that. He’s so handsome, talented, funny, charismatic. I’m really lucky to be with him and have someone like him want to be around me and spend time with me.” 

The pair had two separate weddings -- one in Las Vegas and one in France -- and Turner says that being married has given her "this incredible sense of security." 

She also loves being one of the J. Sisters with sister-in-laws Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas' wife, and Danielle Jonas, Kevin Jonas' wife. 

“It’s also nice to have built-in girlfriends who are actually really cool, who I can hang out with and we can really talk to each other about, like, how crazy the boys’ lives are," she says. "We can relate on so many different levels. It’s like, thank God, because you never know [about your in-laws]. It’s like we’re all one big family, because the boys are best friends.”

The Elle interview took place before news broke that Turner is reportedly pregnant with her and Joe's first child, though the couple has yet to confirm. Watch the clip below for more details on those reports:

 

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