Sophie Turner showed off her growing baby bump while gracing the cover of Elle UK’s June issue, after confirming her second pregnancy at Monday’s Met Gala in New York.
In the candid interview the actress spoke about her marriage to her husband Joe Jonas, 32, and said motherhood was ‘the perfect thing to move on to’ after her hit show Game Of Thrones ended.
Sophie said she was so ‘excited’ to expand their family – after welcoming daughter Willa, 22 months, in July 2020.
Glowing: Sophie Turner showed off her growing baby bump while gracing the cover of Elle UK ‘s June issue, while discussing her pregnancy for the first time
The star showed off her bare baby bump in a cropped navy Louis Vuitton jacket featuring moon prints, which she teamed up with a navy skirt for the stunning cover shot.
She told the magazine of motherhood: ‘It’s what life is about for me – raising the next generation. The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter go from strength to strength. We’re so excited to be expanding the family. It’s the best blessing ever.
She also revealed she was grateful for this new phase in her life after feeling ‘lost’ when her hit show Game Of Thrones ended in 2019. Soon after leaving her role of Sansa Stark, Sophie married Joe in a surprise Vegas wedding.
‘I’m quite glad I had that next thing to move on to,’ she told ELLE. ‘If I hadn’t found Joe, I think I would have felt quite lost after Game of Thrones.’
Baby number two: In her interview, she discussed her baby news for the first time and revealed how she and her husband Joe Jonas, 32, are ‘excited’ to expand their family
‘And I did feel quite lost after it finished. But it forced me into this new chapter, which was really exciting and something for me to focus on. It was the perfect thing to move on to.’
She added that she and Joe have conversations about how they juggle their public and private lives, explaining: ‘I’m very protective of the life we’ve built. Every time Joe and I do a red carpet together, we make sure it’s for the right reason and makes sense for our careers.
‘You never want to market yourself as a celebrity couple. It’s not that cool. And my daughter never asked for any of this.
‘I know what it can do to your mental health to be in this industry, and to be photographed every day and have the comments.
Mother: She told the magazine: ‘It’s what life is about for me – raising the next generation. The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter go from strength to strength’
‘It’s not something I want her to deal with unless she says, ‘This is what I want to do.’ We’re quite strict about that.’
On the famous first Monday in May, Sophie displayed full maternity glow as she and Joe arrived at the Met Gala.
The former Game Of Thrones star, stunned in an embellished black gown while her husband looked dapper in a white and black tuxedo jacket with extra long tails.
The couple were both seen cradling Sophie’s burgeoning baby bump on the red carpet, as they tenderly gazed at each other while posing for photographers.
Speaking to The Wrap ahead of the premiere of her new Sky Atlantic series, The Staircase, Sophie told how becoming a mother has given her a new perspective.
Couple: The Game Of Thrones star confirmed her pregnancy at Monday’s Met Gala in New York (pictured with Joe)
She said: ‘The concept of family has made me an entirely much more emotional person. The empathy is heightened; the feelings about family are just like overflowing.
‘It’s made me a better actor for becoming, you know, becoming a mother.’
Sophie added that an important part of being an actor is bringing your real-life experiences to the roles you play.
She said: ‘As an actor, you know, the only way to become a really brilliant actor is to experience as much life as possible and to bring those experiences in, and so this is just another little part of life that I’m experiencing that I get to bring in and hopefully it helps my performance one way or another.’
Sophie and Joe were initially linked after they were seen getting affectionate at a 2016 concert in the Netherlands.
Expecting: She told the magazine: ‘It’s what life is about for me – raising the next generation. The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter go from strength to strength’
The singer was previously romantically involved with figures such as Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid before he met his now-wife.
The June issue of ELLE UK is on sale from May 4.
The couple announced they had become engaged after a year of dating in October of 2017 and shocked many when they held a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas in May of 2019.
The pair held a second wedding ceremony, which took place in France, later that year.
It was claimed that the X-Men: Apocalypse actress was pregnant with her first child in February of 2020.
A source told In Touch that the movie star and her husband ‘are absolutely ecstatic and can’t wait for Willa to have a sibling.’
They went on to state that the happy couple had a plan in place regarding the revelation of their child’s name.
The insider stated: ‘Picking a name, which they aren’t sharing with anyone until the baby arrives, is what they’re really excited about.’
They added that Sophie was a ‘private person and won’t make an official announcement about the pregnancy until she’s ready.’
The June issue of ELLE UK is on sale from May 4.
Guarded: ‘I’m very protective of the life we’ve built. Every time Joe and I do a red carpet together, we make sure it’s for the right reason and makes sense for our careers’ (pictured in March 2022)