We were expecting many things from the night of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards: Drake winning an award; Kelly Clarkson delivering an spectacular medley performance; a memorable Cardi B acceptance speech; and Mariah Carey being hailed as an icon. We were admittedly not, however, expecting the marriage of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
They tied the knot at a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, dashing off to A Little White Wedding Chapel right after the Billboard Music Awards ended. The Jonas Brothers had performed at the awards ceremony, delivering a medley of hits Jealous, Cake By The Ocean and Sucker, whilst the self-dubbed ‘J Sisters’ - former Harper's BAZAAR Arabia cover star Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas - danced and sang along enthusiastically in the audience.
Sophie Turner arrives at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
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American DJ Diplo alerted fans to the secret ceremony when he livestreamed the JoBros and Turner entering the chapel on his Instagram stories, and, to fans’ delight, continued to share clips of the event. The Game of Thrones star walked down the aisle looking stylish as ever in a white jumpsuit and veil. The whole celebration involved a pink cadillac, a pool, candy rings and an Elvis impersonator officiating the wedding, whilst fellow Billboard attendees and country music duo Dan + Shay gave a heartfelt performance.
In signature laidback Joe-and-Sophie style, the entire affair allegedly cost $600 (around 2,200Dhs), which is certainly more low-key than Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s nuptials - a three-day extravaganza and one of the most talked-about weddings of the year. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK earlier this year, Turner admitted, "We're trying to keep it as low-key as possible so it's more of an intimate thing."
Joe and Sophie’s chosen venue is actually more famous than it may first appear - it has hosted an array of celebrity weddings, including that of Britney Spears, Judy Garland, Demi Moore, Michael Jordan and Eva Longoria, to name but a few. It has even featured in an episode of Friends, in which Ross and Rachel exchange vows.
The gathering was kept small and intimate, with only a few other Billboard Music Awards attendees, as well as close family and friends, including Joe’s brothers Kevin and Nick and Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra, on the guestlist.
The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
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The couple had been engaged since 2017 and their wedding was slated for summer 2019. It’s rumoured that they may have a second wedding reception in the upcoming months, since Joe had previously hinted that the ceremony would take place in France.
Congratulations to the newly-weds!