GoT's Sophie Turner says Joe Jonas saved her life

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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has said her husband Joe Jonas 'saved her life' during her struggle with mental health problems.

The actress, who plays Sansa Stark in the behemoth HBO show, claims she was "very mentally unwell" when she first met Joe, due to the pressures of growing up in the public eye.

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In an interview with The Sunday Times, she said: "Having your adolescence being displayed in public, that’s something I really wish hadn’t happened.

"Being in the age of social media when that’s happening, I think I would be a much saner person if I hadn’t been documented from 13 - your most awkward, uncomfortable, unsure-of-yourself years."

Recalling when she met Joe at the age of 20, she said: "I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell.

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"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.’

"That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way."

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