• Sophie Turner had an eating disorder and lived with a therapist, who ensured she was not making unhealthy habits
  • Turner admitted that negative comments on social media got into her and made her feel anxious
  • Joe Jonas' wife distanced herself from Instagram but still checks it for a few minutes twice a week

Sophie Turner got candid about her struggles with an eating disorder and how social media harmed her body image.

The pregnant celebrity opened up about her eating disorder. The "Game of Thrones" alum confessed that she had to live with a therapist to look after her eating habits.

"For a long time, I was quite sick with an eating disorder and I had a companion," Turner, 26, told Elle for its June cover story. "I don’t know if you know what a companion is? It’s a live-in therapist, who would ensure I wasn’t doing anything unhealthy with my eating habits."

Turner added that being a public figure affected her mental health and only worsened her body image as she struggled with an eating disorder. The negative comments about her figure only made her feel worse.

"I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I wish I’d never got myself involved with it in the first place," Turner said. "I look at the comments on Instagram and think, ‘Oh, f–k. Everyone thinks this about me.’ It would completely consume me."

The "Dark Phoenix" actress recounted the night when she got the best advice that changed her perspective on social media. She remembered telling herself, "I'm so fat, I'm so undesirable," after seeing a comment on Instagram. However, another comment captured her attention that somehow freed her from those thoughts that were bothering her.

"You know, no one actually cares. I know you think this, but nobody else is thinking it. You’re not that important," the comment read, according to Turner. "That was the best thing anyone could have told me."

At present, Turner limits her social media exposure. Just recently, she deleted the Instagram app from her phone, and the move has been transformative for her.

"I have noticed that social media makes me incredibly anxious and it’s something I try to distance myself from," she explained. "Having it off my phone has been so helpful. Now, if I do have to go on it, it’s for a few minutes once or twice a week, rather than hours every day. It’s made such a difference. Live real life – it’s much more fun."

Turner said she still feels depressed or anxious, but it's more manageable. The good thing is that this time, she already knows how to manage those feelings to get herself in a good headspace.

"It’s not debilitating – I know how to get myself out of it," she added.

Turner and her husband, Joe Jonas, have been sharing fun viral Kardashian-inspired videos. Jonas said they "have fun" doing them. However, the singer is also very careful when it comes to what he shares with his followers and would usually put their videos on his save list if he feels that it's a "good one to share."

"It's really being decisive on what you want. You wanna be really protective over how much you wanna share in your personal life, and I feel like as artists, we get the opportunity to express our heart through our music, and so that’s where I’m [as] personal and honest as I can be," Jonas told Entertainment Tonight.

Turner and Jonas are already parents to daughter Willa, 1. They are currently expecting their second child together.

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Sophie Turner experimented with girls. In Picture: Joe Jonas (L) 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. Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil