Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Joe had his people contact and consult with at least 2 L.A.-area divorce lawyers and he is on the cusp of filing divorce docs to end his marriage to Sophie.
Our sources say the couple has had “serious problems” for at least 6 months.
We’re told over the last 3 months, Joe has been caring for their 2 young children “pretty much all of the time,” even as his band was touring. We’re told Joe currently has both kids, as the group plays around the U.S.
On the surface, it seems there’s been no outward signs of trouble. Joe and Sophie have attended events together. However, in recent weeks … Joe has been seen not wearing his ring.
Professionally, Joe and Sophie have been busy — mostly JJ, though. He’s gone on tour with his brothers recently and is scheduled to perform through the winter. Sophie’s done some TV/movie stuff in recent years — but isn’t nearly as active as she was during her ‘GoT’ days.
BTW, they’re both still young … Joe’s just 34, and Sophie’s only 27.
We reached out to reps for Joe and Sophie. So far, no word back.