It’s been nearly two months since Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announced they were breaking up after four years of marriage. Since then, Sophie’s been focused on her kids, work, much needed girls nights out, and figuring out a temporary custody agreement with Joe. Their official custody trial kicks off in January. Damn, that’s a lot for a 27-year-old working mom. I wish Sophie would blow off some steam …
Enter aristocrat Peregrine “Perry” John Dickinson Pearson, the future 5th Viscount of Cowdray. On Saturday, the UK Sun caught Sophie and the many-named fancy-boy snogging on the streets of Paris:
Today, Sophie Turner was seen in a passionate embrace with Peregrine Pearson. pic.twitter.com/m9PVdUVxSb— MoviesClipsServer (@MsCsServer) November 1, 2023
Now, based on their body language, Perry seems way more into the kiss than Sophie. But, as I learned when I got my wedding pictures back from the photographer, it’s hard to make a kiss not look weird on camera. So, I’ll reserve my judgment.
An eyewitness told the Sun that Sophie and Perry were “laughing a lot” at the Gare du Nord railway station. They added:
“They arrived together at the chauffeur pick-up location outside of the station. It looked like they might have both come on the Eurostar from London. They stood there for a few minutes and were chatting and laughing a lot.
He then took his hat off and leaned in to give her a big kiss. After the kiss they parted ways.”
Took off his hat to kiss her?! A gentleman’s gentleman!
Sophie and Perry eventually parted ways in separate chauffeur-driven cars. Later, they reunited at the Stade de France, where Sophie unveiled the Rugby World Cup trophy:
Perry reportedly returned to his £5 million West London flat carrying a suitcase. The Sun asked “a man at the property” (Perry’s neighbor, his doorman, a loiterer?) about the aristocrat’s trip to Paris. The man responded, “He doesn’t want to comment on anything.” Ya hear that, the Sun? A well-to-do nobleman like Peregrine John Dickinson Pearson would never kiss and tell. That type of behavior is reserved for new money trash.
29-year-old Peregrine (I can’t decide whether to refer to him by “Perry” or his official falcon name) is the first legitimate heir to Michael Pearson, the 4th Viscount Cowdray. Now, Michael does have an older son, but he was born out of wedlock, so he doesn’t count. Bummer for him, cuz, when Michael dies, Perry gets the family’s 16,500-acre Cowdray Park estate in West Sussex. It’s très Downton Abbey.
But that’s not all! Perry is also set to inherit the Pearson family empire, one of the world’s biggest education companies and book publishers. Their fortune is reportedly worth over $270 million. Perry’s great-great-great-great grandfather, Samuel Pearson, founded Pearson plc (then a construction business) in 1844. Samuel’s grandson, Weetman Dickinson Pearson, was ennobled as the 1st Viscount Cowdray in 1917.
While Perry’s mom’s side isn’t as blue-blooded as his dad’s, they aren’t too shabby. His mother is Marina Rose Cordle, daughter of John Howard Cordle, a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1959 to 1977. Fun fact about ol’ Johnny; his third wife was Marina’s nanny, a woman 35 years his junior. He had eleven kids in total, and eventually resigned as an MP after getting caught up in a bribery scandal. Oooo!
But let’s get back to this generation, shall we? Peregrine reportedly works as a partner at Weetman Developments, his family’s property development company. He’s also an ambassador for Le Chameau, a fancy boot company (Kate Middleton wears them). Up until this past September, Perry was in a three-year relationship with Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, aka King Charles III’s goddaughter:
From Greek princess to the Queen of the North. And maaaybe future Viscountess Cowdray? But only if Sophie wants. Fly free, young Sophie! Fly free.