Yesterday, TMZ reported actress Sophie Turner has sued her ex-husband Joe Jonas for custody of their two daughters. According to the lawsuit filled in a Manhattan court, the legal team of the ‘Game Of Thrones’ star said that the couple had planned on moving to England to make it their “forever home”. Turner said the couple had sold their Miami home and were in the process of purchasing a home in the English countryside in April, and in the summer Sophie began working on ‘Joan’, a miniseries. During this time, documents reveal, Joe begun touring with his band ‘The Jonas Brothers’ in the summer, and the couple decided their children would stay with the father as he had more daytime hours available than Sophie who was filming, but shared the actress was “hesitant” about the agreement.
The most shocking part of the documents was that Sophie found out about the divorce from media reports, after Joe filed for divorce on September 5 when the couple had an argument on August 15.
On the issue of custody, the documents state that when the couple met to discuss the next step after their split, Joe was found to have a change of heart and rejected the plan to move to England. Turner says Joe’s legal team confirmed with Sophie’s that the children would not be returning to England and did not provide their passports.
“The Father has possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to the Mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the Mother.”
Joe’s PR team has responded to the lawsuit and in a statement to People magazine, a representative for the singer says Sophie was aware about the divorce proceedings.
“After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce.”
“Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting this past Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the kids. They have been with her since that meeting. Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup,” the statement added.
Joe and Sophie Turner tied the knot in 2019 in a small ceremony in Vegas, and later in Paris, with their family and friends present. Reports of their divorce showed up on September 6 when sources told TMZ that Sophie was to blame for the breakdown of the marriage, claiming the actress was a drinker and partied a lot while the singer was the opposite. The reports were slammed by social media users who criticised the misogynist narrative used by Joe and his PR team to frame Sophie as a bad mother.