Sophie Turner has taken legal action against Joe Jonas, alleging that he is in possession of their children’s passports. In response, Joe has issued an official statement addressing the matter.
What is going on between Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner?
Tensions have escalated between Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, the once inseparable couple who tied the knot four years ago. Their relationship has now hit the rocks, as divorce proceedings are underway. In a surprising twist, Sophie has taken legal action against Joe, claiming that he has been withholding their children’s passports. This legal maneuver stems from Sophie’s concern that Joe may obstruct their daughters’ return to her native England. A spokesperson for Joe Jonas has weighed in on the matter, offering an official statement to the media in response.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have recently made their separation official, sharing a joint statement on Instagram where they also expressed their desire for privacy during this difficult time. The couple shares two children, three-year-old Willa, and a 14-month-old daughter.
However, things have taken a legal turn, as Sophie Turner has filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court, requesting the return of her two children to England. According to People, the complaint alleges the “wrongful removal or wrongful retention” of the children, with Sophie’s legal team stating that this wrongful retention began on September 20.
People magazine also reports that Sophie claims she and Joe had reached an agreement to declare England as their ‘forever home’ during conversations that occurred over the Christmas holiday in 2022. The legal proceedings are shedding light on what was once a private aspect of their lives, making headlines in the process.
What does this imply for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner?
According to a statement provided by Joe Jonas’s representative to People.com, Joe has taken the step of initiating divorce proceedings in Florida, citing Florida as the appropriate jurisdiction for their case. It appears that Sophie was well-informed about Joe’s intention to file for divorce. Additionally, the Florida Court has already issued an order that places restrictions on both parents preventing them from relocating the children. This order was served to Sophie on September 6, 2023, over two weeks prior to the current developments.
The statement goes on to mention that Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting in New York last Sunday, where Sophie had traveled to be with the children. Since that meeting, the children have been in Sophie’s care. Joe’s perspective on the meeting was that they had reached an understanding to collaborate on establishing an amicable co-parenting arrangement. This statement offers insights into the legal and personal dynamics surrounding their divorce and custody dispute.
The statement further clarified that the former couple had reached an agreement on establishing an “amicable co-parenting setup.” However, it appears that Sophie expressed her desire to permanently relocate the children to the UK. Subsequently, she demanded, through the legal filing, that Joe surrender the children’s passports to facilitate their immediate departure from the country. The statement pointed out that complying with this demand would put Joe in violation of the Florida Court order.
It also stated that Joe is actively seeking shared parenting responsibilities for the children, emphasizing the importance of both their mother and father being involved in their upbringing. The statement expressed Joe’s willingness for the children to be raised in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Notably, it mentioned that the children have primarily resided in the US throughout their lives.
Furthermore, the statement underscored that the ongoing legal dispute is an unfortunate consequence of a marriage coming to an end. It took issue with the use of terms like “abduction,” characterizing such language as misleading and, in the worst-case scenario, an abuse of the legal system. The statement made it clear that the children were not abducted, addressing the sensitive nature of the case.