Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s divorce took fans by surprise, and the situation quickly became messy.
The couple, who were married for four years, announced their split in September 2023. They share two daughters, Willa, born in 2020, and another girl born in 2022, referred to as D.J. in Jonas’ divorce paperwork.
Initially, they released a joint statement, stating that they had mutually and amicably decided to separate. However, things took a turn when Turner sued Jonas, sparking an international custody battle. She accused him of wrongfully detaining their children in the U.S. Jonas’s representative refuted Turner’s allegations, calling them “unfortunate” and emphasizing that the children were currently with their mother.
Here’s everything you need to know about Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s divorce and custody battle:
Joe’s Initial Filing and Statement:
- Jonas officially filed for divorce on September 5, describing their marriage as “irretrievably broken.”
- He argued that shared parental responsibility would be in the best interests of their minor children.
- The couple addressed their breakup in a joint social media statement, emphasizing their united decision.
What Went Wrong:
- Insiders revealed that there had been a disconnect between Jonas and Turner for some time.
- Tension built due to their busy schedules, and their communication seemed forced.
- The spark in their relationship appeared to fizzle.
‘The Tour’ Continues:
- Jonas continued with the Jonas Brothers’ tour after news of the split, addressing his “tough week” during a concert in California.
- He expressed gratitude for the support and urged fans to rely on official statements.
Sophie Steps Out:
- Turner was spotted on girls’ nights in New York City after wrapping up filming for the show Joan in the U.K.
- She was seen with Jonas’s ex, Taylor Swift, and went out for a low-key night with friends.
The Custody Battle Begins:
- Turner sued Jonas on September 21, accusing him of wrongfully detaining their daughters in the U.S.
- She claimed they had agreed to make England their “forever home” in December 2022.
- Jonas’s rep responded, calling Turner’s allegations misleading and emphasizing the children’s well-being.
A Trial Is Coming:
- A judge ruled on October 3 that Jonas and Turner will go to trial on January 2, 2024, to determine custody.
- The case will take place in Manhattan as it’s a federal international custody case.
- Turner is requesting the trial be switched to a U.K. court, while Jonas wants to keep it in the U.S.
- The judge ruled that the daughters would temporarily stay in New York until custody is resolved.