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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Agree To Keep Their Daughters In NYC Amid Divorce

The legal development comes a week after the Game of Thrones actress filed a lawsuit against Jonas, demanding the “immediate return” of their two children to England.

by Kaitlin Kimont
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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have reached a temporary agreement regarding where their two children will live right now. On Sept. 21, Turner filed a lawsuit against Jonas, demanding the “immediate return” of their two children to England, 3-year-old Willa and a 1-year-old daughter whose name has been revealed as Delphine in court documents obtained by Page Six.

For the time being, Jonas and Turner have agreed to not remove their daughters from the United States, specifically the New York City area and surrounding counties, according to USA Today. The have an upcoming court date to discuss the matter further on Oct. 3.

Last week, the Game of Thrones actress, who has been filming a new British television series in England, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan requesting “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained,” according to court documents obtained by multiple outlets including People and the New York Post.

In the court documents, Turner claims that she and Jonas agreed last December to move their family to England and it would be their “forever home.” In August, the couple sold their home in Miami for $15 million and reportedly planned to move into a new home in the English countryside. Page Six reports that the court documents note that they “officially relocated from Miami to England on April 10, 2023.” Around that time, Turner, 27, began filming her new project, Joan, and Jonas, 34, was also on tour with his band, The Jonas Brothers.

“The Father has possession of the children’s passports,” Turner’s lawsuit against Jonas states, per Page Six. “He refuses to return the passports to the Mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the Mother.”

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner announced their plans to divorce in early September. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jonas pushed back against Turner’s lawsuit in a lengthy statement to TODAY, claiming that Turner “is making this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and to remove the children from the U.S. permanently.”

“Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK. The children were born in the U.S. and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the U.S. They are American citizens,” the statement read in part. “This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not abducted.”

Jonas and Turner released a joint statement on Sept. 6 announcing their plans to divorce. “After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage,” the statement read. “There are many speculative narratives as to why but, truly this is a united decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.” Jonas had filed a petition for divorce, which stated “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.”

The “speculative narratives” they mentioned have been aplenty. There were rumors that Turner’s alleged “partying” was a factor in their decision to divorce and Jonas was caring for their two children “pretty much all of the time” while on tour. A source told TMZ, “She likes to party, he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles.” There was also a rumor that a ring camera allegedly captured Turner “saying and/or doing something that made [Jonas] realize the marriage was over.”

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