- Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have split
- They reached "irreconcilable differences"
- THESE are the details of their separation
Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Sophie Turner on Sept. 5, four years after they married in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas, and seven years since they began dating in 2016. 'TODAY.com' exclusively obtained a petition that confirmed that Jonas filed for divorce on Sept. 5, 2023 in Miami Dade County, Florida. In it, Jonas stated that "the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken."
It also stated that the couple's two children had been living with Jonas and that "it is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility." They also reportedly had a prenuptial agreement. On Sept. 6, Jonas and Turner issued a joint statement about their split on their individual Instagram accounts.
Their split is anything but easy!
"After four years of wonderful 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 himself addressed address the former couple's split during a Jonas Brothers concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sept. 9. "It’s been a tough week," he said. "I just want to say, look, if you don’t hear it from these lips, don’t believe it, OK? Thank you everyone for the love and support to me and my family. I love you guys," he added.
According to the filing, Turner and Jonas decided that when Turner began to film a new drama series in the U.K. in May, the couple's daughters would join their father and a nanny when he went on tour in the with the Jonas Brothers in the U.S..
Turner's filing said the couple planned for their daughters to stay with Jonas and other family members until Turner was done filming her series in mid-September, at which time she would travel to the U.S. to pick up her daughters and return with them to England. The petition stated that after making the plans, the couple engaged in a marital argument on Aug. 15 and Jonas filed for divorce in early September.
What's shocking for some to find out is that the petition claims Turner learned that her husband filed for divorce when the story made headlines! That's a crazy way to get wind of something like that! According to the petition, when the former couple met on Sept. 17 to discuss their separation, Turner told Jonas she still wanted their daughters to return with her to England, but Jonas refused to provide their passports.
The petition called for the "immediate return" of the couple’s daughters to Turner’s home. "Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup," his rep said in a statement.
Things get complicated
"Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK," the statement continued. According to the statement, if Jonas were to "hand over the children’s passports so that (Turner) could take them out of the country immediately,” he would will be “in violation of the Florida Court order."
According to TODAY.com, the statement also disputed a claim made in Turner's petition that said she was unaware that Jonas was going to file for divorce on Sept 5, explaining that Jonas had "multiple conversations" with Turner about the state of the couple's marriage.
The divorce proceedings are bound to go on and on for the foreseeable future and it is unlikely there is going to be a "winner" in all of this. We'll keep you posted as this story develops.