Exclusive: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas agree to temporarily keep kids in New York amid bitter divorce battle


  • Court documents filed on Monday and obtained by DailyMail.com show that the couple has agreed to keep their two daughters in New York City
  • The interim order mandates that the girls remain in southern or eastern New York state – which includes New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.
  • The case comes days after Turner, 27, sued Jonas to return the girls to England



Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ bitter custody battle has reached a ceasefire after the couple agreed to temporarily keep their children in New York, court documents reveal.

Just days after the 27-year-old actress demanded her 34-year-old estranged husband return their two young daughters to England, the pair agreed to an interim consent order that allows both parties to get the children out of the state. Places restrictions on.

The court agreement, filed on Monday and obtained by DailyMail.com, states that their three-year-old daughter Willa and their one-year-old daughter, whose name has not been disclosed, must live in the southern or eastern districts of New York – an area covering New York CityHudson Valley and Long Island.

Court documents filed on Monday and obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have agreed to keep their two daughters in New York amid their bitter divorce battle.
The couple was married for four years and have daughters Vila, three, and DJ, one year old. Pictured is Jonas with his two daughters earlier this month

According to the filing, Sophie and Joe ‘without prejudice to either party’s claims and defenses, have agreed to the entry of the attached proposed interim consent order, which prohibits the removal of the parties’ children from the jurisdiction…its The next order is pending from the court.

The document, filed by Turner’s attorney Stephen Cullen, said the court order was filed to ‘protect the well-being of (the children) involved.’

But it is also ‘to prevent further removal or concealment of (children) before the final disposal of the petition.’

The filing comes as an apparent ceasefire between the exiles comes after exchanging accusations against each other over the past two weeks.

A draft copy of the order must now be signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who is overseeing the case.

It cites the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act as the law governing the dispute.

The first hearing is scheduled for October 3 in federal court in Manhattan.

DailyMail.com has contacted lawyers for both parties for comment.

Joe Jonas and pregnant Sophie Turner were seen posing on the red carpet with their growing baby bump for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The couple, who were married for four years, welcomed their second daughter, identified only as ‘DJ’ in court papers, in July 2022.

The filing comes just days after Jonas issued a sensational denial of his estranged wife’s claims, after she accused Jonas of withholding her children’s passports and refusing to allow them to travel to see her in the UK .

Turner filed a lawsuit on Thursday to try to take her two children back to her native England.

After the news surfaced, a representative for Jonas said in a statement to DailyMail.com that the singer was seeking ‘shared parenting’ with the Game of Thrones star and added: ‘Not kidnapping children I went.’

‘This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is coming to a tragic end. When language like ‘kidnapping’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. “The children were not kidnapped,” the representative said.

‘The children are currently with their mother, after being in Joe’s care for the past three months upon agreement of both parties. Sophie is making this claim only to transfer the divorce proceedings to the UK and remove the children from the US permanently.

Jonas’ rep also said that the singer ‘has previously refuted any and all statements allegedly made on his behalf that were disrespectful to Sophie.’

‘They were made without his approval and are not in line with his views. “His wish is that Sophie reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private manner,” the statement said.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ living arrangements revealed:

September 3 to October 1, 2022: New York (Rent)

1 October to 7 October 2022: Puglia, Italy (on rent)

7 October to 15 October 2022: London (on rent)

15 October to 22 November 2022 New York (Rates)

November 22 to December 16, 2022: Miami (Property of Parties)

16 December to 23 December 2022: London (hotel)

23 December to 27 December 2022: Warwickshire (Rented)

27 December to 5 January 2023: London (hotel)

January 5 to February 9, 2023: Miami (Property of Parties)

February 9 to February 16, 2023: Lake Tahoe (rental)

February 16 to February 20, 2023: Las Vegas (hotel)

February 20 to March 10, 2023: Miami (Property of Parties)

March 10 to March 25, 2023: New York (For Rent)

March 25 to March 29, 2023: New York (For Rent)

March 29 to March 31, 2023: The Hamptons (Friend’s House)

March 31 to April 10, 2023: New York (For Rent)

‘Their only concern is the well-being of their children.’

The representative also denied Turner’s allegation that she did not know he was filing for divorce.

‘After several conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for this case. Sophie knew Joe was going to file for divorce,’ the rep said.

‘A Florida court has already entered an order that prevents both parents from relocating the children. This order was given to Sophie more than two weeks ago on September 6, 2023.

Additionally, Jonas’ rep said the former couple had a ‘cordial meeting last Sunday in New York,’ where Turner arrived to be with their children.

‘They have been with him since that meeting. “Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together toward an amicable co-parenting arrangement,” the statement said.

After several conversations with Sophie, Joe initiates divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for this case. Sophie knew Joe was going to file for divorce,’ the rep said.

‘A Florida court has already entered an order that prevents both parents from relocating the children. This order was given to Sophie more than two weeks ago on September 6, 2023.

Additionally, Jonas’ rep said the former couple had a ‘cordial meeting last Sunday in New York,’ where Turner arrived to be with their children.

‘They have been with him since that meeting. “Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together toward an amicable co-parenting arrangement,” the statement said.

‘Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to move the children to the UK permanently. Subsequently, she demanded through this filing that Joe hand over the passports of the children so that he could immediately take them out of the country. If he does comply, that would be a violation of the Florida court order.

In documents filed in the US District Court in New York on Thursday, the 27-year-old Game of Thrones alumnus is petitioning ‘for the children’s return to England.’

‘The petitioner, Sophie Belinda Turner (“Mother”), through her undersigned attorneys, files this verified petition (“Petition”) for the return of the children to England against the Respondent, Joseph Adam Jonas (“Father”). , the court filing reads.

Jonas and Turner sell their luxurious seaside mansion in Miami for $15 million

Following news of the filing, Turner was seen leaving a New York hotel with her friend, Australian actress Olivia DeJonge, on Thursday.

The couple’s messy separation made headlines earlier this month when Jonas – who is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers – filed for divorce in Miami, Florida.

The couple was married for four years and welcomed their second daughter, identified as ‘DJ’, in July 2022.

Turner also alleged that the former couple had planned for her and the children to join Jonas and his family on his band’s US tour before returning to the UK, where they would stay in a rental property.

He claimed that he will move into a new house in the UK in December this year once construction is completed.

In preparation for their move to the UK, the couple listed their family home in Miami, which sold for $15 million earlier this year.

According to the filing, ‘On or about April 10, 2023, the family relocated to England and are living in a rental as they wait to move into their new home.

The actress also disputed Jonas’s claim in the divorce filing that the children lived in Florida for six months before announcing their separation.

Joe Jonas’ full statement:

‘After several conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for this case. Sophie knew that Joe was going to file for divorce. A Florida court has already granted an order that prevents both parents from relocating the children. The order to Sophie was given more than two weeks ago, on September 6, 2023.

‘Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting in New York last Sunday, when Sophie came to New York to be with the children. He has been with them since that meeting. Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together toward an amicable co-parenting arrangement.

‘Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to move the children to the UK permanently. Subsequently, she demanded through this filing that Joe hand over the passports of the children so that he could immediately take them out of the country. If he complied, that would be a violation of the Florida court order.

‘Joe is looking for shared parenting with the children so that they can be raised by both their mother and father, and of course it is also fine for the children to be raised in both the US and the UK. The children were born in the US and have spent most of their lives in the US, they are US citizens.

‘This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is coming to a tragic end. When language like “kidnapping” is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not kidnapped. The children are currently with their mother, after being in Joe’s care for the past three months upon agreement of both parties. Sophie is making this claim only to transfer the divorce proceedings to the UK and remove the children from the US permanently.

‘Joe has already denied any and all statements he allegedly made which were defamatory to Sophie. They were created without his approval and do not correspond to his views. His wish is for Sophie to reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more creative and personal way. His only concern is the well-being of his children.


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