Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas ordered to keep children in New York amid lawsuit


Turner, 27, sued Jonas, 34, seeking to take their children back to England with her. Photo: AP

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas agreed to a court order Monday (Sept 25) prohibiting them from removing their two children from the New York City area as they litigate their contentious divorce.

Turner, 27, sued Jonas, 34, seeking to take their children back to England with her. The next proceeding in that case is scheduled for Oct. 3.

Until the suit is resolved, the two children must remain in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley – legally speaking, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Attorneys for Jonas and Turner both signed off on the temporary arrangement.

The short-term deal does not resolve Turner’s lawsuit in any way, and neither Jonas nor Turner has backed down from their respective position in that suit.

“This Interim Consent Order makes no determination on the merits” of Turner’s lawsuit, the document reads.

Jonas and Turner have shielded their children from the spotlight throughout their relationship.

They share a three-year-old daughter, whose first name is Willa and who is identified in court documents as “WRJ.” The couple welcomed a second child in 2022, but never revealed the name. The younger child is identified as “DMJ” in the docs.

Jonas filed for divorce from Turner on Sept 5 in Florida. Though they signed a prenup before their 2019 wedding, the proceedings quickly turned messy as Jonas and Turner debated the fate of their two children.

In the initial divorce filing, Jonas suggested the two have “shared parental responsibility.” But in her lawsuit, Turner claimed the family had agreed to make a home in England when they settled down from their on-the-go lifestyles.

Turner said Jonas had refused to let her see the kids, which her lawsuit described as “a breach of the mother’s rights of custody under English law, England being the children’s habitual residence.”

Jonas responded with a public statement arguing that the kids have spent much of their life in the US and that he is “OK with the kids being raised both in the US and the UK”. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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