Joe Jonas and Sophie turner have come to a temporary truce. The former couple has agreed to keep their two young daughters in New York City for the time being, according to an interim consent order filed Monday (Sept. 25) and obtained by Billboard. The agreement comes amid a custody dispute.
The filing notes that neither party is allowed to remove their daughters from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, which includes New York City and Long Island.
The Game of Thrones actress had filed a lawsuit on Sept. 21 in New York against the Jonas Brothers singer, alleging that he had “wrongfully retained” their two young daughters — Willa, 3, and a 14-month-old who has only been identified by her first initial, D — and also accusing him of not giving her the children’s passports and refusing to return the kids to her so that they could return with her to England. Turner also claimed in her filing that prior to their split, the couple had agreed to make England their “forever home.”
Billboard has reached out to Jonas and Turner’s reps for comment.
In a statement shared with Billboard later that day of the custody filing, a rep for Jonas denied all of Turner’s allegations. “Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also OK with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the U.K.,” the rep said at the time, noting that two had met before her filing and that they had agreed to work on an “amicable” plan for co-parenting their children. “This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending.”
Jonas filed for divorce on Sept. 5, with his petition stating that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.” In her custody filing, Turner alleged that she was blindsided by him, and that she had learned of his filing via media reports. Jonas’ rep denied this claim to Billboard.
Turner and Jonas married in May 2019.