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Sophie Turner Sued Joe Jonas In A Plot Twist I *Definitely* Didn’t See Coming

Looks like things are getting even more complicated for Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas. ICYMI, the Gen Z-favorite couple announced their divorce on Sept. 6 after days of media speculation. Since then, things have gotten — for lack of a better term — messier, ultimately leading to Sophie Turner suing her estranged husband, Joe Jonas.

Jophie shippers, this one is going to hurt. On Sept. 21, PEOPLE obtained a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan Court by Turner against Jonas, which called for “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained.” The document additionally asserted that the “wrongful retention” of their two young children began on Sept. 20. Shortly after the lawsuit went public, a representative from Jonas’ team responded to the claims in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, which read in part, “The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children.” Her Campus reached out to both Jonas’ and Turner’s teams for comment, but did not hear back at the time of publication.

In the document, Turner’s team claimed that both she and Jonas had decided in December of 2022 to move their family to England. The couple had sold their Miami home and were reportedly in the process of buying a “forever home” in the U.K. in April 2023 — which was around the time that Turner began filming her latest project, Joan, which wrapped in late August/early September 2023.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Now, if you’re a JoBros stan, then you’re most likely aware of their world tour that kicked off in the summer of 2023. In the document, Turner’s team revealed that her and Jonas’ children had been on tour with Jonas as a “temporary arrangement” while Turner worked in England. The lawsuit also claimed that Turner had “hesitations” about her children going on tour with Jonas, as she would be separated from them for periods at a time.

The court document revealed more than just a budding custody battle, however. Turner’s team alleges that their separation spiraled “very suddenly” after the couple had an argument on Aug. 15. Jonas then filed for divorce on Sept. 5, which Turner found out “from the media” weeks later… at the same time as you, me, my roommate, and the entire internet, too. Yikes.

So, what’s the “main issue” when it comes to the lawsuit? According to the document filed by Turner’s team, she and Jonas met up around two weeks after the divorce was filed (around Sept. 17) to discuss their custody plans. Turner allegedly “reiterated” her desire to move the family to England.

Joe Jonas responded to the lawsuit filed by Sophie Turner.

Once the news of Turner’s court filing made it to the public, a rep for Jonas told PEOPLE, “After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce. The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children. Sophie was served with this order on September 6, 2023, more than two weeks ago.”

Jonas’ team also alleges that the two had come to an agreement on Sept. 17 in New York, and Turner has been with their children since that meeting. According to Jonas’ team, the Jonas Brothers frontman was under the impression that the two had “reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup.”

According to Jonas’ team, Turner “advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the U.K.” less than 24 hours after agreeing on their “amicable co-parenting setup.” Jonas’ team alleges that Turner “demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately. If he complies, Joe will be in violation of the Florida Court order.”

At the time of publication, neither Turner nor Jonas have publicly commented on the lawsuit, but I hope these two work things out for the sake of their children and personal happiness.

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.