Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are in the midst of a custody battle after he filed from divorce from the British actress in September 2023.

“After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage,” the former couple shared in a joint statement on Instagram in September 2023. “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.”

Keep reading for everything we know so far.

Why Are Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Getting a Divorce?

Their marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly in September 2023.

“Friends could see there had been a disconnect between the two for a while now, and their connection just didn’t seem quite the same as it had been in the past,” a source told Us Weekly of the former couple at the time. “Joe hadn’t let many people know their issues went further than that and that they had been struggling in their marriage for longer than they let on.”

Why Is Sophie Turner Suing Joe Jonas?

In the lawsuit, which was filed on September 21, 2023, Sophie requested that both of their children relocate to England immediately. The actress wanted the former couple’s two daughters return to the U.K., claiming that the children were being wrongfully detained in New York City, according to documents acquired by the New York Post.

The paperwork said that the “wrongful retention” of the two children began on September 20, and alleged that she and Joe agreed in December 2022 that they would make England their “forever home” and began to look for schools there for their eldest daughter — who was born in July 2020. “The parties were both excited for the family’s move to England,” the filing read.

The duo purchased a home in the English countryside, and officially relocated in April 2023. Sophie agreed “with hesitation” to have their kids travel with Joe while he’s on tour with the Jonas Brothers, as it provided more free time than her filming schedule for the show Joan. The arrangement was a “temporary arrangement,” she claimed.

In a response to the filing, Joe noted that he filed for divorce “after multiple conversations” with Sophie, per a statement from his rep shared with Us Weekly and addressed the custody suit.

Keep reading for a complete timeline of Joe and Sophie’s split. 

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