Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are on the verge of divorce.
Their four-year marriage collapsed earlier this month, with the 34-year-old singer entering proceedings with a filing claiming it was “irreparably broken”.
But in a twist, the Game Of Thrones actress, 27, said she was ‘blindsided’ by the court filing and claimed she only found out about Nick’s intentions through the media – which he denies.
Sophie has been seen in recent days walking around New York with her friend Taylor Swift as their bitter divorce battle continues.
Here we take a look at the timeline of their marital breakdown…
Timeline: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are on the verge of divorce. Their four-year marriage collapsed earlier this month (pictured from September last year)
Reports first emerged that Joe had hired a divorce lawyer on September 3.
The singer was spotted still wearing his wedding ring while enjoying a Texas sunset with his brother Kevin and Nick in Austin.
It came just a month after Sophie shared a loved-up selfie to celebrate Joe’s 34th birthday.
Joe and Sophie have reportedly had “serious problems” for six months.
Sources told the publication that the musician has been mostly busy with parenting duties in recent months, as Sophie has been in the UK since filming in May.
They said he looked after their two young daughters – three-year-old Willa and a one-year-old whose name has not been publicly revealed – “pretty much all the time” during of the last three months.
The last time they were photographed together was in April, when they were seen arriving at an afterparty in London where Jonas was DJing.
Girls’ night out: Following her split, the actress flew to New York and sought comfort from her friend Taylor Swift
Just two days later, Joe submitted the necessary paperwork to end his marriage to the Game of Thrones actress in a Miami Dade County courtroom.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com revealed Jonas said his marriage to Sophie was “irretrievably broken”.
He outlined the former couple’s plans to share custody of their three-year-old daughter Willa and their one-year-old daughter, whose name they have not revealed.
The documents listed Willa by her initials, WJ, and alluded to their other daughter’s name, referring to her as DJ.
In the petition for dissolution of marriage, Jonas’ attorney stated, “It is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties share parental responsibility.” »
Solidarity: Joe received an onstage hug from his brothers Kevin, 35, and Nick, 30, for his show in Arizona after releasing a statement that he was on the verge of divorce.
The couple confirmed their divorce in a joint statement in which they said it was a “joint decision” and that they had “mutually agreed” to end their marriage.
In the statement, posted on Sophie’s Instagram, they said: “After four wonderful years of marriage, we have mutually agreed to end our marriage amicably.
“There is much speculation as to why, but this is actually a joint decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.”
But it appears that because of their “ironclad prenuptial agreement” that they signed “weeks before their wedding,” divorce finances should be straightforward, according to The explosion.
Jonas will keep all of her music royalties, while Turner will keep the money she made from her acting career.
Both will keep all the property they acquired before their marriage and will only have to share the profits from their marital home.
Later in the day, Joe received a hug on stage from his brothers Kevin, 35, and Nick, 30, for his show in Arizona.
He also changed the lyrics of the romantic ballad he had written for her while he was performing.
Hesitate, in which he tells his lover: “Never say goodbye”, appeared on the Jonas Brothers album Happiness Begins in 2019, the year Joe married Sophie.
The original lyrics said, “Don’t be afraid because I’m on your side,” but on stage that Wednesday, Joe sang, “Don’t be afraid because I’m on his side.”
On September 12, Sophie was seen for the first time since her ex-husband, Joe Jonas, filed for divorce.
A week after announcing they had “mutually decided” to separate in a joint statement on Instagram, the English actress, best known for her starring role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, appeared to be focusing on her work as she She was filming her new drama Joan in Spain.
The Survive star, who plays notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington in the upcoming ITVX show, wore gray spandex shorts, a black tank top with an extremely low back and black Adidas slides.
Days later, she was seen passionately kissing co-star Frank Dillane while filming the drama.
Drama: Documents filed in the US District Court in New York have revealed that the Game Of Thrones alum is suing her ex Joe as she seeks “the return of (their) children to England”.
Sophie then filed court documents, suing her ex-husband Jonas in an attempt to bring their two children back to her native United Kingdom.
In documents seen by DailyMail.com, Turner claimed Jonas would not return their children’s passports.
“On or about September 17, 2023, the parties met to discuss their separation,” the petition states.
“The mother reiterated the plan agreed by the parties that the children would return home to England that week. The Father is in possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to the mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the mother.
“The following day, the mother’s lawyer in England reconfirmed to the father’s lawyer in Florida that the mother intended to return home to England with the children as planned on September 20, 2023, and requested that the passports of the children are returned to the mother.
“Based on the father’s express representations that he will not return the children to England and will not return the children’s passports to the mother, on September 20, 2023, the mother submitted her application for return in accordance with the Convention of Hague to the Central Authority for England and Wales requests the children’s return to England.
Joe then posted a sensational rebuttal to Sophie’s claims.
After the news broke, a rep for Joe said in a statement to DailyMail.com that the singer was seeking “shared parenthood” with the Game Of Thrones star and added: “The children were not taken away . »
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement over a marriage that unfortunately ends. When terms such as ‘kidnapping’ are used, they are misleading at best and, at worst, a serious abuse of the legal system .The children were not kidnapped,” the representative said.
“Having been in Joe’s care for the past three months, with the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother. Sophie makes this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and to permanently remove the children from the US.
Jonas’ rep also said the singer has “already disavowed all statements allegedly made on his behalf that were derogatory toward Sophie.”
“They were made without her approval and do not reflect her opinions. Her wish is that Sophie reconsiders her harsh legal position and moves forward in a more constructive and private manner,” the statement said.
“Her only concern is the well-being of her children.”
Jonas has since denied Turner’s claims that he blindsided her with the divorce, and says their children will be raised in the United States because they are American citizens.
Sophie claimed she found out through the media that her ex-husband, Joe Jonas, was filing for divorce.
The latest bitter twist in the pair’s complicated divorce battle came Thursday when documents filed in U.S. District Court in New York revealed the Game Of Thrones alum was seeking “the children’s return to England “.
Court documents reveal the couple’s marriage quickly began to crumble after a bitter argument on Jonas’ birthday, August 15.
“Thereafter, the breakdown of the parties’ marriage occurred very suddenly. The parties argued on August 15, 2023,” the documents state.
“On or about September 1, 2023, the father filed for divorce against the mother in Florida. Around September 5, 2023, the mother discovered through the media that the father had filed for divorce.
Following her split, the actress flew to New York and sought comfort in her friend Taylor Swift.
Sophie did not seem to have the complicated divorce on her mind since she arrived a few moments before Taylor in front of the luxurious Barrière Fouquet hotel for dinner.
A source said PEOPLE that it “lifted (Sophie’s) morale” and that she appreciated the normalcy of it all.
“They were normal. Complitly normal. Everyone was excited, but they were normal,” an insider recalled, adding, “Sophie seemed to be enjoying the night.”
Another continued: “Taylor is a great friend – Sophie can talk to him about anything. It cheered Sophie up to spend time with Taylor.