Kathy Griffin made her loyalty to Sophie Turner clear during the actress’ messy divorce from Joe Jonas.
The 62-year-old comedian shared a clip to her Instagram over the weekend of her performing a stand-up set mocking the Jonas Brothers in 2009.
In the video, Griffin called the brothers “embarrassing” and questioned their high status in pop culture.
Griffin destroyed the brothers’ “damn purity rings,” which the three siblings had once promised they would wear until they got married. Griffin called them “fake” and “complete nonsense.”
“I don’t buy these three children as sex symbols,” she said.
Griffin then specifically targeted Joe, now 34 and then 20, for breaking up with Taylor Swift.
Complicated: The singer, 34, filed for divorce from the mother of his two children, 27, in Miami, Florida, earlier this month
She described Swift, then 19, as a “gorgeous ‘Seventeen’ cover model,” and asked, “Where the hell did he come from to dump the beautiful Taylor Swift?”
Swift and Jonas dated for just a few months in 2008 until he broke up with him during a 25-second phone call. She would write several hit songs on her second studio album about the brief romance.
In the caption for the video, Griffin wrote, “All I can say is this is from 2009, and I was right.”
In the caption she wrote: ‘Well, well, well… What else is there to say?’
“House Griffin has no queen except the Queen in the North, whose name is Stark,” she wrote, adding, “#TeamSophie.”
The Jonas Brothers star Joe filed for divorce from Sophie on September 1, and details about the couple’s messy divorce battle are emerging daily.
After filing for divorce, Joe posted a statement on Instagram, claiming to be from him and Sophie, asking the public for privacy during this difficult time.
The message read: ‘After four wonderful years of marriage, we have mutually decided to end our marriage amicably. There are many speculative stories as to why, but this is truly a joint decision and we sincerely hope that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.”
However, it appears the couple’s divorce has not been amicable so far, as Sophie’s lawyers last week accused Joe of ‘wrongful retention’ regarding their children.
The couple share Willa, three, and a 14-month-old baby, whose name has not yet been publicly revealed.
In the video, Griffin called the brothers “embarrassing” and questioned their high status in pop culture. She then made it clear that she is #TeamSophie
In court documents, Sophie claimed that an argument that took place on August 15 may have ended their marriage, and Joe filed for divorce less than three weeks later.
Sophie also claimed that she was not told directly about the divorce, and it was also claimed that Joe would not return the children’s passports so that Sophie could return to England with the children.
In recent developments, Sophie’s legal petition stated that the couple’s ‘permanent home’ as of April this year was England.
It also stated that Joe claimed the children, who have dual citizenship, had lived in Florida for six months before the divorce papers were filed.
However, the court disputed Sophie’s claim that they had previously met and agreed that their two children would be ‘sent home to England’.
A spokesperson for Joe told CNN in a statement: “The children were born in the US and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the US. They are American citizens.”
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, an insider stated that Joe finds it ‘disgusting’ that Sophie has made him look like a ‘terrible father’ while she ‘victimises’ their children.
Sources have since told DailyMail.com that he is ‘frustrated’ that the divorce is turning into a ‘nasty mess’ after their four years of marriage.
Change: Jonas Brothers star Joe filed for divorce from Sophie on September 1, and details of the couple’s messy divorce battle have emerged daily (seen in September 2022)
A source exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Joe is furious at Sophie’s latest news, which makes him look like a terrible father.
‘It is disgusting in his eyes what she has chosen.
“This will just be the beginning of an increasingly messy and messy situation.
“Joe thought they were taking a step forward with the divorce and finding a way to parent together, but now it’s just an ugly mess, and the latest lawsuit has taken away any positivity.”
The source continued, “With the divorce, Joe is also trying to adjust his commitments with the Jonas Brothers tour and just move in the opposite direction.
“Frustration is the emotion running through him right now, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.”
A second source added that Joe is unhappy with the way his children have been dragged into his and Sophie’s very public divorce battle, while claiming that the singer believes the Game of Thrones star’s recent outings with his other ex, Taylor Swift, were staged.
“The children are the victims,” the other insider shared.
“Sophie and Taylor are not close. Joe took Sophie to a Taylor show, and it wasn’t even offered. Again, he is the one who filed for divorce. Read between the lines.’
They concluded: “Joe wants to take the right path and reach an amicable resolution.
“He just wants to compromise with Sophie so they can both be present as parents in their children’s lives. He loves his kids, and so do they.”
Sophie was spotted in New York last week having dinner with Taylor Swift
Tough time: Joe Jonas gave a shout-out to fellow parents during a Jonas Brothers performance last week – amid his explosive custody battle with estranged wife Sophie Turner (pictured September 8)
After news emerged that Sophie had sued her ex-husband Joe to try to move their two children back to England, a representative for Joe said in a statement to DailyMail.com that the singer was looking for “shared parenting” with the Game. Of Thrones star, adding: “The children were not kidnapped.”
‘This is an unfortunate legal disagreement over a marriage that is unfortunately on the rocks. When language like “kidnapping” is used, it is at best misleading and at worst a serious abuse of the justice system. The children were not kidnapped,” the representative said.
“Having been in Joe’s care for the past three months by mutual consent, the children are currently with their mother.
‘Sophie is only making this claim to move the divorce proceedings to Britain and permanently remove the children from the US.’
Joe’s rep also said that the singer had already “disavowed all statements allegedly made on his behalf that disparaged Sophie.”
“They were made without his approval and are not in accordance with his views. His wish is that Sophie reconsiders her harsh legal position and moves forward in a more constructive and private manner,” the statement said.
“His only concern is the well-being of his children.”
The rep also denied Sophie’s claim that she did not know he was filing for divorce.
‘After several conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. “Sophie knew Joe was going to file for divorce,” the rep said.
“The Florida court has already issued an order prohibiting both parents from moving the children. Sophie received this order on September 6, 2023, just over two weeks ago.’