A timeline of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ divorce



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Sophie Turner says she’s still “in shock” over the mom-shaming she experienced amid her split from husband Joe Jonas.

The former “Game of Thrones” star, who was filming the British crime series “Joan” at the time, told British Vogue that headlines depicting her allegedly wanting to party rather than stay at home with her young daughters marked “the worst few days of my life.”

“I remember I was on set, I was contracted to be on set for another two weeks, so I couldn’t leave. My kids were in the States and I couldn’t get to them because I had to finish ‘Joan.’ And all these articles started coming out…” she recalled.

“It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother — mum guilt is so real! I just kept having to say to myself, ‘None of this is true. You are a good mum and you’ve never been a partier.’”

Turner and Jonas briefly engaged in a legal battle over their daughters, Willa and Delphine, with Turner at one point suing her ex for the girls’ return to England. The lawsuit was later dropped as the two worked out a custody agreement.

“There were some days that I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I would call my lawyer saying, ‘I can’t do this. I just can’t.’ I was just never strong enough to stand up for myself,” Turner told the publication.

Elsewhere during the interview, Turner revealed that she was dating again.

“It’s very fun,” she said. “I mean, it’s strange when you get married so young. It’s like you never really learn how to date. So it’s all very new to me.”

Jonas filed for divorce from Turner on Sept. 5, four years after they married in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas, and seven years since they began dating in 2016.

While the pair announced they had reached a temporary custody agreement for their two children on Oct. 10, attorneys for Turner filed a notice on March 14 stating abatement had ended and that the divorce case should be reactivated, according to court documents filed in Florida circuit court and obtained by NBC News.

TODAY.com reached out to both Jonas, 34, and Turner, 28, at the time for comment.

Read on to see a timeline of the pair’s marriage and breakup, as well as statements given in the aftermath of the divorce.

Jonas and Turner started dating in 2016

Jonas and Turner started dating soon after meeting in 2016.

Turner told “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon in 2022 that she knew she wanted to marry the musician “the first night” they met.

“We went out, and we hung out at a bar with all my friends and all his friends. They all came back to my apartment, and we had drinks after,” she said. 

When everyone left, Turner suddenly became emotional. 

“I remember him leaving and I just wept to my brother. I was like, ‘I love this man so much!’” she shared. 

The couple tied the knot in 2019

The former couple got engaged in October 2017.

They tied the knot in several ceremonies in 2019, first eloping in Las Vegas on May 1, right after the Billboard Awards.

The following month, they walked down the aisle at Château de Tourreau in the south of France.

The couple welcomed two children

Jonas and Turner are parents to two daughters.

They welcomed their first daughter, Willa, in July 2020.

In July 2022, a rep for the couple confirmed to TODAY.com that they recently welcomed their second daughter, Delphine.

Jonas filed for divorce on Sept. 5 of this year

TODAY.com exclusively obtained a petition that confirmed that Jonas filed for divorce on Sept. 5, 2023 in Miami Dade County, Florida.

In the petition, Jonas stated that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.”

It also stated that the former couple’s two minor children had been living with Jonas in Miami and other locations throughout the country, but that “it is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility.”

The pair had a prenuptial agreement.

Jonas and Tuner issued a joint statement on Sept. 6 about their split

On Sept. 6, Jonas and Turner issued a joint statement about their split on their individual Instagram accounts.

“After four years of wonderful marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage,” the statement read. “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.”

Jonas appears to address the split during a concert on Sept. 9

On Sept. 9, four days after filing for divorce from Turner, Jonas appeared to address the former couple’s split during a Jonas Brothers concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

“It’s been a tough week,” he said. “I just want to say, look, if you don’t hear it from these lips, don’t believe it, OK?”

“Thank you everyone for the love and support to me and my family. I love you guys,” he added.

Jonas then performed the song “Hesitate,” from the band’s 2019 album, “Happiness Begins,” which he has previously said was inspired by Turner.

Turner sues Jonas for the return of the couple’s kids to England

Turner filed a petition on Sept. 21 in the Southern District of New York and obtained by NBC News, that alleged that Jonas was engaging in a “wrongful retention” of the couple’s two daughters in New York City.

According to the petition, which was filed through the child abduction clauses of the Hague Convention, Turner and Jonas had previously agreed that the couple’s children would return to “their habitual residence in England,” where they would attend school.

The petition stated that prior to Jonas filing for divorce, he and Turner had decided in April to make their permanent home in England.

In May, the former couple rented a home and had plans to purchase a home in July with plans to move into the home in December, the filing said.

According to the filing, Turner and Jonas decided that when Turner began to film a new drama series in the U.K. in May, the couple’s daughters would join their father and a nanny when he went on tour in the with the Jonas Brothers in the U.S..

Turner’s filing said the couple planned for their daughters to stay with Jonas and other family members until Turner was done filming her series in mid-September, at which time she would travel to the U.S. to pick up her daughters and return with them to England.

The petition stated that after making the plans, the couple engaged in a marital argument on Aug. 15 and Jonas filed for divorce in early September.

The petition stated that Turner learned that her husband filed for divorce when the story made headlines.

According to the petition, when the former couple met on Sept. 17 to discuss their separation, Turner told Jonas she still wanted their daughters to return with her to England, but Jonas refused to provide their passports.

The petition called for the “immediate return” of the couple’s daughters to Turner’s home.

Jonas responds to Turner’s petition for the children’s return to England

A rep for Jonas responded to Turner’s petition in a statement to NBC News, explaining that the Florida Court where Jonas filed for “restricts both parents from relocating the children.”

The statement said the former couple had a recent “cordial” meeting in New York to discuss their divorce and their children, and that Jonas is seeking “shared parenting” across the U.K. and U.S.

“Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup,” the statement said. 

“Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK,” the statement continued.

According to the statement, if Jonas were to “hand over the children’s passports so that (Turner) could take them out of the country immediately,” he would will be “in violation of the Florida Court order.”

TODAY.com has not reviewed the Florida court order in question.

The statement objected to Turner’s petition using words like “abduction” calling it “misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst.”

The statement also disputed a claim made in Turner’s petition that said she was unaware that Jonas was going to file for divorce on Sept 5, explaining that Jonas had “multiple conversations” with Turner about the state of the couple’s marriage.

Jonas and Turner agree to temporarily keep their kids in New York

The couple agreed to temporarily keep their two daughters in the U.S., according to an interim consent order filed in a New York City court on Sept. 25.

According to the order, Turner and Jonas “are prohibited from removing their two children … or causing the children to be removed from the jurisdictions of the United States District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York pending further order of this Court.”

TODAY.com did not receive a response from Turner and Jonas about the order.

Turner submits a letter Jonas wrote about seeking ‘a permanent home’ for their children

On Sept. 26, Turner filed legal documents including a letter that she said was written by Jonas about looking for “a permanent home” for their two children in England before their divorce.

Jonas wrote to the seller of a home on June 16, 2023, that communicated his intention to have their children raised in England, according to a court filing obtained by NBC News.

The pair went into contract on July 7 to purchase the seller’s home in Oxford, England, for $7.8 million, according to the filing, though the sale was not complete at the time and a closing date was scheduled for Dec. 2.

“When my wife and I decided we were going to spend more time in the UK and search for a permanent home, our daughter expressed three unwavering requirements: having chickens, a pony and a Wendy house,” the letter stated, according to the filing. “Many of the houses we viewed met this criteria, the moment we turned the corner and caught sight of the charming blue shutters adorning, we experienced a sense of magic unlike anything we had felt before.”

Turner’s attorneys wrote in the court filing that the couple planned to find a “forever home” in England in 2022. She submitted his 2023 letter to the seller as proof of his “clearly communicated intentions at the time.”

“We could tell that your family have truly loved living here and we can envision our children growing up here and making this our forever home,” the letter stated. “I really think Sophie and I will be able to look after and for many many years pay homage to the magic you have created here.”

Jonas did not comment on the letter in the filing.

Jonas and Turner reach a temporary custody agreement for their daughters

On Oct. 10, Jonas and Turner released a statement announcing they had agreed to a temporary custody agreement that would allow their daughters to travel to the U.K. with Turner.

“After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the U.S. and the UK. We look forward to being great co-parents,” Jonas and Turner said in a statement to NBC News.

Jonas and Turner agreed to a consent order filed in a New York City court that outlined which parent would have custody of their two daughters over the next three months.

The pair alternated custody of the children every few weeks between October and January, according to court documents.

The couple was also undergoing mediation toward their divorce settlement at the time, according to the filing.

Turner reactivates divorce proceedings

On March 14, Turner filed a notice in Florida circuit court asking a judge to reactivate their divorce proceedings after their abatement had “come to an end.”

Turner and Jonas did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TODAY.com.

Turner says she’s still ‘in shock’ over the mom-shaming she experienced after the split

Turner opened up about the pain she endured after her split with Jonas — including the “shock” she experienced when she was mom-shamed in the media — during a candid interview in British Vogue published on May 15, 2024.

The mom of two said headlines that alleged she was out “partying” and not home with her young daughters, Willa and Delphine, marked “the worst few days of my life.”

“It hurt because I really do completely torture myself over every move I make as a mother — mum guilt is so real! I just kept having to say to myself, ‘None of this is true. You are a good mum and you’ve never been a partier,'” she recalled.

Turner also said in the interview she’s dating again.

“It’s very fun,” she said. “I mean, it’s strange when you get married so young. It’s like you never really learn how to date. So it’s all very new to me.”




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