Joe Jonas has responded to his estranged wife Sophie Turner‘s lawsuit and denies kidnapping their two daughters.
Through a statement issued by his representative, Jonas described the lawsuit as a “harsh legal position” that contradicts the “amicable co-parenting setup” he thought they had been progressing towards.
“Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately,” the rep said.
Additionally, Jonas’ spokesperson mentioned that the children have been staying with the “Game of Thrones” star in New York ever since the aforementioned meeting.
“Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the US and the UK,” the rep mentioned, adding that the children have been American citizens since birth.
He also countered Turner’s assertion that she discovered their divorce through the media, stating that she had been informed about his intention to file for divorce after numerous discussions. The legal filing in Miami imposes limitations on both Jonas and Turner, preventing them from relocating with their children.
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending,” his rep continues. “When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not abducted.”
The couple began their relationship in 2016 and then tied the knot in Las Vegas three years later. In July 2020, they welcomed their first daughter, and two years later, they had a second child. Jonas officially filed for divorce from Turner on September 5th, ending their four-year marriage.