Joe Jonas, 34, and Sophie Turner, 27, are sadly getting divorced after four years of marriage, according to TMZ. The outlet obtained documents that revealed the singer filed for divorce from the actress on Sept. 5, just two days after it was first reported they were having marital issues. The shocking split has left many fans wondering exactly what went wrong between the once happy lovebirds, who are also the parents of two daughters. Find out more about what could have caused the couple to go their separate ways and how the situation may affect their lives below.
Why Did Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Split?
It was first reported that the husband and wife have been having “serious problems” with their marriage for six months, on Sept. 3. “She likes to party, he likes to stay at home. They have very different lifestyles,” a source said. It was also revealed that Joe was in contact with two divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, CA. According to multiple sources, Joe stated that his marriage with the former Game of Thrones star was “irretrievably broken,” and once he filed the divorce paperwork, he reportedly asked for joint custody of their two kids, Willa, 3, and their one-year-old, whose name they have yet to publicly confirm.
On Sept. 6, Joe and Sophie released a joint statement about their divorce via their Instagram accounts. “After four wonderful years of marriage, we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage. 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,” the statement read.
TMZ reported on Sept. 6 that Joe noticed something discomforting on a ring camera involving Sophie. However, both parties denied any “speculative narratives” in their joint statement.
What Factors Led To Their Decision To Split?
Three months before Joe’s filing, it was reported that he and Sophie were “at a crossroads” in their marriage. “Things are tense between them,” a source told In Touch at the time. “The two have a lot on their plate right now. … It’s not surprising that there’s tension between them. But they love each other, so whatever it is they’re going through, their friends and family are confident the two will work it all out.”
The report was questioned, however, when Sophie showed up to the Jonas Brothers opening night concert on Aug. 12. Joe was also still wearing his wedding ring while on stage during their Sept. 3 show.
What Will The Custody Arrangement Be For Joe & Sophie’s Kids?
It’s been reported that Willa and her little sister have been staying with Joe in Miami, FL, but “it is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility.” Aside from the report that Joe’s asking for joint custody in his divorce filing, their custody arrangement has yet to be made public.
Shortly after they split, Joe and Sophie got into a public back-and-forth dispute over their daughters. The Joan actress filed a lawsuit against the JoBro on September 21, seeking “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained,” according to documents obtained by Page Six. Hours later, a rep for Joe responded by denying the “harsh legal position” that he “abducted” their kids in a statement to HollywoodLife.
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending,” the rep added in the statement. “When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst.”
Did Joe & Sophie Have A Prenup?
Joe and Sophie reportedly did sign a prenuptial agreement shortly before saying “I do.” The specifications of the agreement, however, have not been made public, so it’s not known exactly how Joe and Sophie will split their assets, if at all. Sources close to the couple told The Blast that part of the agreement will allow Joe to keep the royalties from both the Jonas Brothers and DNCE, and Sophie will retain her earnings from her acting career.
The sources also said that property owned by Sophie and Joe in their own names, will remain that way. Joe and Sophie have yet to speak out publicly about the divorce.