The divorce between actress Sophie Turner and musician Joe Jonas is taking a complicated turn, with Turner filing a petition in New York City requesting the return of their children to their "forever home" in England, according to court documents obtained by CNN.
The petition states that their children were retained "wrongfully" in New York City, away from their habitual residence in England, where they had made their permanent home in April 2023.
While Joe Jonas had been caring for their two daughters during his band The Jonas Brothers' tour, it was a previously agreed-upon arrangement as Turner was engaged in a new series production.
Turner had plans to return to England this month with their children, but when she tried to collect their passports from Jonas last week, she alleges that he refused.
Jonas's representative, however, claims that the two had a cordial meeting in New York and had reached an understanding for an amicable co-parenting setup.
The divorce filing by Jonas on September 5, after four years of marriage, was contested by Turner, who also claims in her petition that she learned of the divorce through the media.
Jonas's representative disputes this, stating that Turner was aware in advance of his intention to file for divorce.
In her petition, Turner detailed their efforts over the past year to establish their "forever home" in England and that they had mutually agreed to settle in the UK before the end of their marriage.
Their children had become fully integrated into daily life in England, where they were involved in cultural activities.
The couple had also been in contract negotiations to purchase a new home in England, anticipated to close in December.
Joe Jonas is seeking shared parenting of their children, with the desire for them to be raised by both their mother and father, whether in the U.S. or the UK.
His representative noted that the children were born in the U.S. and have spent the majority of their lives there, and they are American citizens.