Sophie Turner, known for her role in “Game of Thrones,” was recently seen in New York City, making a public appearance amidst a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband, Joe Jonas. The 27-year-old actress was spotted leaving the St. Regis Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, going incognito in a black “Puss Casino” sweat set, a black hat, and dark sunglasses. However, her bright pink purse and sneakers added an unexpected pop of color to her otherwise low-key outfit. It was evident that Turner was trying to remain discreet as she carried a water bottle and cell phone in her hand, having just enjoyed lunch with some friends.
The recent sighting comes after Turner filed a shocking lawsuit against Jonas, accusing him of wrongfully retaining their two daughters in the US. According to court documents, the couple had been living in England for several months, with plans to make it their permanent home. However, due to Jonas’ music tour in the US, it was decided that he would temporarily take the girls with him back to America. It was agreed that this arrangement would last until Turner completed her filming commitments in England. Little did they know that this decision would lead to a series of unexpected events that ultimately led to their separation.
Turner claimed that an argument on Jonas’ birthday, August 15th, marked the downward spiral of their marriage. A few weeks later, the “Waffle House” singer decided to terminate their relationship, leaving Turner shocked by the news, which she allegedly learned about through the media. Following their separation, the couple met to discuss custody arrangements, during which Turner reiterated her desire to live with their daughters in England. However, Jonas did not agree with this decision and retained the children’s passports, refusing to let them return to their home country.
Turner’s lawsuit was fueled by Jonas’ refusal to return the passports and his opposition to her plans of permanently relocating to the UK with their children. Her legal filing alleged “wrongful retention,” claiming that Jonas had violated their previous agreement and was unlawfully keeping their daughters away from her. In response, Jonas’ attorney stated that the singer has no intention of preventing Turner from seeing their children and that they have been working towards an amicable co-parenting arrangement.
In a statement issued by Jonas’ representative, he denied ever “abducting” their children and portrayed Turner’s lawsuit as an unnecessarily harsh legal stance. He asserted that they had recently met to discuss co-parenting arrangements and that Turner informed him less than 24 hours later of her desire to permanently relocate the children to the UK. Jonas’ representative emphasized that he is seeking shared parenting and believes that their daughters should be raised by both parents in both the US and the UK.
As the custody battle ensues, it remains to be seen how the court will rule. Turner’s desire to return to England with their children clashes with Jonas’ shared parenting wishes. The court will carefully consider the best interests of the children and the feasibility of maintaining a cross-country co-parenting arrangement. In the meantime, Turner continues to navigate this challenging period, making appearances in New York City while her personal life remains under intense scrutiny.