Actress Files Lawsuit Alleging Ex-Husband Refuses to Return Children to Their Home Country
As reported, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband Joe Jonas in an attempt to bring their two young daughters back to England.
In legal documents obtained, Turner alleges that Jonas has been withholding their daughters’ passports and refusing to send the children home after an agreed visit to the US. The actress claims that she and Jonas met last Sunday to discuss their separation plans, where it was confirmed the girls would return to England on Wednesday of last week.
However, Jonas allegedly did not put the children on their flight as planned. Turner has now taken legal action under international child abduction laws, arguing that as their primary residence is in England, keeping the children in the US against her wishes is a breach of her parental rights.
Turner and Jonas secretly wed in May 2019 and share two young daughters – 3-year-old Willa and an infant born this past July. In court documents, Jonas had petitioned for joint custody and enforcing their prenup after formally filing for divorce in Miami earlier this month.
However, Turner claims she only found out about the filing through media reports. Her new lawsuit alleges the children have lived in England since April 2023 and that over Christmas, the couple agreed to make it their “forever home.”
legal experts believe Turner has a strong case, as international law is clear parental child abduction cannot be used to gain leverage in divorce or custody proceedings. One family law attorney told TMZ “the fact Jonas filed in Florida and is keeping the kids in multiple states against the mother’s wishes could really backfire on him in this case.”
This latest legal drama marks yet another high-profile celebrity custody battle playing out in the public eye. Fans have flooded Turner’s Instagram with supportive comments for fighting to bring her kids home. It remains to be seen how Jonas and his legal team will respond to the allegations, but all eyes will be on further court filings to see how the saga unfolds.
Stay tuned to for updates on the Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas divorce and custody case as new details emerge. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Turner’s decision to take legal action – do you think she has grounds for her claims? Share your opinions below.