Joe Jonas has officially filed for divorce from wife Sophie Turner after four years of marriage, stating in paperwork that their relationship is ‘irretrievably broken’.
The 34-year-old singer submitted the paperwork to end his marriage to the Game of Thrones actress in a Miami Dade County courtroom on Tuesday – hours after it was revealed that he had hired a divorce lawyer.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that Jonas stated his marriage to Turner, 27, with whom he has two children, is ‘irretrievably broken’ – and lay out the former couple’s plans to share custody of their three-year-old daughter Willa and their one-year-old daughter, whose name they have not revealed.
The paperwork lists Willa by her initials, W.J., and hints at their other daughter’s name, listing her as D.J.
In the marriage dissolution petition, Jonas’ lawyer states: ‘It is in the best interests of the minor children that the parties have shared parental responsibility.’
Joe Jonas has officially filed for divorce from wife Sophie Turner after four years of marriage, stating in paperwork that their relationship is ‘irretrievably broken’
Jonas (seen without his wedding ring on August 11) filed the paperwork in a Miami Dade County court on Tuesday – hours after it was revealed he’d hired a divorce attorney
The couple, pictured at the Met Gala in 2022, share tow young daughters
Jonas ‘respectfully requests’ in the documents that he and Turner ‘establish a parenting plan’ and a ‘timesharing schedule’, with Willa and D.J.’s primary residence listed as Miami, Florida, where he and Turner had been living.
The documents also state that the parties ‘entered into a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement’ on April 29, 2019 – days before they tied the knot in Las Vegas.
Jonas’ lawyer did not include the pre-nup in the dissolution filing in order to ‘protect the privacy rights of both parties’, however the documents further suggest that he has no plans to request child support from Turner, stating: ‘Both parties have the ability to provide for the support of the minor children and they should both be required to contribute to the support of the minor children.’
Jonas is being represented by West Palm Beach-based attorney Thomas J. Sasser in the divorce, while Turner’s business manager, Carrie Malcolm, is listed as her main point of contact in the paperwork.
Sasser is an in-demand attorney to the stars who was previously hired to handle Tiger Woods’ high-profile divorce from wife Elin Nordegren in 2010. The Swedish model received a $100m settlement from the professional golfer.
Sasser, a managing partner at Florida-based law firm Sasser, Cestero & Roy, also represented NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon during his divorce from wife, model Brooke Sealey, in 2003. He was allegedly hired by Gisele Bundchen during her split from NFL star Tom Brady last October.
Jonas’ decision to hire Sasser comes after he was pictured on August 11 not wearing his wedding ring.
However, for a performance alongside his brothers in Austin, Texas, on September 3 it was firmly back on his finger and Turner was said to be at the concert.
Details on what came between the two are scarce, but they haven’t been seen together in public for months, and they were photographed together most recently in April
In August, Joe and Sophie sold their Miami mansion for $15 million, but only after slashing the asking price by $2 million
Joe posted a picture with his brothers on Sunday and is can be seen wearing his wedding ring
The couple, who first started dating in 2016 after being introduced by mutual friends, got engaged one year later, flaunting their pending nuptials on Instagram with similar captions of ‘I said yes,’ and ‘She said yes.’
Tying the knot two years after their engagement with two ceremonies — the first, a private intimate affair in Las Vegas with a second, grander wedding in Paris, Joe and Sophie appeared to be a perfectly happy couple.
Turner gushed about her husband in an interview with Jimmy Fallon in May 2022 and said she knew that he was the one almost immediately.
When Fallon asked Turner when she knew she’d marry Jonas, she replied: ‘I mean the first night I met him,’ before going into detail about the date in question.
When the TV host asked they’d had a first date at her place, the redhead replied: ‘He didn’t come over, no, I’m not that forward. We went out and we hung out at a bar with, like, all my friends, and all his friends, and then they all came back to my apartment and we had drinks after.’
In a separate interview in 2022, Turner opened up about their living arrangement after the couple decided to move from Los Angeles to Miami in September 2021.
While Turner admitted that they were ‘very lucky to live in Miami’, she told Elle magazine that it’d be better for her ‘mental health’ if they were to relocate to the UK – where she is from.
Speaking to the publication, Turner shared: ‘I miss England so much. The people, the attitude, everything. I’m slowly dragging my husband back.
I really love living in America. But, for my mental health, I have to be around my friends and my family. And also for my daughter – I would love her to get the education and school life that I was so lucky to have.
‘England would ideally be the final destination, she added, before admitting: ‘But [Joe] might take quite a bit of convincing!’