Pictured: Joe Jonas out with his daughter Willa in NYC amid custody battle with estranged wife Sophie Turner
- Jonas, 34, seen with daughter in NYC carrying child amid custody battle
- Turner, 27, is believed to be crashing at pal Taylor Swift’s NYC home after she and her estranged husband agreed to temporarily keep their kids in the U.S.
- The first hearing on the divorce case took place in a remote court session in Miami on Wednesday after Turner initiated proceedings in the U.K.
Joe Jonas was pictured in New York City on Wednesday with his daughter Willa, amid his ongoing divorce and custody battle with estranged wife Sophie Turner.
The 34-year-old had a serious expression on his face as he was seen holding his three-year-old daughter Willa – he also shares daughter Delphine, one, with the Game of Thrones star, 27 – as he took her from a black SUV into a building.
The This Is Me vocalist donned a long-sleeved blue collared shirt with vertical patterns, with blue jeans and dark brown loafers on the weekday outing, which included a visit to the Brooklyn kids’ entertainment center Twinkle Playspace.
The Jonas Brothers singer-songwriter has agreed to a court order to temporarily keep the children in the state amid the court battle with Turner, who appears to be staying at the home of her friend – and Jonas’s ex-girlfriend – Taylor Swift amid the tumultuous timeframe.
Turner was spotted leaving her superstar pal’s Tribeca townhouse with her two daughters on Wednesday, after she had been staying at the St. Regis Hotel with her daughters.
The latest: Joe Jonas, 34, was pictured in New York City on Wednesday with his daughter Willa, three, amid his ongoing divorce and custody battle with estranged wife Sophie Turner, 27
Jonas was seen holding Willa as he took her from a black SUV into a building on the weekday
The mom-of-two, who looked fresh-faced and in good spirits, appeared to be sending the girls off elsewhere as she helped tuck them into the back of a black SUV with their belongings.
The driver gave her a hand in loading two packed suitcases plus a portable crib into the vehicle. She then saw her girls off before heading back inside Swift’s home.
Since news of her divorce broke, Turner has been photographed without her wedding ring in New York, but was wearing the band again as she tended to her kids Wednesday morning. She removed it hours later, when she was seen stepping out in the city with a friend that afternoon.
Swift has been providing Turner a shoulder to lean on in the wake of her shock split from Jonas, according to recent reports.
Last week the All Too Well hitmaker was reported to have hosted the actress at her place for a ‘girls’ night’, according to Page Six.
Turner and the pop singer, who briefly dated Jonas briefly in 2008 when they were both just teenagers, were seen last week having dinner at the luxury Hotel Barriere Fouquet with several other friends.
While the 12-time Grammy winner did not share any photos from their night out, she has a reputation for throwing fabulous shindigs over the years, from epic Fourth of July parties to a New Year’s Eve costume party.
Days before that outing, Swift and Turner were reported to have gone partying until 2 a.m. after having a low-key dinner at Via Carota restaurant.
Spotted: Wednesday morning Sophie, 27, was seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos emerging from Taylor Swift’s NYC home with the estranged couple’s two little girls
Temporary home: Sophie appears to be crashing at her superstar pal’s Tribeca townhouse with her two daughters, days after she and Joe agreed to a court order to temporarily keep the children in the state
The This Is Me vocalist donned a long-sleeved blue collared shirt with vertical patterns, with blue jeans and dark brown loafers on the weekday outing
He was seen with his daughter after Turner was seen with the girls earlier in the day
The recording artist had a serious demeanor amid the outing in the Big Apple
A source told People that it ‘cheered [Sophie] up’ and that she enjoyed the normalcy of it all.
‘They were normal. Completely normal. Everyone was all excited, but they were normal,’ an insider recalled, adding: ‘Sophie seemed to be enjoying the night.’
Earlier on Wednesday DailyMail.com reported that Turner is trying to move her divorce case to her native U.K. weeks after Joe Jonas filed for separation in Florida, his lawyers said.
The Game of Thrones star is said to have initiated proceedings in a British court as she seeks to return her two children to England.
It’s the latest development in the couple’s bitter divorce saga and could likely further complicate the case that is now being handled by three different courts across two countries.
A hearing took place on Wednesday in Miami courtroom, where Jonas first filed for divorce on September 1, with Turner finding out four days later.
Sources close to Jonas have claimed that in the lead up to the split, the British actress had been out partying while the singer had been looking after their daughters on his own for some time.
Turner fired back a bombshell legal filing at a court in New York – the third court where the couple are battling each other.
The pop star had a yellow phone in his back pocket as he helped secure his daughter in the vehicle
The Jonas Brothers singer-songwriter has agreed to a court order to temporarily keep the children in the state amid the court battle with Turner
The bitter divorce saga between Swift and Jonas is now being handled by three different courts across two countries
There she accused Jonas of refusing to hand over the girls’ passports so they could return to England with her and cited an international child abduction law.
Earlier this week DailyMail.com revealed that both sides had agreed to an interim consent order to keep the girls in New York until the matter is resolved.
During the 15-minute remote hearing in Miami, the first hearing in any jurisdiction, neither Turner nor Jonas was present.
Joe’s lawyer Tom Sasser said that ahead of the next hearing there would need to be depositions.
He also called Turner’s request to stop the Miami proceedings entirely ‘particularly concerning and problematic’.
He claimed that she had ‘elected to initiate a U.K. divorce proceeding’ and wanted to ‘stop these proceedings in their tracks’.
Turner’s attorney Beth Volgelsang told the judge ‘that’s not what we’re saying’ and argued that they only wanted a stay on Judge Young making an order in the divorce until the New York case is resolved.
Judge Young told the court that he would deal with everything else in the divorce apart from the children.
Jonas and Turner wed in 2019 and their marriage rapidly broke down in August after an argument
Sophie was makeup-free and casually dressed as she packed belongings into an SUV outside of Swift’s abode
The doting mom — who wants to move custody proceedings to the UK — appeared to be sending off her two girls
When Volgelsang requested that her client appear remotely for the next court date, Judge Young replied: ‘Your client will be here and will be in my courtroom.’
He added that he wanted to set a date in mid-December, as most film studios shut down around then.
The judge offered both parties three dates and told them to notify him which one they preferred. Jonas will have to come in person too, the judge said.
Turner and Jonas were married in 2019 but, according to legal filings, their marriage rapidly broke down in August after an argument.
The nature of the argument has not been revealed, although sources close to Jonas have claimed that he saw something on his Ring security camera that convinced him his marriage was over.
Jonas sources have claimed to TMZ that ‘she (Turner) likes to party’ and that he tried to ‘salvage’ the relationship while looking after the kids.
The estranged couple issued a joint statement on September 6 which read: ‘After four years of wonderful 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’.
Jonas in 2008 dated Taylor Swift, who is a good friend of Turner’s, and has spent time with her in the wake of the split. Pictured in 2008 at the VMAs
Turner and Jonas were married in 2019 but, according to legal filings, their marriage rapidly broke down in August after an argument
Joe filed for divorce shortly after embarking on a nationwide tour with his brothers for the Jonas Brothers
Last week, the two agreed to an interim consent order to keep the kids in New York after Sophie demanded Joe return them to the U.K.
At the time of their split, they issued a joint statement via Instagram September 6 that read, ‘After four wonderful years of marriage, we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage’
Three weeks later, Turner filed a petition for the return of their children to England at the court in New York.
The filing claimed that the former couple’s daughters have been wrongfully detained in New York City from ‘their habitual residence’ in the U.K.
The children’s friends, family schools, activities, medical and dental care are all in England, according to court papers.
The lawsuit cites the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, also known as the Hague Convention, which was ratified by both the US and the U.K., and grants courts the ability to order the return of a child if they are wrongfully removed.
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