Sophie Turner and Taylor Swift have sparked furious speculation among fans that they teamed up in order to plan the Game of Thrones star’s latest legal dig at their mutual ex Joe Jonas.
The two women have enjoyed two nights out together in New York in the space of a week, with their evenings on the town seemingly bookending 27-year-old Sophie’s latest lawsuit against the Jonas Brothers star – which has seen her filing a petition to return their children to the UK.
Sophie and Taylor, 33, both of whom have had romances with Joe, 34, were pictured in New York City on Tuesday and again on Thursday just hours after the British actress filed court documents to sue her ex while accusing him of withholding their daughters’ passports and refusing to allow them to travel to see her in the UK.
The timing of the outings has now prompted many suspicious fans to point to Taylor as having had a hand in Sophie’s lawsuit – with many suggesting that the Bad Blood singer was the mastermind behind the actress’s filing.
Representatives for Jonas, 34, published a swift rebuttal, claiming the ‘harsh’ tone was the complete opposite to what the couple had allegedly discussed just days before about their daughters Willa, three, and one-year-old ‘D.J’.
Sophie Turner fans are convinced the star has turned to Joe Jonas ‘ ex Taylor Swift for advice on how to handle her public divorce from the Jonas Brothers star
Thursday saw the dup enjoy a second girls’ night out in the space of a week in New York City, just hours after Sophie filed to sue her estranged husband
In the statement shared with DailyMail.com, he laid out a timeline of events that add even more fuel to the fire of intrigue that is burning up about Sophie and Taylor’s alleged allegiance.
According to Joe, he and Sophie spent time together in New York with the children on Sunday, with the singer claiming that the pair had ‘reached an understanding’ about their co-parenting set up during that meeting.
‘Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup,’ his rep explained.
However, Joe goes on to allege that Sophie then U-turned ‘less than 24 hours later’ and informed her ex that she wanted to take the children back to the UK.
Not long after that, Sophie was pictured enjoying a dinner with Taylor and some friends in New York City, where they were seen deep in conversation at Italian eatery Via Carota.
Their group then spent the rest of the night enjoying drinks together at Temple Bar.
Turner made headlines a day later with a sensational court filing in which she claimed to have discovered through the media that Jonas was filing for divorce – and accused him of refusing to hand over their children’s passports.
Hours after that paperwork was filed, she and Taylor hit the town once again.
The former couple had been married for four years before Jonas, 34, shocked fans around the world when he filed for divorce in Miami, Florida earlier this month
Documents filed to the US District Court in New York revealed that the 27-year-old Game Of Thrones alum is now suing her ex as she petitions ‘for the return of [their] children to England’
Fans quickly took to social media to joke that Turner went to get advice from Swift, who is famous for her ability to take on her enemies in public spats
Fans quickly took to social media to joke that Swift, who is famous for her ability to take on her enemies in public spats, was working her magic once again.
One fan tweeted: ‘Everybody say “Thank you Taylor” for giving Sophie some advice on winning lawsuits.’
Another wrote: ‘Taylor has the best legal team so Sophie got solid advice I’m sure. Using kids as pawns is never okay.’
Breakdown of Sophie Turner’s week in NYC
Sunday, September 17: Joe Jonas claims the pair had a ‘cordial meeting’ in New York City
Monday, September 18: Joe alleges that Sophie did a U-turn and advised that she would be taking the kids to England
Tuesday, September 19: Sophie is pictured out with Taylor Swift and friends
Thursday, September 21: Sophie files to sue Joe, and claims he is withholding their children’s passports
Thursday evening: Sophie steps out again with Taylor for dinner in NYC
Soon a picture of Swift listening intently to Turner during their dinner went viral.
‘Taylor listening to Sophie’s tea about Joe while simultaneously strategizing an entire legal strategy for Sophie in her head,’ one fan joked.
Another wrote: ‘I just know this is the moment Sophie told her the plan.’
‘taylor swift giving sophie turner her legal team’s info because she is a girl’s girl first and foremost,’ another Twitter user posted.
It appears the dinner might have potentially impacted Turner’s decisions due to the clear implication by Jonas’ team that the actress had changed her tone regarding plans about their children.
Hours after she filed in court, Turner and friends joined Swift for dinner at the luxury Hotel Barriere Fouquet – making it clear that her friendship with the hitmaker is stronger than some might have first thought.
Jonas and Turner had been married for four years before he shocked fans around the world when he filed for divorce in Miami, Florida earlier this month.
It appears Turner was equally as taken aback as the court documents state: ‘Thereafter, the breakdown of the parties’ marriage happened very suddenly. The parties had an argument on August 15, 2023.
‘On or about September 1, 2023, the Father filed a divorce case against the Mother in Florida. On or about September 5, 2023, the Mother found out through the media that the Father had filed for divorce.’
A picture of Swift listening intently during a conversation with Turner at their dinner began to go viral
However, Jonas’ rep quickly hit back at the allegation and said in a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce.’
In documents seen by DailyMail.com on Thursday, Turner alleged that the pair had made plans to move their children to a new home in England before their split.
She claimed that it was ‘with some hesitation’ that the pair had agreed for the children to be with their Father and a nanny in the month of August.
The decision was made so that the children would ‘be able to spend some time during the day with one of their parents until the Mother finished her filming commitments’.
The actress was recently filming Joan, an upcoming drama about 1980s jewel thief Joan Hannington.
Turner stressed that the agreement to have the children ‘moving around with the Father on tour was only going to be a temporary arrangement’.
The actress was allegedly meant to collect the children in New York on September 14 and return with them to England.
The Bad Blood hitmaker, 33, and the Do Revenge star seemed thick as thieves as they enjoyed a lowkey dinner at Via Carota on Tuesday
Turner then arrived just moments ahead of Swift for dinner at the luxury Hotel Barriere Fouquet on Thursday
After he filed for divorce, reports emerged painting Jonas as a devoted father and Turner as a party animal
Jonas has since reiterated his claim that he did not approve of these reports in his latest statement
Jonas argued in his statement: ‘Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids raised bother in the U.S. and the UK.
‘The children were born in the U.S. and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the U.S. They are American citizens.’
Turner’s lawyer also alleged that Jonas has made ‘incorrect’ claims in his own divorce filings pertaining to where their children had been living over the past six months.
The filing broke down the exact living arrangements made by the family over the past year to prove her claim that their children had ‘had only stayed in the Miami property on three occasions, for a total of approximately 11 weeks’.
Over the past twelve months, the couple and their children had allegedly bounced around from property to property in New York, London, Miami, Las Vegas and Warwickshire, England.
The X-Men: Apocalypse star explained that ‘throughout their marriage’ the couple has discussed their desire to raise their children in England.
Her lawyers have claimed that ‘the parties found a beautiful country property in Henley on Thames, England, and both agreed they would purchase the property for the family’s permanent home’.
Turner’s lawyer also alleged that Jonas has made ‘incorrect’ claims in his own divorce filings pertaining to where their children had been living over the past six months
After he filed for divorce, reports emerged painting Jonas as a devoted father and Turner as a party animal.
It launched a series of columns defending the actress – and questioning why the musician was being praised for looking after his own children.
Jonas reiterated his claim that he did not approve of these reports in his statement as he concluded: ‘Joe has already disavowed any and all statements purportedly made on his behalf that were disparaging of Sophie.
‘They were made without his approval and are not consistent with his views. His wish is that Sophie reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private manner. His only concern is the well-being of his children’.
Turner is yet to publicly comment on the claims, and has continued to maintain a silence when quizzed by paparazzi.
Hours after filing in court, Turner was pictured exiting the St. Regis Hotel in New York City while flanked by her friend, the Australian actress Olivia de Jonge.
She covered up with a black tracksuit and white trainers which she teamed with Wayfarer-style sunglasses.
The English actress also looked as if she was trying to stay well hydrated, and she carried a large plastic water bottle in her hand.
Hours later, she was then seen walking hand-in-hand with her eldest daughter Willa as her group explored the city.
Full statement from Joe Jonas after Sophie Turner files to sue:
‘After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce. The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children. Sophie was served with this order on September 6, 2023, more than two weeks ago.
‘Joe and Sophie had a cordial meeting this past Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the kids. They have been with her since that meeting. Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup.
‘Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately. If he complies, Joe will be in violation of the Florida Court order.
‘Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK. The children were born in the U.S. and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the U.S. They are American citizens.
‘This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like “abduction” is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not abducted. After being in Joe’s care for the past three months at the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother. Sophie is making this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and to remove the children from the U.S. permanently.
‘Joe has already disavowed any and all statements purportedly made on his behalf that were disparaging of Sophie. They were made without his approval and are not consistent with his views. His wish is that Sophie reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private manner. His only concern is the well-being of his children.’