According to legal documents obtained by ET, the actress has petitioned for the 'immediate return' of the couple's daughters to the UK.
According to court documents obtained by ET, the Game of Thrones actress has filed a petition in a New York court to ask for the "immediate return" of their two daughters to the United Kingdom. The docs state that the couple made England their permanent home in April of this year. ET has reached out to the couple's reps for comment.
Both of Turner and Jonas' daughters, 3-year-old Willa and her 1-year-old little sister -- whose name has never been revealed to the public, though court documents indicate her initials are "DMJ" -- are dual citizens of the United Kingdom and the United States.
Jonas filed for divorce from Turner in a Miami court earlier this month, after four years of marriage. The couple tied the knot in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas in May 2019, before celebrating with family and friends in a larger, "more traditional" wedding in France two months later.
Following the news of their split, a source told ET that the couple's daughters had been staying with Jonas in the U.S. as Turner filmed a project in England.
"Sophie was busy on set filming this summer, so Joe and Sophie figured this setup would be best for their kids," the source said. "Sophie and Joe's children have been with Joe while he's been touring because he is surrounded by family and it's nice for the kids to be around their aunts, uncles and cousins."
The new court docs reveal that the couple met recently to discuss their separation, but it seems the custody arrangement has become a point of contention.
"On or about September 17, 2023, the parties met to discuss their separation," the docs state. "[Turner] reiterated the parties' agreed plan for the children to return home to England that week. [Jonas] has possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to [Turner] and refuses to send the children home to England with [Turner]."
Following Jonas' divorce filing, the former couple shared a joint statement on their Instagram pages, addressing the split and asking for privacy for their family.
"After four wonderful years of marriage we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage," they wrote. "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."
Turner was already inside West Village haunt Via Carota when Swift arrived to have dinner with her and two other women. Swift, who briefly dated Jonas in 2009, was seen hugging Turner in one video from the outing.
From there, Turner and Swift left the restaurant arm-in-arm to head to Temple Bar, a nearby nightclub, where they stayed for a couple of hours before leaving around 11 p.m., according to a source.
"Sophie seemed to be happy and enjoying the night," an eyewitness tells ET, with ET's source adding, "They seemed to be having the best time -- they were laughing and chitchatting with the waitstaff and drinking martinis."
Meanwhile, a second source tells ET that the two women "have always liked and respected each other."
"They are fans of each other and have been friends for a while," the source says. "Sophie doesn't care that Taylor dated Joe. It was so long ago and in the past. Taylor has a good time when she's with Sophie and they enjoyed some fun girl time together last night."