Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have released a joint statement following their recent establishment of a temporary custody arrangement for their two daughters.
The 34-year-old musician and the 27-year-old Game of Thrones star shared their statement on Tuesday, announcing that they had reached an interim agreement for the custody of their two daughters, Willa, aged 3, and Delphine, who is 15 months old. This arrangement is set to be in effect until early 2024.
The former couple declared in their statement, “Following a constructive and successful mediation process, we have come to a mutual decision that our children will divide their time equally between the nurturing environments of both the United States and the United Kingdom. We eagerly anticipate our roles as dedicated co-parents.”
According to court documents acquired by PEOPLE on Tuesday, an interim consent order has been established to determine custody arrangements for the separated couple’s daughters over the upcoming weeks. This arrangement was the result of a constructive mediation process held from October 4th to 7th.
However, it’s worth noting that this custody agreement is temporary, and it only remains in effect until January 7th. Looking ahead, the agreement stipulates that both parties are obligated to jointly submit a status report letter by December 23rd, providing an update on the progress of their ongoing mediation discussions.
Mediation efforts ensued subsequent to a legal dispute initiated by Turner against her estranged husband. In her lawsuit, Turner accused Jonas of wrongful retention, contending that he was withholding their passports, preventing their return to England. Turner’s legal complaint demanded the “immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained,” citing September 20 as the start date for the “wrongful retention.”
Following Turner’s legal action, Jonas issued a statement refuting her allegations, expressing his belief that they had previously reached an agreement to collaborate on a co-parenting plan.
Just a few days later, the couple reached a temporary agreement, as documented in filings from New York obtained by PEOPLE. The interim consent order outlined their decision to maintain the residence of their two daughters in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, encompassing regions such as New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.
On September 5th, the musician initiated divorce proceedings in Miami, marking the end of his four-year marriage. The filing cited that “the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken” and clarified the existence of a prenuptial agreement.
Furthermore, the divorce filing addressed the couple’s two children, emphasizing the need to establish a comprehensive parenting plan. This plan would encompass all aspects of child-rearing and include a schedule ensuring regular and consistent contact with both parents. At the time of filing, the children had primarily been residing with their father in Miami, as well as various other locations throughout the United States.