Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas: ‘We look forward to being great co-parents’

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner might become the poster children for “mediation works.” After three days of mediation in New York, Joe and Sophie were able to come to a temporary custodial agreement for their two daughters for the next four months or so. I would assume that this limited agreement is supposed to take the pressure off to come to immediate solutions, and give Joe and Sophie space to figure out how they’re going to handle an international custody arrangement long-term. For now, their daughters will be shuffling back and forth from the UK to America in two or three-week increments, with Joe getting the girls for Thanksgiving and Sophie having the girls in the UK for Christmas. Joe and Sophie released another joint statement:

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are speaking out after coming to a temporary custody agreement for their two daughters. The musician, 34, and the Game of Thrones alum, 27, shared a joint statement Tuesday after reaching a temporary agreement for custody of their two daughters — Willa, 3, and Delphine, 15 months — through early 2024.

“After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the U.S. and the UK. We look forward to being great co-parents,” the former couple said in a statement.

In court documents obtained by PEOPLE on Tuesday, an interim consent order laid out custody of the estranged couple’s daughters for the coming weeks after being “engaged in a productive mediation from Oct. 4-7.” The agreement only extends through Jan. 7, so for the future, the agreement requires “that the parties shall jointly submit a status report letter” prior to Dec. 23, outlining the status of mediation between the two at that point.

[From People]

Yeah, I hope this doesn’t fall apart in December. While this is all a great first step, there are still larger issues which will play out after this temporary agreement comes to a close. I’m not trying to be gloom and doom – I’m genuinely pleased that they both decided to actually work out some sh-t in mediation, and I think that was very healthy and mature for both of them. But Joe and Sophie issuing another joint statement just reminds me of their first joint statement, which was followed by Sophie suing Joe and accusing him of abduction.

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  1. Like I said yesterday the children are young now and they can shuttle back and forth pretty easily but when it comes time for them to go to school will it be England or America? So for now some semblance of peace exists. I hope they can continue with this for the sake of the children.

  2. LM says:

    Glad they found something that helps take the heat out of the situation!

    My (young) kids would go nuts with the schedule though, and my youngest would also hardcore miss her Mom during a two week stay with their dad. But you gotta try things to see if they work and this is clearly an adjustment period for all.

  3. MoxyLady007i says:

    I cannot imagine shuffling two tiny children back and forth between two very different time zones will work out in any way shape or form.

    Most kids this age lose it over daylight savings. We used to literally move it back or forward 15 minutes a week for four weeks. And we still dreaded it every year.

    • liz says:

      It’s hard. We took Kiddo from NYC to Europe once or twice a year at that age – visiting friends/family in the UK and Italy, usually for 2 weeks at a time. It took Kiddo 10 days or so to make the adjustment, in each direction, and the first few days were really rough. We switched to only doing those trips during summer break once Kiddo started school.

      If those kids are going back and forth every two or three weeks for four months, they will never really settle in. By the time they have adjusted to one time zone, they will be going back to the other one.

  4. sevenblue says:

    “But Joe and Sophie issuing another joint statement just reminds me of their first joint statement, which was followed by Sophie suing Joe and accusing him of abduction.”

    Also, Joe run to TMZ and leaked that ring camera story. It was like hours after the joint statement. Sophie went to the court instead of tabloids.

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah, this went from escalating insanely fast to what appears to be a reasonable approach. Obviously still much is to be decided, but I suspect some major damage control occurred on both sides. Clearly some adults entered the picture to offer some real advice here. (I don’t dispute that Sophie was making the better choices all along, but someone reigned in Joe).

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        bettyrose, I think the fact that Sophie went all in is what reigned in Joe. I don’t think he believed she would fight him. As far as the abduction issue, I think that had to do with Joe withholding the passports and the Hague Convention. The wording was necessary probably when invoking it.

        I think even more problematic for the kiddos is the fact that they’ll be with Joe while he’s on tour. Those poor kids will be flying from pillar to post while they’re with him.

  5. Val says:

    Yeah the big issue I see here is the huge jet lag the kids will endure over and over for four months. They’re very different time zones. I have a family trip to Greece coming in May – which is my DREAM trip – and I’m not going because I don’t want to put my very small children (including a baby) through that time f*ck. I can’t imagine doing it over and over for months. The poor children.

  6. Robert Phillips says:

    My opinion, but I think Joe thought he would release that PR about her only wanting to party and him being the doting dad. And she would just run back to him. That didn’t work. And it also came back on him. He was totally roasted in the press. And still is. He cannot marry someone else who is famous. He can’t handle the jealousy he has of her. But his brother married a famous actress. So he had to also. When the Jonas Brothers started he was the star of it. But he has been eclipsed by his brother. And he can’t stand it.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Robert Phillips, I think there’s truth in what you say. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes before we hear that he’s seeing someone else. I suspect it will not be someone famous.

  7. Feebee says:

    For the kids sake I’m glad this is super temporary. Changing time zones that often won’t be pleasant and I hope they’re flying private because a 15 month old on an 6-8 hour flight…ugh.

  8. Twin Falls says:

    A licensed mediator and both parents agreed to this schedule so I’m going assume the adults in the room know what’s best for this particular family.

    I’m really happy for Sophie and the kids and maybe also Joe since it looks like he took his head out of his ass and realized he can’t bully his wife through their kids.

  9. NotSoSocialB says:

    I look at JJ and all I can see is a petty fk who would not be beyond undermining the kids’ mother to them regularly.

    Like his weirdo parents would fully back that.

  10. Sof says:

    If kids who go from one parent’s home to the other’s in the same city tend to get mildly sick (fever, coughs, etc.) due to all the changes and emotions they can’t process for being so young, I imagine something similar will happen to these girls jumping from continent to continent. And city to city, because Joe is in the middle of a tour! Zero stability for them, then.

  11. Libra says:

    Sophie just needs to wait this out. A year from now he will have a new , younger girlfriend who likes to sleep in the morning and no way is she going to be willing to care for 2 toddlers during his visitation times. You know Joe will pass the buck to her. Sophie may have primary custody before long.

  12. Baily says:

    She definitely got married too young and had children too quickly. They always seemed like an odd couple to me. He is so hairy and gross. Also, dragging young children back and forth across the Atlantic is not sustainable long-term.