Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had lunch together with their kids 3 days before she sued him in federal court

  • Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had lunch together three days before she sued him in federal court.

  • Photographs of the former couple grabbing a bite with their two daughters were published by TMZ.

  • The lunch also came before Turner's costar Jessica Chastain accused Jonas of "PR manipulation."

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were spotted grabbing a bite to eat with their daughters just three days before she sued him in federal court.

The pair, who welcomed their first child Willa in 2020 and their second daughter last year, were photographed dining together with their children at Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City on Monday, according to images shared by TMZ.

The lunch came three days before Turner sued Jonas of the "wrongful retention" of their daughters.

According to the court documents filed in Manhattan District Court on Thursday and viewed by Insider, Turner's petition asked for the return of the children to their "forever home" in England, her native country and where she said the family officially moved in April.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner on October 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner in Los Angeles in October last year.Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Prior to their split, Turner's petition said she and Jonas had found a "beautiful country property" and planned to finalize the purchase by the end of the year.

Representatives for Jonas, who initiated divorce proceedings on September 5, told Insider that because the singer filed for divorce in Florida, "the Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children."

However, the "Game of Thrones" star's petition said that Jonas agreed to keep the children only until Turner finished filming a new drama series on September 14, after which she would bring them back to the family's rental property in England.

Jonas and Turner initially described their split as a "united decision" in joint statements posted on Instagram on September 6.

But, according to Turner's petition, their marriage broke down "very suddenly" and she found out Jonas had filed for divorce through the media.

On September 17, the former couple met to discuss their separation. According to Turner's petition, Jonas made clear at the meeting he "refuses to send the children home" and has their passports in his possession.

In a statement to Insider, Jonas' representatives confirmed the meeting but said he left it with the "impression" they had come to an amicable coparenting set up. His reps said he wants their daughters to be raised by both parents "in the US and the UK."

Taylor Swift (left) and Sophie Turner (right).
Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner.Dia Dipasupil, Leon Bennett/Getty Images

In the wake of the split, some celebrities have been weighing in with displays and words of support for Turner.

On Friday, Turner's former "Dark Phoenix" costar Jessica Chastain made clear where her allegiances lay by reposting Roxane Gay's social media post that accused Jonas of "PR manipulation."

"The way Joe Jonas miscalculated his popularity with his transparent attempts at PR manipulation, particularly when the North remembers is FASCINATING," Gay's post on X, formerly known as Twitter, read. "And holding the children's passports to keep them from their mother? Bruh."

Resharing the post, Chastain wrote that Gay is "The Oracle."

Another celebrity who seemingly has taken Turner's side is Taylor Swift, who famously dated Jonas as a teenager.

Earlier this week, Turner and Swift were photographed at the Italian restaurant Via Carota in New York's West Village. The pair were seen linking arms and smiling as they arrived at the restaurant in the photographs published by the outlet Just Jared.

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