Fans of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have had a rollercoaster few days following reports that they were divorcing.
On Tuesday, September 5, the Jonas Brothers formally filed for divorce from the Game of Thrones actress, receiving a petition for dissolution of marriage in Miami Dade County, Florida.
Neither side has addressed the rumours, preferring to go about their business as usual before the sad disclosure.
Joe, 34, was recently sighted wearing his wedding band, which confused fans because Sophie, 27, also appeared at his show, but the breakup appears to be more than just a rumour.
The filing revealed a family secret that the two had been keeping close to their chest: the name of their second daughter, D.J., according to the court papers.
A source has told The Blast that the pair did have an ironclad prenuptial agreement (prenup) in place although this did not cover their two children as per state laws.
According to the prenup, both parties would keep any money earned from their separate occupations.
This implies that Sophie will keep all of her earnings from Game of Thrones, X-Men, and other acting roles, including any residuals.
Her net worth is reported to be approximately $12 million (£9.5 million), whereas Joe’s net worth is considered to be $50 million (£40 million).
Joe, on the other hand, will keep his fortune from his musical ventures with The Jonas Brothers and DNCE, as well as any earnings from his current global tour.
This is very usual for prenups, as it ensures that neither party receives an unjust percentage of the couple’s fortune.
Property will also be split based on who legally owned the property, which includes a residence in Los Angeles, England, and the marital residence in Miami.
The couple is said to be selling their Miami home and splitting the proceeds, however this has not been verified.
In California, couples cannot pre-negotiate how to distribute parenting responsibilities before getting married, thus a judge must rule on this issue.
Joe is thought to be seeking joint custody of three-year-old Willa and 14-month-old ‘D.J.,’ however other reports claim he has recently been the primary guardian.
Joe will almost certainly have to pay child support to Sophie due to their economic disparity, but this will be decided by a judge and can be changed if their financial circumstances change.
Little is known about Sophie’s present location or situation, however it has been speculated that the pair has already sold their Miami house.
Joe is believed to have been contemplating divorce for some years, with his wife’s ‘partying’ being cited as a concern.
The couple started dating when she was 19 and rapidly became a fan favourite mellow couple, with Sophie declaring in many interviews that she is a “homebody.”
They married in 2019 at an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas, followed by a formal affair in France attended by the whole family.