'The View' Hosts Weigh In on Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Divorce Controversy
The divorce battle between Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner has taken a tumultuous turn, and the hosts of "The View" didn't hold back their opinions on the matter. Sunny Hostin, known for her controversial takes on the show, and Joy Behar, the only original host still on "The View," expressed their concerns about the couple's public feud, especially considering the involvement of their two daughters.
“It's ugly. When you have kids and you're getting a divorce, be very careful what you do,” Behar stated. “Those kids will be scarred and remember this forever.” The panelists' discussion revolved around the lawsuit Turner filed on Thursday, September 21, alleging that Jonas, a member of the famed Jonas Brothers, had “abducted” their two daughters.
Hostin pointed out the potential use of the children as pawns in the divorce battle. “It feels like they're using them as pawns here,” she remarked. Alyssa Farah Griffin, another panelist, added her perspective on the situation, noting that Turner seemed to be facing undue criticism. “As soon as it was announced, there was kind of a slander campaign frankly against Sophie Turner,” Griffin said. She referenced accusations painting Turner, known for her role in "Game of Thrones," as an irresponsible mother. Griffin further commented on the potential for the situation to escalate into an international custody battle, given the couple's ties to both the U.S. and the U.K.
The lawsuit filed by Turner alleges that Jonas refused to return their daughters to their "forever home" in England after the couple's separation. The legal documents claim the children were "wrongfully retained in New York City" starting on September 20. The couple had relocated to the U.K. in April, with Turner taking on a filming project there while Jonas toured with his brothers, Nick and Kevin. The children were temporarily left in Jonas's care during this period.
However, the dynamics changed when Turner reportedly learned of their divorce "through the media." In response to the lawsuit, Jonas's legal team released a statement, emphasizing that the legal action went against the couple's "amicable parenting setup" established post-divorce. Jonas's team also claimed that Turner had expressed a desire to move the children permanently to the U.K. and demanded their passports for immediate relocation.
The statement from Jonas's side further read, "This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst."
As the divorce proceedings continue, fans and observers alike hope for a resolution that prioritizes the well-being of the couple's children.