Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are going through a bitter divorce, with the name of their second daughter being revealed in the process. The former couple had previously tried to keep their family life out of the limelight, but that all changed after Joe filed for divorce earlier this month. The paperwork was officially filed in Miami on September 5, with the singer claiming the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.
Sophie and Joe share two children and they’re currently locked in a custody battle as they decide where their kids will live after the divorce. New custody filings have now revealed their 14-month-old daughter is called Delphine. The youngster was previously known to fans by just her initials, D.J. Sophie and Joe named their first daughter, who was born in July 2020, Willa.
Delphine comes from the Greek word delphís, which means dolphin in English. It’s also linked to the ancient city of Delphi, which the Greeks believed to be the womb of the earth.
In the court documents, which were obtained by Page Six, Sophie asked a judge to put her divorce from Joe on hold until they decide on a custody agreement for their children. The actress sued Joe last week for allegedly “wrongfully retaining” their children after he took them traveling on a holiday.
She asked the court to order their children back to their home in England and accused her estranged husband of refusing to hand over their passports. Sophie then requested the “immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained”.
Since then, Joe and Sophie have reportedly agreed to keep their children in New York. It’s said the pair have “agreed to the entry of the attached proposed Interim Consent Order, without prejudice to either party’s claims and defenses, prohibiting the removal of the parties’ children from the jurisdictions… pending further order of this Court”.
The document, obtained by the Daily Mail, was filed by Sophie’s lawyer “to protect the well-being of the (children) involved” as well as to “prevent the (children’s) further removal or concealment before the final disposition of the petition.” Now, a draft copy of the order needs to be signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla. There will be a hearing at the federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, October 3.
In other news – MaXhosa’s Laduma welcomes bundle of joy
Congratulations are for designer Laduma Ngxokolo after he recently welcomed a new addition to the family. Taking to his Instagram timeline recently, the owner of the luxury fashion brand MaXhosa shared a snap of his little family at the hospital.
“Became uTata ka Qamata on 24/09/2023. So excited about this new journey of being a father to our precious little girl. Shout out to uMama ka Qamata for carrying our bundle of joy for so long.” Read More