Life imitates art: It looks like Taylor Swift really is thick as thieves with a former flame’s (soon-to-be) ex-wife, as she sang to an unnamed party in her song “Vigilante Shit.” Swift was spotted out at dinner with Joe Jonas’s estranged spouse, Sophie Turner, for the second time in a week on Thursday.
The pair, who are now both on Jonas’s long list of ex-lovers, dined Thursday at Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York, upping the sisters-before-misters ante this time by being joined by the trio of Haim sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. The musical siblings are not only noted Swift pals, but also collaborators on her track “No Body, No Crime.” Earlier this week, Turner and Swift made headlines with a night out at Via Carota and Temple Bar in NYC.
Earlier Thursday, Turner filed a lawsuit against Jonas in a Manhattan court, requesting the immediate return of the couple’s two young daughters to England and claiming that Jonas has been withholding their passports. In the filing, obtained by Vanity Fair, Turner said that she found out about Jonas’s divorce filing through the media. She added that, before an August argument pinpointed as the sudden breaking point in their marriage, the couple planned for Turner to collect the children in New York and bring them back to her native England on September 20.
Jonas’s reps refuted Turner’s account point by point in a lengthy statement shared with VF, characterizing the suit as “an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending” and claiming Turner “was aware” that Jonas would be filing for divorce. The children have dual citizenship in the US and UK, though Jonas’s team’s statement insisted that “the children were born in the US and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the US. They are American citizens.”
Jonas filed for divorce in Florida on or about September 1, per Turner’s Thursday filing; his team’s statement claimed that to be “the appropriate jurisdiction for this case.” In Turner’s suit, however, she laid out her own evidence that Miami was not the family’s primary home, calling England the children’s “habitual residence.” Though Turner and Jonas initially released a joint statement calling the split “a united decision,” the case appears to have become increasingly contentious.
Jonas and Turner married in 2019.