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By Ian Youngs
Entertainment & arts reporter
Actress Sophie Turner and her singer ex-husband Joe Jonas have agreed to share custody of their two children after resolving a legal dispute.
The pair announced their “amicable” divorce last month, but Turner then sued Jonas, claiming he hadn’t let the girls return to England from the US.
In a joint statement reported by US media on Tuesday, they said: “After a productive and successful mediation, we have agreed that the children will spend time equally in loving homes in both the US and the UK.”
They added: “We look forward to being great co-parents.”
Their statement followed a new legal filing setting out a temporary joint custody arrangement for their daughters, aged three and one, for the coming months.
Turner had previously filed a legal petition citing the “wrongful detention” of their children in New York.
She called for them to be returned to their “permanent home” in England and alleged that Jonas had refused to return their passports.
In response, Jonas’s representative said his impression was that the pair “would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup”, pointing out that the children were born in the US and had spent most of their lives there.
Turner, 27, is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, and has also appeared in drama series The Staircase and the X-Men film franchise.
Jonas, 34, made his name in a pop band and a Disney Channel series with his two brothers.