Jodie Turner-Smith Opens Up About Joshua Jackson Split

Jodie Turner-Smith reflects on growth after personal changes.

by Nouman Rasool
Jodie Turner-Smith Opens Up About Joshua Jackson Split
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In an conversation with The Times, actress Jodie Turner-Smith has broken her silence regarding her divorce from Joshua Jackson, offering insights and reflections on their journey together and the path ahead. The 37-year-old "Queen & Slim" star, who filed for divorce in October 2023 from the 45-year-old "Dawson's Creek" alum, delved into the complexities of their relationship and the tough decision to part ways.

Turner-Smith, mother to their 3-year-old daughter Juno Rose Diana Jackson, expressed a poignant reality: "Sometimes things we really want to work just don't end up working. And that’s OK." She emphasized the importance of choosing paths that are healthiest for oneself and one's family, especially children.

In her candid interview, published on Sunday, she shared valuable relationship advice about living authentically and the consequences of staying in harmful situations.

Embracing New Beginnings

Despite the split, Turner-Smith does not view their relationship as a failure.

"We obviously had such a beautiful moment together," she remarked, seeing their new life chapters as brave steps towards personal growth and betterment. Her perspective is rooted in love, joy, and the desire to set a positive example for her daughter, highlighting that this shift is about moving forward to a better life for everyone involved.

Turner-Smith and Jackson's love story, which began with their marriage in December 2019 and the birth of their daughter in April 2020, concluded in October 2023 after three years. According to court documents obtained by ET, Turner-Smith seeks joint custody of their daughter, with no spousal support claims and attorney fees to be borne by Jackson.

The documents also revealed a separation date of September 13, 2023. The couple's busy work schedules reportedly strained their relationship, leading to the eventual split. Meanwhile, Jackson has been linked to actress Lupita Nyong'o, with the two spotted together at various events post-divorce.

However, Turner-Smith remains focused on her career and motherhood, not dwelling on Jackson's dating life. Sources close to her describe Turner-Smith as being in great spirits, surrounded by supportive and loyal friends, maintaining her vibrant, positive energy.

As they navigate their new individual journeys, both Turner-Smith and Jackson continue to make headlines, but the core of their story remains a shared commitment to their daughter and the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment in their respective lives.