Jodie Turner-Smith Files for Divorce From Joshua Jackson After 4 Years of Marriage

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson have broken up after four years of marriage. The Queen & Slim actress and the Dawson's Creek alum are parents to a 3-year-old daughter.

By Jess Cohen Oct 02, 2023 4:44 PMTags
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Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are taking on new roles as co-parents.

The Queen & Slim actress has filed for divorce from the Dawson's Creek alum after four years of marriage.

According to the documents, submitted in Los Angeles and obtained by E! News Oct. 2, Jodie cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the breakup and requested joint custody of their 3-year-old daughter. The paperwork also lists Sept. 13 as the date of the duo's separation.

E! News has reached out to reps for Jodie and Joshua for comment.

Back in March, during an exclusive interview with E! News, Joshua, 45, shared insight into his relationship with the 37-year-old, who he secretly wed in August 2019. At the time, Jodie was also pregnant with their first child, whose name has not been made public.

"The most surprising thing is that it's a lot more homey than it looks like from the outside," the Dr. Death star shared. "It's very, very baby-oriented and family-oriented inside the house."

"It's pretty spectacular, honestly," he added. "Mama does love a dress up and I don't mind getting dressed up and standing next to her. But this having a kid thing together is pretty magical."

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith: Romance Rewind

As for Jodie, she's occasionally provided glimpses into their romance, specifically those vulnerable early days in the public eye.


"When I came onto the scene I was secretly married and I was secretly pregnant," Jodie told Bustle in Dec. 2022. "And that was a story for people. I think a lot of it was because I was married to a white person. And I was married to a white person who has been in the public eye for decades and you know, has been someone that the tabloids like to talk about."

"I mean, it was like literally the most vulnerable time," she recalled of being in the spotlight. "I don't want to sit here and be like a celebrity who's complaining about the very ecosystem that keeps me wealthy. But the reality is that there is an underbelly that it's very hard to deal with."

And although Jodie and Joshua are heading in separate directions romantically, they remain united when it comes to raising their daughter.

As she shared in December, "I think the bottom line is, I accept the thorns that come with the rose. I accept them for me. I don't accept them for my daughter."

"Historically, women have always been asked to choose between being great mothers and great at their careers," she continued before adding, "Josh has always tried to maintain that I would always have all the support that I needed so that I could do both."

As she enters a new chapter, Jodie isn't letting their breakup get her down. In fact, she recently spent time in Milan for fashion week. 

"OH @GUCCI!!!! what a chic and sexy start, @sabatods," she captioned Instagram photos from her stylish trip Oct. 2. "i'm proud to have witnessed it, especially with my gorgeous mother @hildaturnersmith by my side."

To revisit Jodie and Joshua's relationship over the years, keep scrolling...


After tying the knot during a private ceremony in 2019, the Queen & Slim star attended the 2020 BAFTA Awards alongside the Dawson's Creek actor while pregnant with their baby.

Basking in Blue

The couple stunned with their join appearance at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards.

Met Gala Magic

Joshua Jackson couldn't take his eyes off Jodie Turner-Smith when the two hit the infamous red steps at the 2022 Met Gala.

After-Party Fun

The couple turned heads while attending the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

True Coordination

Joshua and Jodie made sure to match each other perfectly when they attended the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Celebrate Fashion and Film Party in February 2023.

Queen of the Night

The actress turned heads with her purple ensemble while backstage with the Dr. Death star during the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards at The Royal Festival Hall. 

Pretty in Pink

Just weeks before their split, the former couple attended the unveiling of the new fully-electric Lotus Emeya on Sept. 7 in New York City.

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