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May 09, 2020

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson's Love Story — from First Meeting to Becoming Parents

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Jodie Turner-Smith recently became a mom to a baby girl, together with her husband, Joshua Jackson. Here’s a look at their interracial marriage that was opposed by several people.

Living in the 21st century means being more accepting of things, which were once deemed unacceptable, including interracial marriage.

However, several Hollywood stars have made their relationship work perfectly despite being from different races, including Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the "Queen & Slim" Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


The couple is happily married and proud new parents to a baby girl who was just born in April of 2020. Here’s a look at their love story and journey into parenthood.


Getting into a romantic relationship was quite a breeze for both Turner-Smith and Jackson. They quickly hit it off after meeting at Usher’s 40th star-studded birthday bash at Delilah, West Hollywood in October 2018.


Less than a month later, the pair were spotted bonding over lunch in Los Angeles. Things seemed casual between the two who wore laid back clothing and showed a little affection by holding hands.

By the end of the year, things between the two looked more serious as they went on vacation in Nicaragua for New Years.


Although neither of the two entertainers confirmed that they were together, their matching Instagram photos of the same sunset, by the same beach, with the same pool spoke volumes.

In August of the following year, the couple reportedly got their marriage license from Beverly Hills courthouse. 


Turner-Smith never confirmed nor denied the rumors about their marriage, but simply thanked those who congratulated her.


The actress was well-aware of the things people had to say about their interracial marriage, which frankly, upset people. She said:

“In America, interracial dating or marriage is not something that is accepted. Certain people feel strongly against it in both communities.”

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film Party at Annabel's on February 2, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images


The “Queen & Slim” actress experienced the dismay of people coming from her community about her relationship, which radiated negative energy that she did not want to add to.

The new mom first felt rejection from the black community after moving from England to America, as people noticed her white accent despite being a woman of color.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the "Queen & Slim" Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


Turner-Smith and Jackson are among some couples in Hollywood who experienced hearing unsolicited opinions about their interracial relationship.

Loni Love and her boyfriend James Welsh were among those who were subject to interracial relationships. Another couple who joined the list was Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley.

Despite all the criticisms they got with their partners, the couples stayed strong and put love above all things.

Joshua Jackson attends the ACLU SoCal's 25th Annual Luncheon at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on June 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


“I’m learning there are certain things I have to really keep for myself,” Turner-Smith said. However, her silence did not mean hiding her man behind the cameras.

During the November 2019 promotion of “Queen & Slim,” the couple made their red carpet debut alongside each other.



PEOPLE confirmed Turner-Smith and Jackson’s marriage in December, followed by their pregnancy news the month after.

The couple no longer concealed the news about having a baby on the way and even spoke about the stress of nervousness of having a baby amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jodie Turner-Smith attending the 73rd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. | Source: Getty Images


In the months leading up to her delivery date, Turner-Smith posted photos showcasing her baby bump on Instagram, where she said motherhood was a “fantastic voyage.”

Recently, the 33-year-old actress gave birth to her first child with the “Little Fires Everywhere” actor. Their rep told PEOPLE: “Both mother and baby are happy and healthy.”

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 02, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Despite being new parents at a time like this, the couple got tips from their friends, including Jackson’s co-stars, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

The two stars helped the couple find doctors and shared personal experiences about parenthood. Thankfully, the family-of-three is safe and happy in their home.


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