Everything Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson have said about their relationship

Joshua Jackson, in a black jacket with tails, and Jodie Turner-Smith, in a sparkly silver bodysuit, pose in front of a background of roses at the 2022 Met Gala.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith at the 2022 Met Gala.Cindy Ord/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
  • Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith have been together since late 2018.

  • Jackson previously revealed that their relationship started with a "three-night stand."

  • Here's everything the duo has said about their passionate romance and each other.

February 2020: Turner-Smith celebrated her relationship with a sweet Instagram post.

Jodie Turner-Smith poses on the red carpet in a yellow sparkly gown.
Jodie Turner-Smith in February 2020.Stephane Cardinale — Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

In one of her first public posts about her relationship with Jackson, Turner-Smith shared an image of a Pablo Nerud poem, as well as several sweet snapshots of her and Jackson. She also included a short video of an affectionate Jackson rubbing his partner's pregnant belly.

"our 2nd valentine's day and it's even more magical than the first! here's to a lifetime of them," the "Queen & Slim" actor captioned the post.

"happy valentine's day to the man who sees my soul and holds my heart love you, baby daddy," Turner-Smith concluded in the caption.

May 2020: Jackson paid tribute to Turner-Smith on her first Mother's Day.

Joshua Jackson stands with his arm around his wife, Jodie Turner-Smith.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith in 2020.David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Turner-Smith gave birth to the couple's daughter in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic.

For Turner-Smith's first Mother's Day a month later, Jackson sang her praises in a lengthy Instagram post.

"Dear Jodie, On this most special of mothers days I want to thank you for the being the light that you are. For the the passion with which you threw yourself into nurturing and protecting our child when she was in your womb. For the dedication and will you showed bringing her into the world," Jackson captioned an image of Turner-Smith holding their child.

He continued: "I have never witnessed a more powerful being than you through those moments. Thank you for the depth of grace you have found since our daughter has arrived. The commitment that you make look so effortless but I know is anything but."

Jackson concluded his post by thanking Turner-Smith for making him a father and for trusting him on their journey through parenthood.

"I am humbled more and more every day by that. I love you. I love seeing you enter the pantheon of mothers. And I look forward to walking this path by your side as we nurture this little engine of joy you have blessed the world with," the actor wrote.

June 2020: Turner-Smith returned the favor for Jackson's first Father's Day.

Joshua Jackson poses on the red carpet for the premiere of Peacock's "Dr. Death."
Joshua Jackson in 2021.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Turner-Smith also shared a short but heartfelt message to Jackson via Instagram, along with a photo of her husband staring into the camera with the sun shining on his face.

"big soulmate energy. #1 daddy. just checking in to say that us girls are so lucky to have ya," the actress wrote, adding several emojis.


September 2020: Turner-Smith spoke about Jackson's role during her home birth and more in an interview.

Jodie Turner-Smith poses for photos on the red carpet in an orange gown.
Jodie Turner-Smith in 2022.Taylor Hill/WireImage

In her September 2020 cover story for Net-a-Porter, Turner-Smith revealed that she gave birth at home, partly due to the discrimination many Black women face within the American healthcare system. According to the actress, Jackson supported her throughout her four-day labor, along with her team of midwives and doctors.

"Right after I gave birth, my husband washed her, and the midwife and doula cleaned everything up," Turner-Smith told Net-a-Porter. "Then me, my husband and my daughter, we just slept for a good 12 hours. I needed that. We needed that."

Later on in the interview, the actress gushed about her love for her husband.

"I'm really in love with my husband. That might be weird for people, but I'm doing a pretty good job of not shouting that from the rooftops as much as I would like to," Turner-Smith said.

She went on to call Jackson a "really amazing dude," and said that she'd love to act with him on stage.

"I think he's hot, I think he's smart and he's incredibly talented," Turner-Smith said of Jackson, adding: "I feel so lucky to be in a relationship with somebody who feels the same about me, who is not shy about telling me that or uplifting me."

September 2020: Jackson wished Turner-Smith a happy birthday on Instagram.

Joshua Jackson smiles for photos on the red carpet in a patterned suit and burgundy shirt.
Joshua Jackson in 2022.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

"Happy Birthday my beautiful wife. Thank you for choosing to share your light with me," Jackson captioned a photo of Turner-Smith smiling with the ocean in the background. "Thank you for walking this path of life as my wife. Thank you for bringing our daughter into the world."

"This last year has been the happiest whirlwind of my life. I can't wait to see what all the years to come bring our way," the actor continued, before signing off with: "Love, Josh."

April 2021: Turner-Smith said she and Jackson congratulate one another on their relationship.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the "Queen & Slim" Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the "Queen & Slim" Premiere in 2019.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

In an interview with People, Turner-Smith made it clear that both she and Jackson are incredibly happy in their relationship.

"I think it's really beautiful to be with someone who is so supportive and so loving. We're so similar in so many ways. We're like mirrors for each other," the actress said of Jackson. "And I just really love that human being."

Turner-Smith added: "We high five each other all the time about how great we chose. We're like, 'You did a great job choosing,' and then we're like, 'Yeah, you too.'"

The actress also revealed that she regularly picks Jackson's brain for acting advice because he's been in the industry for many years.

"He has a wealth of experience to offer and advice to offer that's based on experience. And I love that," she told People.

May 2021: Turner-Smith reveals she and Joshua Jackson had a "one-night stand" when they first met.

Jodie Turner-Smith sits on Seth Meyers' couch during an episode of "Late Night" as the host asks her a question.
Jodie Turner-Smith on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in 2021.Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Turner-Smith discussed her and Jackson's sultry first night together

"When I first met my husband, we had a one-night stand. We're in a two, three-year one-night stand now," the actress joked to Meyers, according to People.

According to Turner-Smith, she played hard to get with Jackson when she first spotted him at a party, even though she knew she wanted to get to know him more.

"I saw him before he saw me and when I saw him, I was like, 'I want that,'" she revealed, adding: "And then when he saw me, I just pretended like I didn't see him."


June 2021: Turner-Smith praised Jackson's parenting skills in a heartfelt Instagram post for Father's Day.

Jodie Turner-Smith at LACMA Art+Film Gala.
Jodie Turner-Smith at LACMA Art+Film Gala.Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA

The actress reminisced about her pregnancy, sharing a photo of Jackson laying atop her pregnant belly.

"it is apparent, by the effortlessness and fearlessness with which you father our child, that this is your destiny. your birthright. your joy," Turner-Smith wrote to her husband in the post's caption, adding: "i thank god every day that you hold the both of us in your strong, capable hands."

"you are loved. you are adored. you are the best father and husband and friend," the actress continued.

She concluded her post by telling Jackson: "thank you for waiting for us. happy father's day to you."

June 2021: Jackson praised Turner-Smith on Twitter, and the actress noticed a typo.

Jodie Turner-Smith smiles at the camera in a denim dress and blue eyeliner
Jodie Turner-Smith at the Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2022.Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images

"Can I just take the moment to not [sic] that my wife has been absolutely smashing the photo shoot game this year," the "Dawson's Creek" star tweeted at the time.

Turner-Smith subsequently retweeted her husband and pointed out that he misspelled "note" in his initial tweet, according to People. (Turner-Smith appears to have deactivated her Twitter account in the years since.)

That didn't deter Jackson from continuing to publicly celebrate his spouse — he shared an image of Turner-Smith's cover for Hunger magazine, writing: "Spelling or not, I'm not wrong." In a subsequent tweet, Jackson captioned an image of Turner-Smith from her "Anne Boleyn" series, "Sheesh."

And in response to a follower telling him that he "became a stan" of Jackson's when he discovered the actor was married to Turner-Smith, the "Dr. Death" star replied: "Honestly...I Stan myself for marrying Jodie."


July 2021: Jackson clarified in an interview with Insider that he and Turner-Smith actually had a "three-night stand."

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

While Turner-Smith had previously said the pair had a passionate "one-night stand" upon first meeting in 2018, Jackson told Insider that it was "technically a three-night stand" and that he and Turner-Smith "definitely hit it off."

"It was sealed with a kiss that night and then we didn't leave each other's sides for, well, three years now," the actor explained in the interview while promoting his Peacock show "Dr. Death."

"I mean, when we tell the baby the story, I think I'm probably going to lead with, 'I saw your mother from across the room and just like knew I had to be with her,' which is also true," Jackson quipped to Insider. "But my wife is not telling a lie when she says we'd started off mostly with sex."

July 2021: Jackson revealed that Turner-Smith was the one to propose to him.

Joshua Jackson, in a black jacket with tails, and Jodie Turner-Smith, in a sparkly silver bodysuit, pose in front of a background of roses at the 2022 Met Gala.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith at the 2022 Met Gala.Cindy Ord/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Not only was Turner-Smith the one to pop the question, Jackson explained, but she was also "adamant" about their engagement.

"She asked me, yeah, on New Year's Eve," Jackson revealed to Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" in July 2021.

"We were in Nicaragua. It was very beautiful, incredibly romantic. We were walking down the beach, and she asked me to marry her," Jackson continued, adding: "There was, like, a preamble. There was a lead-up to it … I did not know, but she was quite adamant, and she was right."

November 2021: Turner-Smith and Jackson starred in an adorable holiday campaign for J. Crew.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith laugh together while posing for photos on the red carpet.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith in 2022.VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

The couple shared photos from the festive ads on their respective Instagram accounts. As Jackson pointed out in one post, he'd previously modeled for the brand in 1998 along with the rest of the "Dawson's Creek" cast.

Turner-Smith, for her part, joked in a separate post that she wanted "an oversized, autographed version of Josh's 1998 J.Crew catalog cover."

And in another post, Jackson shared an image of him embracing Turner-Smith as both of them smile. "Tis the season for @jcrew cashmere,eggnog & mistletoe makeouts with @jodiesmith," the actor captioned the sweet post.

February 2022: Jackson praised Turner-Smith for her NAACP Image Award nomination.

Joshua Jackson poses for photos on the red carpet in a striped shirt and blue suit.
Joshua Jackson in 2022.LISA O'CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images

After Turner-Smith was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series for her work on "Anne Boleyn," Jackson took to Instagram to sing his wife's praises.

"Congratulations on this well deserved nomination. This performance is, just for what is on screen, a truly powerful depiction of a woman standing firm against the tools of her oppression," the "Dawson's Creek" star captioned an image of Turner-Smith from the historical drama.

"But when I think of what you were dealing with off camera and that you were still nursing our baby girl and still able to deliver like this, It makes me think of that quote about ginger rogers 'she could do everything he did, just backwards and in high heels,'" he continued. "If you haven't seen it yet…go watch. A more regal Queen there has never been."

Jackson concluded his message by urging followers to vote for Turner-Smith at the link in his bio.

Turner-Smith ultimately lost out to Taraji P. Henson, who took home the award for her role in "Annie Live!"

May 2022: Jackson and Turner-Smith spoke about their Met Gala outfits and how they inspire each other.

Jodie Turner-Smith, Joshua Jackson Met Gala 2022
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the 2022 Met Gala.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Unsurprisingly, Turner-Smith and Jackson had nothing but good things to say about one another when interviewed by People ahead of the Met Gala in 2022.

Of their preparation for the event, Jackson said he noticed Turner-Smith "really enjoys the times that she gets to get the glam done and put on a fabulous dress, and put on all the jewels."

"It is so much fun to watch her have that much fun. It gives us an opportunity as mom and dad to go have a night out, which is also great," the "Dr. Death" star told People.

Jackson also joked that he decided to wear a suit jacket with tails to the event because he was envious of Turner-Smith's gowns with trains.

"I've seen you in all these beautiful gowns with these long trains and I was like, 'I gotta get some of that,'" he said.

September 2022: Turner-Smith and Jackson spoke about their relationship in an interview with Forbes.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the 2022 Met Gala.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the 2022 Met Gala.Taylor Hill / Contributor / Getty Images

The couple partnered with Motorola to promote the company's Razr phone. During an interview with Forbes for the campaign, Jackson and Turner-Smith didn't hold back when it came to praising one another.

Jackson said he loved his wife's sense of fashion and her desire to highlight Black creatives within the fashion world.

"I love how empowered my wife is inside of that fashion space — how much it is a source of joy and that bleeds into her home life, as well," he told Forbes, adding: "I love watching my wife be able to be uplifted and celebrated and seeing how fed she is by that makes me a very, very happy man when I get to see that."

Turner-Smith, on the other hand, gushed about Jackson's ability to uplift her while also having a successful career of his own.

"When I met Josh and one of the biggest reasons why I married him, wanted him to be my husband, is because of how loved and supported I felt by him," the "Queen & Slim" star said. "I had never been with anyone who I thought was wanting to lift me up the way that I felt that he was lifting me up. That is one of my favorite things about him."

September 2022: Turner-Smith revealed which of Jackson's movies were her favorites.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith smile while posing for photos together on the red carpet.
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith in 2022.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

When speaking with People to promote the couple's partnership with Motorola, Turner-Smith named the 2000 thriller "The Skulls" as one of her favorite films of Jackson's.

The actress also revealed that she and Jackson plan on showing their daughter Janie his other film "The Mighty Ducks" once she gets older.

"We are 100% going to play 'Mighty Ducks' for her. I can't wait," Turner-Smith said in the interview. "Not yet though. I want her to be a little bit more older. There's more older kid themes in that."

Turner-Smith added: "Also, we got to figure out how weird it's going to be for her to see her dad as a child."

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