A Timeline of Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith's Relationship
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith's love story has come to an end. The "Dawson's Creek" alum and the "Queen & Slim" star were first linked together in October 2018 when they were spotted canoodling at Usher's 40th birthday party (over two years after Jackson ended his decade-long relationship with Diane Kruger).
Over the past five years, Jackson and Turner-Smith seemed inseparable as they traveled the world and welcomed a daughter together. On Oct. 2, however, Turner-Smith filed for divorce from Jackson, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their breakup. She also listed Sept. 13, 2023 as their separation date. She is seeking joint custody of their daughter.
If you need a review, here's the timeline of Jackson and Turner-Smith's relationship through the years.
October 2018: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Look Cozy at a Party
Dating rumors first started circulating after Jackson and Turner-Smith both attended Usher's 40th birthday party at West Hollywood's Delilah on Oct. 14, 2018. Though it's unclear whether they knew each other before the party or met there, a source for Us Weekly claimed that the two looked pretty cozy together. "They were all over each other," the insider said. "Super smitten and gazing into each other's eyes as they danced together their whole night."
November 2018: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Go on a Coffee Date
Just about a month after looking couple-y at Usher's birthday bash, the maybe-couple was photographed holding hands on what appeared to be a casual coffee date in LA, further fueling dating rumors.
January 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Spend New Year's in Nicaragua
According to Instagram, Jackson and Turner-Smith both spent New Year's Eve 2019 at Playa Colorado in Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua, and though they didn't post any pics together, the shared location definitely wasn't a coincidence. Jackson posted a pic of a sunset on Jan. 2 with the caption, "Ok 2019. I see you," and two days later, Turner-Smith shared an almost identical now-deleted picture, writing, "2019 already something out of my wildest dream."
August 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Spark Marriage Rumors
Though there was some speculation that the couple had split after Jackson was reportedly seen kissing a mystery woman at LAX in June 2019, per Us Weekly, those rumors were put to rest later in the summer. In August, the Daily Mail spotted the pair (as well as Jackson's mom, Fiona Jackson) leaving a Beverly Hills courthouse with what appeared to be a marriage license. Just a week later, the two took a trip to Newport, RI, where Turner-Smith posted a sweet pic on Instagram of herself and her man. "Two people who only fancy each other a little bit," she captioned the pic.
November 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Make Their Red Carpet Debut
Three months after visiting the California courthouse, Jackson accompanied Turner-Smith on the red carpet for the LA premiere of "Queen & Slim." Even more eye-catching than Turner-Smith's silky lilac gown was the massive marquise diamond on her left ring finger, which complemented the new three-band gold ring worn by Jackson.
December 2019: The News Breaks That Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Are Expecting
One month after making their official couple debut, Us Weekly confirmed that the couple had indeed tied the knot in a secret ceremony. The publication also announced that the newlyweds were expecting their first child together. While chatting with the Sunday Times in February 2020, Turner-Smith confirmed the exciting news of the pregnancy herself, though she was more tight-lipped about their marital status. "I haven't said to anybody, 'Yeah, we got married,'" she said. "People are assuming whatever they want, but when people tell me 'Congratulations,' I say 'Thank you.'" Soon after, she shared a cute Valentine's Day IG post in honor of her "baby daddy."
April 2020: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Welcome Their Daughter
On April 21, reps for the couple confirmed to People that their baby girl had arrived. "Both mother and baby are happy and healthy," the reps said in a statement. Jackson took to Instagram on Mother's Day to thank Turner-Smith for making him a father and for bringing their daughter into the world. "I love seeing you enter the pantheon of mothers," he gushed in his caption. "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."
October 2023: Jodie Turner-Smith Files For Divorce From Joshua Jackson
On Oct. 2, Turner-Smith filed for divorce from Jackson after four years of marriage. In court documents obtained by POPSUGAR, Turner-Smith listed Aug. 18, 2019, as their wedding date and Sept. 13, 2023, as their separation date. She cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split. Turner-Smith is also requesting joint custody of their daughter.