ET: The vibe was off between Jodie Turner Smith & Joshua Jackson in the past month

Something I didn’t realize before this week is that Jodie Turner Smith really isn’t on Twitter anymore – she got chased off in March 2022, when she tweeted some sh-t about how Will Smith slapping Chris Rock gave her “second hand embarrassment for all involved.” She was accused of playing respectability politics, and Black Twitter dragged her for everything, including marrying a white man and enjoying Slave Play. She deleted her Twitter but kept her Instagram. Then there was a kerfuffle in September 2022 where Jodie and Joshua unfollowed each other, then eventually re-followed each other on Instagram. Now Entertainment Tonight has some added details about all of the “signs” Jodie and Joshua were headed for divorce.

Things have been rocky between Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith, with a source now shedding light on the former couple’s “issues” leading up to their split.

“Jodie and Joshua have been having issues lately,” a source told ET on Monday. “They celebrated Jodie’s birthday on Sept. 9 at The Flower Shop in NYC, but arrived separately and left separately. It was a big party and they were distant throughout the night and barely around each other. Jodie spent majority of the evening downstairs.”

On Monday, Turner-Smith filed for divorce from the Dawson’s Creek alum after three years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She listed the date of separation as Sept. 13 and is seeking joint custody of their three-year-old daughter, Juno Rose Diana Jackson. Jackson and Turner-Smith met in 2018 and officially married in December 2019. They welcomed their only child in April 2020.

Rumors of a rift between the 45-year-old Fatal Attraction star and the 37-year-old Murder Mystery 2 actress surfaced last September, when eagle-eyed fans reportedly noted that the stars had appeared to unfollow — and then re-follow — each other on Instagram. Just two months later, they were seen walking arm-in-arm at an after-party for The Fashion Awards in London, England.

Their body language appeared cooler during their last public outing together, as they attended the unveiling of the new fully electric Lotus Emeya on Sept. 7 in New York City. The event served as something of a birthday celebration for Turner-Smith, with Jackson presenting her with a cake as photographers looked on.

[From ET]

The Lotus event on September 7th really was their last outing together as a couple – soon after that, Jodie headed to Europe, where she flew solo at the Vogue World event in London, then attended Paris Fashion Week events. I wonder if the split was a slow-burn or if something suddenly happened in the past month or so. There did seem to be a lot of drama around Jodie in particular last year, as I noted in the opening – was that the beginning of the end, or was it a blip and they were totally fine for most of this year?

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  1. Laalaa says:

    I know I am in minority but they were always very mismatched for me. She is so f-in cool, and he is… Pacey. I know, I know, Joshua is great. But still… just Pacey, just Ken.

  2. Chaine says:

    They definitely seem off in the photos from the Emeya event. Like a publicist ordered them to hold hands and they are barely able to tolerate tnat bare minimum.

    • BQM says:

      He looks really unhappy and she’s wearing sunglasses at night. Which, so is the guy behind her, but also serves to hide any red eyes, sad eyes, etc

  3. Julie says:

    She always seemed way more into him than him into her, nothing like how he looked with Diane. She deserves a man who’ll love her that way.

    • Kitten says:

      Really? I always thought the opposite? Maybe it’s just her vibe but she always looked kind of distant in photos whereas he always seemed a bit clingy. IDK. Either way, I’m sad for them. Their kid is so young too….

      • paintergal says:

        I agree with you Kitten. He seemed absolutely smitten by her.

      • mary mary says:

        Oh, he WAS smitten with her! He used to very publicly praise, compliment and show her off. Whatever happened, it was SUPER obvious on Instagram.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Agreed, I always thought he seemed way more into her than she was into him.

      • Sobiewski says:

        Yeah. I agree with you Kitten. I always thought Josh looked incredibly bored with diana. When all the news came out about their 3somes and his cheating on diana, it all seemed to make sense. He never seemed that into her. Now he seemed absolutely over the moon smitten with jodie. I chucked it up to really good sex between the two but Jodie is absolutely gorgeous. So she had that going for her not that that matters because he still cheated on jodie if the rumors are to be believed. (Diana is gorgeous as well I should mention imo.) There is an old adage — a crass one but i always remembered it. Some old rock star said something along the lines of ‘ Give me the most beautiful woman in the world and I will show you the man who is tired of effing her.’ Crass, ugly but maybe based on all the cheating that goes on — maybe there is some truth to it. Either way, i don’t think Joshua is the marrying kind. I just get the feeling that he likes having lots of sex with different women. He doesn’t strike me as the type of guy who wants to be married with kids. Sad really because I think if he would give it a chance, he might find out that monogamy, a good marriage and a beautiful family could truly make him happy in life.

  4. Normades says:

    Yesterday’s comment section had some takes that I completely disagreed with. Like that he was the established actor and she was somehow using him. If anything she made him relevant again. She gave him a heat score.
    Josh gets a lot of himpathy but he’s no Pacey. Diane was not hiding her relationship with Reedus whatsoever and Josh came out and said publicly that she did not cheat. If she didn’t technically “cheat” they were in an open relationship or already done.

    • KP says:

      JJ never said that Diane did not cheat. The only thing he ever said when asked is he would like to keep it between them. I know the Reedus Stans love to push this but no. Untrue.

      I actually appreciate that he said nothing. The relationship was having issues. Diane has a history of needing a jump off and honestly if she had been less sloppy I doubt anyone would know. The only reason people even remember it is because all these years later she is either talking about them or taking jabs at him. It is weird

      Like your ex isn’t interested in doing the People how I am handling the break up thing and calling attention. Take the short term hit and move on

      Look at Michelle Williams. She cheated on her new husband with her current one 2 months into their marriage and no one talks about it or cares.

      As for Jodie and Josh-I said yesterday that are different areas in their careers and life. Sometimes no one is the bad guy-things just so not mesh

      For their little girl I hope it as unmessy as these things are

      • Normades says:

        Absolutely not a Reedus stan (ew) but believe that Josh and Diane did have an open relationship given comments by Josh’s dad and Josh’s own comments during the fatal attraction tour.

    • Kitten says:

      I missed yesterday’s thread but I agree with you that she made him a bit more interesting. She’s cool and mysterious and artsy and he’s a very beloved and IMO underrated actor. Mostly, I hope that this doesn’t become messy because I really like both of them and they have a baby to protect from potential mud-slinging in the press. But I tend to think that both of them will keep things above-board because they’re classy like that. Here’s hoping…

    • KP says:

      Except JJ had no relationship
      With his dad as he has stated in numerous interviews including recently with Kelly Clarkson. So anyone reporting that his dad said anything is probably making it up for got bad info. The lack of relationship with him is pretty clearly stated throughout the years. Man abandoned his family after divorce.

      As for FA-well it is clear he tried to work things out with Diane after she cheated the first time. It was when she got caught the second time 6 months later that he peaced out. So on that one he may be speaking from

      I am mean things happen in relationships. Did Diane do a crappy thing? Sure but it happens. I mean it’s not great but the only reason people
      Still talk about is her jabs at him all
      These years later. I mean if you are happy with current guy why obsess about old one? Especially one who never talks about you.

      I think celebs are in weird places with relationships. I mean especially
      If two actors. A lot of time apart. Working with other attractive people. Stuff happens. I do not think any should wear a scarlet A about it forever.

      • Mireille says:

        I think this where I disliked Diane. I get that she was possibly unhappy, dissatisfied with a 10-year relationship that may have ran its course for her, but why go about making jabs at Joshua, who has never uttered a negative word about her or how it ended? Is she angry at him because he did end it? She’s supposedly happy with Reedus and now has a daughter with him. Anyhoo, this is where I feel for Joshua because he really loved her. I feel for him now with this new divorce. I want the best for him and Jodie together or apart.

  5. Kate says:

    I forgot about that blue satin dress. The color is wonderful on her but otherwise, yikes, that dress does not do her justice.

    • Kitten says:

      Truly. But I mean, who does look good in satin? Just such an unforgiving fabric….

      • BQM says:

        It really is. I don’t know if she was close to around when she had her baby or not but look at the photo of her abs. If someone with abs like *that* can’t wear satin….it really is the devil’s fabric.

      • Kate says:

        Yeah there is no problem with her, the problem is ENTIRELY with the dress. Satin is the devil’s fabric.

      • Delilah says:

        “Devil’s fabric”

    • schmootc says:

      Apart from the fabric being terrible, the seam down the front seems like it’s in a weird spot. The color is absolutely gorgeous though.

  6. Mia4s says:

    I’m getting the sense there’s not going to be major drama here or one particular reason. Two years from met to married with a child is not ridiculous, but it is fast. And that would have led right into the lockdown cocoon. Likely just not as compatible as they thought. Oh well, hopefully things are smooth for their child.

    • Jane says:

      I just wonder if the passion burned itself out and then they realised they didn’t have anything in common and weren’t at the same life/career stage so weren’t ultimately compatible.

    • Mireille says:

      I think when they first met they were head over heels in love. And then came baby. And then came marriage. That’s a lot to take in within 2-3 years, especially being in such a new relationship. Top that with their acting careers taking them to different directions and locations. How did they spend any quality time together as a COUPLE, not just two people raising a child together? I think afterwards they realized they didn’t have much in common. It happens. The relationship just fizzled. They’re both lovely people — I wish success for both of them in their careers and love lives.

  7. Karen says:

    I don’t know who these people are but that dress, other than the color, does nothing for her. And it’s the kind of dress that needs a bra for her I think. But in the grey/denim outfit…even if she didn’t have the killer abs, she is jaw-dropping hot.

  8. Sara99 says:

    she’s gorgeous and he always looks bloated and greasy. their split is unsurprising, they were so over the top on social media with naked pics, gushing about each other and brand deals, always a red flag and comes across as insecure or to overcompensate for something.

    plus the way their whole relationship started with him being with others and only stopping because she became pregnant.

    • Kitten says:

      I remember reading the interview where Josh commented that his wife doesn’t get jealous, but actually enjoys and gets turned on watching him hook up with other women on-screen and feeling a sense of impending doom. Like, there’s nothing wrong with that if it’s your thing but it felt like a combination of posturing, overcompensating and oversharing all at once. Maybe Jodi didn’t appreciate that IDK…

    • Southern Fried says:

      I thoroughly enjoyed their SM including the naked pix on the balcony, just beautiful and very romantic. He’s a good looking man and she’s gorgeous but both have had some not so great pix taken. The brand deals were fun and fitting and good on them for making bank. While not sure why they’re divorcing idc it was a lovely whirlwind while it lasted. Idk what she said about Meghan and frankly don’t want to explore it. I’m sick to death of the hate she attracts.

    • Jenn says:

      I’m with you, Sara. I just have no goodwill toward him at all.

  9. Aly says:

    I think there were pictures of him cheating on her before they got married so this doesn’t surprise me. She should have dumped him back then, desperation to keep a man always ends on a bad note. I’m speaking from experience lol

  10. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Jodie seems like A LOT and like she needs A LOT. Joshua seems like he needs a beautiful woman to dress him and be in an open relationship with him.

    I’m rooting for them!

  11. Lens says:

    A LOT of people in my feed were so not surprised by this mainly due to them unfollowing each other briefly on instagram? That behavior just always seemed childish to me. Anyway a lot more were surprised by the sophia/Joe split. By the way we’ve got three whole months left to this year of the splits so who’s next?

    • lunchcoma says:

      *throws dart*

      I’m going to put my money on…Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost.

      • Lens says:

        Ha! Actually a reasonable choice. Scarlett just was at the big George and Amal Clooney Benefit without Colin and it seemed it was a very couple-y type outing. But they have a toddler too so I don’t wish anything bad on them but…I wouldn’t be surprised tbh.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I grabbed the name by scanning a list of who got married in the last 2-to-5 years, but yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if these two split. This is her third marriage, the first two both lasted three years, and she and Jost got married in 2020.

      • Sobiewski says:

        I always bet on love being the hopeless romantic that I’ve always been BUTTTT if we are placing semi cyber bets, my money is probably on Natalie Portman and her pretty frenchman ballet dancer husband. For the record, i hope these 2 kids do that grimy, dirty work and make that marriage work if there is truly still love in the marriage. Also, they have kids, non ou oui? That always makes these breakups sadder for me.

    • Normades says:

      I did raise an eyebrow when I saw Scarlet by herself which is too bad because I like them as a couple.
      Venus is in post retrograde until the 7th which means the divorces that had issues during Venus in full Leo retrograde are still going to be rolling out. I’m no astrology buff but I will easily blame the stars for all these separations….and really there have been A LOT.

  12. molly says:

    I think this relationship would have worked, if not for the baby. It’s harder to have an open, dramatic, overly sexy, selfish relationship when there’s a toddler involved. Makes you grow up quick.

  13. Well Wisher says:

    Best wishes to Joshua and Jodie, they will be in a relationship because of their daughter…….
    A good lawyer will suggest that they go into therapy separately, so that they will not make the same mistakes in their future romantic relationships.

    • Well Wisher says:

      It seemed like Joshua was happy in the marriage, but has accepted that Jodie wants out..
      At least they cannot claim that she married him for his money….

  14. Bobbie says:

    And the women will lined up.

  15. teecee says:

    Does she have any accomplishments? I’m being serious. She’s certainly beautiful, but I’ve never heard much about her being a good or well-liked actor or being in successful projects. Jackson has had “Dawson’s Creek”, “Fringe”, and “The Affair”. I guess I think that while she did make him seem cooler to gossip blogs, he probably put her on the radar by at least getting her access to higher profile non-fashion industry events that she would not have otherwise been invited to.

    And sorry, repeatedly asking a man to marry you is the opposite of cool.

    • Polly says:

      She was excellent in Queen & Slim with Daniel Kaluuya. It’s a very good movie.

    • Renee says:

      Is it the opposite of cool for a man to repeatedly ask a woman to marry him? I know of several couples where the man asked repeatedly before getting a yes. You can love someone and want to be with them but just not be ready and then you’re ready.

  16. Kirsten says:

    Based on the way that she’s talked about having a crush on him before they even met, I think it’s possible that she had a version of him in her head that she wanted marriage and kids with, and that version didn’t turn out to match who he is in real life.

    • Kitten says:

      This doesn’t bode well for Taylor and Travis.
      But seriously, it’s always a bit weird when celebs profess their crush on another celeb before they ever even meet. They, of all people, should know that celebs are rarely the same behind closed door as they are in public. Feels like a set-up for failure and inevitable disappointment.

  17. Dani says:

    I follow both on IG and had been waiting on this announcement tbh. It was very clear that Jodie has been living a Joshua free life based on her stories alone. Maybe last weekend a paid ad for maybe J Crew for the both of them popped up. I think they or she was waiting to end whatever promotions they were doing together.

  18. Lilynet says:

    Do you guys realize that he kissed another woman in June 2019 at the airport while he was with Jodie. In JULY 2019 Jodie got pregnant and in December they got married. I didn’t know that until I saw the airport pics recently.

    Didn’t think he is this messy

    • KP says:

      And so? Jodie literally went on TV talking about how they had a friends with benefits relationship until they didn’t. Seemed to go exclusive at the beginning of July and she got pregnant later that month. Why is hard for
      People. Jodie herself was posting with other guys at time on IG including Colin Farrell her co-star in After Yang and tweeting about being single. I mean it could also be they broke up and got back together.

      The reach to make this scandalous over 4 years later is sad.

  19. EverythingisamazinginLA says:

    I never got his reputation for being so hot (so many commenters online say they fell for him after watching him in this or that) but I haven’t seen him in anything since Dawson’s Creek. So out of the loop in terms of shows!

    Have no idea about the reality behind their relationship but she seems to be an oversharer about their relationship (comment about one night stand, etc., on some talk show). She is a beautiful, beautiful woman who makes herself look hideous. Experimental fashion is very hard to carry off unless you’re Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, or any of the other supermodels! Long hair suits her so much better; there was a pic of her in some yellow dress and her hair was gorgeous. And he always looks scruffy these days. No points to him for playing it safe either.

    • Sobiewski says:

      I really never thought jj was that hot until recently, circa ‘when he started dating jodie.’ He was on that ‘very cute’ meter in my head. he is a really good actor though. i really didn’t realize how good of an actor he was until I saw him in that hbo tv show about the cheating husband and in the show, the woman he cheated with (alison was her name i think), she gets killed. JJ played the ex husband of alison (i think). it’s been a minute since i saw that show. But he did a great job in that role. Didn’t know he was that good of an actor until I saw him in that.

      • Southern Fried says:

        The Affair was the series and some channel has been replaying it. JJ’s character and the wronged wife, Maura Tierney were the main attractions for me.

  20. A says:

    My gut is telling me that these two may not go through with the divorce. I feel like it’s a rough patch, but they might weather it for the moment, I dunno.