Joshua Jackson ‘was clearly caught off guard by Jodie’s decision to divorce’

The Daily Mail published exclusive pics of Joshua Jackson with his daughter Juno yesterday – go here to see. The Mail blurred out the three-year-old’s face, but the point is that Joshua seemingly has Juno while Jodie Turner Smith is working in Europe, I think. While I may be wrong about this in the months to come, I doubt their split will become a major custody fight. It also feels like there was some kind of inciting event which led Jodie to file for divorce. Us Weekly’s sources say that Jodie actually caught Joshua off-guard by filing. Hm.

Fans were surprised when Jodie Turner-Smith filed for divorce from husband Joshua Jackson — and an insider exclusively tells Us Weekly that Jackson was too.

“Joshua was clearly caught off guard by Jodie’s decision to divorce,” the insider reveals in the new issue of Us. “They had their issues, as many couples do — especially two busy actors who are also juggling a child. Joshua obviously didn’t realize it was this bad, that Jodie was this unhappy.”

According to the insider, members of the estranged pair’s inner circle were also shocked by the twosome’s split.

“Their friends are baffled and trying to understand how this came about,” the source explains, adding that it’s “true” the couple had “a whirlwind romance.” While Jackson and Turner-Smith’s romance moved quickly, the insider says that friends don’t think that’s the reason for the split.

“They became glued to each other after the first night they met, and then parenthood soon followed,” the source explains. “It was a huge lifestyle change, especially for a free spirit like Jodie. But they seemed so devoted to each other, so everyone is shaking their heads.”

The insider notes that some of the estranged couple’s pals are “hoping there’s still a chance for reconciliation.”

According to court documents obtained by Us, Turner-Smith is seeking joint custody of the duo’s daughter. She has not requested spousal support.

“Jodie seems quite sure of her decision,” the source tells Us. “The ball is in Joshua’s court, though right now he’s likely trying to sort things out himself.”

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, I wonder. Was there some inciting incident, some big fight or fallout? Did she find out that he was cheating? That’s the vibe I’m getting, that something shifted rather suddenly and irrevocably. If Jodie is certain of her decision, I have no idea what Joshua is supposed to do. What, beg her to come back? Did she file for divorce to get his attention?

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  1. Ameerah M says:

    Jodie is a Virgo. They don’t make decisions on a whim. So there may have been an inciting incident. OR – which is often the case with men – she was verbalizing her unhappiness and he wasn’t listening. So to HIM – it may be sudden. To her – not so much.

    • ML says:

      Given their vibe over the past year or so, I’m actually surprised that he’s claiming he was blind-sided!
      It’s been kind of clear that there were cracks and they were less close (to the observer). So, yeah, he must not have been able to hear what she was saying at all.

  2. Arizona says:

    I’m guessing if she found out he was cheating, it wouldn’t be a big surprise. I think there was a lot more to the unfollowing stuff a year ago, and it’s been rocky since. maybe he’d thought they’d moved past it while she determined it was over.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    My magic 8 ball says that there was some openness in this relationship, but also some rules about what that looked like, and he broke them. Or at least that’s something I’ve seen in other non-monogamous relationships where one person is really surprised to get dumped. The dumped person assumes that, “Don’t sleep with anyone who works with our kids,” or, “No sleeping with people in supposedly monogamous relationships,” is a smaller breach of trust than cheating would be in a monogamous relationship, and they find out the hard way that isn’t true.

    Then again, if she’s been away in Europe working, maybe it’s just that she had some space from him and realized that her life was a lot better without the rocky relationship he’d thought they’d been working out over the last year or so.

    • Diana says:

      Over the last four months, Jodie has been very active going away an awful lot. It has been a mixture of events and holidays. JJ has not been with her. He has been working on his own projects and I assume looking after Juno as well. I follow Jodie on Insta and she really hasn’t been home much of late. She would be filming the tron movie if the strike wasn’t happening right now. JJ was there in NYC for over a week with her attending events with her. She did nonstop events /partying for the whole time. I am not saying there is anything wrong with what she wants to do, but I think it is in stark contrast to what JJ wants to do. Jodie wants to attend heaps of events etc. She is knew to all this and loves it. JJ has been doing these things for years. Plus they have their daughter, obviously.

      There are all sorts of reasons why people break up. I think they got married straight away because she was pregnant. The last couple of years she is back to working all the time and doing what she wants to do. Sometimes you find out it’s not what the other person wants. Totally agree with your last paragraph lunchcoma. Jodie has had quite a few trips to Europe in the last four months.

  4. Duchess of Hazard says:

    Women don’t just file for divorce on a whim though. Especially with children.

    • Gah says:

      Agree 100%. I know women who have planned for five years before they actually file. This has been a long time coming I think and photo assumptions shows mad tension in their faces in their photo ops over the past year or so.

      I think he’s a fuck boi. Has a cute little dog tho.

    • Twin Falls says:

      She hired Laura Wasser. That’s a choice.

    • Sobiewski says:

      And don’t forget that a year ago they unfollowed each other on instagram probably after some potential blow up. I think when things were good they were good but when they were bad, it was volatile. I agree though. women with kids just don’t divorce on a whim. Something big happened which changed the tide in their relationship. I think it was infidelity personally but it could have been a long time coming in the way that he treated her perhaps? That’s always a biggie with us women. Most of us won’t stay in a relationship where we are being treated like dogshit. Maybe that is how he was making her feel.

  5. Libra says:

    As with many men, and I suppose women as well, all the signs were there and you chose not to read them.

    • Ciotog says:

      If fans could see the signs in her IG postings, I don’t know why he would feel blindsided.

      • Diana says:

        There is an article by E news, I think and it talks about them having issues with them both working a lot. They had been working on trying to improve the situation. So, may be he thought they were still working on it, but she obviously had other ideas.

      • Lady D says:

        Every flipping time I see IG I automatically think Invictus Games. I’ll be glad when it wears off.

  6. Lens says:

    I would think that with actors like another relationships where one or both if the spouses go away to work if you notice you are happier when they are away than you are when you are together, that pushes the decision.

  7. Shells_Bells says:

    I find it fascinating how obsessed some of these writers, particularly at the Daily Mail, are about who is or isn’t wearing their wedding rings. My late husband didn’t have a ring at all and I frequently took mine off and it was never a sign of marital issues.

    • Deering24 says:

      Heh. I’m so terrible with rings, I either put them on a necklace or leave them at home. Have had a couple of close calls, so I opt for caution. 🙂

    • Christine says:

      Same, and I’m also baffled every time it hits the news that anyone famous has unfollowed anyone else, on any social media. Are there people that have spreadsheets on who their favs follow, that they check daily? I don’t notice when I’m unfollowed, or unfriended, much less anyone else!

    • Mango says:

      A lot of average people take their ring off for comfort reasons or other normal reasons that have nothing to do with the state of their marriage. But celebs have been playing this PR game for decades now. If they’re out w/o the ring on it’s their way of saying “screw you, it’s over.” Personally I think the whole thing is stupid. If you don’t want to wear a ring all the time you shouldn’t have to. It shouldn’t mean anything. But it’s not as bad as the tabloid baby bump watches where if a woman’s stomach looks big-ish under their clothes- congrats she’s pregnant. Or harassing women at the beach who have cellulite. All of this tabloid nitpicking needs to die.

  8. Genessa says:

    What’s the first thing you do when your wife “surprises” you with a divorce? Call someone to get “your side” of the story out and get papped being a doting dad? Yeah, me neither. Someone is trying hard to get in front of a narrative.

    How long until there is a picture of him and Joe Jonas in “deep discussion” over a meal???

  9. Kp says:

    To me there is a difference between having issues and then someone unilaterally filling with no heads up. He was also in London with her and the daughter before she headed to Milan.

    I follow their socials as well and it was pretty clear that since he left to film FA and she was Miami filming there were 3 people in their marriage. Jodie,
    Josh and Jodie’s best friend who seem to embed herself in their life post pandemic. Add in in-laws living them and it is a recipe for disaster.

    The best friend seemed to be an issue in particular and some of her posts were way over the top. And during her birthday it was way more intense.

    Based on what I was seeing Jodie and the bestie were always off with the mom and daughter and he was stuck filming in LA and at one point seemed to be like enough with the daughter never being home. That seemed to be the issue last fall and was even sorta confirmed by Jodie saying in an interview she had to be mindful about making sure their child had time to see him when working.

    There is no evidence either was stepping out. It seems there may have been a third party here with no boundaries causing tensions

  10. Chloe says:

    I think it was over last year around the time of the Instagram stuff and they had to stay married because they had all of those contracts to promote things as a couple. If those contracts are up now, then it makes sense she’d file as soon as she could. If they aren’t up yet, then maybe that’s what JJ was caught off guard. It wasn’t the timeline previously agreed upon for her to file. Just a thought.

    • TQ says:

      @Chloe — ‘I think it was over last year around the time of the Instagram stuff and they had to stay married because they had all of those contracts to promote things as a couple. If those contracts are up now, then it makes sense she’d file as soon as she could.’ — 100% agree. They were done last year when all the unfollowing went down. That was my take in the Celebitchy posts last year.

      But folks were still rooting for them. And I understand why — gorgeous, sexy, talented couple. But as I said in the post last year, I sat next to him and Diane Kruger in an LA restaurant in 2014 and he came across as an entitled, arrogant douche. But maybe that’s just the vibe of many actors!

  11. JMoney says:

    That retrograde really did a number of celeb marriages and will continue to do so.

    Rumor is Wasser is BUSY and many divorces are in the works.

  12. Sunnyville says:

    Good for her! I remember reading twitter posts on him cheating awhile back & her literally fighting random people to claim he wasn’t. It must’ve caught up with her🫤you can’t keep ignoring stuff like that. I’d reckon the Hollywood strike is allowing alot of celebs time to re evaluate their lives. She settled with him too quickly so hope they come into amicable settlement/agreement to co parent

    • Diana says:

      What they threw in her face was a pic of the girl he was seen with before they were married. They were not together at the time. Jodie said she was single a few weeks before on a video at a fashion event. Plus she was posting/lusting over Colin Farrell her co star of a movie she was making. That poster who did that, had no clue and basically said she hated Jodie and wanted to get in her face. JJ was sitting right next to her when it happened on twitter. The pic was from June 2019. They got back together the beginning of July and she got pregnant in July, pretty much straight away.

  13. lordperiperi says:

    Idk, people. I distinctly remember Lainey in her earlier, early days pretty heavily implying that Jackson and Kruger had some kind of open relationship. I think this relationship at least started the same and I don’t think their marriage was conventional in the conservatives sense. That’s ehy I think we’ll never know what really happened and I’m not eager ttake any “side”.
    I honestly think the whole thing itself cooled off: you know those loves you really thought were for life, but then a few years after, with the realities of life, you just realize-this has expiration date?

    I hope they’ l come to agreement quickly and disreetly, for the sake of their daughter.

  14. Doris says:

    ” I’ll happily take her back ” . Joshua sounds like a narcissist. Once a cheater always a cheater.

  15. Pixi says:

    Gosh she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, on to better things gal