Jodie Turner-Smith's marriage to Joshua Jackson "didn't feel right," apparently

They called it quits recently

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City
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Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson shocked the world when their divorce filing came to light.

Jodie was the one to file the divorce papers in early October, citing "irreconcilable differences," which is the most common reason many celebrities have given for their own divorce filings (such as Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, and Britney Spears and Sam Asghari, among many others).

Being such a common, "boilerplate" reason for filing for divorce, it doesn't really tell us much about why Jodie and Joshua's marriage ended — especially since it seemed so solid from the outside looking in.

Now, an anonymous source is shedding some light on a possible reason for the separation.

"She refused to settle for something that didn’t feel right," the insider told Us Weekly. "[It] wasn’t working for her, so she ripped off the Band-Aid."

According to the same source, Jodie has moved into a hotel in Los Angeles for the time being, until she and Joshua come to an agreement on how to move forward.

The two actors got married in August 2019, and share a daughter named Juno Rose Diana Jackson, who was born in April 2020, according to People. With their divorce obviously comes the difficult decision of how to share custody of the little girl.

Jodie and Joshua were a much-loved couple for fans, and their decision to go their separate ways has saddened many people.

The two kept their relationship fairly out of the public eye, but did regularly attend high-profile red-carpet events together, such as the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, the Netflix 2023 BAFTA Awards Party, and the 2022 Met Gala.

Jodie even celebrated her birthday with Joshua as part of a partnership with the Lotus Emeya car as recently as 7 September. Her court filing cited 13 September as their date of separation, which obviously contributed to fans' surprise about it all.

Whatever happens next, wishing them both a happy road ahead!

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.