Joshua Jackson has been left heartbroken by his split from wife Jodie Turner-Smith, who filed for divorce on Monday after almost four years.
Sources exclusively revealed to DailyMail.com that the Dawson’s Creek alum, 45, “isn’t thrilled” about the breakdown of his marriage – while insisting there was no criminal act involved and that their union had simply “run its course”.
The couple – who share three-year-old daughter Juno Rose Diana – listed their separation date as September 13, according to TMZ, before Jodie, 37, filed for divorce this week, citing “irreconcilable differences.” .
“Joshua is heartbroken over the impending divorce, he always thought he would get married and grow old with his family, and everything would be happily ever after,” the source said.
Joshua Jackson was left heartbroken over his split from wife Jodie Turner-Smith, source tells DailyMail.com
The couple looked loved up at NYFW on September 12 — one day before their separation date listed in the divorce filing, according to TMZ.
“He had his dream scenario in mind, and Jodie was his person and the person he thought he would be with forever.”
The source added that Joshua’s main concern is his young child, as the Canadian actor is now considering a life of co-parenting.
“He never wanted that for their daughter,” the source continued. “They are both great parents and will continue to be, he just hates that they are no longer together as a couple for their daughter. They will always be connected through her.
The insider claimed Joshua would love nothing more than to be reunited with his estranged wife, adding: ‘He would have loved nothing more than to still be with Jodie and, in a perfect world, he would probably take her back even if she stopped the divorce, but now that they’ve come to this place, he’s going to have to accept it.
The source also insisted there was no bad behavior from either side, saying the relationship had simply reached its natural end.
“Nothing horrible happened between the two like infidelity, the relationship just ran its course and it’s just a sad time,” he said.
“Joshua isn’t happy about it, but as we all know, life doesn’t always go the way you want it to.”
The couple looked loved up on September 12 as they attended their final public event at New York Fashion Week together – just one day before their official split.
Divorce lawyer Laura Wasser represents actress Jodie seeking joint custody of their daughter.
She doesn’t want alimony for herself or Joshua as the couple doesn’t have a prenup in place.
In September 2022, the couple sparked split rumors after unfollowing each other on social media – having previously shared several loved-up posts.
They then followed each other again, with Joshua dismissing the shared speculation and opening up about his wife during a chat with E! News.
“She is undeniably one of the most beautiful women on the planet,” he said. “And she always rocks it when she’s on the red carpet. It is truly a wonder to behold.
“But I will tell you, there is nothing like waking up in the morning, opening your eyes and seeing your face in the morning.”
The couple stepped out in Santa Monica in August – but Jodie wasn’t wearing her wedding ring
Jodie and Joshua married in 2019, after meeting through mutual friends in 2018 and initially insisting their romance was just “casual.”
The actress even previously revealed that their love story started as a one-night stand that just didn’t end.
In 2021, Jodie made an appearance in Late Night with Seth Meyers and joked that despite a fast start, their relationship was still going strong.
“When I first met my husband, we had a one-night stand,” she told the host. “We’re now in a two-, three-year one-night stand.”
She then told Seth the story of how they met at a party and the two felt an instant connection.
“First of all, I saw him before he saw me and when I saw him I was like, ‘I want that,'” she said. “And then when he “I saw it, I just pretended I didn’t see it.”
Although she didn’t seem impressed by Joshua’s first sentence, she explained how he came over and did his “cute, charming thing.”
“All night he followed me around the party,” The Last Ship actress added. “He felt the energy. He felt it.
The couple began dating in October 2018 and married in December 2019 after the actress proposed during a New Year’s holiday in Nicaragua, with Joshua “instinctively” saying yes.
Jodie was a banker before meeting Pharrell Williams who convinced her to become a model and move to Los Angeles. She made her acting debut in 2013 playing a mermaid in the HBO series True Blood.
The British star rose to prominence after starring in the 2019 film, Queen & Slim.
Joshua has been acting since 1991 and starred as Pacey Witter on the hit teen series, Dawson’s Creek, from 1998 to 2003.