Joshua Jackson looked somber as he stepped out with his toddler daughter on Monday – as it emerged his wife Jodie Turner-Smith had filed for divorce.
British actress Jodie, 37 – who shares three-year-old Juno Rose Diana with Canadian star Josh, 45, – cited “irreconcilable differences” when filing, with the divorce date set as September 13.
The Dawson’s Creek star – who was exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com to have been left ‘heartbroken’ by the split – was seen without his wedding ring cradling the couple’s only child before heading to a car – marking the first time was that he was seen in the midst of the separation.
The actor wore a blue patterned shirt, white pants and sneakers as he chatted with his daughter and quickly answered a phone call.
He was seen doting on Juno – who wore a ballerina outfit – as he carried both her and a car seat before leaving.
Tough time: Joshua Jackson looked glum as he stepped out with his toddler daughter on Monday – as it emerged his wife Jodie Turner-Smith had filed for divorce
It’s over: Power couple Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson shocked fans on Monday when it was revealed they are divorcing after four years of marriage (2022 photo)
Vanished: The Dawson’s Creek star – exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com to have been left ‘heartbroken’ by the split – was seen without his wedding ring
This comes after sources exclusively revealed to DailyMail.com that the Dawson’s Creek alum is ‘not happy’ about the end of his marriage – while insisting there was no foul play involved and that their relationship was simply ‘running its course used to be’.
The couple noted their divorce date as September 13, according to TMZ. However, it wasn’t until this week that Jodie filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
“Joshua is heartbroken about the impending divorce. “He always thought he would get married and grow old with his family and everything would be happily ever after,” the insider said.
“He had the dream scenario in his head, and Jodie was his person and the person he thought he would be forever.”
The source added that Joshua’s main concern is his young child, as the Canadian actor is now looking ahead to a life of co-parenting.
“He never wanted this for their daughter,” the insider continued. ‘They are both great parents and will continue to be, he is just sad that they will no longer be together as a couple for their daughter. Through her they will always remain connected.’
The insider claimed that Joshua would want nothing more than to reunite with his estranged wife, adding: “He would have wanted nothing more than to still be with Jodie and in a perfect world he would probably even take her back if she would stop the divorce. ‘, but now that they’ve arrived here, he’ll have to accept it.’
The source also emphasized that there was no bad behavior on either side and said the relationship had simply reached its natural end.
Juno: The actor wore a blue patterned shirt, white pants and sneakers as he chatted with his daughter
Public Observation: The star was spotted for the first time since his wife’s divorce filing emerged
Doting dad: The star carried a car seat as he left
Sighting: The actor spent quality time with the former couple’s daughter
Getting Out: The Dawson’s Creek alum carried the car seat onto the road
“Nothing terrible happened between the two like infidelity, the relationship just ran its course and it’s just a sad time,” the spokesperson said.
‘Joshua is not happy about it, but as we all know, life doesn’t always go the way you would like.’
The couple looked loved up on September 12 as they attended their last public event together during New York Fashion Week – just one day before they officially split.
Famed divorce attorney Laura Wasser is representing Jodie, with the actress seeking joint custody of their daughter.
She does not want spousal support for her and Joshua, as the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement.
In September 2022, the pair sparked split rumors after unfollowing each other on social media – having previously shared several loved-up posts.
They then followed up again, with Joshua brushing off split speculation while talking about his wife in a conversation with E! News.
“She is undeniably one of the most beautiful women in the world,” he said. “And she always kills it when she’s on the red carpet. That is truly a miracle to see.
Observation: The star looked pensive as he stepped out amid his divorce drama
Outing: The actor cut a nonchalant figure as he took a call
Call: The actor took a call as he stepped out with his daughter
Here he goes: The actor loaded a car seat into his car before leaving
Duties of the father: The star loaded clothes and a bottle of water into his car
“But let me tell you, there’s nothing like waking up in the morning, opening my eyes and seeing her face in the morning.”
Jodie and Joshua married in 2019, after meeting through mutual friends in 2018 and initially insisting their romance was just ‘casual’.
The actress had even previously revealed that their romance started as a one-night stand but it never ended.
In 2021, Jodie appeared on 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’ve been in a one-night stand for two or three years now.”
She then told Seth the story of how they met at a party and how they both 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 when he saw me, I pretended not to see him.”
Although she didn’t seem impressed by Joshua’s opening line, she explained how he came around and did his “cute and charming thing.”
“All night long he followed me around the party,” The Last Ship actress added. ‘He felt the energy. He felt it.’
The pair started dating in October 2018 and married in December 2019 after the actress proposed during a New Year’s Eve holiday in Nicaragua, with Joshua ‘instinctively’ saying yes.
The couple looked loved up at NYFW on September 12 – one day before their separation date as stated in the divorce filing, according to TMZ
Case of the ex: Prior to his relationship with Jodie, Joshua had a decade-long romance with Diane Kruger, 47, which ended in 2016 (pictured in 2015)
Jodie was a banker before she met Pharrell Williams, who convinced her to become a model and move to Los Angeles. She made her acting debut in 2013 when she played a siren in the HBO series True Blood.
The British star rose to fame after starring in the 2019 film Queen & Slim.
Joshua has been acting since 1991 and played the role of Pacey Witter on the popular teen show Dawson’s Creek from 1998 to 2003.