Joshua Jackson Proposed to His Wife Jodie Turner-Smith Too

Whether they’re stealing each other’s AirPods or trolling each other on Twitter, Joshua Jackson and his wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, seem to truly enjoy each other’s company. The pair had something of a whirlwind romance, first locking eyes at a party and then courting for a short period of time and then tying the knot in 2019. They also have a 16-month old daughter together.

Joshua Jackson and wife Jodie Turner-Smith smiling in front of a white floral arrangement
Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith | David M. Benett/Getty Images

Unfortunately, Jackson and Turner-Smith have been subjected to some intense vitriol over the course of their relationship. Because they are an interracial couple, a lot of the negativity hurled at them is rooted in racism and misogynoir. However, they also deal with more mild criticism that most celebrities are subjected to. Recently, Turner-Smith received some pretty intense criticism because Jackson revealed that she actually proposed to him.

Joshua Jackson revealed that his wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, proposed to him

Jackson was quick to express his opinions about the Internet’s reaction to Turner-Smith proposing to him. In an interview with Refinery 29, the Dawson’s Creek alum shared that he belatedly realized that he’d inadvertently put his wife in a tight spot by revealing that she was the one who proposed to him.

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“So I accidentally threw my wife under the bus because that story was told quickly and it didn’t give the full context and holy Jesus, the internet is racist and misogynist,” Jackson shared. Continuing on, the actor gave more context about how he and his wife got engaged. In fact, he revealed that he also proposed to Turner-Smith before they decided to get married.

The ‘Dr. Death’ star eventually got down on one knee and proposed to his wife too

“So yes, we were in Nicaragua on a beautiful moonlit night, it could not possibly have been more romantic,” Jackson shared. “And yes, my wife did propose to me and yes, I did say yes, but what I didn’t say in that interview was there was a caveat, which is that I’m still old school enough that I said, ‘This is a yes, but you have to give me the opportunity [to propose also]. She has a biological father and a stepdad, who’s the man who raised her. [I said], ‘You have to give me the opportunity to ask both of those men for your hand in marriage.’ And then, ‘I would like the opportunity to re-propose those to you and do it the old-fashioned way down on bended knee.’ So, that’s actually how the story ended up.”

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Jackson vehemently defends Turner-Smith

While Jackson eventually went the more traditional route with his engagement, he still vehemently defended his wife’s decision to claim her power and taking charge of her life, needs, and wants. And the Little Fires Everywhere star has some pretty strong words for anyone who thinks otherwise. “For anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the f— up.”