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Former Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson’s wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, is also in show business. The celebrity couple has only been together for a few years, but they’ve made several headlines for speaking highly of one another. What is the age difference between the two actors?

Joshua Jackson is known for ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘Fringe’

Jackson broke out as a child actor starring in The Mighty Ducks film franchise. He was then cast in the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, portraying Pacey Witter for all six seasons of the WB hit. Despite his continued acting roles, this remains the part he’s best known for among today’s adults.

After Dawson’s Creek, Jackson starred in another popular show: The sci-fi series Fringe, which ran for five seasons. He also recurred in The Affair and, more recently, acted in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere. Jackson’s appeared in a handful of films, including Cruel Intentions.

He previously dated Diane Kruger for years

Jackson briefly dated his Dawson’s Creek co-star Katie Holmes, as fans of the series know. However, his longest Hollywood relationship was with actor Diane Kruger. The pair began dating in 2006 and remained together for approximately a decade, splitting in 2016.

The news of the breakup sparked plenty of controversy. In addition to the duration of the relationship, Jackson and Kruger acted alongside one another in the 2015 film Sky. Also starring in the movie? Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. By early 2017, Kruger and Reedus confirmed their relationship, but it began months earlier.

Jackson married Jodie Turner-Smith in 2019

Jodie Turner-Smith (L) and Joshua Jackson arrive at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020, in London, England.
Jodie Turner-Smith (L) and Joshua Jackson arrive at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020, in London, England. | David M. Benett/Getty Images

Like his ex, Jackson soon moved on. He was first linked to Turner-Smith in 2018. The couple tied the knot in 2019, confirming their marriage and announcing they were expecting their first child in December 2019. Their daughter, Janie, was born in April 2020.

Turner-Smith began acting in the 2010s. She first appeared in a recurring role in the HBO series True Blood. She joined the cast of TNT’s The Last Ship in 2018 for its final two seasons and stars in the upcoming Anne Boleyn TV movie. Turner-Smith also starred in the acclaimed crime film Queen & Slim.

Turner-Smith says she and Jackson are a lot alike 


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Though they began acting at different times, Turner-Smith and Jackson’s age difference isn’t as much as one might expect. Jackson turns 43 in June 2021, while Turner-Smith celebrates her 35th birthday a few months later, in September. So they’re about eight years apart in age.

What really matters to the couple is their compatibility. In an April 2021 interview with People, Turner-Smith called her husband “so supportive and so loving.” “We’re so similar in so many ways. We’re like mirrors for each other,” she continued. “We high-five each other all the time about how great we chose.”