Entertainment TV Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith's Relationship Timeline Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith first met at Usher's 40th birthday party in 2018 By Stephanie Kaloi Stephanie Kaloi Stephanie Kaloi is a contributing writer at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE since 2022. She has also written about entertainment news for a number of outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Parade and LittleThings. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 17, 2023 06:57PM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith are one of Hollywood's most captivating couples. The Dawson's Creek actor and the British actress-model met at a birthday party for Usher in 2018, and they connected instantly. "When I first met my husband, we had a one-night stand," Turner-Smith revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2021. "We're in a two, three-year one-night stand now." In August 2019, Jackson and Turner-Smith sparked rumors of an imminent wedding when they appeared to pick up a marriage license in Beverly Hills. PEOPLE later confirmed that the pair tied the knot in December 2019. Jackson and Turner-Smith are now parents to their daughter, who was born in April 2020. In April 2021, the Tom Clancy's Without Remorse actress spoke to PEOPLE about how lucky she and Jackson were to have found each other. "I think it's really beautiful to be with someone who is so supportive and so loving," she shared, adding, "We're so similar in so many ways. We're like mirrors for each other. And I just really love that human being." From Turner-Smith popping the question herself to supporting each other on Twitter, here is a look at Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith's relationship timeline. October 14, 2018: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith meet at Usher's birthday party Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Jackson and Turner-Smith met for the first time at Usher's 40th birthday party in 2018. Turner-Smith later told Seth Meyers during an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers that she was immediately attracted to the actor, but played hard to get. "I saw him before he saw me and when I saw him, I was like, 'I want that,' " she said. "And then when he saw me, I just pretended like I didn't see him." November 18, 2018: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith are spotted in Los Angeles Jackson and Turner-Smith were first publicly linked when they were photographed in Los Angeles smiling and walking hand-in-hand. January 4, 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith celebrate the New Year in Nicaragua Jodie Turner-Smith Instagram Jackson and Turner-Smith took a trip to Nicaragua together a few months later to ring in the New Year. Although they didn't tag each other in any photos, fans put two and two together after they shared almost identical sunset pictures on Instagram. Turner-Smith posted a silhouetted solo shot while Jackson shared the same ocean skyline that her picture featured. August 2, 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith spark marriage rumors Jodie Turner-Smith Instagram Less than a year after they first met, Jackson and Turner-Smith were photographed picking up what appeared to be a marriage license together. As noted by PEOPLE, Jackson's mother Fiona Jackson joined them on the outing. November 14, 2019: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the Queen & Slim premiere Emma McIntyre/Getty Jackson and Turner-Smith made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Turner-Smith's Queen & Slim. The couple both wore rings on their left hands at the event, adding fuel to the marriage rumors. Turner-Smith showed off a marquise diamond ring while Jackson wore a three-band gold piece. December 20, 2019: A source confirms to PEOPLE that Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith are married One month later, a source close to Jackson and Turner-Smith confirmed to PEOPLE that the two had recently wed. January 6, 2020: Jodie Turner-Smith steps out with Joshua Jackson and a baby bump The couple continued to delight fans after news of their wedding when Turner-Smith debuted a baby bump a few weeks later. The actress was seen on a walk with Jackson around Los Angeles wearing a skin-tight dress and her pregnancy glow on display. February 15, 2020: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith celebrate their first Valentine's Day as newlyweds Jodie Turner-Smith Instagram Turner-Smith and Jackson celebrated their first Valentine's Day as a married couple in 2020. She gushed about her new husband on Instagram, sharing a series of photos and writing, "Our 2nd valentine's day and it's even more magical than the first! here's to a lifetime of them. happy valentine's day to the man who sees my soul and holds my heart 💞 love you, baby daddy 💋🤗🥰." March 8, 2020: Jodie Turner-Smith confirms the pair are expecting a girl On International Women's Day, Turner-Smith shared some exciting news on her Instagram Story: she and Jackson were getting ready to welcome a baby girl! The Queen & Slim actress posted a video of her pregnant belly, writing, "Can you see her dancing in there? Every time I try to record she stops." A few weeks later, Turner-Smith shared a stunning nude pregnancy photo to her Instagram, captioning it, "moth·er /ˈməT͟Hər/: a fantastic voyage that begins in wonder and transformation." April 21, 2020: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith welcome their first baby together On April 21, 2020, PEOPLE confirmed that Jackson and Turner-Smith welcomed a baby girl together. While the two kept most of the details of the birth private, their representative told PEOPLE, "Both mother and baby are happy and healthy." May 10, 2020: Joshua Jackson praises Jodie Turner-Smith on Mother's Day Joshua Jackson Instagram The following month, Jackson posted a tribute to Turner-Smith on Instagram in honor of Mother's Day. The actor thanked his wife for "making me a father" and praised the new mother alongside a photo of Turner-Smith holding their daughter. "Thank you for the depth of grace you have found since our daughter has arrived. The commitment that you make look so effortless but I know is anything but," he captioned the post. June 21, 2020: Jodie Turner-Smith celebrates Joshua Jackson on Father's Day On Father's Day a few weeks later, Turner-Smith reciprocated the love and praised Jackson on Instagram for being a great dad. "Big soulmate energy. #1 daddy. just checking in to say that us girls are so lucky to have ya 🤟🏿🤟🏿🤟🏿," she wrote. September 30, 2020: Jodie Turner-Smith talks about life with Joshua Jackson Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson. Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com During an interview with NET-A-PORTER in September 2020, Turner-Smith praised Jackson and their happy marriage. "I'm really in love with my husband," she shared. "That might be weird for people, but I'm doing a pretty good job of not shouting that from the rooftops as much as I would like to." The actress also said that after two years ago together, their relationship had "only gotten better." "That's why I share it sometimes, because I love him, I think he's hot, I think he's smart and he's incredibly talented," said Turner-Smith. "I feel so lucky to be in a relationship with somebody who feels the same about me, who is not shy about telling me that or uplifting me." June 5, 2021: Joshua Jackson praises Jodie Turner-Smith on Twitter In June 2021, Jackson returned the favor and praised his wife on Twitter while sharing a few of her magazine covers. "Can I just take the moment to not [sic] that my wife has been absolutely smashing the photo shoot game this year," he wrote in one of the tweets. Turner-Smith jokingly corrected his typo and pointed out that he spelled "note" wrong, to which he replied, "Spelling or no. I'm not wrong." July 15, 2021: Jodie Turner-Smith shows support for Joshua Jackson's career To help promote Jackson's Peacock series Dr. Death, Turner-Smith posted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt with her husband's face on it from his Dawson's Creek days. Jackson was equally entertained by the shirt, and shared the photo to his own Instagram Story with the caption, "The wife is out there doing the most to get the word out for #DrDeath." July 20, 2021: Joshua Jackson reveals Jodie Turner-Smith proposed first David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty While chatting with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Jackson shared some new information about his relationship with Turner-Smith: she actually proposed to him first! He explained, "We were in Nicaragua. It was very beautiful, incredibly romantic. We were walking down the beach, and she asked me to marry her." November 2, 2021: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith star in J.Crew's holiday campaign Ahead of the 2021 holiday season, the couple joined forces for the J.Crew holiday campaign. Jackson and Turner-Smith starred in an adorable holiday-themed video and shared how their family of three celebrates the season. "Tree trimming is big in our house. The bigger the tree, the better," Jackson said. "No holiday is complete without colcannon — Irish mashed potatoes with kale and onion." Turner-Smith added that she "always plans matching pajamas for the holidays [...] Bonus points for ugly sweaters. Not even the dogs are exempt!" March 13, 2022: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith pose for a sexy photoshoot before the Critic's Choice Awards Jodie Turner-Smith Instagram Turner-Smith turned up the heat when she shared a series of racy photos on Instagram of herself and Jackson ahead of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards. In the photos, Turner-Smith is nude except for a tiara on her head as she poses next to Jackson, who is fully dressed in a tuxedo. May 2, 2022: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith attend the MET Gala Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Jackson and Turner-Smith turned heads on the MET Gala red carpet in coordinating Gucci outfits. The couple spoke to PEOPLE about their outfits ahead of the big night, which was themed, "In America: An Anthology of Fashion." "I'm realizing right now what the tails really are for me: I think I had train envy," Jackson joked, telling his wife, "I've seen you in all these beautiful gowns with these long trains and I was like, 'I gotta get some of that.' " Turner-Smith also shared that she loves attending events with her husband, "because I love the way that he holds space for me to enjoy myself — like, let me just spread my wings fully, and loves to see me do it." "It gives us an opportunity as mom and dad to go have a night out, which is also great," Jackson added. September 21, 2022: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith talk about their love for one another In an interview with Forbes, Jackson and Turner-Smith discussed their careers, the importance of inclusivity and what they love most about each other. "The joy it is to watch her be in the process and be becoming a mother and how honored I feel to get to be next to that — to witness it, to watch it grow, to hopefully nurture it in its growth," Jackson told the outlet. "I love how empowered my wife is inside of that fashion space — how much it is a source of joy and that bleeds into her home life, as well. I love watching my wife be able to be uplifted and celebrated and seeing how fed she is by that makes me a very, very happy man when I get to see that." Turner-Smith said, "When I met Josh and one of the biggest reasons why I married him, wanted him to be my husband, is because of how loved and supported I felt by him. I had never been with anyone who I thought was wanting to lift me up the way that I felt that he was lifting me up. That is one of my favorite things about him." The actress also spoke about Jackson as a father, saying, "It has been so magical to just see him be a dad. I mean, I can't think of a person in the world who doesn't have some form of 'daddy issues,' so when you see someone fathering in this really beautiful way and think to yourself Wow, I'm actually setting my daughter up for such a beautiful life because look at this wonderful relationship that she has with her father and is going to have and that really gives me a lot of comfort." September 26, 2022: Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith step out for a dinner date Turner-Smith and Jackson were seen holding hands in Malibu, California, while on their way to dinner at Nobu. Jackson wore a casual white T-shirt and khaki trousers while Turner-Smith dressed in a pink two-piece suit paired with silver necklaces and metallic heels. September 28, 2022: Jodie Turner-Smith says she was a big fan of Joshua Jackson well before they got together Turner-Smith is Jackson's biggest fan — and not just because they're married. The model told PEOPLE that she watched and loved Jackson's films before they were involved. "I have a lot of warm, fuzzy feelings about The Skulls," she said, adding that she often sports unofficial Dawson's Creek merch plastered with Jackson's face. "He secretly loves it. I mean, he's an actor." Turner-Smith is excited to watch Jackson's kid-friendly flicks with their daughter. "We are 100% going to play Mighty Ducks for her. I can't wait," she said. "Not yet though. I want her to be a little bit more older. There's more older kid themes in that." December 8, 2022: Jodie Turner-Smith praises Joshua Jackson for supporting her career During an interview with Bustle, Turner-Smith spoke about how Jackson has helped her balance her career and motherhood. "Historically, women have always been asked to choose between being great mothers and great at their careers," she said, before explaining that her husband "has always tried to maintain that I would always have all the support that I needed so that I could do both." March 12, 2023: Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson attend the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images Turner-Smith and Jackson walked the Vanity Fair red carpet in Gucci ensembles. The model dazzled in a plunging gown with crystal detailing, while the Dawson's Creek alum looked handsome in a custom tux. "mutha's first time at the vanity fair party and i felt like i was the damn oscar!!!! i'm still floating and idk how i'm even awake bc i danced till 5am and my feet hate me," Turner-Smith wrote on Instagram, adding that she had a "cute date" to the star-studded event. March 27, 2023: Jodie Turner-Smith shares the encouraging words Joshua Jackson said ahead of her first Met Gala During an interview with Elle UK, Turner-Smith shared that she dealt with "imposter syndrome" ahead of her first Met Gala appearance in May 2022. "I didn't feel good. I was not feeling the vibe," she explained, adding that Jackson knew just what to say in that moment of insecurity. "My husband took me by the hand and said, 'You deserve to be here.' " April 16, 2023: Joshua Jackson says he didn't think he "ever wanted to get married" before meeting Jodie Turner-Smith Jackson's views on marriage and children changed shortly after meeting Turner-Smith. "Partially, it's age. Partially, it's about finding somebody in the right moment of life," he told The Times. "If we had met five years earlier we probably would have had a torrid affair. I didn't think I ever wanted to get married."