Jodie Turner-Smith & husband Joshua Jackson want to raise baby abroad

Joshua Jackson’s wife Jodie Turner-Smith reveals they want to raise their baby abroad: ‘White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here’

Newlywed couple and parents-to-be Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are opening up about their plans to raise a family — and it involves moving to another country. 

In an interview with the Sunday Times published on Sunday, the breakout Queen & Slim star, 33, talked frankly about her outlook, revealing that she and Jackson, 41, are actively considering raising their baby outside of the U.S. 

The actress and model, who is seven months pregnant, said, ‘The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here.

Parents-to-be: Newlywed couple Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are opening up about their plans to raise a family — and it involves moving to another country

‘I don’t want my kids to grow up doing active shooter drills at school,’ she added.

When asked where they’re considering as an alternative, Smith quickly dismissed her native UK. 

‘England has gone off the rails,’ she said, ‘so I was thinking maybe Canada.’ 

Joshua, in fact, was born in Vancouver, Canada.

Frank: The actress and model, who is seven months pregnant, said, ‘The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here’

At the start of the year, the sweethearts made their first major joint appearance as a couple at W Magazine’s pre-Golden Globes party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California.

Before that, while they were on vacation together in Jamaica, Jodie posted a racy nude shot on New Year’s Day to her Instagram that Joshua took, in which she’s silhouetted against a beautiful beach and sky view. 

‘Happy New Year & Happy New Decade,’ her caption read. 

‘the last 10 years have been quite the ride!!! i laughed, i cried, and, most importantly, I LEARNED. keep going,’ she continued.

‘May we all see that our wildest dreams *continue* to come true ✨✨✨’ Jodie concluded, adding the cheeky hashtags #LiveFootageOfMeInMyElement and #ItsNotAThirstTrapIfYourManTakesThePhoto. 

In love: Jodie and Joshua were first seen out as a couple at a pre-Golden Globes party earlier this month

In December, it was reported that Turner-Smith and Jackson tied the knot after picking up a marriage license in Beverly Hills in August. 

Nonetheless, as of this weekend, Turner-Smith still refused to officially confirm her nuptials to the media.

‘People are assuming whatever they want, but when people tell me “Congratulations,” I say “Thank you,”‘ she allowed. 

The Times article also goes in to the Peterborough, England-born actress’s upbringing and move to the U.S. at an early age. 

Before that: While they were on vacation together in Jamaica, Jodie posted a racy nude shot on New Year’s Day to her Instagram that Joshua took, in which she’s silhouetted against a beautiful beach and sky view

Stunner: The Times article also goes in to the Peterborough, England-born actress’s upbringing and move to the U.S. at an early age

The daughter of Jamaican parents, Turner-Smith relocated to Maryland with her mother and siblings after her parents’ divorce. 

‘So I was really excited when I came to America about meeting black people. But it was a huge culture shock, because I was rejected by the black community. They were like, “You talk like a white girl.” People would call me an Oreo. All I wanted was acceptance,’ she remembered.

And she says she still experiences prejudice and incidences of racism.

‘There was this wave of people who were upset that I was possibly married to a white man. In America, interracial dating or marriage is not something that is as accepted. Certain people feel strongly against it, in both communities,’ Jodie said. 

‘I felt it from the black community. It is so complicated. I don’t want to give it too much energy. The horrific things that people were saying, it makes you. … I’m learning there are certain things I have to really keep for myself.’ 

Forging their path: ‘There was this wave of people who were upset that I was possibly married to a white man,’ Jodie said

 

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