Just last month, Joshua Jackson told Good Morning in the US that he and pregnant partner Jodie Turner-Smith felt nervous. “Obviously, it’s a bit stressful right now and we’re just trying to figure out how to be smart about being quarantined,” he said. “The medical system right now is a little bit difficult, so we’re figuring it out day by day.”
“I’ve never been a parent before, so I’m not quite sure how much of this is just first-baby anxiety and how much of this is pandemic anxiety,” the Little Fires Everywhere actor continued.
Just a couple of hours ago, the LA-based couple announced, via a representative, that they have welcomed their first child into the world. Although they didn’t reveal the gender, Turner-Smith set off speculation it was a girl after posting an Instagram video last month using the female pronoun. “Can you see her dancing in there? Every time I try to record she stops,” she said in a video of her stomach.
“The couple has welcomed their first child. Both mother and baby are happy and healthy,” a rep for the couple told Page Six.
Reports of the couple’s pregnancy coincides with a rumour they secretly tied the knot in December 2019. “I haven’t said to anybody, ‘Yeah, we got married,’” Turner-Smith told an outlet a month later when prodded about her and Jackson’s marriage status. “People are assuming whatever they want, but when people tell me ‘Congratulations,’ I say, ‘Thank you.’”
While the couple are painfully private, Jackson did talk a little about the moment he found out he’d be a dad. “We found out together. We kind of had an inkling. Cycles change. This was literally the most joyous moment of my life. She was working out of town and I asked her to hold off a couple days before taking a test so we could do it together.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!