joshua jackson has a message for the haters who slammed jodie turner-smith for proposing to him

Joshua Jackson Has A Message For The Haters Who Slammed Jodie Turner-Smith For Proposing To Him

Joshua Jackson recently shared how his wife, actor Jodie Turner-Smith, proposed to him.

In addition, he has a message for all the haters out there who can’t wrap their head around the idea.

“For anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the f*** up,” he said curtly. “She did it. I said, ‘Yes.’ We’re happy. That’s it. That’s all you need to know.”

Jackson went on share how witnessing his wife receive hateful messages from the “racist and misogynist” internet was “a real education for me as a white man, truly.”

“The way people get in her comments and the ignorance and ugliness that comes her way is truly shocking. It has been a necessary, but an unpleasant education in just the way people relate to Black bodies in general, but Black female bodies in specific….We have a long way to go.”

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Jackson recounted the night his wife proposed to him, calling it “romantic.”

“So yes, we were in Nicaragua on a beautiful moonlit night, it could not possibly have been more romantic. 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 do it too].'”

“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 couldn’t say enough about his partner in crime.

“One, she’s very easy to love out loud and two, she’s phenomenal. And I have to say, the love and support that is coming my direction has been a revelation in my life.”

And for those who are asking themselves ‘am I right with the right partner?’ Jackson says just dive right in.

“I’ve said this often, and it just is the truth: If you ever needed to test whether or not you had chosen the right partner in life, just have a baby at the beginning of a pandemic and then spend a year and a half together. And then you know. And then you absolutely know. I didn’t get married until fairly late in the game. I didn’t have a baby till very late in the game and they’re the two best choices I’ve ever made in my life.”

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