Joshua Jackson & Jodie Turner-Smith Don't Want To Raise Their Children In The United States Because 'White Supremacy Is Overt'
Jodie Turner-Smith revealed that she and Joshua Jackson will not raise their children in the United States due to racism. The Queen & Slim star explained that "white supremacy is overt" in America, so they're looking into other places to put down roots.
"The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here. I don’t want my kids to grow up doing active shooter drills at school," she told the Sunday Times while detailing the many reasons why she has no intention of living in the U.S.
The British actress doesn't have any intention of returning to the U.K. either. "England has gone off the rails, so I was thinking maybe Canada," she revealed. Joshua grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jodie and Joshua secretly tied the knot in December 2019 after obtaining a marriage license in August. It was confirmed that they are expecting their first child together, but they have yet to publicly comment on their marriage and pregnancy news.
Jodie went on to divulge that she still experiences prejudice because of her skin color and because of the fact she chose to marry a white man.
"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. 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," she explained.
Jodie couldn't help but gush about her unbreakable bond with Joshua. "We are obsessed with each other. I went back and rewatched a lot of Joshua’s movies. I do it whenever we’re apart because I miss him so much. He loves that I am obsessed with him," she said. Prior to their romance, Joshua was in a decade long relationship with actress Diane Kruger.
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