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Jodie Turner-Smith rejects pressure to relapse after giving birth



Jodie Turner-Smith rejects pressure to relapse after giving birth

Jodie Turner Smith Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Universal Pictures

Jodie Turner Smith is not here because of the pressure placed on mothers.

Turner-Smith, 37, shared a video via Instagram Stories on Tuesday, April 23, with the caption: “Anyone who normalized that women were ‘fully healed and recovered’ six weeks after giving birth… was lying.”

Alongside the social media post, Turner-Smith added her own commentary, writing: “I understand the pressure to ‘back off’, but the reality is: it’s *completely* impossible. Your body has to go through its own journey and being a gateway for a new soul is a huge physical, emotional and spiritual task!!!”

She continued: “Be kind to yourselves, mamas. And don’t let anyone make you think that you have to be ‘normal’ again two seconds after giving birth.”

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Turner-Smith welcomed her daughter in April 2020 with her then-husband Joshua Jackson. Jackson, 45, and Turner-Smith initially sparked romance rumors in 2018. We weekly In December 2019, news broke that they quietly tied the knot.

In October 2023, Turner-Smith filed for divorce after four years of marriage. In her petition, Turner-Smith cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listed September 13, 2023 as the date of the couple’s separation.

Jodie Turner-Smith rejects pressure on mums to 'bounce back' after giving birth: 'Be kind to yourself'

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A source said Us at the time Jackson was “caught off guard” by Turner-Smith’s filing.

“They had their issues, as many couples do, especially two busy actors who are also juggling a child,” the insider said of Turner-Smith’s “decision” to call it quits. “Joshua obviously didn’t realize that it was so bad, that Jodie was so unhappy.”

However, according to a second source, Turner-Smith’s choice did not come out of nowhere. “She refused to settle for something that didn’t feel right,” the insider noted. “[It] didn’t work for her, so she took the band-aid off.”

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Turner-Smith broke her silence on the split earlier this year. “Sometimes things we really want to work on don’t end up working,” she told Britain’s The Times in February. “And that’s okay. The most important thing is that you choose what is healthiest for you and your family and especially for your children.”

Turner-Smith explained at the time why she didn’t see her marriage as “a failure”, adding: “There are so many different moments in our lives where we look at ourselves and say, ‘Who am I and am I? is that right?’ If the answer is no, then you need to do something because I believe there are visible scars from staying in places that are not good for us. And they don’t just affect us, they affect everyone around us.”

Jackson has not yet publicly discussed the breakup. He is linked Lupita Nyong’o since late last year, when they were spotted spending time together following her split from her boyfriend Selema Masekela.

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“Joshua and Lupita have only been dating for a very short time. They are focusing on keeping their relationship under the radar as much as possible,” says a source Us in December 2023. “It’s very new, but so far it’s going very well.”

Turner-Smith, meanwhile, has not made any new romances public. On her first post-breakup Valentine’s Day, Turner-Smith celebrated with her mother and daughter.

“The best Valentine’s Day yet!!! Thank you so much, you know who you are!!! About last night,” she wrote via Instagram. “To the women in my life who love me very much: I am so grateful for you!!!!!!”