That sudden gravitational pull you felt some time in 2019 was the collective gasp of many women after finding out their Dawson’s Creek crush Joshua Jackson is possibly married and expecting his first kid. And although anticipating the birth of your first child should be a joyous occasion, Joshua’s alleged wife, Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith, is already plotting an exit strategy before their bundle of joy arrives. Because she doesn’t want her child raised in America AT ALL.
See, Jodie is my kinda chick, because instead of trying to be coy and cute with her answers about racism running rampant in this country, she has thrown up her hand at America while reciting the, “Until you do right by me,” line from The Color Purple. While talking to the Sunday Times (via People), Jodie said that as soon as she can, she’s grabbing her man and their kid and running away from America.
“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.”
Jodie is from England, so perhaps you’re thinking, “Um, girl, your country isn’t exactly It’s A Small Word either.” But Jodie says that her country is a dumpster fire too. So she’s thinking of following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s lead by moving to Canada.
“England has gone off the rails,” the British actress said, “so I was thinking maybe Canada.” (Jackson, 41, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.)
Speaking of Joshua, Jodie has yet to confirm or deny her marriage, and it sounds like she’s not going to do so anytime soon. But if you gave her a Vitamix as a wedding present, I don’t think she would turn it away (who the hell would turn down a free Vitamix, though?).
“I haven’t said to anybody, ‘Yeah, we got married’, ” she said. “People are assuming whatever they want, but when people tell me ‘Congratulations’, I say ‘Thank you’. ”
Perhaps the best wedding gift and push present for Joshua and Jodie are updated passports so they can go wherever they want after the baby arrives. Especially if you-know-who gets to rant and rave in the White House for another four years. In that case, we should consider stowing away in Joshua and Jodie’s luggage.