Joshua Jackson Stops ‘Today’ Interview to Say Hi to Daughter


Joshua Jackson at the NBCU FYC House Events ‘Dr. Death’ in Los Angeles on May 22, 2022.
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Everything for the first time! Joshua JacksonDuring a live TV interview, I stopped to give him a sweet shout-out. Jodie Turner-Smith‘s daughter.

The actor, aged 43, appeared on Tuesday, June 7th episode of the TodayShow alongside Dr. DeathCostar Christian Slater. While discussing his filming experience Dawson’s CreekJackson took a moment and sent love to his family.

“If I can for one second. This is the first time my daughter is watching me on TV,” the Canadian actor told the cohosts. “So if I can just say, ‘Hi baby. Daddy loves you. I’ll be home tonight!’”

When Dylan Dreyer asked about the little one’s name, the Mighty Ducks star clarified, “We don’t say the name just because there’s a lot of crazies out there.”

Jackson’s special message came as he was reflecting on his experience as a teen heartthrob on the WB series. “It’s honestly hard to define down into one [favorite] memory,” he gushed of Dawson’s Creek. “For me, this sort of slots into my college years so for me it is that place. It was a time of innocence in Wilmington, North Carolina. There were young actors who we could just play with all day. It had everything. It had all of the sweet, wonderful things that you could ever want, as well as all of the hard, bitter things. [too]. … I can’t believe it’s been 25 years.”

Flashing forward to his life as a father, Jackson couldn’t be happier, telling the TodayHis daughter is his cohost. “She’s 25 months, as she’s happy to tell you,” he teased.

The FringeTurner-Smith, 35 and an alum, welcomed their first child together in April 2020. Us WeeklyIn December 2019, the British actress and Jackson were reported to have been married and expecting their first child. A source close to the situation exclusively revealed last year that Jackson was married to Brit actress Shirley Jackson. UseThe couple had considered expanding their family.

“Their love for each other is deeply rooted and having a child together just brought them closer in ways they didn’t even know existed,” the source added in April 2021. “They’re already talking about baby No. 2. Jodie thinks pregnancy is such a beautiful thing.”

The insider said Use that the couple view parenthood as a “blessing,” adding, “They couldn’t be more grateful. It’s nice to see Joshua as a doting father, and Jodie is a very hands-on mother.”

Though they have yet to reveal their toddler’s name, the pair have given glimpses of their life as a family of three. Jackson exclusively spoke out in July 2021. UsHow fatherhood has changed his outlook.

“A whole new world of things has just opened up to me in experiencing fatherhood and this magical, joyful, chaotic, stressful anxiety-inducing love that you did not know you had the capacity for,” he said at the time. “It just expands every single day.”

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