The family of British actress and model Jodie Turner-Smith have been broken their silence after she filed for a divorce from her estranged husband, Joshua Jackson.

The actress’ husband was left ‘heartbroken’ when she filed for divorce on Monday after nearly four years together.

Joshua, 45, who was pictured without his wedding ring on Tuesday, said he ‘isn’t thrilled’ about the divorce but insisted that their union had simply ‘run its course’.


It has now emerged that Jodie’s own family in the UK had no idea the divorce news was coming and were left shocked when they found out about it.


A family source said: ‘We were all shocked and saddened to hear about the divorce and we’re thinking of Jodie right now and wishing her the best.


The source added: ‘Jodie’s family is spread out between here in the UK, Jamaica and the US.’


The couple – who share three-year-old daughter Juno Rose Diana – noted their date of separation as September 13, according to TMZ. However it wasn’t until this week that Jodie, 37, filed for divorce, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.


Previously a source revealed: ‘Joshua is heartbroken over the divorce, he always thought that he would be married and grow old with his family, and everything would be happily ever after.

‘He had the dream scenario in his mind, and Jodie was his person and the person he thought he would be with forever.’


The Canadian source added that Joshua’s primary concern is his young child as the Canadian actor now looks ahead to a life of co-parenting.
‘He never wanted this for their daughter,’ the insider continued.


‘They both are great parents and will continue to be, he just hates that they won’t be together as a couple for their daughter anymore. They will always be connected through her.’

I am saddened by the infractions which characterized the elections ? Tinubu says, pledges to be a worthy partner Nigerians can trust

President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has condemned the series of violence that took place in different parts of the country during the election period.


In a statement released today, March 21, the former Lagos Governor appealed to all Nigerians to embrace the spirit of oneness, regardless of their sentiments and biases during the election.


The statement reads

“With the conclusion of the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, I congratulate all the elected governors and assembly members for earning the mandate of the people. The March 18 governorship election held across 28 states and the state legislative poll across the 36 states of the federation have brought the 2023 election cycle to a fitting close.”


The statement further reads


“However, I’m saddened by the reported isolated infractions during the elections and its aftermath in some states. I strongly condemn it. Also, the report of arson after the announcement of governorship results in one state did not represent who we truly are: peace-loving people. The physical and verbal assaults committed are unacceptable and antithetical to democratic ethos. Elections should be a celebration of our maturing democracy and freedom of choice and ought not to be moments of grief. I am particularly pained by cases of ethnic slurs, which are capable of creating needless mis-characterisation reported in some locations.

My appeal is for us to rise above our differences, which, in reality, are fewer than the valued strings that bind us together as a people irrespective of the circumstances of our births.”


Tinubu said, as former governor of Lagos State, he can attest to the strength in diversity and togetherness.


“As your President-elect, it is that spirit of inclusiveness we engendered in Lagos that I intend to bring into national governance so that together we can attain our full potentials. I will give priority to expanding the civic space and safeguarding citizens’ freedom to exercise their rights within the bounds of the law. Indeed, the elections are over. The people have voted to elect their governors and state legislators that will serve them for the next four years. The time for leadership and governance is now upon us.

In a democracy, majority would have their way but that majority must not suppress the minority from having their say. As democrats, we have to safeguard free expression. Winners must be magnanimous and those who did not win should have a large heart for tolerance and respect for the greater interest of the nation.

As the elected, the only way to justify the trust and confidence of the people and the mandate entrusted in us is to commit ourselves to the service of the people. We must all work diligently and sincerely to make life better for the masses. As elected officers, we have no other assignment than to be burden-bearers for the masses and ensure they have better life that we promised during the campaigns.

We must take urgent steps to unite the people; those who voted for us and those who did not. We must champion the healing process by embracing the opponents and their supporters. As I have stated previously, the time for politicking is gone. This is time for nation building, a task beyond one individual or a section of the society. We need every hand from wherever it may come to be on deck.

I am ready to work with you all as your President. I will be a worthy partner you can trust and rely on as we all bond together, in unity of purpose and renewed hope for the betterment of our blessed country and beloved people,” he said

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