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Joshua Jackson’s Dating History: Diane Kruger, Jodie Turner-Smith and More

By Michael Mar 14, 2024

Joshua Jackson became a teen heartthrob for his role as Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek in the ‘90s — and fans were equally as interested in his love life off camera.

During his time on the WB series, Jackson romanced his on-screen love interest Katie Holmes (who played Joey Potter) and later briefly dated guest star Brittany Daniel.

Holmes hinted at her relationship and split from Jackson during a September 1998 interview with Rolling Stone, saying, “It’s weird, it’s almost like a Dawson-and-Joey type thing now.” She noted that the two became “best friends” after they called it quits and continued to work together on the show.

As Jackson’s career continued to grow, he got into a serious relationship with Diane Kruger from 2006 to 2016. After their split, the Mighty Ducks star found love again with Jodie Turner-Smith, whom he married in 2019. They welcomed their daughter the following year.

Jackson and Turner-Smith’s union ended in 2023, but the actor hasn’t given up on finding The One.

Scroll down to see all of Jackson’s high-profile relationships:

Katie Holmes
While Holmes and Jackson’s Dawson’s Creek characters ended up together, their off-camera romance only lasted a year. The twosome were linked in 1997 after meeting on the show.
“I’m just going to say that I met somebody last year,” Holmes told Rolling Stone in 1998 when asked about the rumored relationship. “I fell in love, I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable that I will treasure it always.”
Holmes didn’t use Jackson’s name, but she confirmed that the romance had since ended. “I feel so fortunate because he’s now one of my best friends,” she added, noting, “He’s been in the business so long, and he’s really helped me. I respect him as a friend and as a professional.”
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Brittany Daniel
Jackson was rumored to have moved on with Daniel, who played Eve Whitman on four episodes of Dawson’s Creek. The twosome were linked in 1999, the same year Daniel appeared on the series, stepping out together for the Radio Music Awards that October. Their relationship fizzled out shortly after the event.
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Rosario Dawson
Dawson began dating Jackson in 2002 and for the next year, the pair were spotted looking cozy on several occasions. The duo called it quits in 2003.
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Diane Kruger
The Affair actor dated Kruger for 10 years from 2006 to 2016. Six years into their relationship, Jackson exclusively told Us Weekly that he and Kruger had no plans to tie the knot. “Marriage is important for the people it’s important for, but neither one of us is particularly religious, so I don’t think there’s any particular push,” he explained in June 2012. “But never say never! I don’t know.”
The couple remained an item for six more years before Us confirmed in July 2016 that they parted ways. “Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson have decided to separate and remain friends,” reps for both stars told Us at the time.
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Shafia West
Jackson sparked a relationship with the model during the summer of 2017. The pair were spotted walking arm-in-arm at a Los Angeles farmer’s market that August, according to photos obtained by Us. The romance cooled off by the end of the year.
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Alyssa Julya Smith
The actor moved on with Smith in 2018, with E! News reporting that June that the pair had been seeing each other for “several months.” Jackson and Smith’s relationship ran its course by the end of summer.
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Jodie Turner Smith
Jackson and Turner-Smith caused romance speculation in October 2018 when they were spotted packing on the PDA at Usher’s birthday party. Less than a year later, the duo took their relationship to the next level when they were seen at a courthouse in August 2019, seemingly with a marriage license.
Us broke the news in December 2019 that the couple had secretly tied the knot and were expecting their first baby. Turner-Smith welcomed their daughter in April 2020.
Two years later, Jackson and Turner-Smith caused a stir when eagle-eyed fans noticed they no longer followed each other on social media. Us confirmed in October 2023 that Turner-Smith filed for divorce, listing the date of separation as September 13.
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Lupita Nyong’o
Jackson made headlines in October 2023 when he was seen attending a concert with Nyong’o and a group of friends. The outing came shortly after news broke that Jackson and Turner-Smith had called it quits and that Nyong’o and her longtime boyfriend, Selema Masekela, had split.
Two months later, Us confirmed that Jackson and Nyong’o had become an item. “Joshua and Lupita have been dating for a very short while now,” an insider said in December 2023. “They’re focusing on keeping their relationship under the radar as much as possible.”
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