Joshua Jackson revealed to Jimmy Fallon that his now-wife (and the mother of their daughter) was the one who suggested they get hitched.

Fallon asked the Dr. Death actor, “Did you guys always know that you were going to get married?” 

Jackson cheekily responded, “I knew the moment she asked me!” He then explained, “She asked me on New Year’s Eve. We’re in Nicaragua, it’s very beautiful, incredibly romantic, we’re walking down the beach and she asked me to marry her.”

He said that he wasn’t expecting the proposal, but  admits Turner-Smith “was quite adamant and she was right. This is the best choice I ever made.”

In an August 2021 chat with Refinery29, Jackson elaborated on the story (and addressed the racist, misogynistic comments Turner-Smith received because of it), sharing, “It could not possibly have been more romantic. And yes, my wife did propose to me and yes, I did say yes, but what I didn’t say in that interview was there was a caveat, which is that I’m still old school enough that I said, ‘This is a yes, but you have to give me the opportunity [to do it too].'” 

Jackson noted that he was most focused on speaking to Turner-Smith’s biological father and her stepdad, whom he said “raised her,” prior to their nuptials.  

“[I said], ‘You have to give me the opportunity to ask both of those men for your hand in marriage,'” he said. “And then, ‘I would like the opportunity to re-propose those to you and do it the old-fashioned way down on bended knee.’ So, that’s actually how the story ended up.”