In line with Individuals, Turner-Smith and Joshua first met at Usher’s fortieth celebration in 2018. Their relationship reportedly began out as a “one-night stand,” however they quickly fell head over heels for one another and started courting. Then, only a yr after they first linked, the Every day Mail reported in August 2019 that the couple have been noticed in Beverly Hills holding what gave the impression to be a wedding license. That December, Us Weekly confirmed the pair had gotten married and have been anticipating their first little one collectively.
In March 2020, Turner-Smith introduced on Instagram that she and Joshua have been having a child lady, who was due in just some weeks. Janie was born that April, and the brand new mother later advised British Vogue in August 2020 that she delivered her child on the couple’s Los Angeles house. “Typically I ponder how I’ll clarify to my daughter what it meant to be born within the yr 2020,” she mentioned. “The historic occasions, the social unrest, and me — a brand new mom simply attempting to do her greatest. I believe I’ll inform her that it was as if the world had paused for her to be born. And that, hopefully, it by no means fairly returned to the best way it was earlier than.”
Joshua opened up about being a first-time dad in a July 2021 interview with SiriusXM. “She’s just a bit bundle of pleasure day-after-day,” he mentioned about Janie, including that changing into a father has taught him that “all of the clichés” about parenthood are true. “They’re like, ‘Oh, you will by no means expertise love like this.’ That is true. And ‘You assume you are in love with them once they first arrive, however you don’t have any concept how a lot deeper it will get on a regular basis.’ That is completely true.”
Whereas Turner-Smith initially did not assume changing into a mom was one thing she wished, she’s come to understand she “love[s]” being a mother or father. “It is actually one of many best issues I may have requested for,” she advised Individuals in October 2021. “It is lots taking [care] of another person. However I believe it is lovely to handle somebody or one thing else as a result of it actually helps us be higher human beings. Whether or not you could have a canine or a fish or a child, I believe simply the consciousness of taking care of any person and never simply being so self-centered and self-oriented is actually useful for our world view.”
She additionally gushed about her daughter in a March 27 interview with Elle UK. “I really like this little lady a lot. She’s so humorous,” she mentioned, earlier than getting candid about how she’ll attempt to elevate her daughter to have as regular of a childhood as potential. “It is a large job to arrange youngsters for the world,” she mentioned. “The very best factor that we are able to do is allow them to contact the earth and be grounded and actual — as actual as one may be when you could have the extent of privilege that clearly my little one has.”