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Jodie Turner-Smith’s bridal Met Gala gown was inspired by her divorce

The actor says the dress symbolized her rebirth after her divorce
Jodie Turner-Smith
Jodie Turner-Smith (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Jodie Turner-Smith has revealed her “bridal” Met Gala outfit was inspired by her divorce.

The actor — who filed for divorce from her ex-husband Joshua Jackson in October, bringing an end to their four year marriage — appeared at the glitzy star-studded event on May 6 in a plunging sleeveless white custom Burberry gown with 150,000 faux pearls and a sheer floral overlay.

“This met gala was a very special one for me … my first stepping out on my own,” Turner-Smith recalled.

“I had many thoughts after reading the short story that the theme [“Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”] was based on … but what I took away from it was a desire to represent both the power of nature and the delicacy of it,” the Queen & Slim actor said.

“In nature, death is both an ending and a beginning. When you prune away that which is dead, new buds are free to grow,” she philosophized.

“Fitting, then, that the dress #DanielLee designed for me, full of English flowers, was deliberately bridal,” she wrote on Instagram. “White, representing a rebirth. A clean start. A recommitment to the most important relationship I will ever have, the relationship from which all others grow: my relationship with myself.”

Turner-Smith — who has four-year-old daughter Juno with her ex — explained how she wants to pass on some important lessons to her child.

“It is through loving and honoring myself that I am able to love and honor my daughter, and teach her to do the same,” her Instagram post said. “I am ever changing, ever growing, always beginning … and FREE, to love better, stronger, more fiercely and fearlessly than I ever have.”

“THANK YOU ENDLESSLY, @burberry, for your support and your creativity and your love. Can’t wait to see what’s next…!!!!!” Turner-Smith continued.

The star admitted the Met Gala can be an intimidating environment, but she has her own way to battle the nerves.

“There are a lot of nerves before the Met Gala, it feels like a performance. Before I go on the red carpet, I always have a glass of Clase Azul Reposado. I’m such a health-focused person, but I love tequila,” she told Vogue.

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