‘Birds Of Prey’ Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell Files For Divorce After 10-Year Marriage

by Jeremy Spirogis
Josiah Bell and Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Marvel’s newest star, actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell, is pulling the plug on her marriage to her musician hubby of practically 10-years. The Birds of Prey villain and her husband, Josiah Bell, appeared just like the picture-perfect couple and plenty of are stunned to find the 2 are headed for splitsville. 

Josiah Bell and Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Josiah Bell and Jurnee Smollett-Bell 2015 | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Joshiah Bell’s marriage

Josiah and Jurnee married in Oct. 2010 at an LA botanical backyard. The couple wed in entrance of simply shut household and pals, with Jurnee’s sister serving as her bridesmaid and Josiah’s father officiating the ceremony. 

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Both 24-years-old on the time, Jurnee instructed People Magazine that their wedding ceremony day was  “beautiful, moving and personal.” They opted to plan the small print of their wedding ceremony collectively as an alternative of hiring a marriage planner, one thing she mentioned introduced her and Josiah nearer collectively. “It’s incredible. My best friend is my life partner. It doesn’t get any better than that,” she mentioned.

Jurnee instructed The Hollywood Reporter in 2013 that their relationship was strong resulting from having a powerful friendship earlier than they grew to become romantic. 

“We were best friends before we started even dating, so we had this really great foundation. I think one of the challenging things about any lasting relationship is that you have to be so vulnerable,” she mentioned.

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They held off on beginning a household as they centered on being newlyweds and continued to construct their careers. Josiah labored behind the scenes within the music business, producing and composing music for artists like gospel singer Kierra Sheard. Jurnee landed main roles in movies and tv sequence together with Confessions of A Marriage Counselor, True Blood and Underground. 

They introduced they have been anticipating their first baby collectively in June 2016 with a cute post on Twitter and Instagram. “He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love w/ this beautiful blessing God has given us,” she wrote.

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Their son, Hunter, was born the identical yr.  

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell information for divorce from Josiah Bell

There didn’t seem like any obvious points between the Bell’s however followers seen they’ve been absent from one another’s social media pages. The final time both of them posted each other on their Instagram pages was in Oct. 2019. 

Josiah wished Jurnee a cheerful birthday on Oct. 1, calling her his “QUEEN” in an image of him mendacity in her lap with tune lyrics, “You’re my goddess⁣ From a touch of heaven’s chosen…..I love you my baby. Happy Birthday!”

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Jurnee promoted Josiah’s EP P. S. I Still Love You on her Instagram account on Oct. 11. 

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According to an unique report from Us Weekly, Jurnee’s lawyer handed in divorce paperwork to an LA courtroom through the week of Mar. 16. The purpose for his or her break up is unknown. 

Jurnee’s household was thrust right into a tabloid frenzy final winter when her brother, Jussie Smollett, was accused of faking a hate crime. She stood by her brother whereas Josiah, except for sharing a Smollett household assertion on his Instagram, by no means publicly commented on the ordeal. It’s unclear whether or not or not Jussie’s drama contributed to Jurnee’s marital issues. 

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