Jodie Turner-Smith Says Motherhood Helped Show Her ‘Just How Powerful I Am’: 'Favorite Thing About Myself'

The actress is mom to daughter Juno, 4

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Jodie Turner-Smith is sharing how motherhood changed her perspective on life.

On Friday, June 7, the actress, 37, appeared on an episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna and opened up about how becoming a mother to her daughter Juno, 4, whom she shares with ex Joshua Jackson, has affected her self-confidence.

Asked what becoming a mom has done for her, Turner-Smith was quick to share that motherhood is one of her "favorite things."

"Honestly, it’s my favorite thing about myself is that I’m that girl’s mother. I’m just so grateful that she chose me to be her mom; that I got to have that gift in life," Turner-Smith said. "It is my favorite thing. I mean, I just, it is an honor."

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"I feel like it was our birthright to mother — whether we bring our children or not, I think it's is a woman’s birthright. We hold space for those around us. It has shifted everything about me. It has only enriched me. It has shown me, No. 1, how powerful I am. Like, whoa! It’s like, Supreme Being — wow!"

In October, Turner-Smith filed for divorce from her husband of five years, citing irreconcilable differences. In the documents, obtained by PEOPLE, Turner-Smith requested joint custody of the couple's daughter, Juno Rose Diana Jackson.

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The documents also revealed that Turner-Smith filed to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support to either party.

In 2023, Turner-Smith spoke to PEOPLE about becoming a mom to her daughter Juno.

"I feel that to be fulfilled is being my best self for my child," Turner-Smith told PEOPLE.

"And I try to involve her in my life, not let work be this thing that exists outside of her, but that she also gets to be a part of. And so that she sees me being a working mother and being fulfilled and wanting to mother at the same time."

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