Skip to main content

Jussie Smollet's Sister Files For Divorce - Did Jussie's Lie Destroy Marriage?


MTO News has confirmed that actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell filed to divorce her husband last week, after 10 years of marriage.

According to reports, Jurnee filed for divorce from her husband Josiah Bell and cited "irreconcilable differences." The couple shares one child together, 3-year-old son Hunter.


But the breakup of Jurnee's marriage seems to coincide with her brother's, Jussie, current legal battles.  

A year ago Jussie claimed that he was attacked by a group of racists MAGA-hat wearing men. He claimed the men beat him, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck. 

After a police investigation, the Chicago Police Department concluded that Jussie staged the attack and charged him with filing a false claim. After the filing, many who originally supported the actor turned their backs on him, but not his sister Jurnee. She stood by him and defended him against any and everyone who thought he deserved jail time. She took a lot of heat for defending her brother - and many believe it may have cost her, her marriage.

As she was defending Jussie, she also traveled the country with him - and spent a considerable amount of time away from her family. It was around this time that the once picturesque happy family seemed- less happy. They both stopped posting pictures of each other on social media, and the word around Hollywood was that their marriage was in trouble.

Now - after a year of strife - Jurnee is filling to end the marriage.

Here is a some pic of Jurnee and Josiah. Best of luck to her.