In September 2016 her husband Howard accompanied her to the ED as she was suffering from stomach pains. Alicia was shocked to see them there, and explained to Ethan that they'd had marriage troubles and had only recently got back together. It transpired that Jackie had gonorrhoea and Alicia was still under the impression that it was her who had an affair. However, Howard later admitted to Alicia that he was the one who cheated and that he would leave now as it was only fair on Jackie. When Alicia later asked Jackie why she covered for him, she said that she didn't want Alicia to lose respect for her father. (CAS: "Fall on Me")
In February 2017, Jackie and Howard reconciled and celebrated their anniversary. However, when one of their old friends Martin turned up, Howard was quick to ask him to leave. As he was driving off, Martin accidentally drove forward crushing Howard between the car and a skip. The paramedics arrived to free him, but another piece of wood fell and hit Jackie on the head. At the ED, it transpired that Howard was gay and he had been seeing Martin. He suffered a small heart attack and Jackie stuck by his side, but when Cal was forced to operate on him for his pelvic injury, Jackie realised that their marriage was over. After he was awake, she told him that their marriage was over. (CAS: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
Behind the scenes
Tracey Wilkinson first portrayed Jackie Munroe for one episode in September 2016. She reprised her role as the character in January 2017.