Zooey Deschanel shocked fans when she started dating ‘Property Brothers’ star Jonathan Scott.
The two met in September 2019 while filming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and started dating shortly after Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik announced their split.
The ex-spouses released a joint statement saying, ‘After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners.’
They share two young children; Elsie Otter, born in 2015 and Charlie Wolf, born in 2017.
In October 2019, the pair went Instagram official with a picture of the two at Horror Nights. And since then, their relationship has only gotten stronger.
A source told Us Weekly, ‘Jonathan and Zooey had instant chemistry when they met on set. They’ve bonded over their love of music, film, theatre – and Christmas carols.’
But apparently, the two ‘didn’t go into it thinking it was romantic.’
The source added, ‘They both love music. She loves old music and he has loved learning about her favorite music. They think the same things are funny. It’s a very new relationship.’
The couple spent the holidays together and documented most of their festivities.
In December, Deschanel and Scott made their red carpet debut at the premiere of ‘Star Wars’ alongside his twin brother.
On Valentine’s Day, Scott shared a photo of him and Deschanel cuddling with the caption:
‘Ingredients for the perfect Valentines:
– 1 part great fun
– 1 part great food
– 1 part Zooey ❤️ Tonight was magical.’
Both Deschanel and Scott have been married before. Scott married his longtime girlfriend in 2007, but they separated in 2010 and divorced in 2013.
Currently, the couple is spending their quarantine together. And according to Scott, it’s going great.
‘It has not been difficult at all, it’s actually been a blessing,’ Scott said. ‘She [Deschhanel] can cook, she’s a musician, so there’s so much music in this house — she was playing the piano last night, we were singing together. And she also cut and colored my hair just for you guys.’
Scott added, ‘She did a better job than most of the salons I’ve ever been to.’
Scott and Deschanel have been together for about seven months and their relationship seems to only be getting better.
‘I think we’re just taking it one day at a time here and it’s a crazy thing nobody would have predicted. But I’m glad that I’m with somebody that I love, and somebody who’s so talented,’ Scott revealed.
And to make matters even better, Scott’s entire family seems to love Deschanel.
‘Absolutely everybody has clicked with Zooey,’ he said.