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Zooey Deschanel Officially Settles Divorce During Romance With Jonathan Scott

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By Gary Trock

Actress Zooey Deschanel is finally single and ready to mingle ... even though she's already been a serious relationship for months. According to court records obtained by The Blast, Deschanel and estranged husband Jacob Pechenik filed a judgment package earlier this week to the court in their ongoing divorce. The details of the divorce settlement are still unclear, but the case filing usually means all the details in a former couple's split are worked out, including custody and child support.

Kept It Private

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Pechenik initially filed for divorce from Deschanel back in October after a 4-year marriage. The former couple also share two children, 4-year-old Elsie and 2-year-old Charlie.

In September, the two announced their split in a joint statement:

"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 added, "We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time."

Knowing that they were involved in a high-profile breakup, Deschanel and Pechenik filed in December to turn their divorce over to a private judge in an effort to keep filings out of the public eye.

The New Man

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While Deschanel has not spoken much about the split with her ex-husband, she has been very public about her new relationship with "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott.

The two have been quite an item, showcasing their romance on social media, including trips to Las Vegas and a double-date with Jonathan's twin brother Drew Scott at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights during Halloween. Even though they were separated at the time of her relationship with Jonathan, Deschanel's husband filed for divorce shortly after she went public with the HGTV star.

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