Zooey Deschanel’s New Boo
By: Becky Root
Zooey Deschanel, 40, and one half of the Property Brothers Jonathan Scott, 41, have been dating since fall. The couple met while singing on a very special siblings episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, singing with the other Property Brother, Drew Scott, and Zooey’s big sister, actress Emily Deschanel. Scott says there was “chemistry right away.” After they were done shooting, they kept the singing fun going out on the town in Los Angeles, with Drew Scott posting, “Quick we need a band name.” Shortly after, the couple was spotted out on a date in Los Angeles. Drew Scott admits that he and his brother are total nerds and being twins, they are very used to double dating, adding that he and his wife, Linda Phan’s, “first double date with Jonathan and Zooey was dinner and an escape room. It was awesome.”
Scott still lives in Las Vegas and Deschanel lives in Los Angeles with her two children, Elsie, 4, and, Charlie, 2. The relationship developed quickly, just a week after Deschanel announced she was splitting up from her husband and father of her children, Jacob Pechenik.
The new couple officially announced their new relationship on Instagram in October and had their red-carpet debut at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in November 2019. That same month, they had an epic Vegas date starting at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, then catching Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up at Caesar’s Palace. Scott revealed that he believes Deschanel “brings out the best” in him and that their new romance is an exciting way to start off this new decade.
Judging from the happy birthday message Scott posted about Deschanel to Instagram, as a couple, they are just right there, in the zone everyone aspires to stay in. Deschanel returned the gesture with a supportive post promoting the first issue of the Scott brothers’ design magazine Reveal, which the brothers are hoping will, “be that homebase… for anything that inspires you.” In the premiere issue, Deschanel and her former classmate Kate Hudson, both Los Angeles natives, have feature articles. Scott told People that it’s important for his family to approve of who he’s dating and that, “Absolutely everybody has clicked with Zooey.” Jonathan’s brother, Drew Scott, admits, “He can’t believe the change Zooey has had on Jonathan, adding that he hasn’t seen his brother ‘smile like this in a very long time’ and that it’s ‘amazing to see him so happy.’“