Only a short while after Zooey Deschanel officially broke up with her husband of four years, Jacob Pechenik, ET Canada has confirmed she is now dating again, and her new love interest is Property Brothers star and Vancouver-native, Jonathan Scott! Since the news of Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel broke, Canadians have been swooning.
News of the fresh relationship broke on Friday evening when HollywoodLife photographers spotted the couple heading to Little Dom’s restaurant in Silver Lake, California. It’s not clear exactly how long the pair have been an official item, but it is believed they first met back in August when filming an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
The August Carpool Karaoke episode was a true family affair, as both Zooey’s sister, Emily Deschanel, and Jonathan’s brother, Drew, were also there getting involved in the fun! According to an insider speaking to HollywoodLife, the pair hit it off pretty much immediately.
The source explained, “It’s pretty new still. They seem to like each other a lot and Jonathan travels a lot, but they see one another when they can. They both seem pretty happy and into it so far. It’s still very, very new.”
Property Brothers star Jonathan first mentioned his new relationship in an interview earlier this month with Us Weekly. While he didn’t specifically mention Zooey, he did explain, “I’m a very private person, so I don’t typically talk about that. It’s definitely special for me because I am the guy who raises the bar in what I’m looking for in a partner.”
He went on to explain that their connection wasn’t planned. “I was caught a little off guard. It was definitely a pleasant surprise,” he said.
During the filming of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the pair took several adorable selfies together, which were shared via Drew Scott’s Instagram.
In one post, on August 4, Drew wrote the caption, “Brothers and sisters everybody sing. Quick, we need a band name for @carpoolkaraoke !!! #carpoolkaraoke #siblingsthatsing.”
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Why did nobody tell me Zooey Deschanel is dating Jonathan Scott?!?????— Laura (@Laura) 1568443065.0
Jonathan was previously dating Jacinta Kuznetsov until 2018, but they later split, with him explaining to Us Weekly, “We knew that we weren’t right together.”