The truth about Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's relationship

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott make up one celeb couple that most people probably never saw coming.

Perhaps best known for portraying "adorkable" teacher Jessica Day on the hit Fox sitcom New Girl, Zooey Deschanel rose to fame with roles in movies like Almost FamousElf, and (500) Days of Summer. In addition to her acting career, the multitalented star is also one-half of the musical duo She & Him, which she formed in 2006 with singer-songwriter M. Ward. Jonathan Scott is neither an actor nor musician, but the licensed contractor/television personality does happen to be part of a famous duo himself. Better known as the titular siblings on Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott rose to fame in the world of home renovation when the HGTV series first premiered in 2011. 

So how did these two end up together? Here's the truth about Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's relationship.

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott had a musical meet cute

Zooey Deschanel's sister, actress Emily Deschanel, teased in a July 2019 interview with People Now that the Deschanel sisters would soon be appearing in an episode of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke: The Series. Costarring Drew and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers fame, the episode filmed in August 2019 — and, according to reports, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott were quick to hit it off. 

A source revealed to People, "They were doing carpool karaoke and they had a really fun day." Added the source, "They became friends after and then started talking as friends and realized there was more to it."

On Aug. 5, 2019, Jonathan Scott took to Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes photos of the singing sibling pairs, captioning his post, "Met some new humans today. We had fun. I think I'll keep them." At the time of this writing, a release date for the episode has not yet been announced — but we're looking forward to seeing this musical meet-cute.

Zooey Deschanel split from her husband shortly before stepping out with Jonathan Scott

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott were first spotted out together on Sept. 13, 2019 (via Hollywood Life) — only one week after Deschanel confirmed she was splitting from her husband of four years, Jacob Pechenik.

On Sept. 6, 2019, the New Girl actress and Pechenik, a producer, released a joint statement regarding their split to People, 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." Deschanel and Pechenik share two children together — Elsie and Charlie. After Deschanel was spotted with Scott, Pechenik revealed to Hollywood Life that he and the Elf star are still on good terms, saying, "Everything is amicable and we have two beautiful children together." He continued, "We've been raising them and we're going to continue to raise them, and take great care of get them … I'm happy." 

While Scott doesn't have any children of his own, a source told People, "He's very close to his family and loves children." We're guessing that definitely scored the star some brownie points with Deschanel. 

Jonathan Scott was married for a short time

No matter how amicable a split might be, breaking up is always hard to do. Luckily for Zooey Deschanel, Jonathan Scott will likely be understanding of all the ups and downs that come with navigating life after splitting up with a spouse, as the Property Brothers star was once married himself. 

According to a 2017 People interview, before finding HGTV fame, Scott was married to Kelsy Ully — even relocating from Canada to Las Vegas, Nev. to make his relationship with the airline-crew scheduler work. However, as the star revealed, the couple's marriage failed only two years after their July 2007 wedding. 

Still, Scott found plenty to be thankful for in the wake of his divorce. Scott told People, "I'm glad that we found that out early." He continued, "We didn't have kids or anything. And it really helped me understand what I wanted in a relationship." 

Zooey Deschanel has been married twice

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's reported relationship is definitely one of his most high-profile ones to date. However, the New Girl actress is no stranger to having her love life play out for the world to see. In September 2009 — shortly after starring in the premiere of her hit indie romance (500) Days of Summer — Deschanel married Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. 

During a July 2011 interview with iVillage (via Us Weekly), Deschanel discussed her marriage to Gibbard, saying, "The most surprising thing [about married life] is that it's not really that different." She continued, "You still have to make a commitment and think about that commitment every day. It's not like you get married and then all the work is done for you." Though Deschanel was certain to add that marriage wasn't "work in a bad way," she and Gibbard ultimately announced their separation in November 2011. A source revealed to Us Weekly that the decision was "mutual and amicable," and denied any involvement from a third party. 

If Scott needs any tips on how to handle the tabloid talk to come, we're sure Deschanel has a few. 

Jonathan Scott split from his longtime girlfriend in 2018

As anyone who's ever ended a longterm relationship knows, the thought of diving back into the dating world can feel incredibly daunting. Fortunately, Zooey Deschanel seems to have found a partner who understands that feeling all too well, as her rumored beau previously ended a longterm relationship of his own

In April 2018, a representative for Jonathan Scott confirmed to People that the television personality had split from his girlfriend of nearly three years, Jacinta Kuznetsov. Only one year earlier, Scott had gushed about his relationship with Kuznetsov to People, saying, "This is the most humbling, unexpected, fantastic place to be in my life." He continued, "I've never been happier."

Following the news of their split, Scott took to Instagram to share an emotional message (via People), writing, "Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths and those paths aren't always in the same direction." The HGTV star added, "There's no drama or negativity; no jealousy or hate. … Our memories are filled with joy and we will continue to advocate for each other as friends wherever we go."

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott seem like the perfect match

Is there anything more exciting than the butterflies-in-your-tummy feeling that comes with the start of a new relationship? Of course, for many people, achieving that comfortable, worn-in, sweatpants-a-T-shirt kind of love is the ultimate goal; however, there's no denying the fun in obsessing over what to wear on one of your first outings with a new love interest. And if their fashion choices are any indication, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott are a perfect match. 

As reported by Hollywood Life, Deschanel and Scott were first spotted together in Silver Lake, Calif. on Sept. 13, 2019, holding hands while taking a stroll. In the photos snapped of their outing, the Elf star and her reported Property Brothers beau are both dressed in blue, with Deschanel donning a striped, tea-length dress and Scott wearing a bomber jacket over a dark blue patterned shirt. 

The stars were spotted together again on Sept. 19, 2019 (via Hollywood Life), this time wearing similar shades of blue and gray. It looks like these two are planning to give Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's denim moment a run for its money. 

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott took their relationship to social media

There's no official guidebook for how to share your relationship on social media, but there are plenty of unwritten, arbitrary rules. For example, if you share too many photos of your significant other, people might think you're compensating. On the other hand, if you don't share enough photos featuring your partner, people might start to think there's trouble in paradise. And while the only opinions that should matter in a relationship are yours and your partner's, it's nearly impossible to avoid external pressure to become "Instagram official" with your new sweetheart. 

While Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott have yet to officially acknowledge their relationship with a cute couple pic on Instagram, Scott hasn't shied away from flirting with his rumored lady love in front of their followers. On a post of Deschanel's announcing December show dates with her band, She & Him, on Sept. 17, 2019, Scott commented, "Well there's no way I'm missing this," along with a smiley face and Christmas tree emojis.

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott had a dancing date

Despite news of their reported relationship making its way around various media outlets, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott have yet to publicly acknowledge their romance. However, sources close to the rumored couple have repeatedly confirmed the stars' happiness. On Sept. 18, 2019, an anonymous source revealed to People that Scott "makes [Zooey] laugh" and is "so sweet" to the New Girl actress. The source added that Deschanel was "really happy and in a good place" following her split from husband Jacob Pechenik. 

Deschanel did indeed look "really happy" later in September 2019, when she was spotted in the Dancing with the Stars audience with Scott by her side. The two could be seen smiling in the front row as they whispered to one another, even sharing a sweet smooch on camera (via People). Scott and Deschanel were seated next to Drew Scott and Linda Phan, as well as Queer Eye star Bobby Berk, who was there to show support for Karamo Brown. 

Twitter has plenty of feelings about Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's relationship

Nothing sends the Twitterverse into a frenzy quite like a new celebrity couple — and fans of Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott wasted no time in taking to the social media platform to express their excitement (or devastation) over one of the most surprising celebrity couples of 2019. 

One Dancing with the Stars fan tweeted, "Just casually watching [Dancing with the Stars] on Hulu during my lunch break when I notice Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers with his arm around ZOOEY DESCHANEL?!" The Twitter user continued, writing, "The internet confirmed they are dating and my mind is blown."

In a tweet on Oct. 3, 2019, a fan of Deschanel wrote, "Do I think Zooey Deschanel can do better than Jonathan Scott? Yes." Jokingly implying that they'd like to be the person on Deschanel's arm instead, the fan continued, "But if she is happy and having fun … she has my blessing."