New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel was found dating Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott, days after announcing her departure from her husband, Jacob Pechenik. Deschanel and the film producer had been married for four years and had two kids. The actress recently filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke with Scott, her son Drew Scott and her sister Emily Deschanel.
Hollywood Life has published photos of Scott, 41, and Deschanel, 39, arriving at Little Dom’s restaurant in Silver Lake, California. They kept hands, and both smiled from ear to ear.
“Zooey and Jonathan kept looking at each other and smiling and sitting close, cuddling all the time during their dinner. They looked very pleased and casual,” said the insider to the site. “They seemed giddy about each other, holding hands as they often came and whispered to each other. It was really nice.”
The witness said that the couple was sitting next to each other at a booth near a window. Scott and Deschanel hit it after shooting their Carpool Karaoke segment last week. The source said the pair “began out as buddies” before they came out on a couple of dates.
They seem to like each other a lot, and Jonathan travels a lot, but they see each other when they can, “said Hollywood Life.” They both seem pretty happy and so far. It’s always a very, very fresh thing. She’s been separated from Jacob for a couple of months. She’s very private, man. It’s still very new, and she wasn’t really looking to date, but she and Jonathan hit it all of a sudden.
A PEOPLE source also defined the connection as “fresh, but they’re having a lot of fun together.” On Sept. 6, Deschanel and Pechenik announced their split. The pair are Elsie’s parents, four and Charlie’s parents, 2. They were married on June 2015.
After much debate and a long time of contemplation, we have decided that we are better off as friends, company associates, and co-parents than life partners, “the pair said.” We stay dedicated to our company, our values, and, most of all, our kids. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time. “This was Deschanel’s second marriage. She was married to Cutie musician Ben Gibbard’s Death Cab from 2009 to 2012.
From 2007 to 2010, Scott was married to Kelsey Ully. Jacinta Kuznetsov was dated from 2015 to 2018. In a May interview with PEOPLE, he said he intended to have kids before he turned 45, even if he’s not in a partnership.
I’ve dated a lot in my life, and I’ve dated every kind of individual you can imagine, “he said at the moment.” I just want to be around individuals who bring energy, and when you getaway, you feel great about yourself and good about them. This is it. I don’t need the other individuals.