Sorry ladies, one half of the Property Brothers is officially off the market – and of course, he was sold for way above asking price. After six years together, Drew Scott got down on one knee and proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Linda Phan Tuesday night at Piano Piano, a popular restaurant in Toronto’s downtown core. “When you have an amazing girl like Linda, you need to go big,” the TV star told ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli and he’s not kidding – he totally went all out.
First, he recorded a song , “Marry Me”, a Train cover, at a studio in New York that played during the big moment. “At first Linda didn’t notice – she just thought it was the radio,” he laughed. “She was in a state of shock.”
Second, the ring he designed wasn’t in a box – it was on top of a Dr. Seuss-themed cake. “She’s a Dr. Seuss freak,” he reveals. “Her favourite book is Oh The Places You’ll Go… the Dr. Seuss character had the ring on its finger on the top of the cake, and on the cake it said, Oh The Places We’ll Go.”
Lastly, Drew had one final trick up his sleeve , a surprise engagement party. “I took her over to another place a couple of minutes away… brought all of her family and my family in to experience it. She thought it was a Scott Brothers Christmas party for our production company,” he told Rick. “She was just jaw-dropped. It was awesome.”
Pulling the whole thing off without his bride-to-be knowing was a covert operation. Linda works closely with Drew which means keeping his big surprise a secret proved extra difficult. “She has my iPad, and all my emails and texts pop up so I couldn’t message anybody about it otherwise it would pop up. Very sneaky, I had our whole team working behind-the-scenes to help me out.”
The pair have been going strong for several years after meeting at a Toronto Fashion Week event in 2010. Linda was attached at the time, but the two later crossed paths when they were both single and went on what sounds like an incredible first date. “We went for hot chocolate down at the Distillery District, we went for sushi, and then she was going for a karaoke party with friends – her own thing – and I was like, ‘great, I’ll come along!’ So, I invited myself along to her karaoke party and it was meant to be ever since then.”
First comes love, then comes marriage but what about babies? The short answer is yes – “definitely at some point,” but ‘how many?’ is the bigger question. “Sixteen, I think? I want to have one for every other day of the month,” Drew teased. “I don’t know exactly, we haven’t talked [about] how many. Linda and I love kids… we’ll have a bunch of kids, a lot of little Lindas and Drews running around.”