Zooey Deschanel has found romance once again.
The actress split from her husband of four years Jacob Pechenik earlier this year but has now been spotted out on a date with “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott, ET Canada can confirm.
HollywoodLife first broke the news with pictures of the couple headed to Little Dom’s restaurant in Silver Lake, California on Friday night.
A source told ET Canada that two met in five weeks ago while filming a “Carpool Karaoke” episode for James Corden alongside her sister Emily Deschanel. Jonathan and his brother Drew were also there and it is said the Zooey and Jonathan hit it off.
An insider told HollywoodLife, “They started out as friends. They’ve been out a few times and seem to want to keep the romance on the quieter side. 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. She’s been separated for several months from Jacob. She’s just very private. It’s still very new and she wasn’t really looking to date, but she and Jonathan hit it off unexpectedly.“
Jonathan gushed about his new “someone” during a recent interview with Us Weekly. While he didn’t name his new love, he did reveal, “I am seeing someone.”
He added, “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. I was caught a little off guard. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.”
Pechenik spoke to HollywoodLife following news of Deschanel’s new relationship.
“Yeah, everything is amicable and we have two beautiful children together. We’ve been raising them and we’re going to continue to raise them, and take great care of them. I’m happy,” he said.
As for the company the pair share, “Lettuce Grow”, Pechenik says they will continue running it together.
“[Zooey and I] haven’t had so many differences when it comes to the business, we both know what our strengths and weaknesses are and turn to each other for suggestions or advice on the other person’s expertise.”
Zooey and Jacob have two children together Elsie, 4, and Charlie, 2. Jonathan was married to longtime girlfriend Kelsy Ully in 2007. The two went their own way in 2010 and finalized their divorce down the road. He was also linked to Jacinta Kuznetsov.