Zooey Deschanel & Jonathan Scott ‘bonded over shared love of music’

I was pleased that so many people also thought the pairing of Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott was and is super-random. As we discussed earlier this week, Zooey and her husband Jacob Pechenik announced their separation a few weeks ago. They had been married for about five years and they have two children together, Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf. Everything seemed great between them and I really thought they made so much sense. But they fell apart and Zooey seemed to move on very quickly with Jonathan, one half of HGTV’s Property Brothers. I just have to keep repeating what we know until it makes any damn sense. People Mag has an update: Zooey and Jonathan bonded over… music. ARE THEY TWELVE?

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott‘s romance is continuing to blossom, and it all began from their shared love of music. A source tells PEOPLE that the new couple, who became fast friends last month on an episode of Carpool Karaoke, formed a close bond due to their similar interests in life.

“He makes her laugh and he’s so sweet to her,” the source says. “They bonded over shared love of music. He’s very close to his family and loves children.”

Deschanel, 39, split from her husband of four years, Jacob Pechenik, earlier this month, but the New Girl actress is “really happy and in a good place” while newly dating the Property Brothers star, 41, the source says.

“He lives in Las Vegas, so they’ve seen each other in L.A.,” says the source, who notes that Scott has not yet met Deschanel’s children with Pechenik: Elsie, 4, and Charlie, 2. Scott and Deschanel’s relationship sparked during their appearance on Carpool Karaoke, which they filmed together with their siblings. After the show, the group of four kept the party (and bonding) going when they “did karaoke together in L.A.,” the source says.

A source previously told PEOPLE that Scott’s “great sense of humor” helped draw Deschanel in during their time on Corden’s show. “They were all talented and spontaneous and they had a really fun time shooting the show,” the source said. “They became friends after and then started talking as friends and realized there was more to it. It’s still a very new relationship.”

[From People]

I mean… I could see how Jonathan seems like a sweet guy. Maybe he’s a sweet dork who understands that Zooey is a lot cooler than him. But… wow. A woman going through a separation/divorce with two small children and she’s running into a relationship with a Property Bro because they both dig music? Maybe we’re overthinking this. Maybe it’s just something fun and simple for both of them and neither of them is thinking “this is super-serious!” I hope that’s the case.

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  1. Jules says:

    Bonding over their shared love of music sounds like the new midlife crisis.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      39 isn’t midlife lol.

      • Andrea says:

        I have known several men once they hit 40/41 have a mid life crisis early. One is completely goth now: eye makeup, clothes the works. One is nonbinary using they/them plurals. One is on a health kick, weighing his food etc. One has turned vegan for no reason other than he feels fat.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Andreas Okay…so how many separated 39 year old mothers of two do you know who are having a midlife crisis??
        Also what you are describing isn’t a midlife crisis, what you are describing are perhaps men who feel like at 40 they are confident enough to be who they are and one who is conscious that he is getting older and needs to take better care of himself.

      • jenner says:

        It’s a joke, chill out over there.

      • Eliza says:

        I would argue hitting 40, or about to, causes some people’s mid life crisis… it is half way to 80 and the beginning of the mid-life phase 40-50s.

        I don’t think this is a midlife crisis. Just two twee people who think off beat music makes them soulmates

      • frankly says:

        39 isn’t midlife? How old do you think you will get to be? 39-49 is going to be midlife for most people – if they are lucky.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @frankly. I’m 39 right now lol. And according to the APA and Oxford middle age is considered to be between the ages of 45-65. And that’s because our life expectancy has increased over the decades. I have always thought of 45-50 to be middle aged.

      • Andrea says:

        Maybe perhaps it is they finally have the confidence to be who they are. The vegan though is my best friend and he began to panic about his looks now that he is separated from his wife (she cheated on him with multiple people), so at least for one of them it is a bit of omg I am almost 40, I want to be attractive to women etc. Men seem to worry about their mortality when they hit 40.

      • sammiches says:

        Middle age is 65, huh?

      • Andrea says:

        Middle age is in my opinion, 40-65, especially given how some people do not live to be 80-100 because of lifestyle, genetics, etc. My grandma lived until 97. I would say she was middle aged between 40-65. I am 38 btw.

      • Jules says:

        Omg people are really nitpicking over this. Midlife is in the range of 35-55. Ya know we don’t live forever

  2. Chaine says:

    What does that even mean? They both like playing musical instruments? Are they both like listening to music? Or that they’re into the same genre of music? And if this is all that it took to start the romance, what is her ex-husband that he evidently doesn’t share a liking for music? A plastic department store mannequin?

    • Lua says:

      It means they’re both hipsters and their mutual love for an obscure band no one else has ever heard of means they must be soulmates (eye roll)

  3. Leriel says:

    They just started dating and I am already bored.

  4. Tiffany says:

    What….is going on?

    Zooey has never been this…thirsty? Open? This is something I would expect from Jonathan because it is part of his brand but Zooey is surprising me.

    But then again, there was a random story a few weeks back before her separation announcement that she was ready to return to work.

  5. Lila says:

    Ah well, we can look forward to Zooey releasing an over-earnest ukulele album when they inevitably split.

  6. wellsie says:

    Prediction: Other sister will get with the other brother. They’ll all live together and twee-sing their hearts out for eternity.

    The brothers put out a country song once… I am unable and unwilling to believe it wasn’t a joke.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    They’ve been dating for like a second, what else would they be bonded over?? Lol. It’s a new relationship and they are just getting to know each other so it would be hard to be bonded over anything deeper at this point. That’s how relationships start: you bond over surface interests until you learn more about each other and either bond over deeper things and shared values…or you don’t. And you breakup and move on. I dont see the issue here.

    • Andrea says:

      I have a guy friend of 13 years and we recently bonded over our love for historical places, ancestry, traveling, music, and discussions of our families. It feels much deeper than we ever have spoken about before. He sends me selfies when he has visited a historical site he thinks I may like. I am 38 and he is 40, neither of us have ever been married nor have children. I hope I am not reading into it, but I think there may be something there.

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

        It sounds like you hope there is something there, so I hope there is! Keep us posted.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        That’s great! I hope it works out well for you!

      • Andrea says:

        I will keep you all posted! I do hope this is something, because I didn’t think I’d ever find someone with this many similar interests/life goals etc.

    • jenner says:

      a sense of humor does wonders for people these days.

  8. Nicole Robinson says:

    Interesting was that She & Him just posted that they are touring this holiday season. They haven’t posted anything in almost a year…

  9. Lala11_7 says:

    I’ve been with mines for almost 19 years…and MUSIC…is one of the strongest bonds that we will EVA have…and that was established the MOMENT we spoke to each other…

    So…I get it….

  10. Lolagirl says:

    I don’t know — as a person who got together with someone months after separating from my husband (and at the time had 2 small kids — now they are 2 medium sized kids 😂) — I get this. He’s pretty handsome, and frankly some people just aren’t meant to be together (kids will test the mettle of any dang relationship!). After 6 years, we just got engaged, so sometimes it works! I’m Zooey’s age ish and my partner is 8 years younger so maybe I was the one in crisis? It takes all kinds…

  11. Melbelle says:

    30+ years old musician here! It doesn’t have to be your thing, but if it is, bonding over music is the best thing ever no matter how old you are. Period.

  12. Anna says:

    The other brother is the hot one though…

  13. Case says:

    I don’t think it’s childish to bond over music. Music is deeply important to some people. So early in the relationship, of course they’d be discussing their favorite music and movies, etc. I’ve felt powerful connections with people bonding over this kind of stuff..I don’t see the problem.

  14. VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

    I am trying to figure out why a thing is being made of their thing. #snooze

  15. Ash says:

    I truly understand the bonding over music thing. However, didn’t she already bond and un-bond with Ben Gibbard over music? I think she’s a “serious relationship” hopper.

  16. Dani says:

    I need her to teach me some time management skills because between two kids, homework, home life and an actual job, I don’t have time for myself let alone the husband I still hold on to. Dang.