‘New Girl', star Zooey Deschanel and her partner, Jonathan Scott, shared during the Environmental Media Association Award with PEOPLE that the couple strengthened their relationship during the pandemic. The couple met in August 2019 while filming a sibling-themed episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series". Jonathan Scott, his twin brother Drew Scott, Zooey Deschanel, and their sister Emily Deschanel appeared in the episode.
Zooey told the PEOPLE that Scott is the kindest person she knows, stating the cute gestures he does. She added, "He does so many kind things for me that it's hard to pick. But he is really sweet to my parents, and whenever they have any kind of thing that needs fixing, he just goes over and fixes it for them, so he takes care of my parents". Scott said that he does not mind being called for repairing household work at Zooey's parents' house.
Jonathan Scott told Access in April 2020 that the couple had instant chemistry and had been head over heels in love. The couple made their relationship official in October and in November made their red carpet debut at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in Brooklyn, New York, where Jonathan Scott hosted the awards show.
"Yes, it is our first red carpet together, because she is also a huge advocate for independent films and documentary films as well. So, for us to come and be able to support this is very important", he told the PEOPLE. The couple attended a family wedding and celebrated Thanksgiving together. Scott tweeted, "I am beyond thankful to be surrounded by such incredibly fun-loving people & puppies. You bring joy to my life. I love you."
Zooey and Jonathan spent their quarantine (pandemic) having plenty of time together at home with Zooey’s kids, Charlie Wolf, 4, and Elise Otter, 6. She explained that she loved the time she got with her partner and kids. "When COVID first started, I was like, 'OK, we have trampoline time and movie time,", she added further. "Look at it this way, I'm stuck with someone who I'm madly in love with who is an amazing chef", added Scott.
Jonathan also shared with PEOPLE his dynamic was different from anything he had experienced before. He explained, "I discovered, having been in other relationships in the past, this was the very first time I noticed that all the love and effort and the things I was doing were being reciprocated. And I was like, 'what?' So I think I'll hold onto this one."
Zooey also met Scott’s parents on Zoom and learned his father’s favorite song ‘Danny Boy’ and sand it for him during the call. "I could see the tears welling up in my dad's eyes," Scott said, "and I knew she was in." Zooey also took to her social media to share pictures of her man on his birthday with a mushy caption, "Happy birthday to my kind, sweet, wonderful, hilarious, clever, generous, caring, handsome gentleman who sometimes orders pizza and grilled cheese at one meal. I love you always and in all ways. I don’t want to sound sappy or hyperbolic, but the simple truth is: I’m the luckiest girl in the world. "
Zooey currently hosts ABC's The Celebrity Dating Game with Michael Bolton, who also parses Jonathan Scott’s passion for environmental activism. Zooey Deschanel previously married Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and producer Jacob Pechenik, with whom she has two children. She announced her split from the latter in 2019. Jonathan Scott was also previously married to Kelsy Ully. The former couple got married in 2007 and split in 2010.