Jonathan Scott is the “bonus dad” of Zooey Deschanel’s 2 kids

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott. MattBaron/Shutterstock

All in the family! Shortly thereafter Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel fell in love, he was thrust into a brand new world – parenthood.

“Family is very important to us and we have two children,” he said property brothers Stern, 44, tells entertainment tonight on Wednesday 3 August in relation to Deschanel’s two children. “They come over all the time with the nephews, the nieces and all the friends – they all play together. I can imagine myself as a Parker [twin Drew Scott’s son with his wife, Linda Phan] gets older it will be one big happy family.”

Jonathan and the new girl Alum, 42, publicly debuted their romance in October 2019 after meeting on the set of Carpool Karaoke alongside their respective siblings: Drew, 44, and Emily Deschanel. The Canadian native has since become a ‘bonus dad’ to Elsie, 7, and Charlie, 5 – who Zooey shares with her ex-husband Jacob Petschenik — having previously felt fatherhood was in his future.

“We shot one of our shows in Toronto and wrapped up filming and threw a party for our entire crew,” he recalled ET On Wednesday. “We had a tarot card reader at this party that we were like, ‘This is going to be fun. Everyone will enjoy it.’”

He continued, “When she was making my cards, she was like, ‘Ah, yeah. You’ll be a father within a year.’ And I’m like ‘[You’re] Some important information is missing, because’ [because] I wasn’t dating anyone at the time. Three months later I met Zooey. We then started dating, never thought about it until all of a sudden — I was the Insta dad.

That (500 days of summer The actress gushed in a joint Father’s Day tribute to Jonathan and Pechenik, 50, earlier this year.

“So thankful my kids have these two amazing guys in their lives: @jonathanscott and their dad @jacobpechenik,” Zooey captioned a rare family photo of her daughter and son with the film producer and Jonathan in June.

That Eleven Star and the Texas native were married for almost four years and welcomed Elsie and Charlie in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Us weekly confirmed in September 2019 that the couple were separating before their divorce was finalized almost a year later.

“After much discussion and a long time of reflection, we decided that we were better off as friends, business partners and co-parents than as life partners,” the ex-partners said Us in a statement at the time. “We remain committed to our business, our values, and most importantly, our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

After their split, Zooey moved on with the HGTV personality. As their romance blossomed, they even built their “dream home” in California.

“I just think Jonathan is just the nicest person in the world,” the actress said exclusively Us in June 2021. “Well, I’m really lucky. I’m just trying to be as nice as he is. And it works. … I have the best friend in the world!”

Aside from helping his mistress’ two children, Jonathan also hopes to be the “cool” uncle to his brothers’ little ones.

“When [Parker] gets a bit older, I’ll spoil the kid”. It takes two Co-author jokingly told ET of Drew’s little one who was born in June. “[I’ll] Get him all hopped on sugar [and] sends him home. It will be great.”

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