Zooey Deschanel Says She’s ‘Lucky’ to Have Jonathan, Reveals Why They Work


Perfect match! Zooey Deschanel opened up about her relationship with Jonathan Scott, completely telling Us Weekly why it’s so particular.

“I just think Jonathan is just the nicest person in the world,” Deschanel, 41, mentioned whereas selling her new sequence The Celebrity Dating Game, which she hosts alongside Michael Bolton. “So, I’m just really lucky. I just try to be as nice back as, you know, he is. And it works.”

The New Girl alum, who can be an govt producer on the ABC recreation present, famous that if she have been single, she wouldn’t compete on a relationship recreation. She does, nonetheless, “love that everybody is doing it” and discovering a spot to “shine” in a special area.

Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel on the premiere of ‘Emma’ at DGA Theater on February 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

“I have the best boyfriend in the world, so I don’t even think about doing something like that,” Deschanel mentioned, including that she doesn’t even “remember any dates before Jonathan!”

The Almost Famous actress, who has been seeing the Property Brothers star, 43, since 2019, joked that the couple did commerce just a few tips and suggestions forward of her internet hosting gig.

“There’s more overlap with my music career because I do a lot of talking, you know, on stage and I like live performing. It’s a lot of reading, you know, so you just have to get really good at just reading fast,” she defined. “We have our own styles. It’s funny. Jonathan, like, he’ll get on stage and he just commands a stage. For me, I think I like to sneak up [on the audience] and then you’re, like, ‘Oh, she’s on stage.’ Kind of sneak around.”

Us confirmed in September 2019 that the Elf actress and the HGTV star have been relationship after assembly on the set of Carpool Karaoke, shortly after Deschanel break up from her husband of 4 years, Jacob Pechenik. The former spouses share daughter Elsie Otter, 5, and son Charlie Wolf, 4.

“Jonathan and Zooey had instant chemistry when they met on set,” an insider advised Us on the time. “They’ve bonded over their love of music, film, theatre and Christmas carols.”

The new couple grew to become Instagram official the next month and have since put their love on show by way of social media. They have additionally celebrated a number of holidays with each other and quarantined collectively amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Zooey Deschanel Reveals Why Her Relationship With Jonathan Scott Works So Well

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott.
Courtesy Jonathan Scott/Instagram

Although Deschanel is taken, she advised Us why now could be the proper time for different celebrities to seek out love on the revived Celebrity Dating Game, which originated within the 1960s.

“This show to me, it was so much fun to shoot and felt like such an amazing respite from, like, all the heaviness of the last year. It was just a tough year for a lot of people — for pretty much everybody — in different ways, like, and different magnitudes. But this felt like the thing I want to give everybody, that’s just fun,” the 500 Days of Summer actress defined. “That’s fluffy and fun and silly and funny. And just watching people flirt. I had so much fun just being, you know, the fly on the wall, the host. It was so much fun. And I felt like this is the right time for this, because people are going to want to just sit down for a half an hour and binge-watch a couple of these episodes.”

The Celebrity Dating Game premieres on ABC Monday, June 14, at 10 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Mandie DeCamp

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