From ‘Carpool Karaoke’ To A Scottish Proposal: Zooey Deschanel And Jonathan Scott’s Complete Love Story

Wedding bells are ringing.

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott are engaged after four years of dating. Jonathan popped the question to Zooey on a family trip to Scotland, with Deschanel’s two children, Elsie, 8, and Charlie, 6, also taking part in the important moment.

Jonathon, who is best known for his role on Property Brothers met New Girl star, Zooey during an episode of Carpool Karaoke.

Now that the couple is officially engaged, we can’t help but take a look back at their sweet love story

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott’s Relationship Timeline 

August 2019 

It all began during a 2019 episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, when the Deschanel sisters (Zooey and Bones star, Emily Deschanel) joined the Property Brothers (Jonathan and his twin, Drew) in the car. 

According to People, the group of four continued the fun after filming the episode by heading out to a karaoke bar in LA.

“They were all talented and spontaneous and they had a really fun time shooting the show,” a source told People. “They became friends after and then started talking as friends and realized there was more to it.”

In 2020, Jonathan admitted on an episode of Drew and Linda’s podcast At Home, that he had been “flirting so hard” with Zooey during the Carpool Karaoke episode that “the show’s producer had to cut a bunch of it out.” 

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Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott met on an episode of ‘Carpool Karaoke’. (Credit: Youtube)

September 2019 

Zooey and Jonathan were spotted on a double date with Jonathan’s twin brother Drew and his wife Linda Phan, when the group attended a live taping of Dancing With the Stars

A source told Us Magazine that the couple looked “very comfortable together” and at one point, “Jonathan moved his chair closer to Zooey and put his arm around her as he whispered closely in her ear.” 

Later, a source revealed that the pair experienced “instant chemistry” when they met and bonded over their mutual interests of “music, film, theatre—and Christmas carols.” 

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Zooey and Jonathan watch Dancing With The Stars in 2019. (Credit: Getty)

October 2019 

The couple confirmed their relationship on Instagram the following month, when they posted a picture from another double date with Drew and Linda. The photo shows Jonathan holding Zooey in his arms. 

Zooey posted this picture on Instagram in October 2019. (Credit: Instagram)

November 2019 

Jonathan posted a sweet picture of the couple on Twitter for Thanksgiving in 2019, with the caption: “I am beyond thankful to be surrounded by such incredibly fun loving people & puppies. You bring joy to my life. I love you.”

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Jonathan posted this sweet photo to Instagram in 2019. (Credit: Instagram)

January 2020

Jonathan made an Instagram tribute to his girlfriend for her 40th birthday, writing “Happy Birthday to the beautiful human who brought joy & laughter back into my life ❤️🎉.” 

The New Girl star quickly commented back,  “I’m the luckiest girl 😘❤️.”

Jonathan posted this cute Instagram tribute for Zooey’s birthday. (Credit: Instagram)

March 2020

The couple proved they were strong enough to survive coronavirus quarantine together, when Zooey posted a picture of their board game set-up to Instagram.

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Zooey and Jonathan during lock-down in March 2020. (Credit: Instagram)

April 2020 

It was Zooey’s turn to post a birthday tribute to Jonathan, in honour of his 42nd birthday, when she wrote, “This amazing person makes me truly happy every single day and fills my life with love and joy. You are one of a kind wonderful. So happy I get to make your birthday cake.”

Zooey and Jonathan at Disneyland. (Credit: Getty)

May 2020 

The couple buy a house together. In a 2022 issue of Drew + Jonathan Reveal, Jonathan spoke about the property for the first time, explaining “When we first brought [Zooey’s] kids by the property, they dubbed it the Park House. And you know what happens when you name something, whether it’s a mangy stray dog or a beautiful home of your dreams? You keep it. The next thing you know, Zooey and I owned the Park House.”

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Jonathan and Zooey bought their first home together in 2020. (Credit: Getty)

August 2020

The couple celebrate their first anniversary with a sweet video made by Jonathan of their time together. He captioned the post, “Who would’ve known that exactly one year ago my life would change forever. When I count my blessings, I count you twice.”

Zooey also made an Instagram post with a carousel on images, where she wrote, “One year ago today I met this kind, caring, hilarious, generous, creative, nerdy, handsome and all around incredible human. I am so grateful for every smile, kiss, hug, snuggle, laugh, scrabble game, escape room, breakfast, lunch and dinner we share together. Even during the weirdest year for humanity I want a million billion more with you.” 

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Zooey and Jonathan. (Credit: Instagram.)

November 2020 

After being asked about engagement rumours on the SiriusXM’s The Covino & Rich Show, Jonathan said, “I’m pretty confident that I will ask my girlfriend to marry me before I tell a reporter.” 

Engagement rumours started circulating in 2020. (Credit: Getty)

January 2021 

The couple rang in the New Year together, which Zooey commemorated by posting a sweet tribute on Instagram with the caption, “My 2020 MVP was this guy, who always made me feel happy in spite of a weird and uncertain year. Hoping 2021 is full of silver linings for everyone.” 

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Zooey and Jonathan in 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

July 2021 

The couple share a romantic weekend away together in San Francisco, which Jonathan posted about on Instagram with the caption, “What a wonderful adventure to #sanfrancisco this weekend with my love. From steep romantic strolls and yummy food to an excessive amount of escape rooms (3 for 3). Safe to say … it was awesome. We make a great team @zooeydeschanel .” 

The couple in 2021. (Credit: Getty)

November 2021 

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Zooey commented on her boyfriend being a twin, explaining, “To me, they don’t look alike at all. And their personalities are so different. So, like, to me, they just don’t look alike.”

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Zooey doesn’t get confused between Jonathan and his twin. (Credit: Getty)

March 2022 

The couple attend the Vanity Fair Oscars party together. To celebrate, Jonathan posted a picture of the pair on Instagram with the caption, “You’ve affectionately held my heart for almost 3 years, the least I could do is hold your train for 3 hours. You looked beautiful as always.”

Jonathan and Zooey attended the Oscars in 2022. (Credit: Getty)

June 2022

Zooey posted a picture of Jonathan alongside her ex-husband Jacob Pechenik, with the caption, “So thankful my kids have these two awesome guys in their lives: @jonathanscott and their dad @jacobpechenik.” 

Zooey and Jonathan co-parent with Zooey’s ex-husband. (Credit: Instagram)

November 2022

The couple share their plans for Christmas, explaining that it will be the first Christmas spent in their newly renovated home. 

“We have a lot of people [coming] who have hosted holidays for many years and do it well. … The bar is high!” Zooey told Entertainment Tonight

Zooey and Jonathan in 2022. (Credit: Getty)

August 2023 

Jonathan proposes to Zooey during a family trip to Scotland and she says yes. The couple share their excitement with a photo posted on Instagram with the caption, “forever starts now.” 

Zooey and Jonathan share their engagement excitement. (Credit: Getty)

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