Although the news of Zooey Deschanel’s divorce just broke, the celebrity is already dating someone new- and that special someone is ‘Property Brothers’ star Jonathan Scott.
Zooey and Jonathan were photographed holding hands as they arrived at Little Dom’s restaurant in Silver Lake, California Friday evening. Sources say the new couple were cuddly the entire evening and seemed to greatly enjoy each other’s company.
“Zooey and Jonathan kept looking at each other and smiling and sat closely, cuddling constantly throughout their meal. They looked very happy and casual,” an onlooker told Hollywood Life. “They seemed giddy about one another and held hands as they arrived and whispered to each other often. It was really sweet. They sat next to one another at a booth near a window,” the source added. “Zooey looked beautiful. You could tell they just wanted to be totally normal and low key as they dined at Little Dom’s in Silverlake.”
The publication reports Zooey and Jonathan first met while filming a segment for James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. Both of their siblings, Emily Deschanel and Drew Scott, were also in attendance.
Sources say the two hit it off instantly, though they were just friends at first. "They started out as friends,” a different source told Hollywood Life. “They’ve been out a few times and seem to want to keep the romance on the quieter side. It’s pretty new still.
However, it sounds like the celebrities’ travel schedule may become a problem. “They seem to like each other a lot and Jonathan travels a lot, but they see one another when they can,” the insider explained. “They both seem pretty happy and into it so far. It’s still very, very new.”
The insider also says the romance has taken Zooey by surprise, as she wasn’t expecting to get into a relationship so quickly after her separation. “She’s been separated for several months from Jacob. She’s just very private. It’s still very new and she wasn’t really looking to date, but she and Jonathan hit it off unexpectedly,” they continued.
Earlier this month, representatives for the actress confirmed she was splitting with Jacob Pechenik after four years of marriage. The former couple share two children together: 4-year old Elsie Otter and 2-year old Charlie Wolf. The notoriously private couple has yet to give a reason for their split, but their reps ask for privacy during the difficult time.