Through the 1990s and 2000s, television gave rise to the celebrity chef, and in recent years, a similar spotlight has been shining on those in the realty and home renovation world. HGTV has made household names out Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop's stars, as well as Drew and Jonathan Scott, the twins that front Property Brothers and its various incarnations. Even though the siblings often play up their rivalry, they're great friends and they actually live together, strange as it may be. Here's why that living situation works, according to Drew's fiancée Linda Phan.
I can definitely see why fans would raise a questioning eyebrow upon catching wind of Drew and Jonathan Scott's living situation. Lots of people spend their youths wanting nothing more than to live in a different place than any of their family members, so making the choice to keep house with a brother, not to mention one that's also a co-worker, is a choice that millions of people would immediately turn down. But even though Drew and Jonathan have put each other through some embarrassing dares and situations in the Brother vs. Brother series and its various spinoffs, it's all in good fun and isn't enough for the brothers to want to build additional walls between one another.
It's a living situation that has been going for a while, according to the brothers' People interview, and one that continued even after Linda Phan, who is also a creative director for the siblings' production company Scott Entertainment, moved in back in 2012. What's more, Jonathan also has a girlfriend that lives in the house, Jacinta Kuznetsov, who is a development producer for Scott Entertainment. Definitely seems like there would be some uncomfortableness happening, but all involved are apparently pleased with the way things have gone, and anything that makes a work day easier is a win in my book. Still though, it has to feel like captivity at some point, right?
A change is coming, though, as Drew and Linda recently brought a house in Los Angeles that they'll presumably be living in when the brothers' many different series aren't in production. (Jonathan and Jacinta live in Toronto.) The duo do still own a house in Las Vegas together that they also frequent, and it's entirely possible that one of both of the couples will be trying to add to the population. So it's only a matter of time before we see Property Brothers: The Ultimate Nursery or Daycare Demolition or something like that.
If working with an ex while going through a divorce is something that Flip or Flop's Tarek and Christina El-Moussa can do without everything going up in flames, living with a family member doesn't seem all that tough. One has to wonder if Drew and Jonathan building their respective families will put a strain on their many projects, leading to further spinoffs with different sets of sassy twin siblings. We all know HGTV adores spinoffs.
Season 6 of Property Brothers wrapped up just two weeks ago, but we can definitely expect to see more from Drew and Jonathan Scott in the near future. (And we can also read about it, as the brothers are currently penning a memoir that's set to be released in September.) While waiting, though, head to our midseason premiere schedule and our summer TV guide to see everything else hitting the small screen soon.