How The Other Property Brother Felt When Zooey Deschanel Showed Up To Help On Hit HGTV Series Celebrity IOU

Property Brothers stars Drew and Jonathan Scott have already changed up their television presence with their recent hit series Celebrity IOU, but a recent twist in the concept made it all that much deeper. The two welcomed Jonathan's famous girlfriend Zooey Deschanel on the program, as she played the celebrity ready to lend a hand to a friend in need.

It was an unprecedented episode of Celebrity IOU, as never before had the brothers welcomed a celebrity with quite that level of connection to their family. It also changed the dynamic of the episode, as Drew Scott explained how he felt tagging along with his brother and girlfriend on an episode of their shared series:

I kind of felt like I was third-wheeling on that entire renovation! Linda and I, we’re both really happy to see Jonathan happy.

Drew Scott played the third wheel in the Celebrity IOU episode, but it's fair to say it was a long time coming considering Jonathan Scott was a third-wheel to Drew and his wife Linda until he got together with Zooey Deschanel. Drew told People that having celebrities on the program is typically interesting because they get to see a side of a celebrity they wouldn't typically see and that it was interesting with the added dimension that he already knew Deschanel.

Jonathan Scott has been dating Zooey Deschanel for a little over a year after the two first met while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke. The two have had a well-documented romance ever since. For now, the two are happy together, and just seem to be enjoying the year that they've spent as a couple.

Jonathan Scott was married before to a woman named Kelsy Ully, but the two divorced in 2013. The divorce led to a legal dispute between the two, which dragged on for years to the point that the fallout of the marriage outlasted the time they were married. As for Zooey Deschanel, she divorced from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2012, and her second husband Jacob Pechenik filed for divorce not long after Deschanel and Scott went public with their relationship. Pechenik and Deschanel finalized their divorce back in June of 2020.

To get back to the episode, Zooey Deschanel's appearance on Celebrity IOU was so the actress could reward her best friend with a new renovation. Though the actress didn't necessarily like the noise and work associated with renovating a home, she did enjoy doing something for her friend who was studying to be a therapist.

Celebrity IOU airs on HGTV Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more on the series, and for the latest news happening in television and movies.

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