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Zooey Deschanel screenshot from Celebrity IOU 2020

Zooey Deschanel has been making headlines recently. Not because she has a brand new TV project in the works, but because she fulfilled the dreams of many an HGTV fan who has been excited about the prospect of the New Girl actress dating a Property Brother--in this case Jonathan Scott. She recently joined Jonathan and brother Drew Scott’s crew to help out with a renovation on Celebrity IOU, and HGTV had a great response.

In the clip -- which you may already be familiar with if you caught the episode-- Zooey Deschanel reveals that “demo” is probably not her thing, but she felt like it was good to help as she was the one spearheading the Celebrity IOU project. She later gets some help from the Property Brother, who jokes, “That’s the most romantic thing we’ve ever done.” Meanwhile, HGTV shared the clip with fans online and even had a fun comment tying into her TV career as caught by Comments By Celebs.

Zooey Deschanel hasn’t been in the spotlight a ton since New Girl ended in 2018, which made the curiosity factor around her Celebrity IOU episode all the more heightened. The actress did do some voice work for Trolls World Tour, which came out earlier during the pandemic. She also appeared in a Katy Perry video, but mostly she seems to be spending plenty of time with Jonathan Scott; the two even reportedly quarantined together earlier this year.

In addition, the two have been dating since 2019 and actually have a really fun meet-cute story as well. Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott both appeared on James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke,” where they met and hit it off shortly after Deschanel’s split from her ex-husband Jacob Pechenik. The two became Instagram official in October of 2019 and the rest is, well, becoming TV history.

While there doesn’t seem to be an engagement on the horizon yet, Jonathan Scott has had some pretty nice things to say about his partner, including but not limited to, “Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything.” Scott has not been previously married, though Zooey Deschanel was married twice, once to Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Additionally, her marriage to Jacob Pechenil resulted in two children, Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf.

Meanwhile, Celebrity IOU kicked off for Jonathan and Drew Scott, debuting earlier in 2020 with a season featuring some high-profile names, including Melissa McCarthy and Brad Pitt, who brought with him some Legends of the Fall stories. It was such a success that HGTV brought the show back for Round 2 and this time around Zooey Deschanel decided to get involved.

If you missed the episode, HGTV re-airs them quite frequently, but possibly the even better news is that Season 2 of Celebrity IOU is still early in its run and there are quite a few more episodes to go as we start rolling into 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more celebrities get their hands dirty with renovations, but in the meantime, keep an eye on our 2021 winter TV schedule.

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