As Zooey Deschanel Y jacob pechenik left him, they have remained engaged with their children, sharing rare glimpses of their blended family, which also includes the new girl alum’s Boyfriend, jonathan scott.
Deschanel and Pechenik went public with their romance in 2014, exchanging vows in August 2015. They welcomed daughter Elsie Otter in July 2015 and son Charlie Wolf in May 2017.
“Nothing can really prepare you for that because you never have a day again where you don’t think of your kids first,” the actress exclusively said. us weekly in September 2017. “At least for me, that’s what I think first thing in the morning. Like, ‘How are the kids? What do you need?’ That’s my first thought when I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. I am always thinking of them. … You don’t realize what kind of selfish existence you live in until you have children.”
The duo announced their breakup in September 2019.
“After much discussion and a long period of contemplation, we have decided that we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners,” the former couple said in a joint statement. “We remain committed to our business, our values and, above all, to our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”
that same month, U.S broke the news that Deschanel had started dating Scott. Pechenik, for his part, had nothing but good things to say about his ex moving on from the start.
“Everything is friendly and we have beautiful children together who are like that because we were the parents,” he said. U.S in September 2019. “We have been raising them and we are going to continue raising them and taking great care of them.”
The ex-spouses, who finalized their divorce in June 2020, continued to share their company, Lettuce Grow, a subscription service for growing vegetables, after the split.
“[We] I haven’t really had that many differences,” Pechenik added about the business. “I think we both know what our strengths and weaknesses are and then we look to each other for suggestions or advice based on each other’s experience.”
Scott, for his part, took on the role of “insta-dad” after meeting Deschanel.
“Family is very important to us and we have two children,” said the property brothers the star told Entertainment Tonight in August 2022. “They come all the time with the nephews, the nieces, and everyone’s friends, they all play together. I can imagine myself as Parker [twin Drew Scott’s son with his wife, Linda Phan] grows old, it’s going to be one big happy family.”
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