If you’ve ever watched an episode of Dancing With the Stars, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of famous faces in the audience, cheering on the contestants (like Bobby Berk for his Queer Eye bestie, Karamo Brown), or former contestants simply taking in the current roster of celebs.
Monday night’s live taping was no different — but it was a little surprising. To the right of Berk were Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott. If you recall, Drew (the real estate agent) competed in Season 25 with pro Emma Slater, and in one episode he even brought Jonathan (the contractor) onto the ballroom floor where they performed a nifty little jive. But along with Drew and Jonathan were their ladies — Drew’s wife, Linda Phan, and Jonathan’s new girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel. And if you’re still reeling at this blossoming relationship, you’re not not alone. But Jonathan and Zooey wanted everyone to know they’re still in a happy place — maybe more than ever before. As they sat at one of the tables along the edge of the ballroom, they were as close as two people could be. “Jonathan moved his chair closer to Zooey and put his arm around her as he whispered closely in her ear,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly. “They appeared very comfortable together and looked sweet.”
The couple met while filming Carpool Karaoke in August with their respective siblings, Drew and actress Emily Deschanel, and confirmed their relationship a month later. “It’s definitely special for me because I am the guy who raises the bar in what I’m looking for in a partner,” Scott told Us. “I was caught a little off guard. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.”
— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) October 1, 2019
Since going public with their romance, they’ve managed to keep things fairly private. They’re not flaunting their relationship on social media, and haven’t spent much time talking about their relationship publicly — though Drew weighed in, confirming his brother’s happiness with Zooey, telling Us, “[They’re] both amazing people, and I think it’s great. It’s exciting. And it means I get to get Jon out here to spend more time with us in L.A.”
Drew also revealed they go on double dates often as they “have a lot of the same interests” and “quirky personalities.” And clearly Jonathan, Zooey, Drew and Linda all dig dance competitions. Because who doesn’t?
Speaking of, while two couples were revealed to be in the bottom two, there was no elimination as Ray Lewis and Cheryl Burke were forced to withdraw from the competition after the former NFL-er tore three tendons in his foot. As for the Property bro and New Girl? They’re welcome back in the ballroom anytime. Maybe even make it a double date. Because it’s clear they’ve got the moves.