They met in August 2019 and sparks immediately flew.
And on Sunday, Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott paid sweet tribute to each other as they welcomed the start of the new year on their Instagrams.
‘My 2020 MVP was this guy, who always made me feel happy in spite of a weird and uncertain year,’ Deschanel, 40, wrote alongside two photos of the couple hugging. ‘Hoping 2021 is full of silver linings for everyone.’
In love: Zooey Deschanel paid sweet tribute to boyfriend Jonathan Scott on Sunday, calling him ‘My 2020 MVP’ in an Instagram post. The couple started dating in August 2019
Scott, 42, posted the same two snaps and shared: ‘I’m dedicating this year to love, happiness and the pursuit of helping others. I feel like I’ve got a good jumpstart on the love part.’
The actress and the Property Brothers reality star met while filming a Carpool Karaoke segment.
Shortly afterwards, Deschanel announced she had split from her husband of four years Jacob Pechenik with whom she shares two young children.
She and Scott confirmed their relationship in September 2019 and Deschanel’s divorce was finalized this past June.
Cute: Scott, 42, posted the same snaps and shared:’I’m dedicating this year to love, happiness and the pursuit of helping others. I feel like I’ve got a good jumpstart on the love part’
After news of their romance broke, Scott told DailyMail.com that there was instant chemistry between himself and the New Girl star.
‘It was, not gonna lie, it was simultaneous sparks. It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and it was pretty special,’ he explained.
Back in November, the Canadian shot down rumors that he and the actress were engaged.
‘I’m pretty confident that I will ask my girlfriend to marry me before I tell a reporter,’ he joked during a SiriusXM interview.
Couple: Deschanel, 40, went public with her romance with the Canadian reality star, 44, in September 2019 after filing for divorce from husband Jacob Pechenik
Double success: Jonathan and his identical twin brother Drew found fame with their HGVT house-flipping show Property Brothers