Jonathan Scott's Dating History: From Jacinta Kuznetsov to Zooey Deschanel

The HGTV star was married once before to Kelsy Ully and has been romantically linked to actress Zooey Deschanel since 2019

Jonathan Scott, who stars alongside his twin Drew on Property Brothers, always keeps himself busy.

Whether remodeling neglected homes or spawning several spin-offs of their beloved HGTV series, Scott has a pretty active schedule in which he always leaves some room for love.

The famous contractor has been romantically linked to New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel since 2019, and in August 2022, the couple celebrated their three-year anniversary.

However, Scott was married once before and in another long-term relationship before his relationship with Deschanel.

Here's a look back at Jonathan Scott's dating history.

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Kelsy Ully

Scott met Ully, an airline-crew scheduler, in 2007 and moved from his home in Canada to Las Vegas to be with her. After a whirlwind romance, the pair married that same year. Sadly, the union wasn't meant to be, and they split after just two years together.

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"We were young, and there was a rush going into it," Scott told PEOPLE in March 2017. "She wanted to get married on 07/07/07 ... so it wasn't something that naturally happened."

Unfortunately, the lucky date didn't influence the relationship. But, Scott noted, the challenging times taught him some important life lessons: "I think that one of the biggest things I learned is that you can have two good people who are just not good for each other."

It's a piece of advice he said he has also given to friends "who are having difficult situations" — and one he could hopefully heed.

Although his heartbreak was hard, he still found a way to come back from it.

"I'm the emotional one between me and Drew, so when I give myself to something, I give it 100 percent," he said. "Anyone in a long-term relationship knows how hard that is. After that, I felt defeated, but I learned a lot."

Looking back, he noted, "I'm glad that we found that out early. You know, we didn't have kids or anything. And it really helped me understand what I wanted in a relationship."

"Being married was a huge part of my life," he later said in a September 2017 issue of PEOPLE. "I spent six-and-a-half years with someone, and it didn't work. Anyone in a long-term relationship knows how hard that is."

Jacinta Kuznetsov

Scott and Kuznetsov first met at a charity gala in 2015. He recalled to PEOPLE that their first date was a little awkward, with Scott ending the night early after the conversation veered off track. But after giving it another go the next day, "It turned out to be the beginning of something truly special," he said.

When Scott was with Kuznetsov, he told PEOPLE in 2017, "I don't think I could enjoy what I have today with Jacinta if I hadn't gone through a failed marriage."

The two lived together between Las Vegas and Toronto and had started to look for a home in New York City.

"We definitely want to get married and have kids, but we're just finding joy in our relationship and still learning about each other as well," Scott said in 2017. "We've only been dating a year and a half, but I don't think we'll wait seven years like Drew did before we decide what we're going to do."

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However, in 2018, a representative for Scott confirmed to PEOPLE that he and Kuznetsov split. Scott also announced the separation from Kuznetsov in now-deleted posts on Instagram and Twitter.

"When I met Jacinta in the fall of 2015, I met somebody kind and courageous and a champion for human/animal rights," he wrote. "We grew to respect each other fiercely and know that will remain unchanged for the rest of our lives."

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He continued, "Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths and those paths aren't always in the same direction. There's no drama or negativity; no jealousy or hate. Not even sadness or sorrow. Our memories are filled with joy and we will continue to advocate for each other as friends wherever we go."

Kuznetsov shared Scott's tweet with praying hands and heart emojis. She shared her own message on Instagram with a photo of Scott dressed as The Grinch.

"An abundance of love for J has been a beautiful and rewarding time of my life. However, life is funny and sometimes chapters change and this one has. We have deep love and respect for one another but have gone separate ways," she wrote.

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The TV personality is used to being the single Scott brother. Drew has been married to wife Linda Phan since 2018.

After Scott's first marriage ended, he often found himself third-wheeling with the couple. He also continued to live with Drew after Phan moved into the brothers' Las Vegas home in 2012.

He was, however, happy to settle down and was hoping to start a family. With Kuznetsov by his side in May 2017, he told PEOPLE, "If I had to picture what a joyous life is, it would be working with my family [and] having a beautiful partner who supports me and has her own passions."

Zooey Deschanel

In 2019, a year after his split with Kuznetsov, Scott met Deschanel while filming a Carpool Karaoke segment alongside their famous siblings. (The couple returned to the show three years later to relive their first encounter.)

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott at the 2022 Baby2Baby Gala held at Pacific Design Center on November 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)
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The lovebirds purchased their "forever home" in 2021, and it took a year to fully renovate the property. They celebrated their first Thanksgiving in their new home in 2022. Scott captured the event in an Instagram post, writing that he was "thankful for so much," including Deschanel.

In August 2022, the couple enjoyed a vacation in Wyoming with Deschanel's kids to mark their three-year anniversary. Deschanel has also called Scott an "amazing stepdad" to her son Charlie Wolf and daughter Elsie Otter, whom she shares with ex-husband Jacob Pechenik, and the couple even hangs out with Pechenik from time to time.

In addition to celebrating the holiday season in their newly-renovated home, the couple also brought the Christmas cheer to the White House in December 2022. The pair hosted HGTV's White House Christmas special on Dec. 11 alongside First Lady Jill Biden.

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