From 'Longest First Date Ever' to Planning for 'I Do': A Detailed Timeline of Drew Scott and Linda Phan's Romance
Drew Scott and Linda Phan's First Meeting - 2010
Drew Scott and Linda Phan first crossed paths during a Toronto Fashion Week event in 2010 where Phan was dressed as the “fashion police.” “She was wearing a big cop badge and giving out tickets for ‘bad fashion,’” Scott tells PEOPLE. “I saw her and thought, ‘Oh, she’s attractive!’ She also had this great personality.”
Singing Through the First Date - 2010
They exchanged numbers and a few months later decided to meet up, an event which Phan describes as “the longest first date ever.” After eating sushi and stopping for hot chocolate, Scott innocently (and unwarrantedly) invited himself along to a karaoke party that Phan was to attend. Although she was surprised at his persistence, it paid off the moment “he picked up the microphone.”
Becoming Coworkers and Roomies - 2012
Phan soon went to work for Drew and twin brother Jonathan’s production company, Scott Brothers Entertainment, and now serves as the creative director. In 2012, she moved in with the HGTV stars in their Las Vegas pad. “People were always like, ‘Isn’t that weird?’ But there’s an ease to it,” Phan tells PEOPLE. “You wake up and you go to work. It’s nice and really convenient to be able to have meetings with the people you live with.”
Making It Official - 2016
After six years of dating, Scott popped the question with an elaborate proposal at Toronto’s Piano Piano restaurant. A Dr. Seuss cake, a recording of the Property Brothers star singing Train’s “Marry Me,” a surprise after party and, of course, a custom ring were all included. “I’ve never met another woman like her, and once you do, you want to be with her forever,” he tells PEOPLE.
Planning the Wedding - 2017
Although the couple has yet to announce a wedding date, they have shared some details of their upcoming nuptials, including Phan’s bridesmaids count (14!), possible destination plans (Scotland, perhaps?) and co-best men (both Jonathan and their brother J.D. will hold the title). “I want both of my brothers to be there,” Drew says.
Buying Their 'Honeymoon House' - 2017
Moving Into Their Dream House - 2017
Drew and Linda made over every square inch of the 5-bedroom, 4-bath home — and even added a few new ones. With help from contractor Jonathan, they tackled every imaginable decor faux-pas, from “shag carpet no one even wanted to touch,” to poodle wallpaper, says Drew. The pair are thrilled with the sophisticated final result. “It feels like we’re on a honeymoon staycation—and the wedding hasn’t even happened yet!" Drew told HGTV Magazine.