Paso doble double date? Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel attended the live taping of Dancing With the Stars on Monday, September 30, alongside his twin brother, Drew Scott, and Drew’s wife, Linda Phan.
The two couples were spotted at neighboring tables in the ballroom audience, with Deschanel giggling as she and Jonathan whispered back and forth. At one point during the show, “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 onlooker added that after the show wrapped, the two couples “were seen chatting on the ballroom floor. At one point, Jonathan noticed something in Zooey’s hair and reached to get it out. He had his arm around her and was holding her close. Zooey had her arm around his waist. Jonathan appeared protective over her and they looked very cozy.”
Jonathan and Drew — the 41-year-olds who have gained fame as HGTV’s Property Brothers — both have a history with DWTS. Drew competed in the ABC show’s 25th season in 2017, dancing with pro Emma Slater, and in one episode, Jonathan surprised fans by joining his realtor brother in a jive performance. Ultimately, Drew came in fourth place in the season.
Drew and Phan got engaged in December 2016 and tied the knot in May 2018, but Jonathan and Deschanel’s romance is much newer. The couple met on the set of Carpool Karaoke, as Drew documented on Instagram in August, and Us Weekly confirmed the relationship on September 14, a day after they were spotted holding hands in Silver Lake, California.
“It’s definitely special for me because I am the guy who raises the bar in what I’m looking for in a partner,” Jonathan said of the relationship in an interview with Us that same day. “I was caught a little off guard. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.”
Drew, meanwhile, is a big fan of the pairing. “[They’re] both amazing people, and I think it’s great,” the 41-year-old exclusively told Us on September 19. “It’s exciting. And it means I get to get Jon out here to spend more time with us in L.A.”
Monday’s Dancing With the Stars taping wasn’t even the first group outing for the two couples: Drew previously told Us that they all enjoy going on double dates. “We have a lot of the same interests,” he explained. “We have quirky personalities.”
With reporting by Kayley Stumpe
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.