After more than three years together, actress Zooey Deschanel and HGTV’s Jonathan Scott are nearing a major milestone in their relationship: they’re hosting their first Thanksgiving together. The couple have been busy preparing for the big day and say they can’t wait to finally entertain their family in their newly renovated home.
Zooey Deschanel has been planning Thanksgiving for weeks
Deschanel knows that organizing Thanksgiving is a big responsibility, but she’s still excited about her upcoming hosting duties. On November 7, 2022, the actress posted an Instagram photo of herself gorgeously dressed as a turkey and holding a clipboard.
She wrote, “I’m planning my Thanksgiving outfit… and wondering if I have this in the back of my closet somewhere.”
Diehard Deschanel’s fans recognized the photo as a throwback to one of the most popular characters she’s played: Jess on the cult-classic TV show New Girl. According to Newsweek, Five entire episodes from the show’s seven seasons were dedicated to the holiday.
While Deschanel was probably just joking about pulling the costume out of retirement, fans wouldn’t put it past her and her boyfriend to include costumes at their family reunion, given their fondness for it disguise and the The Scott family’s creative celebrations. But preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be a task big enough to focus on that first year. In an interview with Extra on November 14, while attending a Fundraiser for Baby2Babythe couple said plans for the holiday are already underway.
“I’ll cook something to eat,” Deschanel said.
“And I’m going to enjoy this good food,” Scott quipped.
“I’m making the menu right now,” Deschanel continued. “I worked on the menu. I have a small menu folder.”
When asked what kind of cocktails they will have, she said they are not part of the menu.
“I’m not a cocktail drinker,” she said. “I drink wine, but not really cocktails. I’m more of a chef than a cocktail maker.”
Scott then interjected, “I’m a hot chocolate guy,” and Deschanel added, “With marshmallows, right?”
When Extra’s Jenn Lahmers suggested a hot toddy — a popular cold-weather drink made with hot water, whiskey, honey and lemon — Scott shook his head.
“No, I’m a hot chocolate guy,” he repeated. “You are a wild animal, I can see that. We keep it pretty cool.”
Jonathan Scott can’t wait to entertain at the newly renovated home
While speaking to Extra about their plans for Thanksgiving, Scott said that after two years of renovating the Los Angeles home he and Deschanel bought together, he can’t wait to support their families — including his twin brother Drew with them his wife Linda and their baby Parker – because this is the most important part of the holiday for them.
“It will be nice to spend some family time. That’s the most important thing for us,” he said. “Our family has hosted us for years. We finally finished our renovation so it’s nice that we can accommodate everyone else.”
“We love to entertain,” he continued. “We just didn’t have a chance to do it.”
According to Heavy’s property records, the couple purchased the 6,300-square-foot home in upscale Brentwood for $9.5 million in July 2020 and spent two years undertaking major renovations. In which Winter 2022 edition from Drew + Jonathan Reveal Magazine, which just published its latest issue, Scott shared how they fell in love with the 1938 Georgian-style home designed by renowned Californian architect Gerard Colcord.
He also shared that Deschanel’s children, seven-year-old Elsie and five-year-old Charlie, who she shares with ex-husband Jacob Pechenik, gave the house a nickname when they first saw it.
“As we pulled up the driveway, it just seemed…magical,” Scott wrote. “It sat on just over an acre and looked like a park with its lush lawn and massive California plane trees. So when we first brought the kids to the property, they called it Park House. And you know what happens when you name something, whether it’s a mangy stray dog or a beautiful home of your dreams? you keep it Next thing you know, Zooey and I owned the Park House.”
On July 18, Scott a 13 minute video on Instagram about the renovated spaces they’ve created in the house specifically for entertaining, including a glass atrium and kitchen with green cabinets and what Scott called “the largest island ever built.”
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