Update: Jonathan Scott is rumored to be dating actress Zooey Deschanel. The pair were spotted holding hands en route to dinner in Silver Lake, California. She most recently split with Jacob Pechenik, with whom she shares two children.
Though many of us watch the Property Brothers for the home improvement tips, budgeting, and heartwarming stories about families finding their perfect house, behind the screen, the twins’ personal lives have become front and center. Drew recently got married to long-time love, Linda Phan, in a beautiful Italian wedding.
But brother Jonathan knows a lot about heartbreak in the midst of his brother’s happily ever after. Because believe it or not, Jonathan was married before. But who is Jonathan Scott’s ex-wife?
Back in the summer of 2007, he married Kelsy Ully, a crew scheduler for an airline. He moved from Canada to Las Vegas to be with her, but as he explained in his memoir, It Takes Two: Our Story, her job at a day club eventually led to their marriage dissolving.
They were married for two years and together for more than seven, making their divorce even more difficult for the contractor. He fell into a depression shortly after their split, in the midst of filming the first season of Property Brothers.
Apparently, Jonathan found out from Facebook that his marriage was over. Ully had deleted all traces of him from her profile, and changed her relationship status from married to blank.
Making matters worse, the exes then spent four years battling in court over, of all things, their home. Jonathan’s mother had drawn up a legal document, which Ully alleges she signed under “duress and harassment.” The document related to the sale of their home in Canada. In the end, the document was upheld by the court.
When asked why their marriage ended, Jonathan had a very good reason: “We were young, and there was a rush going into it... She wanted to get married on 07/07/07, so it wasn’t something that naturally happened.”
And despite their hostile divorce, he doesn’t hold resentment. “The split isn’t something I dwell on anymore, but for one too-long, too-dark period of my life, that’s practically all I did. It shook me right to my core,” he said.
Luckily, Jonathan learned a thing or two from his heartbreak. “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. 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. I don’t think I would be in the position where I am now if I didn’t have the experiences I’ve had the past,” he said.
He should heed this advice now more than ever, especially in the midst of his recent split from his girlfriend, Jacinta Kuznetsov, a development producer at the Scott twins’ production company, Scott Brothers Entertainment.
After meeting at a charity gala in 2015, their romance developed into something special. Unfortunately, the two decided to mututally break up and have nothing but good things to say about one another.
We hope Jonathan can pull himself back up and find true love. It’s the least he deserves.
Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.