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Jonathan Scott Biography – Childhood, Family & Relationships

Jonathan Scott Biography

Jonathan Scott came into the spotlight after the success of the reality TV series Property Brothers. He and his brother Drew Scott’s rise to fame due to their real estate-related show and has now launched the Property Brothers franchise. Moreover, Scott has since furthered their career by launching new business ventures and even publishing books and memoirs.

Well, having established a massive business empire has helped Jonathan earn the attention of people around the world. But besides his career and success, people have shown interest in his personal side. Therefore in this biography, we will take a look at Scott’s family, childhood, professional journey, relationship history, and more.

What Was Jonathan Scott’s Childhood Like?

The television personality was born Jonathan Silver Scott on 28th April 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He grew up alongside his twin brother Drew Scott and older brother JD Scott. He shares a close bond with his brothers especially with Drew seeing as they are twins.

Jonathan Scott’s parents Joanne Scott and Jim Scott worked as a paralegal and youth counselors in Vancouver respectively. But before focusing on raising his family, Jim was involved in the movie industry as an actor, assistant director, and stuntman. The Scott couple wanted their kids to be hard workers so, when Jonathan and Drew were seven, their father encouraged them to get jobs.

As a result, the Scott brothers’ childhood was very eventful. They started their first business venture, making nylon-wrapped clothes hangers, with their mother. This was followed by the brothers being recruited as child clowns. After a while, Jonathan started performing as an illusionist and even joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Vancouver Magic Circle.

Where Did Jonathan Scott Complete His Studies?

Talking about his educational background, Jonathan attended Thomas Haney Secondary School and played both volleyball and basketball teams. However, he was more interested in theater clubs and was the president of the student government and graduation committee.

Scott moved to Alberta at one point during his school career and reportedly spent his sophomore year there. While there he worked on building his parents’ dream house. He returned to Maple Ridge, British Columbia to complete his high school studies. He then enrolled at the University of Calgary where he majored in business management.

While still in college Jonathan and Drew thought about trying their hand at the real estate business. They purchased a seven-bedroom property, and repaired and cleaned it before making a profit of $800 a month by subletting it. They reportedly sold the house at a $50K profit a year later and continued their work of purchasing and flipping houses.

After continuing with their work, Jonathan transferred to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Professional Home Builders Institute where he studied construction and design. He received his license as a contractor and is also a licensed realtor.

When Did Jonathan Scott’s Television Career Start?

Having started their journey in the real estate market during their college years, Drew and Jonathan Scott continued with it even after college. They founded their own real estate company while also collaborating with their older brother to found a film production company, Dividian Production Group. However, it wasn’t until Drew auditioned for a show called Realtor Idol that the seeds of their television career were planted.

While Realtor Idol did not work out, the producers developed another show around the Scott brothers. Previously known as My Dream Home, the brothers filmed the pilot of Property Brothers and the show was promptly picked up by W Network. Well, the reality show where Jonathan and Drew continued to purchase, repair, and sell houses was a great success.

Property Brothers ran from 2011 to 2019 and Jonathan even started serving as an executive producer from 2014. Moreover, the success of the reality show resulted in the birth of the Property Brothers franchise which includes other shows such as Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home, Property Brothers: Forever Home, Buying and Selling, and more.

Furthermore, since finding success with Property Brothers, Jonathan and his brothers have invested in many other projects. The twin brothers launched a furniture line named Scott Living which includes outdoor and indoor products. They have produced many television projects over the years besides their own show, while also publishing numerous books.

Thanks to the success of many of his ventures, Jonathan Scott’s net worth is currently estimated to be $100 million. He has continued to work on his dream projects whether it is related to real estate or is of the entertainment sector. Moreover, the Scott twins even tried their hand at singing and released a few country singles.

It is evident that Jonathan has found much success in his professional journey.

Who Is Jonathan Scott Dating?

In addition to his professional success, the one-half of Property Brothers is also now known for his relationship with a Hollywood starlet. Jonathan Scott’s girlfriend is actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and the pair have been together since 2019. They first met while filming a segment of Carpool Karaoke and started dating soon after.

Scott has been fairly open about his relationship with Deschanel and the pair have shared loving pictures and messages on their respective Instagram. Their love for each other is very strong and it seems like they are on for the long run.

But before finding his happiness with Zooey, Jonathan faced heartbreak a few times. He had been married before to his long-time partner, Kelsy Ully for around three years. However, their relationship took a sour turn and their divorce was a lengthy legal matter. Afterward, Scott dated the Canadian radio producer Jacinta Kuznetsov from 2016 to 2018. But this relationship could not stand the test of time.

Well, Jonathan seems to have found the love of his life in Zooey Deschanel. We wish the couple more love and happiness in their future.