Heard of powerhouse twin design duo Jonathan and Drew Scott? If you live under a rock and haven’t, just turn on HGTV and you’ll become familiar with them very quickly. With their lives in the spotlight, it was no surprise older twin, Jonathan’s big split made headlines. We’ve uncovered the real details behind the couples falling out, and you won’t believe the reason!
It’s only natural to be jealous of Jacinta Kuznetsov, she’s dating HGTV star Jonathan Scott! I was even a bit crushed when he introduced the bombshell blonde as his girlfriend on the show. The hot-shot couple recently called it quits. Most fans were crushed for the couple, some gleamed, the handsome hunk is back on the market!
Identical twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott had a fairly simple upbringing, far from the life they live today. The power-duo were raised on a horse farm just outside of Vancouver, Canada with their older brother J.D. and their mom and dad. When the boys turned 7 their father suggested the two get a job, instilling a hard work ethic into his boys at a young age. They became child clowns, enjoying the performing aspect of the gig, but not very keen on the excessive makeup that came with it. Jonathan, born John Ian set his sights on taking his clown career to the next level, becoming an amateur magician! Little did he know, he and Drew would be acting as a career, their own hit T.V. show!
The Illusionist: Jonathan Silver
While Drew wasn’t thrilled with the magic business, Jonathan thrived in the limelight. He decided to try his luck with jump-starting a career as a magician, known as the illusionist, Jonathan Silver (where his Instagram name derives from). If this path didn’t work out as planned, he didn’t mind trying new domains, but was adamant on staying in the entertainment business.
Did you know that Jonathan and Drew have both been working most of their lives? As you know, their first gig was in the magic department, as child clowns. But, did you know that when they had their 7th birthday, they also started their own business?
Yup, you read that right, at the age when most kids are playing games, and causing trouble; these two decided to get a bit more serious. They founded a clothes hanger company, which they named JAM Enterprises. They would go door-to-door selling the nylon-covered hangers they made, hoping to make some money. Although we aren’t sure of the profit they made, we sure commend them for their hard-work.
The Weirdest Job Yet
Although a clown and a hanger seller aren’t the most normal jobs; the brothers have worked another job that has topped all of the rest in the weird department. Drew dished to US Weekly that the pair worked at their local mall for a bit. Wait for it…as mall cops! Boy, would we pay money to see these two in their get-ups.
A Career Was Born
Jonathan and Drew’s father was a very handy guy, passing that skill onto his boys by having them repair things around the house. At just 14, Jonathan and his dad made the move North to Alberta to build a dream home for his mom and dad. Not only was Jonathan able to boast to his friends that he built his parent’s home, he also gained skills to last a lifetime. This project inspired him to begin a career in the industry, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Did you know that the talented duo are extremely tall in reality? While Drew stand at 6’4″, Jonathan is 6’5″. Now we know the people to call when we need something off the top shelf, or even better…they can install chandeliers for us without even needing a ladder! Their height must definitely help them during renovations and installations.
Power in Twos
Instead of letting brotherly rivalry tear their relationship to shreds, the two formed a close-knit relationship at a young age, hoping to combine their talents and brains to get to the next level. They both took an interest to real estate, propelling them to attend the University of Calgary where they both studied business management. While some could become annoyed when a sibling follows in their footsteps, these two embraced it. Determined from a young age, the pair shocked classmates, doing something a freshman has never done before.
Career Trumps College Parties
The twins saw a dilapidated property right across from their school, the prime location and popularity among students making it a good investment. Off to the bank to get a down payment, they bought the home, repaired it, and later rented it out to fellow students. This provided the two with a blank slate to experiment and do as they pleased with the place. After maximizing the property’s potential, Jonathan and Drew put it on the market, later selling it for $50,000. This project jump-started their careers, giving them the experience and confidence to take their dream to the next level.
For the next decade, hard work and drive consumed their lives, the two were hungry to launch their careers and a name for themselves. Their love for real estate pushed them to launch their own company: Scott Real Estate. The two found themselves traveling between Canada and Las Vegas, their company slowly picking up over time. The Vegas atmosphere brought Jonathan back to his days as a magician, giving him second thoughts in regard to his career choice. If only he could combine his love for the entertainment industry and his love for real estate, that would be ideal. Little did he know what would happen next…
The Rest Is History
With their company picking up, it only makes sense the two started to be approached for their successes. Their Thursday started as a normal day in the office, but the day finished with life-changing news. The handsome, talented duo had been contacted by T.V. producers, impressed by their wit and thriving business.
The T.V. network HGTV decided to give the brothers a shot…Property Brothers was born! The show follows the pair all over Canada as they help people buy and renovate properties into their dream home. Viewers were hooked, charmed by the legendary duo. The rest is history.
An Army of Fans
The Scott brothers were ecstatic with their new life. They were helping people, designing, and entertaining. The two became known all over the U.S. and Canada, becoming a household name for HGTV. Viewers loved the show, and an army of followers began, millions to be exact.
The duo reached it all, not only T.V. hosts, but they also started their own production company, and ventured into music, acting, books and radio. Fans couldn’t get enough, the show continued to be renewed season after season.
What More Could They Want?
All was well in paradise, but Jonathan felt something was missing. He began to feel like something was off in his life, but, he couldn’t exactly put his finger on it…
Most Eligible Bachelor
Jonathan had yet to find “the one”. He became known across North America as ‘The Most Eligible Bachelor’, his charisma, looks and talent earning him his name. Many viewers were stumped how he hadn’t been swept up yet, he is the ultimate catch! Only time would tell what was in store for Jonathan Scott.
Quite The Talented Lad
We know he’s an award-winning magician, and an outstanding designer, but did you know that he is also talented in many other domains? Not only does he speak four languages, but he also plays the bagpipes, and is a second–degree black belt in Shotokan karate…we are speechless, what an impressive guy! It is only a matter of time before he gets swept off his feet by Cinderella…
Love At First Sight?
In the fall of 2015, Jonathan attended a charity ball for human and animal rights. The social event prompted him to meet and chat with new faces in the room. As the night was nearing to an end, he happened upon, as he quotes it, “an unbelievably beautiful blonde.” He was impressed and delighted that she was just as committed to this organization as he was. He had to go up to her, but what would he say?
Modern Day Love
Before he got the chance, she had disappeared, Cinderella has left the venue. But, he didn’t take this disappointment as a dead-end. After finding out who this mysterious lady was, he tracked down her Instagram account. Can you say modern day love! Now he had to get her attention…what he did next was not only gutsy but romantic!
The First Message Of Many
Would a message on Instagram charm the lady, or send her running? Jonathan believed the latter of the two. Months went by before he finally managed the courage to reach out. With no other way to get a hold of her, he bit the bullet and sent her what would be the first message of many.
His message worked! The two planned to meet the following week for a first date. Jonathan was beside himself with the jitters the entire week leading up to their date. He felt both excitement and butterflies for the introductions…let’s hope this didn’t take away from his work!
Who Wants Italian?
The two agreed to meet at a local Italian restaurant that is known for their romantic atmosphere. Jonathan was beside himself with excitement, he felt that the date was going so well! Little did he know…
But, instead of charming the lady, she confessed to him that he was asking her way too many questions…Uh Oh! That was definitely not the response he was expecting.
Jonathan was determined, the T.V. star wasn’t about to back down so quickly. He apologized and asked for a do-over, how would Jacinta react?
Luckily enough, Jacinta agreed to a second date! She apologized and admitted she was a bit too sassy to him. Good for her! Jonathan deserved a second chance, and she awarded it to him. He went into the second date with a new frame of mind: to be himself, and nothing but it.
Lo and behold, their second date went great! Toned-down attitude and less questions was the perfect mix for a perfect date. I bet Jacinta was happy she gave this guy a second chance!
The Hole Is Gone!
The rest is history! A T.V. enterprise with his twin, and an amazing girlfriend…what more could he ask for? Jonathan was floored, the one hole in his life was now filled, Jacinta being the reason.
The New Item
The couple wanted to keep things quiet for awhile, the privacy of their new relationship important to them both. Although they did keep their relationship quiet for some time, their secret was eventually revealed to the world!
Single No More
T.V.’s most sought after bachelor is single no more! Jonathan Scott has officially been scooped up by the beautiful, Jacinta Kuznetsov. The two lovebirds announced the news via Instagram, paying homage to the app that brought them together in the first place.
Some Weren’t Thrilled
Some Property Brothers fans weren’t too excited that Jonathan found love. But, apart from a few die-hard fans, most were very happy for the talented guy, it seemed his life was truly coming together. I mean, how can you not be excited for him!?
Jacinta is very active in the feminism movement, promoting women’s rights and equality for all. She is very active on her Twitter account, often promoting organizations and causes. Not only does she care about women’s rights, but she is also active in promoting the rights of the LGBT community and combating global warming.
Wherever & Whenever
Jacinta goes out of her way to help those in need, especially those in third-world countries. She travels to Africa quite often, and makes it her mission to help women and girls in Uganda. The photo below is from one of her recent trips to Uganda. She posted it on her Instagram with the caption, “Bride-wealth is paid by the groom’s father and is high, usually in the form of cattle or money. 1 in 2 females is married before the age of 18”.
Not The Only One
Jacinta isn’t the only one active in charity organizations. Jonathan and Drew are super involved in the community and doing good for others as well. Their platform on T.V. gives them the ability to really make an impact on people’s lives. Here they can be seen surprising kids with a brand new school.
A Magic Sidekick
As previously mentioned, Jonathan was once very into magic, and was even a magician! It looks like he got Jacinta into the art as well. Below, they are pictured at The Academy Of Magical Arts Event.
Life In The Limelight?
Would Jacinta ever make an appearance on the show? Or did the two decide to keep personal life and work life separate? Our questions were answered when she made her debut on the show alongside beau Jonathan.
Around the same time, twin brother Drew also found the love of his love. Twin rivalry at its finest! Drew’s newfound love also appeared on the show. The twins were radiant, clearly excited to be in love.
Jonathan told People magazine, “We (Jacinta and I) are so mischievous”. Drew agreed saying, “If you ever see the two of them sitting there wiggling their eyebrows, something’s about to happen”. We can tell just by the looks of this photo!
Just because you’re a TV star doesn’t mean you can’t be a fan-girl sometimes too! Jonathan and Jacinta are both really big fans of the show Stranger Things. They were beyond excited to meet Gaten Matarazzo, a star on the Netflix hit. Jacinta posted this on her Instagram and captioned it “the only photo I wanted…please let us keep you forever”!
You obviously figured out that Jonathan and Jacinta’s first names share the same initial, and that when combined it spells JJ. Funny enough, Jonathan and Drew Scott’s younger brother is named JD. Either this family likes nicknames, or these two were destined to be together! Imagine they have a kid and name him JJ…how funny!
Does Big News Await?
Jonathan and Jacinta escaped the cold Canadian winter of 2016 for a vacation in Maui. Although fans expected Jonathan to propose during their romantic getaway, the pair came home with fresh tans no less, but without any rings.
All Is Well In Paradise
The two are living their lives to the fullest…and what better way to do that than together! They spend their time working, exercising, traveling, and playing with their dogs. What could be better?
Any Day Now…
Fans continued waiting for the big news. After Jonathan told People magazine that the pair definitely wanted to get married and have kids, fans were literally falling out of their chairs in angst.
Something Smells Fishy
I guess the two hadn’t discussed their plans for the future very thoroughly. After Jonathan made the public announcement to the gossip magazine, he recounted his statements, claiming they wanted to take things slowly instead. Does anyone else smell something fishy?
Las Vegas, Here We Come!
Drew finally proposes to long-term girlfriend, Linda. She decides it would be best for her to be closer to her fiance and moves into the brother’s shared Las Vegas home. Funny enough, Jacinta follows in Linda’s footsteps! But, only in one way. She makes the move to the Casino capital of the U.S. and into their home! Did Jacinta relocate expecting to become a bride? If that was the case, boy was she fooled.
The brothers definitely have a packed house now! Just when they thought they needed to add another member to their household; Linda and Jacinta arrive! Goodbye, bunny rabbits and hello girls! They were definitely living in pretty cramped quarters…good thing the brothers are experts in anything home design, so any adjustments needed will be a breeze!
Uh oh…Jonathan and Jacinta ran into some relationship issues. But, all couples go through that right? In order to feel happiness, there needs to also be some sadness. Let’s hope that the pair can get through this hurdle in their way.
No one could prepare for what was about to happen next. The couple both took to their Instagram accounts and made a big announcement.
After 3 wonderful years together, the couple decided to call it quits. Fans couldn’t believe the sudden bombshell. What had happened?
Jonathan posted a photo of him and Jacinta with elephants, the caption serving to explain their split. You won’t believe how nice it was…
He writes, “sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths and those paths aren’t always in the same direction. There’s no drama or negativity; no jealousy or hate. Not even sadness or sorrow. Our memories are filled with joy and we will continue to advocate for each other as friends wherever we go.”
He Posts, She Posts
I don’t think we have ever seen such a clean break from a couple in the limelight. Jacinta also posted the very same words on her Instagram profile, alerting her fans to the news. If you’re in awe, you aren’t alone. Fans were shocked by the split, the seemingly happy couple an item no longer.
What Went Wrong?
So what really happened? Did they just tire of the relationship and realize it wasn’t meant to be? Or were there other parties involved who stirred things up?
Who Is Kelsy Ully?
Did you know Jonathan Scott was divorced? Many of us weren’t aware of this news. He kept this part of his life very quiet. His ex, Kelsy Ully had met the T.V. star when the two worked at WestJet together. The couple dated for five years, and were married for two before calling it quits. It has been reported that the split was ugly, it only makes sense why Jonathan kept it on the down low.
Hmm…maybe something happened between Jonathan’s ex-wife Kelly Ully, and his girlfriend Jacinta Kuznetsov? We only hope that after things ended so badly with Kelly, that Jonathan’s new relationship wasn’t affected by his past.
One Of The Many Pieces
Before the big split, Jonathan and Jacinta had moved out of the brother’s Las Vegas home and relocated to Toronto. This move was very hard for Jonathan, he had never been away from his brother for a long period of time like the one he was about to embark on. This may have been one of the many pieces that broke their relationship apart.
Separating from anyone, let alone your twin brother, can prove to be extremely difficult. Imagine spending every single day with someone for most of your life and then moving to a different country than him/her? It must have been so hard for them both…
In The Limelight
It is never easy being in the limelight, especially for those who aren’t accustomed to it. Dating Jonathan Scott is accompanied with fame and lots and lots of cameras. Could you do it? We’re not sure we could have.
It’s All Too Much
It must have been extremely hard for her to get used to this life. It would be hard for anyone, giving up their personal life to constantly in the spotlight. It hasn’t been clear why the two split, us fans are kept guessing. Jacinta gave up her old life for her love, Jonathan, quitting her job and joining the Scott Brothers production team. Maybe it all became too much?
Hope For The Future
It’s wedding day for Drew! What an exciting day for Jonathan to celebrate his twin, but equally saddening…he’ll have to share Drew now! Jonathan was obviously the best man at the wedding.
“Teary Eyed” Speech
As the best man, Jonathan delivered a “teary eyed” speech. He remarked that although he hadn’t been as fortunate as his twin, the love he sees between Drew and Linda gives him hope for the future.
When You Least Expect It
Drew will always support his brother, no matter what. He told People in an interview that “Jonathan is a “catch” and that love will come around when he least expects it. I was just work, work, work, and then boom, suddenly my wife Linda stopped me in my tracks”.
A Working Relationship
Amazingly enough, Jonathan and Jacinta have decided to put their personal life aside. Jacinta was an active member of the Brother’s Production Team for a few of their shows. She continues to work for the brothers on set, where the ex-couple maintain a great working relationship.
Towards The Future
It is very refreshing to see two people walk away from a relationship in good spirits. Thank you to Jonathan Scott and Jacinta Kuznetsov for showing us how it’s done! Everyone take notes!
All The Best
Although, we are glad the two remain friends, we sure hope that these two find love in their lives. Whether that may be together, or apart, we just wish them the best in their future endeavors.
Can you believe that after the split, the show The Bachelor approached Jonathan, asking if he’d be interested in starring in their next season. He outright rejected the offer, saying he believes it’s better to just focus on one person.
6 months after the couple’s breakup, People magazine checked in with Jonathan. When asked about any new women in his life, he replied, “Right now, I am pretty intimately involved with fourteen construction projects.” He believes that love will come when the time is right.
Who Is It?
Jacinta posted this photo on her Instagram just a few months ago. Has she already moved on from Jonathan? Or is it Jonathan??! What do you think?
It turns out that it isn’t Jonathan Scott at all…Jacinta has moved on! Although she and Jonathan only split 7 months ago, she is currently dating Will Allen.
Jacinta and Will have supposedly been friends for awhile and even own a company together! They created the buisness Stonedale Weddings & Events.
Jacinta posted a photo on Instagram recently that sent shock-waves through the country. People couldn’t believe their eyes, and we bet Jonathan couldn’t either…
Jacinta announced her engagement to Will Allen on Instagram!! She captioned this photo, “thank you for your friendship for six years, my love. I am grateful we figured it all out…And thank you for asking me to be your bff forever #yesyesyes.” We hope Jonathan didn’t take the news too hard.
What A Guy!
After Jacinta made the announcement, Jonathan Scott told US Weekly that he wishes her “the very best always.” What a guy! We truly hope he can be just as happy in the future, and that he finds the love of his life very soon!