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Zooey Deschanel “can’t drink” on some dates with HGTV’s Jonathan Scott

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When HGTV’s Jonathan Scott and his longtime love, actress Zooey Deschanel, head out on a date night, they don’t go for the typical dinner and movie. The couple prefers to dabble in magic and mystery – and they take their favorite pastime so seriously that drinking isn’t allowed.

In an interview with Extra on Nov. 14, 2022 about their plans to throw Thanksgiving at their newly renovated Los Angeles home, the conversation involved what they wanted to drink, which led to a discussion about their favorite evening activity. Scott didn’t sound interested in cocktails or hot toddies, the reporter implied, saying he’s “a hot chocolate guy,” while Deschanel said she prefers wine.

The ‘Elf’ and ‘New Girl’ actress added, “I basically can’t drink hard alcohol because it’s like it’s going too fast, you know?”

That prompted Scott to reveal that any kind of alcohol is problematic when they head out to one of their favorite pastimes: escape rooms.

“We also found that she shouldn’t drink too much in front of an escape room because it interferes with math,” Scott said.

Deschanel agreed with her boyfriend, saying, “I can’t drink in front of an escape room! I can’t have a glass of wine. I can’t…no, nothing.”

According to The New York Times, the escape room concept began in Japan and has since become a popular social activity in the United States. Teams of relatives, friends or colleagues are locked in a room and must work together to find clues and solve puzzles. Escape” from a certain danger – from a plane crash to a building collapsing before time is up. In 2014 there were 22 escape room facilities in the US and today there are over 2,300.

But Scott and Deschanel revealed that they don’t often go into escape rooms with other people. You better solve them in pairs.

“We are very good. We’re obsessed,” Scott said. “We’re going to go and just do them on our own, even if they say ‘You need at least 4 people,’ we’re like … don’t think so.”

“Yeah, we’re like that, we’ve got that,” laughed Deschanel, adding, “We’re kind of professionals.”

As well as visiting escape rooms to solve mysteries, the couple enjoys visiting the Magic Castle, a members-only Hollywood dinner club dedicated to the magical arts, with shows, classes, and a dress code that “requires a certain level of… Luxury reflects.” Scott is a longtime member of the club; It is not known whether Deschanel is a guest or a member himself.

On August 5, the couple celebrated their third anniversary at the Magic Castle, with Scott gushing about his girlfriend in an Instagram post.

In the caption, he wrote: “Hard to believe… cross that out… Easy to believe it’s been 3 years in my life with this beautiful soul. @zooeydeschanel you make everything better… and what a fitting way to celebrate at @magiccastlehollywood.”

Before being one half of the Property Brothers, Scott studied magic and performed magic shows at various venues around Las Vegas as a teenager. In his and his brother Jonathan’s 2017 memoir It Takes Two: Our Story, he wrote about winning an award for his magical ability.

“When I was 16, I won third place performer in the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians’ magic contest,” he wrote. “That’s right: I was officially an Olympian of magic. At least in my head.”

Scott even uses his magical abilities in his role as stepfather to Deschanel’s children, seven-year-old Elsie and five-year-old Charlie, whom she shares with ex-husband Jacob Pechenik.

At a charity event on November 12, she told reporters he was an “amazing stepdad.”

Scott said he has many skills to draw on for the job, saying, “I’m a magician or I’m a clown, I could build stuff!”

“He’s really very highly qualified for the job,” agreed Deschanel.

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