Zooey Deschanel‘s full name is Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress and musician. Zooey has star in many different films and series such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), 500 Days of Summer (2009) and Our Idiot Brother (2011).
How many kids does Zooey Deschanel have?
Zooey Deschanel is the mother of two children who she shares with Jacob Pechenik. Deschanel and film producer Jacob Pechenik were engaged in January 2015 and got married in June 2015. The couple share two children together a daughter and a son.
Deschanel and Jonathan Scott met while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series in August 2019 and in September 2019 when Deschanel and Pechenik announced their separation Deschanel started dating Jonathan.
Deschanel’s boyfriend Jonathan Scott, has also taken an active role in Zooey’s kids Elsie and Charlie’s lives and Jonathan also considers himself their “Bonus Dad.”
When you follow any celebrity you want to know about their kids and what are they doing. If you are one of those who love to discover your favorite celebrity kids? This is the right place for you to check out various celebrity kids. In the below article, we will see all of Zooey Deschanel’s Kids.
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Here is everything to know about Zooey Deschanel’s Kids
Zooey Deschanel shared 2 kids with Jacob Pechenik. Although Deschanel and Pechenik split in 2019, the two remain on good terms for their kids and continue to co-parent their two children together. The couple have two children a daughter born in July 2015, and a son born in May 2017.
“After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and coparents rather than life partners,” the former couple said released joint statement when they were seprating “We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.” they added.
Deschanel then started dating Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott and both are taking care of kids as parents and Jonathan is playing active role in Elsie and Charlie’s lives. In June 2023 interview shared with PEOPLE, Scott shared his experince of being “Bonus Dad” and it isn’t always so simple.
“One thing that was a struggle early on was that the kids didn’t necessarily run up and jump in my arms and give me a big hug. I also remember several times where they’d be out with other kids and someone would say, ‘Oh your daddy’s so funny,’ and they’d be like, ‘That’s not my daddy, he’s my Jonathan.’ So that would hurt a little bit.” He said
Scott added “I realised that in their mind, that’s not a mean thing to say it’s how they know me.”
Scott during an interview with Entertainment Tonight a month prio said nice things to say about Pechenik as he know kids have a great relationship with their father.
“The kids’ dad is a great dad. We have an amazing relationship there as well,” he said. “I love it when the kids draw photos. They draw Mommy and Daddy and Jonathan. It’s really sweet.” he said
Zooey also exclusively told Us Weekly in September 2017 after giving birth to both kids, “Nothing can really prepare you for it because you never again have a day where you don’t think of your kids first,”
“At least for me, that’s what I think of first thing. Like, ‘How are the kids doing? What do they need?’ That’s my first thought when I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. I’m always thinking of them. … You don’t realize what a sort of selfish existence you live in until you have kids.” she added.
Zooey likes to keep her children out of the spotlight and share picture of them rarely and makes sure not to include their faces. Let’s see in detail about both the Zooey Deschanel’s Kids.
Elsie Otter Pechenik
Elsie Otter Pechenik is the older of Deschanel and Pechenik’s two children. Elsie was born in July 2015.
Elsie Otter Pechenik is Deschanel and Pechenik’s oldest child and was born in Austin, Texas and The former couple announced the news baby and their wedding at the same time, though did not much about their daughter.
At the premiere of her movie Rock the Kasbah, Deschanel and Pechenik reveled the name of their daughter “It’s Elsie Otter ‘Like the animal’ the actress explained and Pechenik added, “Sea otter!”
In an interview with Today after few months of Elsie’s birth Deschanel elaborated the choice of name for her daughter.
“We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters — they’re very sweet and they’re also smart. They use tools … they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals.” she said
Since her birth, Elsie has been out of spotlight and both her parents also avoid to post any pictures on social media but Deschanel like other parents like to enjoy sharing adorable details about her daughter in interviews.
In a 2019 People interview Deschanel revealed Elsie has already developed her mother attitude and can be sometimes stubborn and have a sense of fashion “She likes to put together outfits and she has very distinct opinions on what she will or will not wear. It’s very sweet to see her say, ‘I like this’ or ‘I don’t like that,’ and express herself in that way.”
“She doesn’t ever want to wear jackets. So that’s hard in the rain and when it gets cold. It’s been an unusually cold winter in L.A. and it’s been hard that she just will not wear a jacket. Or a sweater, she won’t wear a sweater even.” she added
Elsie is also very passionate about environmental awareness. Scott shared during the 2021 Environmental Media Association Awards. “It was the sweetest thing in the world to know that a 6-year-old wrote a letter to her senator and it was all about waste.”
Charlie Wolf Pechenik
Charlie Wolf is the younger one of Deschanel and Pechenik’s two children. Charlie was born in early May 2017.
Charlie Wolf is the only son Deschanel and Pechenik. Charlie was born in Los Angeles. Though the kids are still very young and the mother of kids shared whether or not her children will follow in her footsteps or not.
Deschanel told Access, “It’s hard to say …. my son likes to make up dinosaur movies all the time, and make up songs. My daughter does too, they both kind of like to make up stuff.”
Charlie Wolf Pechenikm also hhve a typical first name and an animal-themed middle name just like his big sister. Not much is known about Charlie.