“Forever starts now!!!” exclaimed actress Zooey Deschanel and TV personality Jonathan Scott in a jubilant joint Instagram post seen by their combined 10 million-plus followers on Monday.
The New Girl star and Property Brothers twin announced their engagement while showing off a unique engagement ring featuring a series of floret-style gem clusters set on a white metal band.
Their post was punctuated with an infinity sign bookended by a pair of “Smiling Face with Hearts” emojis.
Deschanel’s unorthodox engagement ring seems to have no primary center stone. Instead, the central element looks like five purple stones (possibly amethysts or sapphires) in a petal arrangement.
The florets to the left and right seem to be set with all diamonds, except for a single pink stone perched symmetrically on the upper left of one and the lower right of the other. The pink accent stones might be sapphires, as well.
(Some outlets are reporting that the white gems to the left and right of the purple grouping are actually large, single diamonds. Take a look at the closeup view and give it your best guess.)
While most of the Instagram comments regarding her ring choice were upbeat and positive, one user comically warned, “That ring is gonna unravel many a sweater!”
People magazine reported that Scott’s proposal took place this past Sunday during a trip to Scotland, where Deschanel’s kids participated in the celebration. The actress shares a daughter, Elsie, 8, and son, Charlie, 6, with her ex-husband and film producer Jacob Pechenik.
Deschanel, 43, and Scott, 45, had met during an August 2019 filming of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke — an appearance that included the couple’s famous siblings, actress Emily Deschanel and Property Brother Drew.
According to published reports, the newly engaged couple started dating shortly after her separation from Pechenik in 2019 and then the couple spent two years renovating a 1938 Georgian-style dream home in Los Angeles.
Credits: Images via Instagram / zooeydeschanel.