It's been a busy few weeks for New Girl star, Zooey Deschanel. The songstress has recently announced her split from husband, Jacob Pechenik, and proclaimed her fresh relationship with Property Brothers host, Jonathan Scott. The news may come as a surprise to some, however the soon-to-be ex's, married for nearly 4 years, have reportedly been separated for a while now.
Following reports of Deschanel's alleged new relationship, Zooey and Jacob have both worked to release a joint statement claiming they are "better off as friends".
"After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners," the two told E! News. "We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time."
The two wed in Austin, Texas and share 2 young children together, Elsie Otter Pechenik and Charlie Wolf Pechenik.
"Everything is amicable," their statement read.
"We've been raising them and we're going to continue to raise them, and take great care of get them."
That's not all, the soon-to-be ex's share. They had also launched a subscription based service called, Lettuce Grow, which assist in growing veggies. Fortunately for them, they “haven’t really had so many differences” when it comes to their business, the 47-year-old Pechenik told US.
“I think we both know what our strengths and weaknesses are and then turn to each other for suggestions or advice on the other’s expertise,” he said.
Deschanel and Scott created a buzz this week after they were spotted holding hands in Silver Lake, CA. The relationship appears to still be fresh and a source has told PEOPLE that "they are having a lot of fun together.” The rumored couple is also expected to appear on an upcoming episode of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke.
Check out a tease from the episode below!