Zooey Deschanel is the proud mother of two children, daughter Elsie and son Charlie. Each of Deschanel’s kids are from her second marriage to movie producer Jacob Pechenik; they married in 2015 and separated in 2019. Each Deschanel and Jacob are fairly personal about their children, and once they do put up images of them on-line, they often cowl up their faces. However Deschanel, who’s been in a relationship with “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott since 2019, did open up about her blended household in a June Instagram put up for Father’s Day. She wrote, “As a mom in a co-parenting family I am just so grateful for the dads in mine and my kids’ lives! From Daddy(Jacob), to Bonus Daddy (big-dad jonathan), Papa(Caleb) and Grandpa Jim. We are blessed with amazing father figures.”
Scott additionally opened up about life with Elsie and Charlie in a Might interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” “The kids’ dad is a great dad. We have an amazing relationship there as well,” he stated. “I love it when the kids draw photos. They draw Mommy and Daddy and Jonathan. It’s really sweet.”
Forward, here is what we find out about Elsie and Charlie.
Elsie Otter Pechenik
Born in July 2015, Elsie Otter Pechenik is the oldest of Deschanel and Jacob’s two kids and their solely daughter. In an October 2015 interview with “Today,” Deschanel elaborated on her daughter’s distinctive title pairing. “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 stated.
Since her start, Elsie has just about been saved out of the highlight as her dad and mom do not share many photos of her on social media. Her character, although, is one other story: like many dad and mom, Deschanel appears to take pleasure in sharing lovely particulars about her daughter in interviews. In a 2019 Folks interview, as an example, she revealed that Elsie has already developed her personal — typically cussed — sense of style.
“She likes to put together outfits and she has very distinct opinions on what she will or will not wear,” she stated. “It’s very sweet to see her say, ‘I like this,’ or, ‘I don’t like that,’ and express herself in that way.” The one factor Elsie apparently hates sporting? Outerwear! “She doesn’t ever want to wear jackets,” Deschanel added. “So that’s hard in the rain and when it gets cold . . . she just will not wear a jacket. Or a sweater, she won’t wear a sweater even.”
Charlie Wolf Pechenik
Charlie Wolf Pechenik, born in Might 2017, is Deschanel and Jacob’s youngest youngster and solely son. Charlie’s dad and mom saved up the naming development, giving him a typical first title and an animal-themed center title identical to his large sister.
Not a lot is thought about Charlie, though he was tangentially concerned in a minor mix-up that technically had nothing to do with him. In 2019, “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad named her new child son Charlie Wolf, resulting in accusations of copying Deschanel, since it isn’t precisely the commonest title. Deschanel, for her half, chalked it as much as coincidence.
“That was so weird, right? I don’t think she knew it,” Deschanel commented to Us Weekly that October, though she did add that Charlie Wolf “is a really specific name.” Apart from that blip, Charlie’s younger life has been fairly low-key, identical to his sister’s, and can presumably keep that means till he is sufficiently old to resolve if he needs a public persona for himself.
In November 2022, Deschanel did reveal that her children are nonetheless slightly younger to take pleasure in her efficiency in 2003’s “Elf.” “They still usually only watch animated movies. It was a little scary for them,” she advised “Access.” The “New Girl” star stated she is aware of it isn’t a “scary” movie, however for them, the “suspense of Santa, Santa’s sleigh going down,” was an excessive amount of.
She additionally shared that each of her children are tremendous inventive. “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,” added Deschanel. However regardless that she’s a part of a well-known household, the actor stated she’s undecided both will resolve to comply with of their mother’s footsteps. She defined, “I don’t know if it’s just like childhood creativity. You know, we’ll see.”