Far be it from your friends at Team 360 to pander to the gossip rags — FAR BE IT — but this one bears mention. “New Girl” star, She & Him singer and bangs icon Zooey Deschanel, currently expecting a child, has been spotted around Austin recently alongside fiancé Jacob Pechenik, according to several reports by the Daily Mail.
(She was also spotted by yours truly on a Sunday evening at Justine’s Brasserie in April, and I would like to formally apologize to Ms. Deschanel for loitering so close to the window.)
Pechenik, a film producer, is based in Austin, according to Variety, so it makes sense that Deschanel has popped up in the Live Music Capital so often recently. She joins a roster of illustrious Austin-linked celebs, including Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Elijah Wood.
Deschanel is familiar with Austin; she’s stopped by on tour dates with She & Him bandmate M. Ward in the past.