If you thought 2017 was the worst year yet for love in Hollywood, brace yourself — we’re pretty sure 2018 just said, “Hold my beer.” With everyone still reeling from the news that beloved couple Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are calling it quits, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott has confirmed that he and longtime girlfriend Jacinta Kuznetsov are going their separate ways too.
Oof! There must be something in the water to blame for all these celebrity breakups. On the plus side, this latest round of separations has been handled with refreshing grace and humility. The Tatums posted a love- and light-filled message about their split on Monday, and Scott followed suit on Friday.
“When I met Jacinta in the fall of 2015, I met somebody kind and courageous and a champion for human/animal rights. We grew to respect each other fiercely and know that will remain unchanged for the rest of our lives. Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths and those paths aren’t always in the same direction,” he wrote.
And before any outside sources could jump in and lay claim to the former couple’s narrative, Scott made it abundantly clear that he and Kuznetsov parted on good terms.
“There’s no drama or negativity; no jealousy or hate. Not even sadness or sorrow. Our memories are filled with joy and we will continue to advocate for each other as friends wherever we go,” Scott said.
Kuznetsov echoed the sweet sentiments on her own Instagram account, calling her relationship with Scott “a beautiful and rewarding time of my life.” But, alas, some things simply don’t pan out the way we hope they will.
“However, life is funny and sometimes chapters change and this one has. We have deep love and respect for one another but have gone separate ways. I lovingly reflect on everything we accomplished together and am so proud of who he is and the love we gave each other,” Kuznetsov added.
Like Scott, she emphasized that the two will remain supportive forces in each other’s lives.
Is it just me, or does the fact they clearly care so deeply for one another make this breakup even harder to bear? In all seriousness, though, it’s a beautiful thing when two people can appreciate a special time they’ve shared with each other for what it was — nothing more and nothing less.
It’s particularly nice to see Scott in such a place of peace, given his past history with difficult breakups. In 2007, he wed Kelsy Ully, an airline-crew scheduler, and made the move from Canada to Las Vegas to be with her. Sadly, the marriage only lasted two years, leaving Scott devastated.
He credits his twin brother (and Property Brothers cohost) Drew for pulling him out of the darkness. By Drew’s own admission, he told his depressed brother, “Nope, you are not sitting at home. Get your butt out here. You’re coming with me, and we’re hanging out. “
As for the reason the marriage didn’t work out in the first place, Jonathan says it all boiled down to not being ready. “There was sort of a rush going into it. She wanted to get married on 07/07/07… so it wasn’t something that naturally happened,” he told People.
However, he did learn a lot from the experience — and one lesson is proving to be more relevant than ever. “I think that one of the biggest things I learned is that you can have two good people who are just not good for each other,” Jonathan said.