Jonathan Scott doesn’t seem to have any qualms about Jacinta Kuznetsov, his ex-girlfriend, getting engaged to one of her longtime friends less than a year after she and Scott ended their romantic relationship. Although he admitted last month that he’s still single and not yet worried about mingling, Scott has been steadfast in his support of Kuznetsov.
“I wish Jacinta the very best always,” he told People on Thursday, two weeks after Kuznetsov announced her engagement to photographer, filmmaker and conservationist Will Allen on her Instagram.
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“First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you. Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.” Thank you for your friendship for six years, my love. I am grateful we figured it all out. And thank you for asking me to be your bff forever 💍 #yesyesyes To read the full Steinbeck quote and instantly feel inspired, click the link in bio 🔝
Her caption is part of a Jonathan Steinbeck quote, after which she wrote, to Allen, “Thank you for your friendship for six years, my love. I am grateful we figured it all out. And thank you for asking me to be your bff forever.”
People reported that Kuznetsov was a development producer at Jonathan and twin brother Drew Scott’s production company when they met in 2015. The former couple dated for about two years before announcing their split last spring via separate Instagram posts, which have both since been deleted.
“When I met Jacinta in the fall of 2015, I met somebody kind and courageous and a champion for human/animal rights,” Jonathan wrote in the now-deleted post. “We grew to respect each other fiercely and know that will remain unchanged for the rest of our lives.”
Meanwhile, Kuznetsov said, “An abundance of love for J has been a beautiful and rewarding time of my life. 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.”
We’re with Jonathan in wishing Kuznetsov and Allen the best for their future, and we’re also rooting for him to find another love match of his own.