Zooey Deschanel certainly wasted no time moving on after her recent break up with Jamie Linden. Recently, the New Girl star was photographed locking lips with Jacob Pechenik this past weekend while on a hike in California.
Us Weekly reports that the split with Jamie Linden could potentially be the result of Zooey being overly affectionate with Jacob Pechenik. Zooey, who is 34, seems to have a bit of track record for jumping from one romance to another. Shortly after her divorce from ex-husband Ben Gibbard, lead vocalist of alt rock band Death Cab for Cutie, in 2012, she began seeing Jamie Linden. She and Linden confirmed their involvement shortly thereafter.
E! News initially broke the news of a potential romance between Zooey and Jacob, who was producing the film Rock The Kasbah, a movie in which Zooey is cast alongside Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Kate Hudson. Reportedly, Zooey and Jacob were seen getting cozy during lunch at Café Aroma in Studio City, California. An eyewitness told E! News the following about the reported canoodling:
“She was smiling and laughing at the things he was saying. When they got up to leave, he put his arm around her and they walked out together.”
Zooey’s movie with her new love interest is due out in spring 2015 and is directed by Barry Levinson, who is most notable for his work on the hit TV series Oz. The movie is about a vocal battle royale between a talented young singer and her jealous ex-boyfriend. Earlier in the year, Zooey tweeted a picture from the set of the show with the caption:
“Just wrapped Rock the Kasbah with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them… ;)”
In related news, Zooey Deschanel is expected to appear tonight at the 66th annual Primetime Emmys and fans are speculating whether she will be accompanied by her new boyfriend. You can catch the Emmys tonight on NBC at 8 pm EST.
[Photo credit: E! Online]