Zooey Deschanel Reunites With ‘New Girl’ Co-Star Jake Johnson in Sweet Photo

Nearly six years after the sitcom came to an end, the '(500) Days of Summer' star and her former onscreen boyfriend reunited while at an event on January 9.

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Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson Have a Mini 'New Girl' Reunion
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Jess and Nick are back! Zooey Deschanel, 43, and her former New Girl co-star, Jake Johnson, 45, sent fans into a frenzy after they reunited at an event on January 9. The two were pictured together at the premiere of Jake’s new film, Self Reliance, in Los Angeles. While at the premiere party for Hulu, Zooey rocked a multi-printed dress and a black blazer, while Jake looked dapper in a black button-up and a tan jacket.

Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson Have a Mini 'New Girl' Reunion
Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson reunite at an event on January 9. (Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Hulu/Shutterstock)

The actor and the brunette beauty posed for several snapshots, and he was even pictured holding Zooey close. Although the two have likely hung out since the sitcom ended in 2018, this was their first recent reunion. After they posed together at the premiere, Hulu and Jake shared the photos in a joint post on Instagram. “Keeping good company is always important, especially at the #SelfReliance premiere,” the caption read on January 11.

After the photo of Zooey and Jake landed on social media, many New Girl fans flooded the comments with their reactions. “NICK AND JESS ENDGAME,” one fan wrote, referring to Jake and his pal’s onscreen character names. A second admirer couldn’t help but express their emotions. “ZOOEY AND JAKE IN 2024 MY HEART IS SO FULL *insert nick miller sobbing*,” they joked. Athird fan chimed in with, “Omg – Jake and Zooey together again?!? You’ve just made my year.”

Jake also posed alongside his Self Reliance co-stars, including Twilight franchise alum Anna Kendrick. Also pictured were Schitt’s Creek alum Emily Hampshire and Happiest Season‘s Mary Holland. The new Hulu film is set to premiere on January 12 and will also feature comedian Andy Samberg. Jake also directed the project.

Aside from the new movie, Zooey’s recent outing comes just five months after she announced her engagement to Jonathan Scott, 45. The star took to Instagram in August 2023 to share an adorable selfie with her soon-to-be hubby and flashed her unique engagement ring. “Forever starts now!!!” she penned in the caption of the post. The Property Brothers star and Zooey were first linked to each other in 2019 amid her divorce from Jacob Pechenik.