For anyone who has had the pleasure of watching the reality television series Property Brothers, one of the biggest shows on the W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States, it is easy to fall in love with the work of identical twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott.
The duo, who are the main stars of the show, put together their individual talents to help couples and families find and live in their dream homes. Drew is a real estate professional who is famous for his negotiation skills while his brother is a licensed contractor whose skill can be seen from his ability to give old and worn out houses a new look after renovating it.
Why People Think The Show Could Be Staged
There is no denying the fact that the Property Brothers show is very interesting and also well followed. However, more than a few fans of the reality series have not stopped asking if the identical twin brothers that are behind it have faked the entire thing. This is due to the constant dramatic events in the show and the similar patterns each episode always seems to follow.
As one would expect in this day and age from reality television programs, a few aspects of the show is indeed fake, however, there are other aspects that play out as it is shown on television. Parts of the show that are fake include:
Needless to say, a large part of the renovation is real, but there are some parts that the brothers do not do. Of course, they finish their projects but it’s not the entire thing that is torn down and rebuilt.
For one to be on the show, you will have to decide what part of your house should be fixed and what part should be left out. For example, you can either choose to have your bathroom fixed or your kitchen. There is very little chance that you would be able to get both places done for you on the show.
A Few Scenes Are Re-shot For Dramatic Purposes
The idea of a reality TV show is to make sure that everything that you see is real. However, there are numerous times in the Property Brothers show where scenes are shot again with the main purpose of adding drama to it.
For example, it was reported that there was a time when the wind brought down a metal chimney before the scene was shot. The team decided to recreate the whole thing and add the surprise of the brothers and other workers into the final shooting. The idea behind this, according to them, is not to fool viewers but to make the show more interesting.
On the show, Drew Scott, who is a real estate expert, spends a huge chunk of his time scouting for neglected houses that he can buy and have his brother rebuild. He would later show potential homebuyers these houses that have everything on their wish list, however, they would not have the financial capability to go through with the deal.
This sequence has carried on for a long time on the show and it is believed to be all scripted. Most of the clients already have the homes they are looking for in mind and so the house shopping is just for the sake of drama.
Clients are requested to submit addresses of homes they are interested in or at least, they must have narrowed down to their financial capability. For those who have not started searching already, the Property Brothers reveal it is always harder.
The Sidekick Is Not Necessarily Real
Another aspect of the show that is occasionally scripted in is the Property Brothers always having a second client for a house. The supposed second client is added to make things a little bit more dramatic as a straightforward transaction may appear boring to some viewers.
Drew Scott Does Not Have a Hand In All the Deals
As initially stated, some of the homebuyers that appear on the show have already found the properties they want. Hence, it doesn’t go without saying many such clients do not use Scott as their agent. He only gets to have a deal in those not so many instances when clients that do not already have homes come by. But even in such instances, the properties have to be in areas where he is licensed.
What We Know About The Property Brothers Personal Lives
For some reason, many viewers of the Property Brothers show have believed that Drew and Jonathan are gay. The first reason why many find it easy to believe this is because they are very much good looking and charming. Another reason why you wouldn’t blame fans for thinking they were gay is that they have managed to keep their relationship and private life away from the public.
The rumor eventually got to the brothers’ ears and they were forced to address it. They reiterated that they were not gay and were actually in heterosexual relationships. The whole rumor was finally put to rest in 2017 when it was clear that the two men were preparing to get married.
In 2018, Drew Scott got married to creative director Linda Phan who works with Scott Brothers Entertainment. The two were said to have known each other for many years before deciding to walk down the aisle. Jonathan Scott, on the other hand, was engaged to his girlfriend Zooey Deschanel. The speculation that they might soon be married was triggered by an Instagram post where he left a comment that he would want to dance with her now and always in the future.
Before Zoey, Scott was first married to another woman named Kelsy Ully who worked as a WestJet crew scheduler. He wed his long-time girlfriend in 2007 in Canada before moving to the United States. It was after moving down south that the relationship crumbled as they separated in 2010 before finalizing divorce proceedings in 2013.