Zooey Deschanel’s fiancé was a “blubbering mess” while proposing to the actress.

The ‘New Girl’ star, 44, was left so shocked she burst into tears when her partner of more than four years Jonathan Scott, 45, surprised her by asking her to marry him while they were on holiday in Glasgow, Scotland, last year.

Reality TV veteran Jonathan told Page Six about how he got overwhelmed with emotion on the day: “We were on a family trip with the kids and I had planned it all in advance, for doing the tour and everything.

“And then at the end, we cleared the castle.

“We were in Edinburgh Castle and we were the last people on the property. I had it set up so they said, ‘Oh, there’s a pipe band playing. You want to go listen?’ ‘Yeah, great.’

“We went up to this beautiful bluff overlooking the city, and this pipe band is playing. And then all of a sudden, a guitar steps forward and started playing Neil Young, our song, ‘Harvest Moon’.

“And (Zooey’s) like, ‘Wait, what?’

“And then the kids pulled up a banner that said, ‘Will you marry me?’

“She cried and she said ‘Yes’.

“And I’m a blubbering mess. Like the wedding is going to be a disaster because I will not be able to get through.”

Also along for the trip and proposal were Zooey’s kids – daughter Elsie, eight, and son Charlie, six, who she had with her 51-year-old film producer ex-husband Jacob Pechenik.

The couple announced their engagement in August 2023 after Jonathan popped the question in Scotland with a ring estimated to be worth $250,000.

They also celebrated with a romantic getaway to Paris the same month.

Zooey and Jonathan met while filming an episode of James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on which they appeared alongside their siblings Emily Deschanel and Drew Scott in August 2019.

The pair went public with their relationship in October 2019 when they shared a kiss during a taping of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

Zooey’s marriage to Jonathan will be the third time she has walked down the aisle, as she was previously married to Jacob from 2015 to 2020 and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard from 2009 to 2012.

Jonathan was also previously married to flight coordinator Kelsy Ully, but they broke up in 2010 after three years together, with their divorce finalised in 2013.