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Charlie Wolf Pechenik: The Son Of Zooey Deschanel And Jacob Pechenik

Charlie Wolf Pechenik is a celebrity kid born to Good Girl actress, Zooey Deschanel and American film producer, Jacob Pechenik. The ex-couple welcomed their second kid, Charlie, in 2017. He is 5 years old as of 2022 and has an older sister, Elsie Otter Pechenik.

Charlie is safeguarded from the hassle of social media, despite coming from a line of showbiz. As well as that, the audience is very curious to know more about this little guy. Why do Pechenik kids have such unique names? Was there a fuss created from Charlie’s name? We will find out soon.

Here, by the end of this article, we will know more about Charlie Wolf Pechenik’s lavish life, his “unique” name, the divorce of his parents, Zooey’s current relationship status, and many more. So, who actually is Charlie? Let’s find out together!

Charlie Wolf Pechenik Is Zooey Deschanel’s 2nd Kid: His Date of Birth and Age

American actress, Zooey Deschanel and her ex-husband Jacob Pechenik welcomed their second child, Charlie Wolf Pechenik, in May of 2017 in LA, California. The exact date of birth of the little guy isn’t out to the public. However, sources confirm that the former couple confirmed the birth of their son in January of the same year. As of 2022, his age is 5.

Jonathan Scott with Zooey Deschanel and Her Kids
Pechenik’s kids with their mother and her current boyfriend, Jonathan Scott. Source: SPLASH/BACKGRID

Besides Charlie, Deschanel and Pechenik also have a daughter – 7-year-old Elsie Otter Pechenik. She is two years older than her brother. Deschanel, with her two kids, lives in California with her current partner, Jonathan Scott. After the divorce, she shares the custody of the two kids with her ex-spouse, Pechenik.

Charlie Wolf Pechenik And His Sister, Elsie Both Have Very Unique Names

Deschanel and Pechenik came into the spotlight earlier in 2015 with the most unique name possible for their daughter i.e Elsie Otter Pechenik. Similarly, they named their son Charlie “Wolf” Pechenik. The co-parents clearly used a theme while naming their children – ANIMALS!

In the case of their first kid, Deschanel and Pechenik both loved the name “Elsie” and were extremely fond of otters because of how intelligent and cute the species is. Hence, the name, Elsie Otter Pechenik.

Similarly, they went with the same “wild” theme while naming their son too. The name, “Charlie” is quite common. However, Deschanel and Pechenik wanted something unique for their son. Hence, they added “Wolf” as his middle name, making his name very specific and out of this world!

Did The Hills Star, Lauren Conrad, Steal Charlie Wolf’s Name For Her Son?

In 2019, when little Charlie was just a 2-year-old, a fuss broke out on the Internet. Apparently, American actress, Lauren Conrad also named her son “Charlie Wolf”. People then started accusing her of stealing Deschanel’s son’s name for her baby boy.

What a copycat, right? Well, not really.

It is true that the name, “Charlie Wolf” is quite specific and unique – only Deschanel and Pechenik thought of it in the first place. Deschanel even thought that Conrad wasn’t aware of Charlie’s name when it was time to name her own son.  This could actually be a total coincidence as well; what do you think?

On the other hand, the uniqueness of Charlie’s name made his parents trendsetters. Again in 2019, Cary Wadell and Even Bass named their newborn, Charles “Charlie” Wolf. The “wild” themed name seems to be following on, doesn’t it?

The Divorce Of Charlie Wolf Pechenik’s Parents

Charlie’s parents, Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik met in 2015 on the set of Rock the Kasbah. The couple hit it off as soon as they met and got hitched in the same year. Shortly after, they had two children – Elsie in 2015, and Charlie in 2017.

Pechenik with his ex-wife, Deschanel
Ex-husband-wife, Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik. Source: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

Nevertheless, their marriage did not last long. The ex-couple filed for a divorce in October of 2019 which was finalized on 1st June 2020. The exact reason for the divorce is unknown, but the former couple’s representative reported that they were better off as friends, businesses, partners, and co-parents.

This is not the only marriage Deschanel has been in. Previously, she was married to a musician, Ben Gibbard. Gibbard and Deschanel married in September of 2009 but quickly finalized their divorce in 2012. After just 3 years, she met Charlie’s father.

Is Charlie’s Mother Currently In A Relationship With The Property Brothers Star, Jonathan Scott?

Zooey Deschanel is currently dating Jonathan Scott, the Property Brothers star. They met in the show, Carpool Karaoke, and are reported to be together since August 2019.

Zooey and Jonathan in a loving relationship
Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel are on a vacation. Source: Zooey Deschanel’s Instagram

Scott, without a doubt, loves both of Deschanel’s kids and has accepted them in his life with open arms. He also seems to have a pretty good relationship with her film-producing ex-husband, Pechenik.

Recently, on Father’s Day, Deschanel posted a lovely photo of the two guys with her kids. Scott is seen holding Elsie on his shoulders, while Pechenik is holding his son. In the post, Deschanel wrote,

“So thankful my kids have these two awesome guys in their lives.” 

Deschanel and Pechenik's kids with their father and mother's boyfriend
Zooey Deschanel’s Instagram Post on Father’s Day. Source: Zooey Deschanel’s Instagram

What a big, happy family!

A Family In Showbiz

The Deschanel-Pechenik family is in the show business and thriving. Zooey Deschanel is an American actress and singer/songwriter. She’s been in this industry from the early age of 17 years. Deschanel made her debut through the movie, Mumford (1999). This is when her acting career began.

Since then, she has starred in multiple movies like 500 Days of Summer and Yes Man. She is also the star of the 2011 sitcom, New Girl. In a similar way, she has contributed to the music industry as well. Deschanel appeared in the jazz cabaret act, All Stars Were Really Pretty Babies in 2001. She has also produced five music albums in total.

Likewise, Charlie’s father is a film producer. He is better known for his movies: Solace, The Immigrant, and The Skeleton Twins.

Despite just engaging with the showbiz, Deschanel and Pachenik own a business together named, Lettuce Grow. It is a company that promotes the growth of healthy and fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Lettuce Grow is also very ambitious with its goal to make its users grow 20% of their own vegetables.

Not only his parents, but Charlie Wolf’s grandparents are also a part of this industry. His maternal grandfather, Caleb Deschanel, is a famous cinematographer and director. Likewise, Mary Jo Deschanel, his maternal grandmother is an actress with roles in movies like The Right Shyft and The Patriot.

Charlie Wolf is just 5 years old and it will take many years before he starts working. It is up to him whether he makes his entry in the show business, or should we say “family” business? We just have to be patient enough to know the answer.

Charlie Wolf Pechenik Has A Lavish Lifestyle

Since Charlie is the son of two successful parents, the star kid has had quite a luxurious upbringing. Well, Charlie’s mother is a renowned American actress and his father is a big-shot film producer. Deschanel, his mother, is a multi-millionaire with a whopping net worth of $25 million dollars. On the other hand, his father, Pachenik, stands at $3 million dollars.

This combined wealth allows Charlie to have a life that we can only dream of.