Zooey ‘getting broody’

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is reportedly hoping to have a baby with her boyfriend.

The 34-year-old actress has been dating scriptwriter Jamie Linden for around two years and they are very serious about each other. It’s been claimed they would both love to have a family and have spoken about it a great deal.

“She’s really excited about it and thinks he’ll make an incredible father,” an insider told Heat magazine. “She and Jamie have been talking about it for a while, what kind of parents they’d make.”

The only potential problem is that Zooey isn’t keen on walking down the aisle again. Her two-year marriage to Ben Gibbard ended in 2011 and she is said to be wary of making another marriage mistake.

Jamie is in no doubt he wants to tie the knot though and has reportedly already popped the question on numerous occasions.

“Zooey keeps turning down Jamie’s marriage proposals. Her divorce really put her off the whole concept,” the source explained.

“She loves her relationship with Jamie and doesn’t want to mess it up with a marriage certificate. Having a family with him is another story, though. But he’s still not giving up on marrying her and is planning what will be his fifth marriage proposal if she gets pregnant.”

It seems Jamie might get his dream in the future, as last year Zooey admitted she still believes in true love. She also discussed what she looks for in a partner, insisting Mr. Right would have to be from a similar background to her.

“[True love] that lasts forever… yes, I do believe in it,” she told Cosmopolitan. “My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were married for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves.

“I’d be more likely to go for somebody who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means… Yeah, authentic and creative.”

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