Elsie Otter Pechenik is a famous celebrity child who gained media attention as the first daughter of Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik. It’s obvious that her parents celebrated a lot while announcing her birth to the media. Although her father and mother are divorced, they both look after their children. Otter also has a younger brother named Charlie Wolf Pechenik. If you are curious to find out about Elsie’s personal and professional life, scroll down.
Elsie Otter Pechenik is the Daughter of Zooey Deschanel
Elsie Otter Pechenik was born in July 2015 in Austin, Texas, the United States. She is the daughter of renowned actress Zooey Deschanel. Her mother has famously appeared in TV shows and movies like The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005). Moreover, Elsie’s father, Jacob is also a famous personality. Meanwhile, her father Jacob Pechenik is an American businessman and film producer.
Elsie Otter Pechenik’s Parents Are Divorced
Elsie Otter Pechenik’s parents are no more together. Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik first met on the set of the 2015 movie, Rock the Kabah. They dated for a while and announced their engagement in January 2015. After a few months, the couple walked down the aisle in a private marriage ceremony in June 2015 before their family members and close friends.
Just a month after their wedding, in July 2015, Zooey and Jacob welcomed their first child, and she was none other than their daughter Elsie Otter. Later in May 2017, the family welcomed their second child, son Charlie Wolf Pechenik.
After spending four years of married life, Zooey and Jacob couldn’t maintain their relationship and announced their separation in September 2019. Their divorce was finalized nearly after a year on 1 June 2020.
Her Parents Remain “Good Friends”
Instead of the divorce, Elsie Otter’s parents still are good friends. The former couple divorced citing “irreconcilable differences”. Before their separation, the ex-partners used to have a lot of discussions, and then they mutually decided to come to the point of separation.
During an interview with People, Deschanel stated:
We remain committed to our business, our values, and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.
The former couple has joint custody of their children and both of them are parenting their kids by providing all love, care, and necessities. Even if the couple has separated now, they are bearing all the responsibilities towards their children and also have a good friendship together.
Her Mother is Currently Dating Jonathan Scott
Elsie Otter Pechenik’s mother Zooey Deschanel is currently dating a Canadian television star, Jonathan Scott, who has famously appeared in the HGTV show Property Brothers.
The couple met while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series in August 2019. After getting to know each other for a long time, they began to start a romantic relationship. They now share a strong bond, as of 2022.
Her Mom Was Previously Married to Ben Gibbard
Before marrying her dad, Elsie’s mom Zooey was previously married popular musician, Ben Gibbard, whose real name is Benjamin Gibbard. Gibbard is the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie. Zooey and Gibbard tied the knot in 2009 but after three years of marriage, they officially parted ways with a divorce in 2012.
Elsie Otter Pechenik’s Age
Born in 2015, Zooey Deschanel’s daughter is currently at an early age. This August, Elsie Otter Pechenik turned 8 years old. She celebrates her birthday every year in August. Her exact birth date is still unavailable which sets her zodiac sign under review.
Elsie Otter Has a Younger Brother
Elsie Otter has a younger sibling. Her brother, Charlie Wolf Pechenik was born in May 2017. Charlie turned 6 years in May 2022. While welcoming Charlie, her mother had already announced his birth on social media. Zooey and Jacob were overjoyed to welcome a new member to their family.
Elsie Got Her Middle Name After Sea Otter
It could sound supernatural that Elsie Otter Pechenik got her middle name ‘Otter’ after her parent’s love for the animal, Sea otter. Her parents elaborated on this:
We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters — they’re very sweet and they’re also smart. They use tools … they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals.
Well, Elsie is similarly growing smart and sweet.
Elsie Otter Pechenik’s Net Worth
Elsie Otter Pechenik is still at an early age to get into any profession. However, she is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle with her famous parents. Her mother, Zooey earns a salary of $125,000 per episode for her appearances in New Girl. In 2012, she accumulated up to $9 Million as her revenue through her works in various television, movie, and commercials. As of 2022, her total net worth is $25 Million.
Mother’s Box Office Collection
One of Deschanel’s 2003 films, Elf was made with a total budget of $33 million which grossed $220.4 million at the box office collection. Similarly, her films, Yes Man grossed $224.1 million worldwide, and 500 Days of Summer grossed over $60 million at their box office collection. Moreover, in 2016, she voiced Briget in the animated film, Trolls grossed $344 million worldwide at the box office. Nevertheless, Zooey has worked in a lot of hit films and famous TV series.
Mother’s Real Estate & Cars
Elsie Otter’s mother, Zooey purchased a $9.5 million home with her partner, Scott in Los Angeles in July 2020. The 6,300 square feet real estate property was designed and built by renowned Old Hollywood architect, Gerard Colcord. The property has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms between its main residence and guest house.
Moreover, her car collection includes Tesla Model S ($110,000), Audi A6 ($42,575), BMW X5 ($59,400), Range Rover Vogue ($172,000), etc.