Jonathan Scott hasn’t given up on finding love, thanks to his brother Drew.
The contractor half of HGTV’s Property Brothers recently split from serious girlfriend Jacinta Kuznetsov, but, he says, attending his twin’s wedding to longtime love Linda Phan, which took place in Italy on Saturday, helped restore his faith in finding the one.
“The special bond they have has given me hope,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
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The newly single star, who has said he’s “the emotional one” among the Scott siblings, admits to “crying the whole time” during the day’s events, but he did manage to get through an off-the-cuff best man toast.
“I decided not to write my speech, but to speak from the heart,” he says. “That wasn’t hard because I love both Drew and Linda very much.” He adds, “And I knew I wouldn’t be able to get 10 words in without sobbing like an idiot.”
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Of his model romance he explains, “There is such profound love and respect between the two of them. They really do make each other better people. And to see that bond now made official after, I believe, eight years, it just feels right.”
For more details and photos from the wedding, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday, May 18, and watch more People Weddings streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.
He continues, “Linda really taught Drew to have an open heart. Drew has always been very analytical in his approach to life, but Linda taught him to …read more