Zooey Deschanel Converted To Judaism Before Wedding
Actress Zooey Deschanel reportedly converted to Judaism before exchanging vows with producer husband Jacob Pechenik earlier this year. The Elf star and Pechenik tied the knot in a secret ceremony just before their first child’s arrival in July and according to Us Weekly magazine, Deschanel changed faiths ahead of the nuptials.
“Zooey converted to Judaism for Jacob,” a source told the publication. The actress has spoken about her relaxed religious beliefs in the past, explaining her parents, a Roman Catholic and a Quaker, did not force her into any organized religion. “I don’t attach myself to any one religion,” she said. “My family is liberal. I was raised in the ‘you can be whatever you want’ kind of way. And, in the end, I was like, ‘Eh’.”