Why Jonathan and Drew Scott keep their brother out of the spotlight

By: Hayley Bradbrook

Many Property Brothers fans have been surprised to learn that there is another brother in the Scott family. J.D. is Jonathan and Drew’s older brother, who, although not front and centre, is a huge player in the family business. Now, the famous brothers have revealed the reason why J.D. stays out of the spotlight.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY The Canadian duo reveal J.D. Scott flipped houses for years.

“He's the good-looking brother, so we had to keep him out of sight,” Jonathan joked during a chat with ET. Drew added that they keep him hidden because they don’t “want him to overshadow us. Much like Harry Potter, we kept J.D. under the stairs,” he said with a laugh.


J.D. caused a social media frenzy last week after a photo of him and the twins surfaced on Twitter.The picture prompted fans to ask questions about the interesting brother, however, Jonathan and Drew were quick to point out that their older brother has been around all along.

“It's actually hilarious,” said Jonathan. “There was one post [which] had 6,000 retweets because they found out we have a third brother, who has been in most of our shows. We do stuff with him all the time. People are saying, ‘Wait, that guy is your brother?’ He's the emo contractor. He's got the hair and all of that.”

While the twins have ‘tried’ to hide J.D. away from the limelight, he might just give his brothers a run for their money as he’s a pretty “handy guy” and knows how to perform on camera. “He's also been flipping houses, working on houses, he's been a host for years, and so that's why we like to work together,” said Drew before pointing out that J.D. has been outshining him and Jonathan “[their] whole lives.”

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY Jonathan and Drew joked that they keep J.D. from the spotlight because of his 'extremely good looks.'

The Canadian duo praised J.D. for all his accomplishments before diving into another session of teasing their older brother. “He actually used to be an Adam Lambert and David Bowie impersonator,” Jonathan admitted, adding that despite being older than him and Drew, “he looks younger because he's a measly 6'2.”

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