‘The Property Brothers’: Dark Secrets You Never Knew About Drew and Jonathan Scott

Even if you’ve never picked up a hammer in your life, we bet that there’s something about HGTV’s home renovation shows that draw you in. From Fixer Upper to The Property Brothers, there is something on the home improvement network for everyone. Twin brothers Drew, and Jonathan Scott, also known as the Property Brothers, certainly have a massive following.

The Canadian natives launched their series almost a decade ago, and since then they’ve had a ton of spin-offs, some exclusive events, and a ton of other fascinating projects. Still, the upbeat duo haven’t always had the picture perfect lives. Here are some dark secrets you probably never knew about The Property Brothers.

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Before he began pursuing home renovations, Jonathan desperately wanted to be a professional magician, but his plans failed miserably. In fact, things got so bad that he had to file for bankruptcy. Not only did he invest way too much money in training equipment, but his finances also took a massive hit when he was robbed of everything he had.

Unfortunately, the bankruptcy led Jonathan into a downward spiral of depression. He later said that it was, “the worst mistake, financially, of my life because I think I really could’ve held out and over maybe five or six years paid that off.”

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