Zooey Deschanel Makes Huge Decision About Her Faith For Love of Hubby Jacob Pechenik

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Zooey Deschanel has made a huge decision about her faith, all out of love for husband Jacob Pechenik.

According to Us Weekly, the New Girl, who was raised by a Catholic mother and Quaker father, has decided to convert to Judaism.

In the past, Deschanel never identified with any particular faith.

“I don’t attach myself to any one religion,” Deschanel told Vulture in 2011. “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.’”

But before marrying producer Pechenik in June, the 35-year-old mother of Elsie, 3 months, decided it was time to embrace her beliefs.

“Zooey con­verted to Judaism for Jacob,” an insider told Us.

And she reportedly is very happy with her choice to join her husband in his faith.

“They’re loving the baby and marriage!,” another source revealed.

Deschanel and Pechenik welcomed their first child together in July. Last month, the new mom told the Today show they chose to name their daughter Elsie Otter for very good reasons.

"We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters, they're very sweet and they're also smart," she shared. "They use tools...they hold hands while they sleep...They're wonderful animals."

Sounds about right! Any thoughts on Zooey Deschanel's decision to convert to Judaism?

Pam Wright