Zooey Deschanel Ben Gibbard – Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel announced their separation after two years of marriage. The actress’s representative confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday afternoon. A source described the split as “mutual and amicable.”
The insider added: “There was no third party involved.”
Gibbard and Deschanel were first introduced by their mutual manager three years ago. In September 2009, the pair tied the knot near Seattle after dating for a year. According to People, Gibbard pulled out all the stops for his proposal with a three-carat diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring.
In a recent interview with New York magazine, Gibbard spoke about his initial meeting with his wife. “I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me,” he admitted.
Throughout the year, both parties have had a busy work schedule, with Death Cab for Cutie dropping their seventh studio album, Codes and Keys, in May, and Deschanel working on her Fox sitcom “New Girl.”
In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as young protagonist William Miller’s troubled older sister Anita in Cameron Crowe’s 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan or “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” supporting roles in films such as Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), and The Happening (2008). She then began playing lead roles in films, including Yes Man (2008) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).