Zooey Deschanel Divorces A Year Later

By: | 12/18/2012 08:50 PM ET
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Zooey Deschanel is single once again, after waiting a year for the courts to finalize her divorce from Ben Gibbard.

According to court records, the “New Girl” actress and “Death Cab for Cutie” frontman were made legally divorced by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The once happy couple got engaged in December of 2008, and got married on September 19, 2021 near Seattle, Washington.

However, after they were married for approximately two years, they announced that they were separating in October of 2011. Subsequently, Deschanel filed the paperwork on December 27, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.

Both parties waived their rights to spousal support, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. There are no kids from the marriage.

Deschanel has won multiple awards through her acting career and was nominated for a Golden Globe last week for her performing on the “New Girl.”

Gibbard is an activist for gay rights and wrote an article in The Daily Beast voicing why this issue is important to him. He stated that when his lesbian sister got married, that it was “the most beautiful thing” he had ever seen. In the article, he voiced his strong support for Referendum 74 and discussed raising money for the issue. He stated, “I would just feel so much pride for my state if we could pass it by a popular vote and show the rest of the country that this is the direction we are going in.”

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