They were a match made in hipster heaven. But like a good pair of cigarette jeans or an ironic mustache, all good things must come to an end.
Two years after saying "I Do", Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are now saying. "Eh, actually, we really don't." The two have decided to separate, Deschanel's rep confirms.
"It was mutual and amicable," a source adds. "There was no third party involved."
Ben Gibbard is the front man for Death Cab for Cutie, and Zooey Deschanel is, of course, the annoyingly "adorkable" girl from the New Girl. And if we've learned anything from that mediocre sitcom, it's that Zooey Deschanel's cuteness can save anything.
I hear if you squeeze her belly, she starts giggling like a Tickle Me Elmo. But apparently, her adorkability is good for something, because the show just got picked up for another season. The ratings have been surprisingly impressive.
Deschanel and Gibbard married in September 2009. They had a mutual music manager, as Zooey fronts the band She and Him.
"I'd seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful," Gibbard explained. "I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me."
Deschanel recently told iVillage that it was "definitely hard" being away from Gibbard while he was on tour.
"He's really good at calling," the actress said. "He's probably better than I am. He's a very conscientious person."
And when it came to married life, Zooey said: "You can't expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding. It sort of just solidifies your commitment."
Well, so much for that. So what's Zooey going to be doing with her single gal time? Like the rest of us, she'll probably be catching up on her reality TV.
"I'm into a lot of reality shows," the actress said. "I love the Real Housewives - especially the Beverly Hills one - and I love Top Chef and Intervention," she shared.
Wow, she's serious. So how does she feel about her latest gig on the New Girl?
"Oh my gosh, I feel so happy, it's so nice, I'm having the best time working on this show. It's a dream come true. I didn't set out for this at all. I had actually taken a couple of years off acting. I was doing my music, touring with my band. I was sort of looking for the next thing to do but I hadn't really thought about doing a network show."