In September of 2009, The New Girl Actress Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard, the front man of Death Cab for cutie, were married in Seattle, Washington. Just two short years later, as part of a mutual agreement, the two are officially separated. A source close to the situation says that there was no third party involved and the agreement was decided upon, with understanding.
The two were introduced three years ago by a mutual music manager and Ben stated that “I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me.” Some believe that the separation was due to Gibbard being away on tour so often. Zooey recently explained to ivillage “You still have to make a commitment and think about that commitment every day,” she said, adding that being married isn’t too different than just being in a relationship.
“It’s not like you get married and then all the work is done for you. You get married and you’re still in a relationship and you’re still doing your best to make it the best relationship you can.”