According to US/People/Sufjan Beat, Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman proposed to the She half of She & Him before Christmas and she said yes man (sorry). We’re happy for them (sort of!), but look forward to your indie wedding jokes in the comments. (Via Rawkblog, pic by a35mmlife at Unconventional ’08.)

Comments (179)
  1. owencafe  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    ah! …another reason to get drunk…

  2. ah! …another reason to get stoned.

  3. Greg  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    No wonder Death Cab’s music has started to dwindle, you can’t make sad, sappy music when you are dating a sweet slice of Indie Heaven like her.

  4. they make an adorable couple. good luck to them.

    • loser  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

      Hey toyourdismay… Is that avatar a picture of Ben, not that is clearly Amelie, wait, is that Ben? I am so confused….?!

    • Black Sunshine  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

      I just wonder what musical endeavors this is going to take us on.

  5. astro  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    man. i just listened to the she & him album for the first time in a while and ate up everything zooey deschanel sang. now i have to go vomit it all up.

  6. Chris  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Hopefully she knows that contrary to popular belief, his band’s most recent album is waaaay better than hers.

  7. Jane  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 +1

    Congrats to them! I hope he gets fat again.

  8. Faith  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    I didn’t even know they were dating. Shows how up to date I am.
    Best of luck to them both. They’ll make some interestingly creative children.

  9. I challenge Ben Gibbard to an honor du-el!!!

  10. Paul Ramon  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    It’s always great when two insufferablely precious people get together.

  11. Well, this MUST be the reason she wasn’t receptive to my advances.

  12. In the immortal words of Eric Cartman:

    “Son-uva BITCH!!”

  13. ab  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Wow. Is she the one responsible for his new skinnyjeans look? Had no idea they were even dating, but best of luck to these two crazy kids. Ben is actually a pretty funny guy, so kudos to her.

  14. Are you sure he didn’t mean to propose to Katy Perry?

  15. they were dating?

  16. I didn’t know they were dating either. I still bet M. Ward was having a piece of that on the side.

  17. she should have worked the m. ward/jm james angle. obviously.


  19. Jesus  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    I’ll never be able to hear “Soul Meets Body” again without picturing Ben Gibbard jizzing in his pants with the girl from ‘Elf.’

  20. Ben  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    God damnit. You failed me Matt.

    It was supposed to be you!

  21. Steven  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Noooo, Zooey was my soulmate, and she doesn’t even know it!

    I’ll get you Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service! I’ll get you! (By the way man love your music, and yours as well Zooey!)

  22. seamus  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    good thing she is getting married and singing because that girl CANNOT act her way out of a paper bag…

  23. She didn’t even tell me she was dating anyone… I hope it doesn’t cause a rift in the engagement. I’ll have to ask ben if he is ok with what happened.

  24. mike jones  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    this is like his 6th marriage..

  25. Jessica N.  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Ben Folds has been married four times!?!? What is he the Elizabeth Taylor of indie rock? That was a horrible joke.

  26. Christian  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    i thought we were cool, ben…

  27. domestic bliss  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    more like ben GIBBARF.

  28. I guess she was Ben’s prize for winning a Roy Orbison lookalike contest…

  29. It Came From Culture City   |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    i guess she found her Soul Mate on a Death Cab for Cuite

  30. no, fuck that

  31. grover  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    wait. these two are dating?

  32. Joe  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Hope they have a great marriage and stuff blah blah, but if she dumps him in a few years we are gonna get some great Death Cab songs outta that.

  33. this sucks  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2008 0

    Worst news I’ve heard all year.

  34. johnnytantan  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    new postal service album?

  35. yeah, who wouldn’t want to possess that heart (*ba-da-BING!*). But seriously, now that next Postal Service album will have a shot at sickening romantic creativity. Just when all my dentist said all my cavities were gone…

    Plus, get ready for She & Him vol 2: She & Him… & Him?

  36. dammit. well there goes half my dreams.

    the other half of course being, marrying zooey and becoming a jedi.

  37. bornonthesideofahill  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    so does this mean zooey’s new band will be She & him..wait i mean him. not him? i was kinda secretly pulliing for m. ward. they make cute pictures. but i suppose i can accept another awkwardly cute indie rock..urh…well okay alternative singer for zooey.

  38. They make a cool couple

  39. volume-addict  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    I guess the city of Ballard will be gaining a new part-time resident?

  40. The most important part of all this is what their celebrity couple name will be.

    Booey Gibbanel or Zen Deschbard?

    I like Zen Deschbard. Or maybe Booey Deschbard.

  41. disgruntled hipster no. 416  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    Additionally, I second the challenge to a duel.

    Formality’s sake:


    Mr. Gibbard, you have besmirched my honor, sir! Pistols at twilight! The young Brian Urlacher will be my second.

    I’ll follow YOU into the dark.

  42. mr.walla  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    AND they ALREADY have a sex tape up!

  43. Lindsey  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    She’s engaged to Hunter not Ben

  44. Deezey  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    I guess I’ll have to settle for that cellist from Ra Ra Riot now. But Zooey, please remember those Steve Perry lyrics….”If he ever hurts you/ true love won’t desert you. You know I still love you…Though we touched and went our seperate ways.


  46. Whether it be Gibbard or the bassist of AFI, she sure has a thing for untalented people in the music business. She should hook up with Tim Harrington (is he single?) or Ghostface (who would fuck her regardless if he is or not).

  47. Lovely couple, best wishes for them!

  48. oh…Zooey…you closed the door
    On so many men who would have loved you more

  49. Dan  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    Who would’ve thunk that a girl that pretty would be into such huge, huge muttonchops? That’s how he landed her, right? I’m gonna start growing mine out right now.

  50. Neal  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2008 0

    Will they play Cath…. at the wedding. That would be meta.

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