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Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel

In the closest to home indie breakup news since Thurston & Kim called it quits, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel have split up. Deschanel’s rep confirmed the news to US Weekly, who quotes a source that says “it was mutual and amicable” and “there was no third party involved.” The couple were married near Seattle in September 2009.

Comments (64)
  1. I can’t say I’m upset over this news in the same way I was over Thurston and Kim!

  2. …dibs. On both of ‘em.

  3. 2011: The year of indie breakups

  4. I guess he heard an overwhelming Sound of Settling

  5. She ̶&̶ ̶H̶i̶m̶

  6. Should be some good music coming out of death cab now

  7. She heard what Sarah Said


  9. “I will posses you house” – Zooey’s divorce lawyer

  10. I guess he finally got around to listening to that Christmas album…

  11. Unfortunate, but this is going to produce some legit music.

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    • the tv show didn’t get canceled.

    • “On September 28, 2011, after only two episodes aired, Fox ordered an additional eleven episodes to the initial thirteen episode order, bringing the first season to twenty-four episodes and making New Girl the first new series to get a full season pickup of the 2011–2012 television season.”

      As per the almighty Wikipedia

  13. Maybe he’ll get a haircut, grow a beard, gain some weight, and write something on par with his old stuff. Hopefully this is also the end of the Kanye West ballerina videos too.

  14. I didn’t even know that they were married until a week ago… ;(

  15. In all seriousness, shitty news, breakups suck. I’m a huge fan of both these two creative and just plain cool people. I wish them both the best from here onwards.

  16. It’s a shame more couples don’t stick together. It’s kinda sad to watch them drift apart.

    • Right. Although I like to stay out of people’s personal business, it’s still sad about Kim Gordon & Thurston. I feel like, if you’ve been married that long, then just stay married to that person. Make a compromise/agreement with them. Just my 2 lousy cents…

  17. i hope i can be one of her mistakes

  18. I guess Ben wasn’t hipster enough for her but way too emotional.

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  20. Yes! There is still a chance!

  21. She finally noticed the dead squirrel laying on his head, aka his hair.

  22. Zooey and Kim are going to move to NY and get married. I see it now.

  23. Pretty lame that a divorce gets more comments than, say, a new Tom Waits album…

  24. owl city’s music is finally going to get back to the level of their earlier work

  25. The ice was getting thinner between She&Him

  26. what a surprise, he’s totally “in her league”
    when they got married i thought “what idiots”
    about as real as beyonce’s “pregnancy”

  27. Stereogum: Where people go to comment on the stories they read on Pitchfork

  28. This comment page is where 90-100% of the weeks highest rated comments are gonna come from.

  29. Yaaaaay! More sad Death Cab songs. Awesome!

  30. She 500 Days of Summered him. It’s alright Ben, i think her cute disguise probably hides some very manic tendencies.

  31. What is is about celebrity marriages? They rarely last.

    Are these types of personalities just too fickle to ever stay in a long-term relationship? Do they not have what it takes to stick it out during tough times? Is it because they’re traveling a lot and don’t get to see each other enough, so they grow apart?

  32. death cab sucks, new girl sucks, but i hope hope m. ward is getting his dick sucked.

  33. Dearest Ben,

    You know I think you are the awesomest, but I just can’t justify staying married to a guy that fronts a band that is somehow wimpier than She and Him.

    Sorreeeeeeeeeez :( , Zooey D

    P.S. Isn’t it just soooo adorkable that even I can’t spell my last name? LOL!!!!

  34. I hope he gets fat again.

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