Zooey Deschanel Files For Divorce From Ben Gibbard

January 5, 2012

Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for Divorce from her indie rocker husband Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. Get the details behind the New Girl’s split and what the actress says is the reason for the end of their short lived marriage below.

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Moving ahead with her divorce from the front man of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, actress Zooey Deschanel has now officially filed papers in court, citing the couple’s split is due to irreconcilable differences.

According to TMZ, Deschanel made a trip to the L.A. County Superior Court on the 27th of December, where she stated that the couple has been separated since Halloween of last year.

Deschanel, who is also part of the indie group She and Him, requested that the court terminate the thirty-five year old Ben Gibbard’s rights to spousal support, listing her monthly income as $95,000 of which $22,550 is used for expenses each month.

The thirty-one year old New Girl and Ben Gibbard were only officially husband and wife for a little over two years, tying the knot back in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. Deschanel was the first to officially announce the news of their separation this past November 2011.

“I’d seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful,” Gibbard once told New York magazine, while Deschanel called her soon to be ex-husband “a very conscientious person.”

Both performers are said to still be “friendly” with one another as confirmed by the FOX star. US Weekly also shared the same news, per an unknown source that spoke with the mag, the the split “was mutual and amicable,” adding, “there was no third party involved.”

While both performers may have hit a rough patch in their personal lives, both are doing extremely well professionally. While Zooey is raking in the ratings with her New Girl series as the quirky single Jess, Gibbard just dropped a seventh album with Death Cab for Cutie that has garnered mostly positive reviews.

Get more on the Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard divorce with a news video below.

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