Lasting much longer than [article id="1673430"]Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage[/article], Death Cab for Cutie frontman [article id="1621934"]Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel[/article] announced their separation after two years of marriage.
Deschanel's representative confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday afternoon (November 1). A source described the split as "mutual and amicable." The insider added: "There was no third party involved."
Gibbard and Deschanel were first introduced by their mutual manager three years ago. In September 2009, the pair tied the knot near Seattle after dating for a year. According to People, Gibbard pulled out all the stops for his proposal with a three-carat diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring.
In a recent interview with New York magazine, Gibbard spoke about his initial meeting with his wife. "I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me," he admitted.
Throughout the year, both parties have had a busy work schedule, with [article id="1663729"]Death Cab for Cutie[/article] dropping their seventh studio album, Codes and Keys, in May, and Deschanel working on her Fox sitcom "New Girl."