It looks like there is no reconciliation in sight for Zooey Deschanel and [artist id="710356"]Death Cab for Cutie[/artist] frontman Ben Gibbard. After announcing their separation back in November, the “New Girl” star officially filed for divorce a month later.
According to People magazine, Deschanel filed the documents with L.A. County Superior Court on December 27. The papers list their actual date of separation as October 31 and cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind the split.
Although Deschanel spoke with the magazine recently, she didn’t have much to say about the end of her relationship with Gibbard but did mention that they will likely remain friends. “We’re friendly,” she told People. “It’s all fine.”Check out a breakup playlist of Death Cab and She & Him songs.
Deschanel’s statement reflects a similar sentiment that a source told Us Weekly at the time of their separation: “It was mutual and amicable. There was no third party involved.”
Deschanel’s star power has been on the rise over the past few years, particularly after her scene-stealing turn in “(500) Days of Summer” and “Our Idiot Brother,” but more recently since the debut of her critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated new sitcom “The New Girl.” Gibbard has been equally busy with Death Cab for Cutie promoting the release of their seventh studio album, Codes and Keys, which was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
The couple were introduced by their mutual manager three years ago. They got engaged in 2008 and were married in 2009. They have no children.