Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard lasted a good sight longer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries but sadly they too have bitten the celebrity marriage dust this week, after two years together. Deschanel, 31 and Gibbard, 35 tied the knot near Seattle, Washington - the same state that the latter was born in - in 2009 after a year's engagement.
Gibbard is front man of Death Cab For Cutie, one of US rock's most enduring acts for well over a decade, with this year's album 'Codes and Keys' being their seventh studio record. It peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, the third time they've breached the top 5. However with the global touring that such success entails, it's kept the musician away from actress Deschanel, herself becoming busier since the surprise success of 2009 movie '(500) Days Of Summer'. Back in September, U.S. Weekly reports her telling New York Magazine that she'd found it hard being away from Gibbard, saying "He's really good at calling. He's probably better than I am. He's a very conscientious person."
Now that distance appears to be too much, and an official source from Deschanel's camp confirmed to US Weekly that the pair had separated, adding "It was mutual and amicable. There was no third party involved".