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Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard have separated

Threatening to cast a pall over tonight’s return of New Girl—and arriving at a time when the split between Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon had already caused many indie rockers to question whether it’s possible to be too cool for commitment—Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard have gone their separate ways after two years of marriage. The breakup between TV’s current “It” girl and the Death Cab For Cutie frontman was described as “mutual and amicable” in a statement from Deschanel’s representative to Us Weekly, which added that “there was no third party involved.” Yes, except for every man who participated in collectively willing it to happen, for which you should feel bad. 

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