Deschanel’s publicist Lauren Auslander confirmed on Tuesday the couple has separated after two years of marriage. Auslander describes the split as “amicable”, with “no third party involved”.
The split is likely to come as a surprise to fans as Gibbard was gushing about his love for Deschanel as recently as September in an interview with New York magazine.
“I’d seen her movies and obviously thought she was very beautiful,” Gibbard told the magazine. When the couple finally met, Gibbard said he was “just awestruck that she was even talking to me.” Well she is not talking to you much now Ben.
Deschanel’s career is on a high note with the success of her Fox sitcom New Girl. Her band She & Him just released a Christmas album, and last month she sang the American national anthem at the World Series.
Gibbard is the lead singer of the rock band Death Cab for Cutie.