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Cue the Emo Tears: Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Have Split Up

Deschanel and Gibbard in 2010 (Photo by Helga Esteb via
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If you have a hankie, please reach for it now: The cutest, palest, sweetest, vegan/vegetarianest alt-rock couple are donesville: Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel haveannounced the are breaking up.It's okay—we got teary-eyed too. Besides, we are still reeling from the news Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon are divorcing.

Says US Mag:

"It was mutual and amicable," a source adds. "There was no third party involved."

The couple married in Seattle in December 2009.

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The last time we heard from Deschanel she was making cute ahead of her new TV series debut and trying to backpedal after getting called out for (sort of) making some flippant remarks about Downtown Los Angeles. The last time we heard from Gibbard he was making a special stop in Santa Monica with his indie rock darling band Death Cab for Cutie for a private show, and talking about the multi-pronged marriage-like relationship among the four bandmates.

Anyone want to bet the next DCFC and She & Him albums will be rife with breakup tunes?