“New Girl” star ZOOEY DESCHANEL and her husband BEN GIBBARD have separated after only two years of marriage.

It makes us wonder… is there something in the water in Celebrity Land these days? Why is everybody splitting up?


Zooey and Ben, who tied the knot in 2009, have reportedly ended their marriage. The news comes as a shock to celebrity gossip websites because not too long ago, the “500 Days of Summer” actress and the Death Cab for Cutie rocker were positively gushing like newlyweds about each other in recent interviews.

Last month, Ben told New York magazine:

“I’d seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful… I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me.”

Zooey, meanwhile, also admitted in a separate interview that it was “definitely hard” for her to be away from her hubby whenever he was on tour. She said:

“He’s really good at calling. He’s probably better than I am. He’s a very conscientious person.”

As to how they make the marriage work, the blue-eyed actress explained:

“You can’t expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding. It sort of just solidifies your commitment.”

Despite the suddenness of the split, a source revealed to Us Weekly that it was not a bad breakup. The insider explained:

“It was mutual and amicable… There was no third party involved.”

How sad…

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