Jack White and Karen Elson 'Celebrating' Separation With Divorce Party

Couple say that they will remain close friends

June 10, 2011 11:55 AM ET
Jack White and Karen Elson 'Celebrating' Separation With Divorce Party

Jack White has announced that he will be celebrating his divorce from singer and model Karen Elson with a blowout party. In a statement, White says that he and Elson "remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee," and "feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow." Clearly the two remain on very good terms – White attended Elson's performance at the Bonnaroo festival just last night.

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The divorce party, which will be held tonight in Nashville, will be restricted to close friends and family. According to the invitation, the party will celebrate the couple's "6th anniversary and their upcoming divorce with a positive swing bang hum dinger."

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White and Elson were married in 2005 by a Shaman priest in a canoe at the spot where the Rio Negro, Solimones and Amazon rivers meet in the Brazilian city of Manaus. The Shaman ceremony was followed by a blessing at a local Catholic cathedral.

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