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Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Tie the Knot, Plus More Power Couples

September 21, 2009 3:11 PM ET

500 Days of Summer star Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard were married this weekend at a ceremony near Seattle, Washington, Deschanel's rep confirmed to Us Weekly. This match made in indie rock heaven had dated for a year before becoming engaged in December 2008.

The couple are latest in a long line of actors and rockers who have either dated or tied the knot, though this pair does blur the lines with their day jobs: The bride has starred in films like Yes Man while splitting duties with M. Ward in indie rock band She & Him; and the Postal Service frontman and groom will make his acting debut in the upcoming film Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, based on the David Foster Wallace short story collection.

For more supernova romances between rockers and actors, check out our Power Couples: A History Of Rockers and the Actors Who Love Them gallery, starring Madonna and Sean, Gwyneth and Chris, Aniston and Mayer and many more.

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