Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel have finalized their divorce with documents filed in a Los Angeles court citing irreconcileable differences as the reason, Us Weekly reports. Initially introduced by their mutual manager, the couple married in 2009 but parted last November in a split described as “mutual and amicable.”
Neither Deschanel nor Gibbard has said much about the break-up since it happened, and the Death Cab for Cutie frontman told Rolling Stone back in October that the tracks on his first solo effort, Former Lives, weren’t necessarily about his relationship with the New Girl star.
“Events in my personal life might lead to assumptions that some pronouns refer to certain people, but 99 times out of 100, they’re dead wrong,” Gibbard said at the time. “When a songwriter uses the first person, the immediate assumption is that the lyric is telling a personal story, but it’s storytelling. I don’t try to be overly confessional in my work. We live in a world of oversharing, and writing a song is different from writing a tweet.”