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Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Are Separating

The splitting couple.

Forget about that Kardashian/Humphries folderol. Forget about it! We must clear the decks now for a separation more surprising, in the vein of Sarandon/Robbins or Baumbach/Leigh: New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard are separating after two years of marriage, reports Us. "It was mutual and amicable," a source told the magazine. "There was no third party involved." Well, this is not the news we expected while anticipating the return of New Girl tonight. Cue up the Dirty Dancing DVD ... [Us]

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