Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard: What Went Wrong?

Celebrity News Nov. 2, 2011 AT 12:40PM
Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard: What Went Wrong? Credit: Frazer Harrison/WireImage.com

Indie's cutest couple is no longer.

Us Weekly broke the sad news Tuesday that Zooey Deschanel and hubby Ben Gibbard have separated. But what went wrong between the New Girl actress, 31, and Death Cab for Cutie frontman, 32, who married just over two years ago?

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A source told Us the split "was mutual and amicable," adding, "There was no third party involved."

Gibbard recently told New York Magazine about his love at first site with the She & Him singer. "'I'd seen her in movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful," he said. "I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me."

In July, Deschanel told iVillage that her time apart from her hubby brought them closer. "I'm a pretty busy person, so it allows us to get our work done," she told the site. "And when we see each other again, we have a lot of stuff to talk about."

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"Probably the most surprising thing [about married life] is that it's not really that different," she told iVillage. "You still have to make a commitment and think about that commitment every day. It’s not like you get married and then all the work is done for you. You get married and you’re still in a relationship and you’re still doing your best to make it the best relationship you can."

Deschanel added that she put work into her marriage, "but it's not work in a bad way."

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"It's just that you can't expect to make no effort," she told iVillage. "You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding. It sort of just solidifies your commitment."

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