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Single and quirky: Zooey Deschanel finalizes divorce

Zooey Deschanel is officially single as a judge signs off on her divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.

Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard seem like a good fit with their hipster and quirky personalities. Yet the two split after just two years of marriage in 2011. Last week, a judge finalized Deschanel’s divorce from Gibbard.

TMZ reports the divorce was far from bitter, with both parties calling the demise of their marriage “mutual and amicable.” Both Deschanel and Gibbard waived their right to spousal support. TMZ reports Deschanel is worth around $3 million with almost no debt. Deschanel filed divorce proceedings in 2011 citing “irreconcilable differences.” Zooey and Ben became engaged in 2008 and the two married in 2009 in Seattle, Washington.

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Zooey Deschanel has yet to be seriously linked to someone new, although rumors are circulating she and screenwriter Jamie Linden are close. A source for Us Weekly reports, “Jamie’s a really nice guy. He’s funny and a little geeky… he’s into her!” Deschanel’s finalized divorce comes just days after she received a Golden Globe nomination for her leading role in Fox’s New Girl. Zooey tweeted, “Holy moly!! Thank you @goldenglobes! I am over the moon with excitement!!! What a great start to the holidays!”

Sadly, it was clearly love at first sight for Ben Gibbard back in 2008. “I’d seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful,” said Gibbard. “I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me.”

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