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Zooey Deschanel Finalizes Divorce From Ben Gibbard

USMagazine, Monday, December 17, 2012, 5:20pm (PST)

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is officially free of her old life.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, nearly a year after she filed for divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, the 32-year-old actress finalized her split with the musician.

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According to Los Angeles Superior Court documents, Deschanel cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending her marriage. Neither she nor her ex-husband has spoken much about the breakup since, but just a few months before their separation, Gibbard gushed to New York magazine about meeting his wife for the first time.

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"I'd seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful," he said of the She and Him singer. "I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me."

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Alas, the New Girl already has a New Guy. In recent months, Deschanel has been stepping out with screenwriter Jamie Linden, who's behind the scripts for films including 10 Years, Dear John, and We Are Marshall.

"Jamie's a really nice guy," a source told Us Weekly earlier this year. "He's funny, and little geeky...he's into her!"

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Zooey Deschanel Finalizes Divorce From Ben Gibbard

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