The New Girl is officially no longer a married girl in real life. Yep, that's right -- pretty much a whole yeeeear after announcing that they were splitting after roughly three years of marriage, Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's divorce has been finalized. Sad!
But then again, the sparse details about the divorce leaking now make it blatantly clear that the celebs' marriage truly could not be saved ...
The judgment on the divorce states that the former couple's marriage cannot be repaired by counseling or mediation. While that may be standard divorce paperwork wording ... it definitely makes you wonder if that means they tried those routes and they failed or they never bothered? Especially considering that they had only been married for about three years. Whatever went wrong between them had to have gone terribly wrong.
And if that really was the case -- if things were so bad that counseling (or further counseling) couldn't fix it -- then I guess they really were better off calling it quits.
It's easy to be an outsider looking in and judging someone else's short-lived marriage, to think that they should have tried harder or done more to make it work. But only the two people in the relationship know the truth. And if the truth is just so terrible that it's impossible to save the marriage, and they're better off apart, then more power to them. Because as much as divorce sucks, I definitely believe that sometimes it really is the only answer.
As for Zooey, she seems genuinely happy these days, having already moved on with screenwriter Jamie Linden. Good for her. As sad it is, the finalization of her divorce is a huge relief -- for her and Ben both.
Do you think it sounds like these two are better off divorced?
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