Zooey Deschanel
Actress Zooey Deschanel and husband Ben Gibbard have separated. Reuters

New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie musician and singer Ben Gibbard have separated.

It was mutual and amicable, a source told Us Weekly. There was no third party involved.

Deschanel and Gibbard have been married since September 2009. They got engaged in late 2008, before Christmas, People magazine had reported.

New York Magazine had commented on the engagement, saying it was an indie-gasmic event.

Deschanel has spoken about Gibbard in several interviews. In a 2010 interview with Health magazine, she said Gibbard was a great human being who made her laugh, but she put off the idea of having babies for the time.

You get married, and immediately everyone starts asking about that! she told Health. It's like, I just wanna be married and work right now. Kids are way far off.