Poor Zooey Deschanel: A) Divorce sucks, duh. B) Having your financial details splashed across the Internet because you’re getting a divorce sucks harder. BUT, if there’s anyone who shouldn’t feel too bad about what’s in said financial details, it’s the New Girl star.
In the documents TMZ posted yesterday from Deschanel’s paperwork filing for divorce from Ben Gibbard, there’s an itemized list of the actress/singer’s monthly income ($95,000!) and expenses ($22,550) that makes us feel both ickily voyeuristic and proud of her. Look, the girl is a freaking style icon and yet she only spends $2,000 a month on clothing? Even given that celebrities get a whole lot of their clothing for free, we know how much they could be spending. Case in point, Zooey’s Erin Fetherston dress above, worn at the finale of the X Factor last month, retails for $425. For a little perspective, Nicole Scherzinger’s beaded Pamella Roland gown from the same event is going for $2,425 at Neiman Marcus right now (marked down from $6,930). And Zooey’s taste in vintage probably saves her plenty of cash too.
Call it ironic timing, but we’d already chosen to nominate Zooey Deschanel as one of this week’s Hotness candidates long before we heard the sad news that she’s divorcing Ben Gibbard. But on the bright side, a little ego boost is always good for a newly single girl! We’re certain this isn’t the first time Zooey’s been compared to that other object of hipster affection, Kat Dennings, but we couldn’t resist it. Not only do both ladies have that girls-want-to-be-her/guys-want-to … thing going for them, but they’ve also both made pretty awesome transitions to the small screen this fall, in The New Girl and Two Broke Girls. And they both have recently tweeted about vegetables (Zooey dissed bok choy , Kat is a fervent brussels sprouts supporter).
Zooey may have an advantage in this race, with her triple-threat as an actress, one half of She and Him, and HelloGiggles blog co-founder. But we also wonder if she’s too obvious a choice. Kat may have won just as many indie-rockers’ hearts in Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. And she is smoking-hot in the new issue of GQ. We’re not sure how you’re ever going to be able to decide between them. Here’s a gallery to help you, though. Then vote after the jump!
Oh, noes! Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are splitting after two years of marriage, Us Weekly reports. Unlike some other high-profile splits, this has really shaken our perception of romance. I mean, how could the super-cute (I will NOT use the “A” word or the “Q” word today) New Girl star/She & Him singer and the super-sweet Death Cab for Cutie frontman not have little cartoon hearts floating around them and birds singing their love songs at all times?!
“It was mutual and amicable,” a source told the site. “There was no third party involved.”
Was work and touring what drove the wedge between them? Did Ben get annoyed by one too many “adorkable” posters (darn! I was trying not to use that one!)? Was she disappointed that Ben absolutely refused to turn every single HelloGiggles post into a Death Cab concept album? (Wait a second, I might have something there.) Did he see our own Halle Kiefer’s Zombie Deschanel Halloween costume and realize he was missing out on the real beauty? Stay tuned while we investigate.
In the meantime, let’s all go home and watch Dirty Dancing on mute while blasting “I Will Possess Your Heart” over and over in homage to their short love story.
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