Zooey Deschanel Engaged!

Can you hear that sound? That’s the collective sigh of lovelorn indie boys everywhere. Sorry guys, Zooey Deschanel is officially off the market…

US Weekly reports that the actress/singer/dreamboat is now engaged to her boyfriend of one year after a holiday season proposal. The lucky man? Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service fame. One can only assume Gibbard wooed Deschanel with a variety of pensive self-deprecating ballads, bespectacled puppy dog eyes on the verge of tears – and she took pity on him. The proposal probably went something like this:

I’m thinking it’s a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned. Umm marry me?

Not since a Shins recommending Natalie Portman hooked up with Devendra Banhart have so many skinny jean wearing nerds been this heartbroken – myself included. US weekly also quoted the always dubious “source close to the couple” as saying the pair were: “so thrilled…. Zooey was swept off her feet, and Ben is so excited.”

In an act of schadenfreude we can only hope that Gibbard’s music suffers as a result. How can he write about unrequited love when he’s engaged to Zooey freakin’ Deschanel? That’s like Ice-T penning “Cop Killer” then starring in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. What a sham.

Below is a video of the pair performing The Everly Brothers’ “Dream” earlier this year.

Image by: Jason Merritt via Getty