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.
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