500 Days Of Bummer! Zooey Deschanel & Husband Jacob Pechenik Split Up

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Sep. 6 2019, Updated 7:26 p.m. ET

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The New Girl is now a single girl.

RadarOnline.com has learned Zooey Deschanel and her producer husband Jacob Pechenik are splitting up after over four years of marriage.

“After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners,” a joint statement from the couple read. “We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

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As Radar originally reported, Deschanel, 39, and Pechenik, 47, reportedly met on the set of the comedy Rock the Kasbah in 2014. Less than a year later, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together in the summer of 2015.

The pair confirmed their engagement that January and got married around the same time they welcomed daughter Elsie in July. In addition to Elsie, now 4, they also share 2-year-old son Charlie.

Deschanel was previously married to Ben Gibbard, the lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie, but the two divorced in 2012, citing “irreconcilable differences” in paperwork filed to end their 2-year marriage.

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