Zooey Deschanel Is Engaged To Ben Gibbard

Actress Zooey Deschanel is ready to walk down the aisle. The “Yes Man” starlet is happily engaged to Death Cab for Cutie’s front man Ben Gibbard, according to a report.

Zooey Deschanel

A source close to the couple has confirmed that Zooey and Ben got engaged before the holidays. The source revealed that the pair are “so thrilled,” saying: “Zooey was swept off her feet, and Ben is so excited.”

Recently, In Touch reported that Zooey Deschanel was engaged to a bass guitarist for AFI, Hunter Burgan. But the report was false because the 28-year-old actress is actually engaged to another musician, Ben Gibbard.

In addition to her roles in films like “Elf” and “Yes Man,” Deschanel fronts the critically lauded She & Him duo with singer/songwriter M. Ward. Their debut album, Volume One, was featured on several 2008 “Best Of” lists — including ours.

Deschanel had previously dated actor/musician Jason Schwartzman and Mickey Madden from Maroon Five. Various Web sites are reporting that the couple have been dating for almost a year, and they shared the stage together — dueting on a cover of the Everly Brothers’ “Dream” — at an Obama fundraiser in August.

Deschanel’s She & Him released their debut album on indie stalwart Merge Records earlier this year. Gibbard’s Death Cab released a string of albums on tiny Barsuk Records from 1998-2004 (not to mention the ultra-successful Postal Service album Give Up on Sub Pop in ’03) until making the leap to the majors with 2005’s Plans. In May, DCFC’s Narrow Stairs debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart.

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