The couple was introduced by their mutual music manager.Ben later said that he had been awestruck by Zooey, unable to believe that she was even talking to him.“More than anything personally, I think it’s such a treat to get to work with amazing people for seven years. All of my professional experiences had been limited to the run of a movie [before the show]… “I’ve gotten to work with these people through so many life changes… I feel like this sense of camaraderie that I have never felt before, and I don’t know if I will ever have again.” The actress and singer hasn’t decided what projects she wants to take on now that “New Girl” is done.She’s most looking forward to being at home with her young daughter and son. I’m me.” In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts and having quiet nights at home with her husband Jacob Pechenik.
But only two months later they announced their separation. The reason for the divorce was cited as “irreconcilable differences” with the addition that no counselling or mediation would be able to remedy the situation.
The pair were first linked together in June after they appeared "inseparable, holding hands and hooking their arms together" at a afterparty. She said: "I think intelligence and humor are probably the most attractive traits in a guy." However, she has also said she doesn't feel ready to date, saying: "Honestly, I'm just going through a divorce, so I don't really think [dating] is something I want to get into now.
" Zooey announced her marriage to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben had ended "mutually" and "amicably" in December and claimed there was no one was involved with the split.
She did make a lot more money than Ben, but nobody could accuse him of going after the money in their divorce.
After the divorce was finalized, Zooey ended up in a relationship with Jamie Linden that lasted roughly two years but ended earlier this year.