Zooey Deschanel's husband Jacob Pechenik has filed for divorce 1 year ago

Zooey Deschanel's husband Jacob Pechenik has filed for divorce

Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik are officially going their separate ways.

After four years of marriage, film producer Jacob has filed for divorce.


He submitted paperwork for the divorce earlier this week in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for his claim, according to legal documents seen by TMZ.

The documents state that the couple have been separated since January of this year. Both he and Zooey are seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two children, fours-year-old daughter Elsie and two-year-old son Charlie.

The pair announced their split last month in a statement to PEOPLE magazine.

"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," they said.

"We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time."

Zooey and Jacob, met on the set of film Rock the Kasbah. They shared news of their engagement in January 2015 and married later that year.

Zooey recently confirmed that she is in a relationship with US producer and TV personality Jonathan Scott.