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Jack White, Karen Elson to Divorce

Jack White, Karen Elson
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The musician and model have announced a split.

Jack White and Karen Elson have split.
 
The musician and model/singer released a joint statement Friday saying they are to divorce.
 
"We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee...we feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow,” the former couple said.
 
But the news isn’t too glum for fans of the duo. Unlike most marriages that go sour, this pairing will go out with a party.
 
“In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party…an evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family." White and Elson announced in the statement.
 
Not everyone is invited, apparently.
 
According to an invitation for the divorce soiree, the throwdown is “only for close personal friends and family...so please no plus ones or dead beats."
 
The couple first met on when Elson appeared in The White Stripes music video for "Blue Orchid." They were married soon after in South America in 2005.
 
White is best known for his work with The White Stripes, though he has been busy in recent years with several successful bands, including The Dead Weather.
 
Elson has been busy recording and performing her own music (the flame-haired beauty also manages a clothing store in Nashville, where both White and Elson live).