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Jack White and Karen Elson split up

on June 10, 2011, 4:54pm

divorce party Jack White and Karen Elson split up

Jack White and Karen Elson have ended their marriage of six years, and they’re celebrating with a party. The ironically positive official statement reads as follows:

To whom it may concern:

karen elson and jack white announce today that they are getting divorced.

“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.
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.”

with love
Karen Elson and Jack White

After meeting on the set of The White Stripes’ music video “Blue Orchid”, White and Elson married in June 2005 on the banks of the Amazon River. Outside of marriage, White and Elson were also musical collaborators. White produced and released Elson’s 2010 debut, The Ghost Who Walks.

This is White’s second divorce, having split up with his White Stripes bandmate, Meg White, in 2000 following a four-year marriage.

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