Here’s some (sorta) uplifting news for anyone sick to death of all those acrimonious power-couple splits that are played out in the press month after month.
Supermodel Karen Elson and her busy-beaver rock ’n’ roll husband Jack White announced Friday that they’re calling it quits, getting a divorce.
But get this — they’re having an invite-only party Friday night in Nashville to celebrate the not-so-blessed event.
Especially in light of the pair’s ultracool collaboration on Elson’s “The Ghost Who Walk” debut disc.
Even weirder: The polite phraseology they’ve employed in the joint statement. “We remain dear and trusted friends, and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee,” it reads.
After six years together, it goes on, “In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party, and evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family.”
An engraved invitation that apparently went out to said acquaintances makes it sound even warmer, dubbing it a bash to “celebrate their 6th anniversary and their upcoming divorce, with a positive swing bang hum dinger.” It “will include drinks with alcohol in them,” it adds, before cautioning “No plus-ones or dead beats.”
Indeed. There might be more gracious ways to break up. But right now, none spring to mind.
Check up on their separate future doings at www.karenelson.com and www.thirdmanrecords.com.