Ladies! (And maybe some men) We have good news for you! Jack White is back on the market. The former White Stripes front man has sensationally announced that he’s getting divorced from second wife Karen Elson. In a joint statement, the couple have announced they’re going splitsville but they remain friends and it’s all apparently very amicable. What’s more, they’re holding a ‘divorce party’! Their statement to the press says “To whom it may concern: Karen Elson and Jack White announce today that they are getting divorced.
They say: “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 honour 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.”
The party was expected to be held in Nashville over the past weekend, with invitations apparently reading “Please help us celebrate together this anniversary of the making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage with our best friends and animals.”
White and Elson got hitched in June 2005 after meeting on the set of the video for The White Stripes’ single ‘Blue Orchid’, with the pair exchanging vows on the waters of the Amazon River in Brazil. White produced Elson’s own album The Ghost who Walks, which he also put out on his Third Man label.