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Jack White, Karen Elson plan 'hum dinger' divorce party

June 10, 2011 |  2:05 pm

Karen Elson and Jack White

Jack White and Karen Elson are marking their sixth anniversary by getting a divorce -- and throwing a party for close friends and family in Nashville on Friday to celebrate the (happy?) occasion.

If there were ever an occasion for separate checks, this has to be it.

"We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee," the former White Stripes singer and the model said in a statement to several media outlets. "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."

According to the invitation, the point is to recognize their "6th anniversary and their upcoming divorce with a positive swing bang hum dinger" -- which sounds like way more fun than, say, arbitration.

White and Elson were married on June 1, 2005, in a canoe at the spot where three rivers come together in Manaus, Brazil. A shaman officiated, and blessing at a Catholic church followed the ceremony. Meg White, Jack's first ex-wife and at the time his partner in the White Stripes, was the maid of honor.

The White Stripes disbanded in February, citing "a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way." Jack and Meg, who previously had represented themselves as brother and sister, divorced in 2000.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Karen Elson and Jack White in New York in May 2009. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images