We admit, we don’t usually follow the ins and outs of celebrity romance, but this, unfortunately, is a special occasion. Alternative rock’s royal couple Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have split up after 27 years of marriage, throwing Sonic Youth’s future into uncertainty and the romantic ideals of a generation into disarray. Their famously solid marriage has inspired many an alternative-rock romance, but it seems that flannel-wearing bandmates must now court each other without the shining light at the end of the tunnel.
The news was confirmed in a statement from their rep at Matador records, which reads, “Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment.”
First R.E.M. and now this? Our teenage years are begging for mercy.