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SPLIT: Jack White and Karen Elson
Erstwhile White Stripes frontman White and his model-singer wife Elson threw a "divorce party" on June 10, 2011, their sixth wedding anniversary.

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Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce party might rival their wedding.

The rocker and his model-singer wife announced Friday -- on their sixth anniversary -- that they're splitting. But they're not mourning the demise of their marriage; they're celebrating it with a party described as a "positive swing bang hum dinger."

The invitation asks close friends and family to "please help us celebrate this anniversary of the making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage with our best friends and animals."

In a statement, White and Elson said they "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," they added.

This is the second split of the year for White. Earlier, he announced the White Stripes -- comprised of White and ex-wife Meg White -- were calling it quits.

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