Jack White and Karen Elson Are Having a Divorce Party

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The White Stripes' Jack White and his wife, model Karen Elson, are getting divorced -- but rather than mope around about it, the couple are throwing a party to celebrate the parting.

Tonight, White and Elson are having a soiree in Nashville (see the invitation to the left) to mark both their sixth wedding anniversary and divorce.

Here's how they explained the unusual decision in a joint statement.

"Karen Elson and Jack White announce today that they are getting divorced. 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 honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party," the two say in their statement. "An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family."

The invitation promises "dancing, photos, memories and drinks with alcohol in them."