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FAME FILES: Avetts Make Tabloids

If there was still any question about the Avett Brothers level of fame outside of Charlotte following the Concord trio's Grammy nomination and appearance and a national Gap commercial, the hometown heroes have reached another level - tabloid fodder.

Earlier today Seth Avett announced on the band's website that he and his wife of five years are divorcing. He revealed that the couple has been separated for some time. followed his announcement with an exclusive report that the younger Avett brother is dating "Dexter" actress Jennifer Carpenter. The story quotes unnamed sources about the "secret affair" and includes Carpenter's old tweets about her "favorite band" leading up to the release of the Avetts' album "The Carpenter" last September.

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