The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach loses ‘Bob Dylan’s hair’ in divorce settlement

The duo's frontman has had to give the strange artefact to his ex Stephanie Gonis – as well as $5million

The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has had to hand over a lock of Bob Dylan‘s hair to his ex-wife in his divorce settlement.

The couple’s divorce was finalised this week in Tennessee and, according to documents obtained by TMZ, Stephanie Gonis received an item listed as ‘Bob Dylan’s Hair’ as well as $5million (£3.2million) in the settlement.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ earlier this month saw Auerbach claiming that his ex had tried to commit suicide twice in one day, leading a judge to give Auerbach temporary custody of the pair’s daughter.

Auerbach also made headlines earlier this month after a leaked email allegedly sent by Jack White to his ex-wife Karen Elson appeared to show the former White Stripes frontman branding Auerbach a “copy” and an “asshole”.

Elson divorced White in 2011 but the model/musician took out a restraining order against her ex-husband on July 22 amid allegations of “harassment” and “bullying” behaviour. As part of her petition, Elson reportedly submitted a series of emails to a Nashville judge.

One of the emails allegedly finds White complaining that Elson has enrolled their two children, seven-year-old Scarlett and six-year-old Henry, into the same school as Auerbach’s daughter, five-year-old Sadie.

The email allegedly sent by White on July 16 reads: “My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap… That’s a possible twelve fucking years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”