Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Are Breaking Up: Separation Comes Two Years After Marriage
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are divorcing after two years and a beautiful ceremony in France. The Canadian-French singer made the announcement on social media earlier today.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have decided to put an end to their marriage and fans are surprised by the outcome. The 30-year-old “Girlfriend” singer and the lead vocalist for the band Nickelback exchanged vows in a Mediterranean Sea wedding ceremony in July 2013. Here is what Lavigne shared about the separation in a lengthy statement posted on Instagram Wednesday afternoon:
It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we’ve created many unforgettable moments. We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other. To all our family, friends and fans, thank you sincerely for the support.
This was the first marriage for Kroeger, 40, but Lavigne was previously married to Deryck Whibley, the frontman of rock band Sum 41, from 2006 to 2010. Whibley has moved on, and he wed model Ariana Cooper in Los Angeles on August 30.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have had to face split rumors very early on in their marriage. They were spotted a couple of times without their wedding rings, and that was enough for some in the media to speculate about the status of the relationship. In November 2014, Kroeger addressed the breakup rumors during an interview with ET Canada, and at the time, he said:
“You know my dad calls me up and he’s just like, ‘I haven’t slept in 2 days, what’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘Dad you’re not buying all this crap are you?’ You know, I get to hear all the rumor mill stuff. I find it very amusing.”
The Nickelback vocalist did not stop there and compared celebrity gossip to life in high school. He added:
“When you get out of high school, and it’s like, ‘Ugh, okay.’ All that rumor crap. All that stuff that people say behind each other’s backs is minuscule, pales in comparison to the world of celebrity or being married to a celebrity. That’s high school multiplied exponentially. It’s ridiculous. How many times has Jennifer Aniston been pregnant this year? A dozen? Let’s start a new rumor: I’m pregnant.”
Avril Lavigne is recovering from Lyme disease, and Chad Kroeger had to cancel his band’s tour earlier this year over problems with his larynx.