Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Separate
On Instagram, Lavigne wrote, “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.” She went on, “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.”
The post was accompanied by the above photo of Lavigne and Kroeger dancing happily together at their wedding, which took place in the South of France on July 1, 2013. The Nickelback singer had proposed to Lavigne the year before in August 2012 with a massive 14-karat diamond ring. Last year, Kroeger surprised her with a 17-carat diamond ring for their first anniversary.
The separation news comes after the stars were seen being affectionate with each other in recent months, seemingly putting to rest rumors that their marriage was in jeopardy. Lavigne had also praised Kroeger earlier this year for being there for her during her battle with Lyme disease. For his part, Kroeger mocked split claims last November, nearly a year ago.
Lavigne’s post did not mention divorce plans. Ironically, her first husband, Deryk Whibley, just remarried a few days ago. Gossip Cop will have updates.