This definitely seems to be the season for breakups, because yet another celebrity couple is pulling the plug on their marriage. After only two years of wedded bliss, Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger, 40, and singer Avril Lavigne, 30, have announced that they’re separating.
Judging by the Instagram post that Lavigne has added to her account (an image of the former celebrity couple on their wedding day), the split seems to be very amicable, for now at least. “We are still and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other,” the singer wrote with the photo. She went on to thank their friends, families, and fans for supporting them.
Kroeger first started dating Lavigne after working with her on writing a song. They married in July 2013 in front of only 50 guests. Although they’ve managed to hold it together for this long, there had constantly been rumors that their marriage wasn’t as solid as it seemed.
Back in September 2014 for instance, a source reportedly told E! News that Kroeger and Lavigne were “fighting a lot” and that there was serious “jealousy on both sides.” Back then, Us Weekly also reported a source as saying that the celebrity couple’s marriage was so bad that Kroeger was “going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing.” Kroeger always shot down the rumors, but it now seems that there may have been a least some truth to them.
While this is Chad Kroeger’s first marriage, it was Avril Lavigne’s second marriage, and possibly her second divorce. Ironically, her first husband, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley, tied the knot with his girlfriend Ariana Cooper just this past weekend in Beverly Hills.
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Lee, E., “Breaking News: Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Split After Two Years of Marriage: Read Her Statement,” Us Weekly web site, September 2, 2015.