THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED

Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger Have Split After Two Years of Marriage

By Johnny Lopez

 

It's been a rough year for Avril Lavigne, 30, following a debilitating battle with Lyme disease.

And now the "Sk8er Boi" singer has revealed she and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger are breaking up after two years of marriage.

"It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," she wrote to her nearly 2 million followers on Instagram.  "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."

Included in the statement was a snap of the couple in happier times at their 2013 wedding in the south of France.

Just last November, Chad shot down reports that their marriage was in trouble.

In an interview, the 40-year-old made light of the rumors by joking that he was carrying the couple's first child.

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This marks the demise of Lavigne's second marriage, following her 2010 divorce from Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley

Coincidentally, Whibley remarried just this past Sunday. He and girlfriend Ariana Cooper tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Bel Air.

News of Avril's latest split comes five months after disclosing how Lyme disease left her bedridden for months.

At that time, she said Chad was helping her recuperate whenever he could get away from touring.

And the band played on. 

 

 

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