Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger separated, the couple of two years announced on Instagram that they are separating.
- Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger tied their knot on Canada Day in 2013.
Avril Lavigne announced on Instagram:
“It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today,” Lavigne wrote on Instagram alongside a picture from their wedding. “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.”
Avril Lavigne is a is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Greater Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, Lavigne entered the music industry with her debut album Let Go, becoming one of the most popular pop punk artists, a reason she earned her reputation of a “skater punk” persona and “pop punk princess”. Since her professional debut she has sold more than 30 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide.
It is the second marriage for Lavigne who was previously married to singer Deryck Whibley.
Lavigne began dating fellow Canadian rocker Chad Kroeger, frontman of the band Nickelback, in July 2012.The relationship blossomed after they began working together in March 2012 to write and record music for Lavigne’s fifth album. Lavigne and Kroeger became engaged in August 2012, after one month of dating. The couple married at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, on 1 July 2013 (which is Canada Day), after a year of being together. They had their honeymoon in Portofino, Italy.
In December 2014, it was reported that Lavigne had privately written to a fan on Twitter that she was suffering from undisclosed health issues,although she denied rumours that she was in rehab. In April 2015, she revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease. In an interview with Billboard, Lavigne said that she was recovering.
Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has been involved with a variety of collaborations, appearing as a guest musician in several songs and has contributed in both production and songwriting. He has co-written several songs for other artists and for films.
In 2008, Kroeger was convicted of drunk driving in a British Columbia court after he was stopped for speeding in Surrey.
Kroeger started dating fellow Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne on July 1, 2012. The relationship blossomed after they began working together in March 2012 to write and record music for Lavigne’s fifth album. Kroeger and Lavigne became engaged in August 2012. The couple married in the south of France on July 1, 2013, which is Canada Day. Lavigne and Kroeger honeymooned in Portofino, Italy. In September 2014, the entertainment media began reporting that Lavigne and Kroeger were headed for separation after only one year of marriage. While rumors continue to circulate based on sightings of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger without their wedding rings, no formal announcement had been made in late 2014. Kroeger denied the rumors about the separation and found it amusing.
In 2015, the second leg of the band’s North American tour had to be canceled so Kroeger could have surgery for a cyst on his larynx. The entire leg of the European tour has been cancelled as well.IMAGE/Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com