Avril Lavigne’s marriage to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger is now officially on the rocks: They have separated.
Lavigne broke the news herself on Instagram Wednesday, writing, ‘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 continued, ‘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.’
As you can see, there is no talk of divorce. But with the tone of the statement, that looks imminent. Also, Lavigne didn’t disclose the reason of the split.
The couple married in France on July 1 2013. The next year, Kroeger dismissed a report claiming that they had split, calling it a ‘ridiculous’ rumor.