“It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today,” said Avril Lavigne on her Instagram account. The sad news comes after two years of marriage. Posted with a loving picture of the pair at a happier time, the “Complicated” singer says, “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.” She ended the touching announcement with a special message to her loved ones and dedicated fans, “thank you sincerely for the support.”
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. 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.
Reports have been circulating for months that the duo, who said “I do” in a lavish ceremony in France on July 1, 2013, were on the brink of a separation. Avril squashed those rumours in June when she posted a picture of herself sharing a kiss with Chad in the recording studio. She also took to social media this past July to wish her husband a happy anniversary.
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Both stars have been struggling with health issues as of late. The Napanee native is recovering from a serious case of Lyme’s Disease while Chad was forced to cancel his band, Nickelback’s, summer tour due to a surgery on his vocal chords. They stood by each other’s side during the struggles, but it appears that their romance has fizzled into a strong and everlasting friendship.