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Avril and Chad announce break-up

Published 02/09/2015

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced they have ended their relationship after two years of marriage, but insist they remain the “best of friends”.

The 30-year-old singer announced the sad news on her Instagram page on Wednesday with a touching statement.

Avril accompanied the words with a picture of herself and Chad from their wedding day two years ago.

"It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," Avril wrote. "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. (sic)"

Avril and Chad have been at the centre of rumours about the state of their marriage since October 2014.

However, they appeared to have got past their problems and Chad spoke openly about how he had been supporting Avril following her diagnosis with Lyme disease.

Avril and Chad met while working on the Girlfriend singer’s fifth album in 2012 and were quick to fall in love. Chad proposed a month and six days after they began dating.

“It was like we'd known each other forever," Avril told People magazine last year. "It's a very intimate process, and you have to really open up when you're songwriting. When it was over and I had to go work with other people, it sucked.

“So I called him and asked him to come back to LA to do some more writing with me, and he was like, 'Hell yeah!'"

The end of Avril’s marriage comes just days after her first husband Deryck Whibley tied the knot with his second wife, Ariana Cooper. The former couple were married from 2006 until 2010.

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