It’s been tough going lately for Avril Lavigne and her husband Chad Kroeger. After a little more than a year of marriage, their relationship is on shaky ground.
E! News is reporting that the couple are doing their best to keep it together, but a split might still be in the works.
According to a source, “Things still aren’t good, but Avril’s friends are encouraging her to try and work it out. They don’t like Chad, but she’s already been through one painful divorce and they don’t want to see her going through another unless there’s no other option. Also, she and Chad haven’t been married that long so her friends want her to make sure she’s given it every chance before pulling the plug.”
The duo married in July 2013 after a whirlwind six-month courtship.
Adding to Lavigne’s stress is the state of her career. The insider said she’s “a bit lost right now” since her latest single and music video, “Hello Kitty,” has been criticized as racist.
One thing the “Smile” singer and Kroeger are considering is having a baby. However, this might not be the best move if the relationship is a sinking ship.
“Motherhood is something she really wants for herself,” the source said. “So this thing with Chad, it’s going to go one of two ways. Either they’re going to get rid of each other or there’s a shot they might try to have a baby to save the marriage. My bet is they end up splitting.”
Both Lavigne and Kroeger are also acting out, which spells doom for the relationship.
“There’s jealousy on both sides,” the insider continued. “She flirts, he flirts. She’s very insecure to begin with.”
Could this be the beginning of the end for the musical duo, or will fans be watching for a baby bump in the near future?