The last couple of years should have been the best of Avril Lavigne’s life, but now, on top of battling Lyme disease, she’s dealing with the end of her second marriage.
The singer announced that she and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger are separating just two years after they wed in a lavish ceremony in the south of France, and the way she let fans know about the split is heartbreaking: she attached the statement to a wedding photo.
Seeing such sad news attached to such a happy image is a huge bummer.
The couple has only been married for two years, but those two years have been filled with health difficulties for both. Lavigne has been battling Lyme disease, the symptoms of which have been so hard on her that she said many days she was unable to get out of bed. Kroeger was forced to cancel the second leg of Nickelback’s 2015 and the entire European tour for surgery to remove a cyst on his larynx.
As far as a concrete reason for the split, beyond the weight their health difficulties must have brought to the relationship, the couple has so far remained mum — but since they don’t have any children, it is safe to assume that it has nothing to do with a nanny. We’re looking at you, Ben Affleck. You too, Gavin Rossdale, aka alleged nanny-schtupper. Of course, that doesn’t mean one of them wasn’t getting frisky with someone else’s nanny…
This was Kroeger’s first marriage and Lavigne’s second. Her first, to Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley, ended in 2009. In an oddly-timed coincidence, Whibley wed model Ariana Cooper on Aug. 30, 2015, just days before his ex announced her second marriage was ending.