Rocker Avril Lavigne splits from Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger after two years of marriage

Musicians Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are separating after two years of marriage.

Musicians Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are separating after two years of marriage.

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It’s over: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have split after two years of marriage.

The “Complicated” songstress and Nickelback rocker announced the breakup Wednesday via Instagram.

“It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today,” wrote Lavigne, captioning what appeared to be a wedding photo.

“Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we’ve created many unforgettable moments,” she added. “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.”


Lavigne, 30, met Kroeger, 40, when he contributed to her album “Here’s To Never Growing Up.” They dated for a month before getting engaged in August 2012. They married on July 1, 2013 — Canada Day, giving a nod to their country of origin — in a gothic-themed wedding held in a medieval French castle. The petite singer wore black for the affair.

Rocky marriage rumors have plagued the couple since their first anniversary, just weeks after Kroeger gave Lavigne a 17-carat emerald-cut diamond ring, which she showcased on social media.

The split news comes on the heels of medical concerns for each rocker. In April, Lavigne disclosed her struggle with Lyme disease, and earlier this month, Nickelback canceled the remainder of its 2015 world tour after Kroeger had a cyst removed from his vocal chords.

It’s unclear if the couple will divorce, though it would be the second for Lavigne, who was wed to musician Deryck Whibley for more than three years before they split in October 2009.

Incidentally, the Sum 41 frontman tied the knot with fiancée Ariana Cooper in Los Angeles last Sunday.

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