Avril Lavigne took to Instagram today to share some sad news: After two years of marriage, she and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback are separating. It is an amicable separation, and hopefully both will be happy in the next chapters of their lives. Read her announcement, via Instagram, below:
This marks Avril’s second divorce. She was previously married to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley from 2006 until 2009, when they first announced their separation. Their divorce was finalized a year later.
Earlier this year, Avril revealed that she has Lyme Disease. She believes she caught the disease around April 2014, and she was bedridden for five months as she went through the worst of it.
Meanwhile, Avril is working on a new album. It is possible her separation from Chad will influence her new music. Her last divorce, from Deryck Whibley, resulted in the somber Goodbye Lullaby, and it’s possible the new split could have similar influences. It is still too early to tell, but hopefully Avril is inspired and ready to channel this negative energy into good songs.