Lavigne announced the news on Instagram, writing that despite ending their marriage they remain "the best of friends." The two have been married since July 2013 and first met when Kroeger was working on an album of Lavigne's.
It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. 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.
Rumors of trouble between Lavigne and Kroeger have been swirling since a year after they tied the knot, when they began spending noticeable stretches of time apart, and without their wedding bands, despite having set rules for their marriage.
The news of their split comes as both are recovering. Lavigne revealed to People in April that she had been suffering from Lyme disease, and Kroeger, who is the lead singer for Nickelback, is recovering from having a cyst removed from his voice box.
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