Latest in Celebrity Splits: Chad Kroeger & Avril Lavigne

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 6.34.07 PM   Seems like everyday we find out about a latest couple in Tinseltown calling it quits. The latest in breakups comes from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and “Sk8ter Boi” singer Avril Lavigne announcing their separation after only two years of marriage.

avril-lavigne-4-300Sparks flew for these two when Kroeger came in to help Lavigne work on her fifth album back in 2012, in between writing sessions the chemistry grew and they started dating. Nickelback frontman became very smitten with “Girlfriend” singer and in the process of writing songs for her album, and some together, he proposed after 6 months of dating. They got married on July 1st, 2013 (also known as Canada Day) in a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 6.36.33 PMMany believed this was going to be a happy and long marriage for both after Avril divorced Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. They released a song they recorded together and it seemed that the were on happy ground. Very busy artists they told the press that they had a set of rules they followed when away from each other that they called the keys to a “successful marriage”, one of them being that after 2 weeks of separation either one of them would travel to meet up and spend time together.

It wasn’t long before the rumor wheel got going and 1 year into their marriage there avrilseemed to be trouble brewing in paradise. Lavigne in her own way shutdown those rumors by posting a picture with Kroeger showing off the new ring she got for their one year anniversary and everything got quiet again.

Recently, the songstress was battling Lyme Disease and in the last couple of months opened up about her struggles with the disease. This is why the split seemed even more of a surprise when the split was announced.

Lavigne released a statement declaring their separation stating,

“It is with [a] heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we’ve created many unforScreen Shot 2015-09-02 at 6.37.05 PMgettable 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.”

This was the first marriage for Chad and second for Lavigne. Tell us, are you as surprised as we are about the Lavigne and Kroeger split? Let us know using hashtag #glamorouspaper or in the comments below!

 

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Ben and Jen Call it Quits

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner just a few weeks ago, appearing happier.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner just a few weeks ago, appearing happier.

After many weeks of speculation, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck officially announced that they plan to divorce. Sad news considering the couple just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary the day before, and with their down to earth images they had won a spot among my favorite celeb couples of all time.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time,” the couple said in a statement to Us Weekly Magazine, confirming their split. “This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”

The two met on the set of the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor. However, it was not until they made the 2003 movie Daredevil, and after Affleck’s two-year engagement to Jennifer Lopez ended, that they started dating. They went public at a Boston Redsox game and a new, better, Bennifer was born. They became the sweet down to earth pair everyone rooted for. By April 2005 they were engaged and in June of that year they got married in a Caribbean ceremony officiated by her Alias costar Victor Garber.

During the course of their marriage the couple had three children: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. Additionally, they have starred in a number of hit films, even detailing how they take turns making movies so that someone is always at home for their kids. Affleck also won his second Oscar, for Argo, with Garner accompanying him to the awards show.

The couple is rumored to be handling the split amicably for the sake of their family. Affleck is even planning to stay on the couples Brentwood property. Additionally, the couple hopes to resolve the divorce quickly and without contention, while sharing joint custody of their children. It remains to be seen what will be determined in terms of child or spousal support. No matter what, this is definitely the end of what was a great Hollywood couple.

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