Avril's Own words:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Moving forward on a positive note
Deryck and I have been together for 6 and a half years. We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship. I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note.
Thank you to all my family, friends and fans for all your support.
Here is Deryck's statement: Thursday, September 17, 2009
The past 6 and a half years have been the most amazing years of my life. It's sad it has come to an end but Avril and I are still family and moving forward in the most positive way possible. Our decision to part ways is amicable and she holds a special place in my heart and forever will be a great and amazing friend.
Thanks to all our family, friends and fans for all the support.
It seemed like a marriage made in Canadian Sk8er Boi heaven, but the three-year union of Avril Lavigne and Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley has reportedly come to an end. According to Us Weekly, Lavigne “dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on,” a source said, adding “Divorce papers will be filed any day now.” Lavigne also reportedly forced Whibley to vacate the couple’s $9.5 million house in California. Lavigne and Whibley began dating in February 2004 and became engaged in July of 2005. A year later, they were married in a ceremony in Montecito, California.
The news comes just as Lavigne wraps up work on her next studio album, expected out sometime in November. In a recent Rolling Stone In the Studio, Lavigne revealed that she and Whibley recorded the majority of her new album in their home studio “in our sweats.” “Life, that’s what this record is about,” Lavigne told RS. “It’s so easy for me to do a boy-bashing pop song, but to sit down and write honestly about something that’s really close to me, something I’ve been through, it’s a totally different thing.”
I'm sorry for what Avril must be going thru right now, and Deryck, its painful I'm sure, but now a window of opportunity has opened up for me, I think I'll give Avril a call real soon. :)