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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger split

The songstress has announced their separation on Instagram
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

It’s over for Canadian sweethearts Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, but the former couple are keeping things civil during their sad split.

Avril broke the news in a post on Instagram today, alongside a picture of the lovebirds in happier times.

“It is with heavy heart [sic] that Chad and I announce our separation today,” she captioned the photo.

“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,” she wrote.

Avril and Chad have weathered plenty of ups and downs during their two-year marriage, and sources say the couple had actually been planning to break the sad news for a while.

In April, Avril made the emotional confession that she was suffering from Lyme disease, but seemed to be in great spirits when she joined Taylor Swift on stage during her 1989 World Tour stop in San Diego.

“It’s been a tough year. But these days, she’s living in L.A. and has a very close, supportive group of friends,” a source told E!

Avril and Chad originally got together as they were collaborating on her fifth studio album, and while they enjoyed a whirlwind courtship, sources say the initial spark of attraction simply “died out”.

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