Avril Lavigne decided she wanted to divorce husband Deryck Whibley after realizing she married too young, according to reports.
The Complicated hitmaker is apparently keen to explore a life without the Sum 41 star.
“She married too young and she finally realized that,” a source told People magazine. “Avril realized she needs her own life and needs to explore things without him.”
The source adds that Avril and Deryck have been having problems for at least six months. The insider also denied reports the marriage collapse is down to Lavigne’s reluctance to have a baby.
“The split is not about Deryck wanting a kid nor is she dating anyone else,” the source said. “There is no romance.”
The couple are no longer living together in their Bel Air home. “Deryck has left the house,” says the source, but “wasn’t kicked out.”
“Deryck and I have been together for 6-an-a-half years. We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21,” Avril, 24, wrote on her website Thursday. “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,” Avril added. “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.”
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