Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley are separating

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After three years of marriage, the punk princess Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley are separating. The rumors about their separation was confirmed last Thursday.

“Deryck and I have been together for six and a half years,” Lavigne wrote in her website. “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.”

She adds: “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.”

Lavigne and Whibley tied the knot in July 2006 at a private state in Montecito, California.