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." But this isn't the first time these exes have hit the studio together since their split.
I'm really happy to announce that I am now working on new music and I will be releasing a new album in 2017. A post shared by Avril Lavigne (@avrillavigne) on Although Avril’s been tight-lipped about her newest project—her first since her self-titled album was released in 2013—she has been dropping hints about collaborating with her ex-husband Chad Kroeger.
I can't wait to open up and share my heart with you! In March, the singer posted a photo of the duo in the studio, proving that there is no bad blood between the former spouses.
Lavigne and Kroeger first began dating in 2012 while working together on her fifth album.
After just one month together, Kroeger put a ring on it and the pair wed in the South of France on July 1, 2013.
"It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," she wrote on Instagram.
That, along with pictures of how Lavigne’s face and handwriting had changed, was all the proof they needed. As Buzzfeed explained in an article titled "Here's How I Accidentally Made An Old Avril Lavigne Death Hoax Go Viral," that Brazilian post made it clear at the beginning that it was created to show "how conspiracy theories can look true." And yet, despite that disclaimer, the theory quickly spread like wildfire thanks to the Buzzfeed writer sharing the conspiracy theory as a joke with his fellow Americans following a visit to Buzzfeed Brazil. Late last week, Twitter used @givenchyass brought the conspiracy theory back to life with a long thread explaining it all.
The basic idea is that Lavigne, who was at the peak of her career at the time, committed suicide after her grandfather’s death in 2003.
Rather than coming to terms with what had happened, Lavigne's record company used Melissa Vandella – Lavigne's doppleganger who was supposedly hired to pose as Lavigne for paparazzi – in her place to profit off of her celebrity.
On the 15th anniversary of the pop star’s hit single "Complicated," a conspiracy theory claiming that she died in 2003 and has been replaced by a lookalike has resurfaced.
If you aren’t familiar with the theory, this blogpost dating back to 2011 from a Brazilian site should bring you up to speed.