It's official: Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley are splitting, just as we speculated last month. Celebrity Love: Is Avril Lavigne Getting Divorced?
Since late 2008 Avril's been seen incessantly without Sum 41 frontman Deryck and partying with a co-ed entourage so wild that her lawyers have demanded photos of their escapades not be published. Also, it's been reported that Avril will star completely solo on her new November album, on which Deryck was collaborating with her.
'She dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on,' a source tells the new Us Weekly, adding that Lavigne, 25, forced him out of their $9.5 million, 12,000-square-foot estate in L.A.'s Bel Air. 'Divorce papers will be filed any day now.'
It's reported that Deryck, 29, "is crushed." (We imagine so, with reports that Avril makes $108 million a year.)
Extra reminds us that their wedding took place in 2006 on a private estate in Montecito, California, a lush beachside city near Santa Barbara. These days Avril and Deryck often are separated by the East and West Coasts (one of Avril's reported fave party spots is in the Hamptons, while Deryck usually remains in Los Angeles). YourTango: How To Make Long-Distance Love Work
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