Avril Lavigne announces separation from husband Chad Kroeger 'with heavy heart'

/ Source: TODAY

More than two years after Avril Lavigne wed Chad Kroeger, the pair have decided to part ways.

The "Complicated" singer announced her separation from the Nickelback frontman in an emotional Instagram post Wednesday, alongside a sentimental photo of the pair clasping hands.

"It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," Lavigne wrote. "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."

The couple tied the knot in the South of France in July 2013.

Lavigne, 30, was married once before, to Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley, from whom she split in 2010 after four years of marriage. Whibley wed girlfriend Ariana Cooper in Beverly Hills on Sunday.