Avril Lavigne announces separation from Chad Kroeger

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are separating after two years of marriage.

Lavigne announced the news on her Instagram, alongside a happy photo of the now-former couple on their wedding day.

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"It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," the 30-year-old star 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."

Kroeger and Lavigne married in July 2013.


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VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 18: Avril Lavigne (L) and Chad Kroeger poses on the red carpet on We Day at Rogers Arena on October 18, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 18: Grammy Award nominated and winning couple Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger perform at We Day Vancouver at Rogers Arena on October 18, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Chin/WireImage)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 18: Avril Lavigne (L) and Chad Kroeger performing on We Day at Rogers Arena on October 18, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 18: Avril Lavigne (L) and Chad Kroeger performing on We Day at Rogers Arena on October 18, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and wife Avril Lavigne visit the SiriusXM Studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
MACAU - OCTOBER 07: (CHINA OUT) Singer Avril Lavigne and her husband Chad Kroeger attend the 2013 Huading Awards ceremony at The Venetian on October 7, 2013 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Singer Avril Lavigne shows fans her engagement and wedding rings during her appearance on MTV's 'TRL' at MTV Studios in New York City's Times Square on September 5, 2007. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Avril Lavigne during The Lili Claire Foundation's 6th Annual Benefit Hosted by Matthew Perry - Show, Audience and Backstage at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Avril Lavigne attends the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Avril Lavigne *Exclusive Coverage* (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage for Alison Brod PR)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Avril Lavigne performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Avril Lavigne visits the SiriusXM Studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Avril Lavigne attends her new Album Release Party at the Finale on November 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Avril Lavigne (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Avril Lavigne tritt am Sonntag, 6. Juni 2004 beim Konzert "Rock am Ring 2004" am Nuerburgring auf. Rund 65.000 Besucher trotzten dem Regen. (AP Photo/HHans Kraemer)
Avril Lavigne arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician Avril Lavigne visits the SiriusXM Studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Avril Lavigne during 'Over The Hedge' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Avril Lavigne (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Avril Lavigne participates in Y 100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Avril Lavigne visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 24, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Avril Lavigne arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Avril Lavigne appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MACAU - OCTOBER 07: (CHINA OUT) Singer Avril Lavigne and her husband Chad Kroeger attend the 2013 Huading Awards ceremony at The Venetian on October 7, 2013 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
MACAU - OCTOBER 07: (CHINA OUT) Singer Avril Lavigne and her husband Chad Kroeger attend the 2013 Huading Awards ceremony at The Venetian on October 7, 2013 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne arrives at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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