, the "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer reveals that she first laid eyes on fiance Chad Kroeger while she was dating Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, whom she divorced in 2010 after four years of marriage. "I was 17, and ' Complicated' had just come out.'" PHOTOS: Avril Lavigne through the years Lavigne was celebrating the success of her debut single with Jaeger bombs, and as Whibley carried her out of the venue over his shoulder, she spotted the Nickelback frontman partying nearby. "I wasn't the girl baring her midriff with backup dancers and a headset microphone," Lavigne says of her early days in the music business, when a young Britney Spears topped the charts. If I'm not being myself, I won't do well, and that goes for writing songs, work, relationships, everything.
"For me, it's about having a connection on a deeper level." The musicians began collaborating on Lavigne's album in early 2012.
"He does what I do -- he's a rocker, he plays guitar, he's onstage every night and he writes songs," Lavigne says.
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Lavigne's favorite track off her forthcoming fifth album is called "Let Me Go," a romantic ballad she co-wrote with Kroeger.
On May 20th 2014 it was published that Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley revealed last week how his battle with alcoholism nearly killed him.
And the ex-husband of Avril Lavigne is on the road to recovery after spending a month in hospital.
But Deryck, who was told by doctors that he could die if he has one more drink, still has some way to go.
Deryck was almost unrecognisable and incredibly frail as he stepped out in Los Angeles, supported by his fiancée Jocelyn Aguilar and another woman.
The two women each held one of Deryck’s hands to assist him as they left a building and walked down the street together.
The Canadian singer dressed his small, thin frame in all-black, sporting a T-shirt under a hoodie and jeans, along with white trainers and a grey cap.
Deryck looked happy to be getting a second chance at a healthy life after apparently suffering severe damage to his organs. I was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around midnight and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden I didn't feel so good,' the musician wrote in a post. If I have one drink the doc’s say I will die,' he said.