RadarOnline.com has confirmed that Avril Lavigne has filed for divorce from estranged husband Deryck Whibley. The singer cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
"Deryck and I have been together for 6 and a half years," Lavigne wrote on her blog after the news broke. "We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship. I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note. Thank you to all my family, friends and fans for all your support."
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According to Lavigne's filing, they couple separated on September 4. She is also requesting that the court terminate Whibley's right to be awarded spousal support. In 2007 Lavigne plunked down $9.5 million for their 12,184 square foot Tuscan-style retreat in Bel Air.