Deryck Whibley's New Gal Pal After Split With Avril Lavigne

Oct. 20 2009, Published 3:51 p.m. ET

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It looks like rocker Deryck Whibley isn’t too upset about his pending divorce from rocker Avril Lavigne after he was spotted at a tattoo studio with new girlfriend Hanna Beth Merjos. broke the story that Lavigne had filed from divorce from the Sum 41 rocker after citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her papers.

Whibley was spotted with aspiring model Merjos at the well known West Hollywood ink emporium Tattoo Mania.

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At first the musician and his galpal seemed relaxed but when they spotted photographers he quickly left in a taxi leaving his date inside.

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Lavigne posted on her MySpace page that the pair had separated in September 17 although the divorce papers stated that the couple had actually separated on September 4th.

In her post she wrote: "Deryck and I have been together for six-and-a-half years. 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."

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The couple married in July 2006 in a non-denominational ceremony held at a private estate in Montecito, California, before family and friends.

The divorce documents also reportedly state that Lavigne is not asking for spousal support from Whibley.



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