EXCLUSIVE: Deryck Whibley’s Struggling With The Single Life Post Avril Lavigne

Nov. 6 2009, Published 7:18 a.m. ET

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While he may have a new gal pal since splitting with Avril Lavigne this fall, Deryck Whibley still seems to be adjusting to his new bachelor life. During a recent night out with pals, the Sum 41 rocker could barely muster the enthusiasm for a raucous night on the town.

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“It looked like Deryck was trying hard to appear as if he was having a good time, but you could tell he was miserable,” a source tells about his October 27 stop at Guys and Dolls in West Hollywood.

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Despite being surrounded by a good looking crowd (including pal Ryan Cabrera): “He didn’t seem like he was in the mood to talk to any girls or get rowdy, but it seemed like his friends were trying their best to cheer him up.”

Arriving around 11:30 pm, the group was quickly sat at a VIP table near the dance floor. Instead of mingling with the ladies vying for his group’s attention, Whibley sat on his own and texted on his phone for most of the night while occasionally exchanging stories and chatting with his guy friends.

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As he and his group prepared to leave at 1:40 am shortly before closing, the conversation turned to the after party. “Ryan was telling the entire group to come and keep the party going at his house, but Deryck kept acting like he was tired. He definitely seemed like he was looking for a way out of going.”

Whibley eventually convinced one of his friends to give him a ride home, said goodbye to his group, and headed out minutes before 2 am.

Following his split from Lavigne in September, Whibley was spotted at The Stack in the Mirage Hotel with model Hanna Beth Merjos a mere month after the divorce announcement. They were also spotted in Los Angeles together in October leaving a tattoo parlor.

Despite the quick rebound, it seems even young, rich rock stars get the blues!



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