The news comes just as Lavigne wraps up work on her next studio album, expected out sometime in November.
Due to his struggles with alcoholism, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has gone through a hellish time.
Romance had blossomed for the pair while working together on her new album. The couple had enjoyed a dinner date at Craig's in West Hollywood, with the Complicated singer favouring a casual look that paired together a mini dress and trainers. 'They're both so passionate about music and they've been out a few times now...
And after going public with her new beau at the end of August, a smitten Avril Lavigne, 32, couldn't hide her delight as she stepped out hand-in-hand with music producer J. She paired her laid-back frock with a pair of black trainers on her feet and slung a chain leather bucket bag over one shoulder. things seem to be headed in a romantic direction.'Avril's relationship comes two years on from her split with ex-husband Chad Kroeger in 2015.
, Lavigne "dumped him and told him she was leaving him.
She wants to move on," a source said, adding "Divorce papers will be filed any day now." Lavigne also reportedly forced Whibley to vacate the couple's .5 million house in California.
They had begun dating when the starlet was just 19 years old, but announced their decision to split three years after tying the knot in 2009 - their divorce was finalised the following year.
Their fifth studio album, Screaming Bloody Murder, was released on March 29, 2011.
In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records.
The band released their debut album, "Half Hour of Power" in 2000, then All Killer No Filler in 2001.
Avril left her long blonde locks down, styling her tresses into large and voluminous curls that parted in the middle. (Jonathan Reuven), meanwhile, cut a dapper figure in a fitted grey shirt that he left slightly unbuttoned and dark jeans. has worked with a wealth of stars including Rihanna, Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani and Usher, having set up his own label, Beluga Heights, in 2006. They had announced their engagement just one month after they first began dating in 2012 and later went on to tie the knot in the South of France in July 2013.
She completed her date night look with heavy eye make-up and slick of rose pink lipstick. Proving to be ever the gentleman, he led the way to the couple's waiting car as they exited the popular eatery, clutching onto his girlfriend's hand as she followed closely behind. He and Avril had been spotted together on numerous occasions in August, after reports surfaced suggesting the pair have grown close while recording her new studio album. Their split was announced in September 2015, with Avril addressing the end of her marriage to Chad with a 'heavy heart' in an emotional Instagram post.