Avril and Deryck out at Koi on 8/22/08. Credit: Fame Pictures
Avril Lavigne’s two year marriage to fellow Canadian musician Deryck Whibley, 28, might be in trouble. While his 24 year-old wife is on tour Deryck is said to be partying up a storm and was even seen looking way too familiar with another woman. Deryck was even seen holding another woman’s hand at the popular celebrity hotspot Villa, where he’s often gone with Avril.
On Oct. 2 – the same night Avril was performing in Lijang, China – Deryck was spotted out with a statuesque brunette beauty.
“It seemed as if Deryck and his woman couldn’t keep their hands off of each other,” an insider at Villa nightclub told The Enquirer.
“They huddled at a private table, and Deryck had his arm around her and was holding her hand.”
The Ontario natives – who wed in July 2006 – have been virtually leading separate lives, according to the insider.
The two have tried relying on long distance phone calls and e-mailing to hold their troubled relationship together. But while 24-year-old Avril has been touring the world, Deryck has back-burned his career in favor of partying, say sources.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, October 20, 2008]
The Enquirer goes on to detail an incident in late August which Deryck and his friends nearly got in a fight at a club. Avril was said to be upset about it, and Deryck went off to Japan to join her on tour. He ended up going out to the clubs in Tokyo while she had to work.
This incident with the other woman happened after that, so it’s possible they had a blowout at that time. Unless that woman was his sister he has no excuse for holding her hand and putting his arm around her. He’s got to know he’s going to get caught at a popular club where he can be seen like that and you wonder if he wants to get found out or if they’ve already broken up. Avril really gets on my nerves with her attitude, but she’s softened up a bit lately – or at least she’s shut up a little – and she doesn’t deserve that kind of public humiliation.