Avril Lavigne’s new boyfriend: heir to billionaire food fortune

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Pop princess Avril Lavigne isn’t wasting any time following her split from husband Deryck Whibley. New reports say Lavigne, who was rumored to be messing around with oil heir Brandon Davis, is now spending time with another rich boy: Justin Murdock, heir to the Dole Food Company billions.

Avril Lavigne was partying like a single gal even before she and husband Deryk Whibley announced their split on Sept. 17. So it’s no shocker that the “Sk8er Boi” singer has already jumped into a new relationship – with Dole Food Company billionaire Justin Murdock. “Avril and Justin have been to Hawaii together but mostly they’ve been holed up at his place,” an insider tells Star. “Avril’s had a thing for Justin for a while.” Indeed, the two were caught getting close at L.A.’s Delux Bar last December.

But Avril, 25, isn’t ready to go public yet, says the insider. “That’s fine by him – it means they’ll spend more time alone!” As for Deryck, he stepped out with model Hanna Beth Merjos in Las Vegas on Oct. 2.

[From Star magazine print version, Oct. 19, 2009]

It sounds like both Avril and Derek are getting over each other pretty quickly. Chalk it up to getting married too young and being apart all the time, I guess. Various reports said that Deryck was crushed by the breakup and had hoped to have a child with Avril, but she was more interested in partying and jet-setting. But it looks like Avril’s all about the rich party boys now. According to Page Six, Murdock was previously linked to fellow socialite Ivanka Trump and actress/model Allison Gianni.

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  1. jule says:

    she is turning into Paris Hilton!

  2. westindya says:

    she is britney spears waiting to happen. that dress.

  3. BitterBetty says:

    So… why is she famous?

  4. Obvious says:

    She looks like she’s 5…

  5. TwinkleToes says:

    She’s a drunken party girl but really pretty. I’m glad to see that she’s hooking up with major dollars. I like her attitude where she thinks she deserves the best and isn’t willing to settle anymore. Guys sense that self-esteem and chase that. She’s a smarty.

  6. AlaskaJoey says:

    That dress is fug! Is that what passes for teen punk skater nowadays – ugly giant roses?

  7. Bodhi says:

    Good God! Isn’t she a little too young for cankles? She looks AWFUL! When was the last time she was relevant? Like, 2003? Why can’t she just fade away like the d-lister shes always been?

    Edit: “smarty”? You must be joking. Hooker is a fake & has always been one. She was supposed to be a country singer until her “management team” decided to cast her as the “anti-Britney” (which is HEEElarious b/c she has always been as horrendously manufactured as Brit). She didn’t even know who the Ramones were until one of her band members bought her a CD while they were on tour!

    If that scab is a smarty we’re all effed for sure

  8. Jana says:

    hatsumomo: “Tara Reid”


  9. Sumodo says:

    She’s rich. Why should she date DOWN? Huh? C’mon people! She made her own money, why should she date less important guys? By the names of the women he previously dated, this guy has standards!

  10. loldongs says:

    That’s a great question, if she has her own money, why would the money of another concern her?

    Wow, it’s really true isn’t it?

    The stereotypes are at least halfway true. Women by example and consent exhibit the reptilian qualities of being hypergamous and status-driven.

    I mean, never mind the fact that it’s a person you’re talking about here.

    Ono, it’s prestige and money… sweet effing christ on a stick.

    Might I also note that it’s been proven in sociological studies that men do -not- exhibit these qualities by and large. Status and monetary value are irrelevant when determining mate potential when it comes to men.

  11. Spike says:

    Wow — she’s so punk!

    This chick is such a poseur; now she can go away.

  12. viper says:

    ew ew ew ew

    a far cry from teh sk8tr chick and just a wreck now. She looks prenant in that dress but its probablly a booze budda belly.

  13. Dallas says:

    TwinkleToes no guy anywhere becomes more attracted to a girl because she thinks she deserves the world on a platter.

  14. dora says:

    @bodhi: I remember reading an article in the Toronto Star years ago saying just that, right before she got big. They had photo stills of her at country fairs wearing little stetsons and cowboy boots. It was just one article, but I remember being not surprised at how quickly it was ignored/forgotten soon after. Most likely her younger fans didn’t read the paper and couldn’t have cared less anyway.

  15. loldongs says:



    Men are biologically geared toward at least one trait that is somewhat superficial, but everyone has their own aesthetic standards.

    One person’s ugly is another’s beautiful.

    Money is just money.

    Additionally, men are biologically geared (under normal circumstances, less our f-ed up society) to pursue women who possess nurturing qualities, again for obvious reasons.

    The bitchy and entitled aren’t exactly synonymous with such a trait. Money means nothing, neither does status, which is why women of any social strata who possess those qualities will make the grade in the eyes of men.

    Remember this is biologically programmed into men.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    What a fake smile. Once a faker, always a faker. Also, is that dress hiding a preggo belly? It looks like a maternity dress.

  17. drakeula says:

    when i hear the term, “snot nosed brat” i think of her. i blame that dress on the fact that she’s canadian.

  18. kimchi says:

    OMG, IS THAT AVRIL?! she looks damn bloody different. and why is she wearing that horrible dress? if splitting up with Deryck Whibley turns her into this, i would rather she stick to Deryck.

  19. Goddess711 says:

    WTF is she wearing? She looks dazed, confused and buzzed. Here’s to Rehab after Dole’s family breaks this couple up. They’ll never allow trashbag to be with they’re beloved boy. Don’t blame Canada for that dress, blame the drugs she’s doing.

  20. Maritza says:

    I think she looks pretty, much better than when she wears the punk stuff.

  21. Catina says:

    Wow, that dress is god awful.

  22. Kehehehe says:

    How can heirs to billionaire fortunes be so lacking in taste?

  23. girl says:

    Is that a nipple I spy in that second pic?

    Ewwie. Imma skeeeered.

  24. gg says:

    While I don’t really like this chick, I think she looks tons better than usual. Also relieved she’s not with Greaseball Davis. As to that dress, it’s what everybody’s wearing in the UK these days, but normally worn with the god-forsaken tights. Also, she don’t have cankles – it’s the camera angle.

    I think she would best serve the public interest by marrying the Dole guy, moving to Hawaii and staying away from show biz because she’s not very good and she’s too manufactured.

  25. Evilred says:

    We apologise for Avril Lavigne. Usually, we only export our talent to the US, but mistakes can happen. In any case, I feel the need to point out that we do not make hideous dresses like that in Canada, let alone wear them. They would clash with our mukluks.

    She’s all yours. You’re welcome. And…sorry.

  26. lrm4joy says:

    loldongs said:
    Might I also note that it’s been proven in sociological studies that men do -not- exhibit these qualities by and large. Status and monetary value are irrelevant when determining mate potential when it comes to men.

    Um,but,men DO find a*s and t*ts relevant when determining a potential mate…
    Got any ‘sociological studies’ on the male selection of potential mates according to ‘arm candy’ status?

    Yea,holy effin christ is right-you are a freakin’ idiot w/your big comments there!!!! Nicely done.

  27. TS says:

    Yeah looks fat. No talent poser. Does she even attempt to make (what she calls) music anymore. Would be cool if she would take Blowhan, Parasite, and John and Kate on a trip somewhere that they never return from.

  28. Nebraska says:

    I love this dress…it is something I would have worn with black tights and shoes with bows in the eighties.

  29. CiCi says:

    she’s ALWAYS been a poseur. did you see her wedding pics? they were straight out of Barbie. There’s nothing edgy about her except for whomever produced her.

  30. Nicole says:

    I don’t have much to say except her clothing line sucks.

  31. Hieronyus Grex says:

    Once more money– legs– you get where I’m going here don’t you ?

  32. Catharsis says:

    Well she looks like he has been feeding her quite a bit.

  33. blue_planet says:

    To me she still seems like the Timmins, Ontario girl dazzled by the L.A. lifestyle. It fact it’s embarrassingly obvious. Get a grip girl.

  34. varun b. says:

    i like u.u r lookin very sexy.plz u stay one night with me.i m living in india.(punjab).

  35. doubt says:

    she’s turning Britney Spears!!!!!

  36. Jess says:

    Sigh. True love doesn’t exist. :(

  37. Mike says:

    She’s a punk, but now in a whole new sense of the word. Just can’t get enough of that money. Puke.

  38. Jen says:

    why she’s not goes out with evan taubenfeld?

  39. Misty says:

    WTF!!!She is mega supper cute but they need to stop talking about that ass hole Derek Whibly.He is just a total dumbass and they really need to stop talking about him!!! {skull}……(^.//)

  40. sara says:

    i think avril is just like britney party to mcuh she needs to watch it and i think she’s a slut to i used to like her but now i don’t because they say she’s a pop pricesses just like britney and her clothing line is lame.

  41. nicole...... says:

    avril rocks.she is my fav. singer..people if u thought all of this stuff about her why did you even look her up:)haha yeah..

  42. kyelza says:

    I luuurve avril…its her life
    no one needs to be a bugger
    She’s a hell lotta cooool
    alys my fav.gal

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