It's official. Avril just posted this on her MySpace:
Moving forward on a positive note Deryck and I have been together for 6 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.
Thank you to all my family, friends and fans for all your support.
My cynical side says the friend thing won't last, but at the very least the two of them are being dignified and acting like adults, which is so rare amongst celebs (And non-celebs for that matter). It's nice to see that.
Divorce is always kinda sad, but there is at least honour in the way they're doing it.
"Travellin' a lonesome highway The miles go by so slow. And you don't know where you're headed But you know you've got to go. And you don't want to walk alone, But you're seekin' a better home. Oh Lord, how long will the Search go on?"