Avril Ramona Lavigne is the super popular 1984 born Canadian artiste. At the age of 32, Avril has done way more than her fellow peers in the music industry. One thing about her is that she started climbing this ladder into career success as a teenager. At the age of fifteen, Avie made her first stage performance with the iconic artist Shania Twain at sixteen; she had signed a very huge paying recording contract.
Today, Avril has scored the award for number-one single worldwide on six several occasions. Avril continues to be an icon for young women worldwide. Enough about the famous “Under my skin” singer since this article is not majorly about Lavigne; it is about the people in her life.
Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne (father)
If you wondered what the name Avril meant, it is the French word for the month April. She was named by her French-Canadian father Jean-Claude. He played an important role in the discovery of his daughter’s vocal ability together with Avie’s mum Judy.
Jean-Claude bought Avril a microphone, drum kit, a keyboard and guitars so they could build their very own studio from the basement. He worked as a technician for Bell Canada.
Judith-Rosanne Lavigne (mother)
One day on the way back from church when Avril was still two years old, Judith-Rosanne discovered their daughter could sing! This happened when Lavigne sang “Jesus Loves Me” and Judy has been ever so supportive since then. The stay-at-home mom even started calling Avril her little songbird because since then, Judith knew her daughter was going to be a singer.
Judith and Jean-Claude bought a sound machine for their songbird Avie to sing along with for hours. Don’t you think their dedication and support eventually paid off? Their daughter is now among the top ten best musical artists in Canada today at quite a young age.
Matthew Lavigne (brother, born to Jean-Claude and Judy Lavigne)
Matthew is the only brother to the Belleville born pop/rock singer. When Avril was a kid, Matthew always felt her singing was annoying because she was always “shouting” the house down with her “terrible” voice. In 2012, rumours went by that Avril was transsexual according to her brother Matthew. Who thinks this was true? There are no much facts to proof this anyways.
Michelle Lavigne (sister, born to Jean-Claude and Judy Lavigne)
We know practically nothing about Avril’s baby sister Michelle Lavigne. The last Lavigne child Michelle was one of the miscellaneous crew for the movie The Princess and the Frog (2009). She is a student of University of Toronto, Canada.
Deryck Jason Whibley (ex-husband)
Duration of Marriage: July 15, 2006 – November 16, 2010
Date of Birth: March 21, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Avril and Deryck were friends since she was seventeen but started a relationship only after she clocked nineteen. Whibley was Avie’s boyfriend of two years that became her husband of four years. It is no longer a big deal when artists and celebrities marry their fellow colleagues. Deryck is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian punk-pop group “Sum 41”. The music group comprises three other guys aside Deryck and they are popular for their much energized rocky performances.
During this time while she was married to Deryck, Avril starred in a film, began heк own fashion line called Abbey Dawn and released her first line of perfumes.
On October 9, 2009, Avril filed for a divorce which was finalized about a year after. In 2015, Whibley re-married model Ariana Cooper.
Chad Robert Kroeger (ex-husband)
Duration of Marriage: July 1, 2013 – September 2, 2015
Date of Birth: November 15, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
In 2012 between March to July, while Avril was writing for a particular song, she began a relationship with the Nickelback front-man Chad Kroeger who was also in the studio that period. A year after her engagement to Chad, Avril released her fifth album.
Chad and Avril got married on Canada Day 2013, a year after the onset of their relationship in the south region of France. They barely had two years of marital bliss before a sad divorce.
Even after their divorce, the two are still seen working together in the studio. Apparently, their professional relationship transcends whatever emotional issues that might have transpired between them.
In all, it is safe to conclude that Avril’s present height, success and fame is owed partly to the great support she got from home in addition to her beautiful vocal talents.