The New York Daily News is reporting today that Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley are really close to getting a divorce because the two have not been together recently. Umm, I think the only time the two were ever together for sure was at their wedding. I think the rest of the time they have been seen together it has been an optical illusion.
There is no reason to get divorced because both of them are doing exactly what they want. Avril gets to go out and party all night with her friends who just happen to be girls and one girl in particular and Deryck works and stays inside and tries to make Avril records commercially successful. They split the loot and it works for everyone.
According to the News, the couple hasn't been photographed together in a year. I don't think it has been quite that long, but I think they both get what they want from this relationship and I also think they are way better friends than most people realize. Are they husband and wife in the sense you and I would think of it? Umm, no. Are they close to that ideal? Umm, no. Do they do the dirty? Umm, no. At least not with each other and Avril isn't going to let a photographer catch her with "her friend." Avril might be the second crappiest musician from Canada behind Nickelback, but she isn't stupid and she knows how to make money and keep her fans happy.