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Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley's Close (and Friendly!) Encounter in L.A.

Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley's Close (and Friendly!) Encounter in L.A.

Originally posted 03/15/2012 05:55AM

Avril Lavigne had some special support at a party to launch her Abbey Dawn accessories line in L.A.: her ex-husband, Deryck Whibley!

The Sum41 rocker came out to the JustFabulous party at the Viper Room, and even shared a hug with Lavigne, who reportedly split from her boyfriend Brody Jenner in January. Whibley also posed for pictures at the event and congratulated Lavigne on her hard work.

And Lavigne wasn't simply enjoying her party: she performed a set packed with her hits (including "Girlfriend" and "My Happy Ending") for a packed house, which included Taylor Momsen, Mena Suvari and Kimora Lee Simmons, who introduced the rocker before her performance. (The concert was also streamed live on the Internet for fans who couldn't make it.)

Watch Deryck Whibley Perform Against Doctor's Orders

Originally posted 08/12/2010 12:35PM



A slipped disc and a doctor's warning just wouldn't stop the rock – at least not at first.

After news broke that Sum 41 canceled their appearance on the Vans Warped Tour so lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley could recover from a back injury sustained in Japan, the band has released new footage documenting their time overseas. It shows Whibley undergoing an MRI and then performing with his band – against doctor's orders.

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Sum 41 Cancels Tour While Deryck Whibley Recovers from Attack

Sum 41 Cancels Tour While Deryck Whibley Recovers from Attack

Originally posted 08/11/2010 07:00PM

Deryck Whibley, still recovering from injuries after being attacked in Japan, and his bandmates have decided to cancel their spot on the Vans Warped Tour this week so he can fully recover.

"Knowing that they are unable to deliver their signature high energy show, Sum 41 made the tough decision that a break is needed while Deryck begins rehabilitation for the slipped disc," the group said in a statement Wednesday.

The rocker's condition has not improved but he "is expected to make a full recovery with the necessary treatment and rest," says the band.

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Deryck Whibley Attacked in Japan

Deryck Whibley Attacked in Japan

Originally posted 08/07/2010 10:00AM

It's been a bumpy ride for Deryck Whibley.

The Sum 41 rocker, whose ex Avril Lavigne filed for divorce last year, was apparently attacked at a bar in Japan Thursday and sent to the hospital.

A message, posted early Friday morning, on the band's Facebook fan page says, "It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital. He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support."

Three men attacked Whibley in a bar and police in Japan, where the band is playing the Summer Sonic rock festival, are investigating the incident, according to EOnline.com.

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Avril Lavigne: Ex-Husband One of My Best Friends

Avril Lavigne: Ex-Husband One of My Best Friends

Originally posted 01/26/2010 12:40PM

Avril Lavigne says she still has a relationship with her ex-husband Deryck Whibley – a working relationship.

The 25-year-old singer, who is a guest judge on this season's American Idol, and the frontman of Sum 41, filed for divorce in October after more than three years of marriage.

"We still work together all the time," she tells Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS radio show. "He's one of my best friends ... We've been friends for a really long time, and we always will be. We're family and we have a connection."

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Newly Single Deryck Whibley Hits Vegas

Newly Single Deryck Whibley Hits Vegas

Originally posted 10/03/2009 07:55PM

Less than a month after amicably splitting from wife Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley hit the town in Las Vegas Friday night.

The Sum 41 singer celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Mirage where he was spotted getting close with a new woman – model/designer Hanna Beth Merjos.

Following dinner at Stack – which Whibley and Merjos entered hand-in-hand – the pair then headed to the Slash and Friends show, which featured a performance by the Guns N' Roses guitarist, as well as Tommy Lee and Daughtry.

Whibley and Merjos were later spotted getting cozy at Jet Nightclub with friends until leaving just before 3 a.m.

A rep for Whibley tells PEOPLE: "Deryck is in Las Vegas celebrating a friend's opening with a group of his close friends, including his best friend Rob Dipple and Rob's girlfriend."

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Why Avril and Deryck Called It Quits | Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley

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Why Avril and Deryck Called It Quits

Originally posted 09/19/2009 02:15PM

Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley seemed like the perfect rock couple. But at the age of 24, Lavigne began to see things differently, sources tell PEOPLE.

"She married too young and she finally realized that," says a source. "Avril realized she needs her own life and needs to explore things without him."


The couple – who married in 2006, when Lavigne was 21 – announced their split on Thursday after weeks of speculation of trouble in the marriage. "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship," Lavigne wrote on her Web site.

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Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley Separate | Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley Separate

Originally posted 09/17/2009 07:35PM

Life's going to be a little less complicated for Avril Lavigne.

After months of facing rumors about trouble in their marriage, the pop star and husband Deryck Whibley announced Thursday that they are separating on good terms.

"Deryck and I have been together for 6-an-a-half years. We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21," Lavigne, 24, writes on her Web site. "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship."

She adds: "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."

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BUZZ: More Split Rumors for Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley | Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley

BUZZ: More Split Rumors for Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley

Originally posted 09/17/2009 12:45PM

Looks like Avril Lavigne may not be getting "My Happy Ending" after all: Divorce rumors just won't stop for the singer and her husband Deryck Whibley.

New reports have surfaced that the couple, who have been married three years, have split. However, no divorce papers have surfaced and reps have not returned calls for comment.


Still, the couple have been living separate lives for some time. Last month, Lavigne, 24, and Whibley, 29, emerged together at a Beverly Hills supermarket. Despite having spent several days apart – she in New York and Texas and he in L.A. – they didn't seem thrilled to be reunited, according to an observer. "She seemed distant," the eyewitness told PEOPLE at the time.

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Couples Watch: Avril & Deryck, Paris & Doug | Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley

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Couples Watch: Avril & Deryck, Paris & Doug

Originally posted 04/20/2009 06:00AM

Avril Lavigne and hubby Deryck Whibley supported pal Britney Spears at her L.A. show at the Staples Center. Seated 20 rows back, the two rocked out for the night with some friends who accompanied them. "They were enjoying the show," says an onlooker. "They looked really cute together." The twosome slipped out right before the encore and headed in the backstage direction.

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