Washington, (ANI): Avril Lavigne has confirmed reports she and her husband Deryck Whibley have split. However, she insists she's grateful for her time with the rocker.
The pair's 3-year marriage has been under the tabloid spotlight for a long time now, amid rumours the Canadian couple had parted ways, reports Contactmusic.
On her MySpace.com blog, Avril wrote, "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."