Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger is pretty sick of the rumor mill mucking around with is life and relationships. Kroeger is married to singer Avril Lavigne, which makes them prime targets for tabloid busybodiness.
Back in October, someone noticed that Kroeger was not wearing his wedding ring. Alarms went off everywhere, Were Chad and Avril on the splits?
One of those ubiquitous “inside sources” spilled all the juicy details.
“Things still aren’t good. But Avril’s friends are encouraging her to try and work it out. They don’t like Chad, but she’s already been through one painful divorce and they don’t want to see her going through another unless there’s no other option. Also, she and Chad haven’t been married that long so her friends want her to make sure she’s given it every chance before pulling the plug.”
Kroeger recently addressed the whole thing with ET Canada.
“You know my dad calls me up, and he’s just like, ‘I haven’t slept in two days, what’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘Dad you’re not buying all this crap are you?’ You know, I get to hear all the rumor mill stuff. So it’s, it’s…I find it very amusing.”
Kroeger and Lavigne are both in their thirties. They’ve been together for about two and a half years. They’re both Canadian, for Pete’s sake. Chad figures they should be past all this Beiber/Lopez-style silliness by now.
“When you get out of high school, and it’s like ‘Ugh, OK.’ All that rumor crap. All that stuff that people say behind each other’s backs is minuscule, pales in comparison to the world of, you know, celebrity or being married to a celebrity. That’s high school multiplied exponentially. It’s ridiculous.”
But wait, Chad. what about the missing wedding ring?
“You know what? They come off. And they go back on and then come off and then go back on. What does that mean?”
That’s when Kroeger dropped the big bomb.
“Wait, let’s start a new rumor… I’m pregnant.“
Pregnant. Got it. Roll presses.