After just 14 months of marriage, the romance is reportedly over for Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne.

According to a source close to the couple, Chad, 39, has been going around telling pals that 'it's over'.

On August 30, 29-year-old Lavigne was spotted on a girls night at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood without her wedding ring.

Just this July Avril tweeted and gushed over the 17-carat diamond ring had bought her for their anniversary, but that tweet has since been deleted, leading to speculation that there was trouble brewing in their relationship. One pal of Lavigne's told UK's Daily Mail 'Chad is just a complete jerk in the way he talks to her, and the way he talks to people in general. A lot of her friends don't like him.'

The fellow Canadians got engaged one month after they collaborated on Avril's most recent album, having fallen in love during the recording process.



Avril and Chad wed at the Château de la Napoule on the French Riviera.

If the divorce goes through it will be the second for the pop star and the first for the Nickelback frontman.
I had long thought their romance was a publicity stunt, and now I have to wonder if I was right.