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25 Jul, 2015

Special Olympics opening ceremony performance

Music Performance

Lavigne makes her first concert performance in more than a year at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics. She sings Fly.

I just sang FLY on stage for the FIRST time ALL THE WAY THROUGH live tonight in rehearsal. Making what feels like the impossible possible……Fighting through Lyme Disease. “Just Reach Up Don’t Give Up” so happy to be working with the Special Olympics LA 2015. Grateful

15 Jul, 2015

Buys $5.4 million LA mansion

Home purchase/sale

2A8A048800000578-3161729-image-m-18_1436929712772Lavigne and Kroeger buy a $5.4 million mansion in Los Angeles. The 7,888-square-foot French-style property is in a leafy part of Sherman Oaks on half an acre of land. It features six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a gym, basketball court, outdoor kitchen, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with three dishwashers, vaulted ceilings, a number of hand-carved fireplaces, four Juliet balconies, a dramatic bridal staircase, an ivy-covered outdoor terrace and an over-sized swimming pool.

29 Apr, 2015

Lyme disease advocate

Lavigne is now a strong advocate of Lyme disease awareness, after contracting the illness that led her to become bedridden for five months.

I feel like I have a responsibility — I can’t just sit on my ass and do nothing. I need to talk about Lyme disease, because it’s real, it’s out there, it was a simple bug bite and it could happen to anybody. People need to know about it, because it’s not talked about that much and a lot of the information that’s out there is inaccurate.

1 Apr, 2015

Bedridden for five months

Magazine Cover

cover-01-768In an interview with People, Lavigne talks about her battle with Lyme disease that left her bedridden for five months. She says that what helped her get through the long days was knowing that she had fans who were waiting for her to get better.

I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying…There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand. It felt like having all your life sucked out of you…This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.

10 Dec, 2014

Reveals health issues

Lavigne reveals that she is suffering health issues in a twitter exchange on fan account @AvrilMusicChart.

18 Sep, 2014

Spotted without wedding ring

Lavigne is spotted on a night out with friends without her wedding ring. Her fans are also surprised to see her drink white wine. She and Chad have previously said one of their rules of their marriage is that they don’t drink alcohol when they are apart. Source:

She seemed to be okay. But she was on her phone a lot.

1 Jul, 2013

Lavigne, Kroeger marry


Lavigne and Kroeger  marry in the South of France. The Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea, is the site of their wedding and reception.

I really wanted to wear a black wedding dress, so I met with Monique and I didn’t want it to be crazy and puffy. I didn’t want it to wear me… I wanted it to be gothic.

Aug 2012

Lavigne, Kroeger engaged

Avril Lavigne Engagement ringLavigne and Kroeger announce their engagement. He proposes with a 14-carat diamond ring. They plan to keep wedding details quiet.

We’re going pretty big, but Chad doesn’t even know everything…I’m going to take the lyrics from the sheet music from one of our songs and wrap it around the wedding cake.

1 Nov, 2010

Maxim cover

Magazine Cover

covergallery_1111_avril_levine_slideLavigne appears on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Maxim magazine. She talks about what she thinks of rising stars, new tattoos, and what makes a woman sexy.

Attitude and confidence. So, a new single and a new album to follow… I have officially just wrapped the album. I’ve been working on it for about two and a half years. I’ve lived a lot, gone through a lot, and put a lot into my songwriting. These songs are very meaningful to me.

17 Sep, 2009

Lavigne, Whibley breakup


Lavigne announces separation from Whibley, her husband of three years.

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.

1 Mar, 2008

Maxim cover

Magazine Cover

123cover_slideshow_l1Lavigne appears on the cover of the March 2008 issue of Maxim magazine.

Remember in high school when people would start fake rumors about you? Well, this isn’t high school; it’s like, the entire world.

15 Jan, 2006

Lavigne, Whibley marry


Lavigne marrys Whibley in a private estate in Montecito, California. They have 110 guests in attendance and her father, John, walks her down the aisle.

There’s going to be some love songs on there. That’s what I feel, so that’s what I’m going to end up writing.

4 Jun, 2002

Let Go

letgoLavigne releases her debut album, Let Go. In the U.S., where it reaches number 2 on the Billboard 200. It peaks at number 1 on the Australian, Canadian, and UK charts.

The worst thing that ever happened to me was getting my heart broken. I was 15 and I was in love and the guy broke up with me for no reason. It took me a long time to get over it. I wrote like 20 million songs about that!


Signs Arista deal

Lavigne signs a $1.25 million contract at the age of 16 with L.A. Reid, head of Arista Records. She drops out of high school and moves to New York to work on her first album.

I wasn’t going to turn [the record deal] down. It’s been my dream all my life. They knew how much I wanted this and how much I’ve put into it


Wins radio contest

Lavigne wins a radio contest to sing a duet with Shania Twain in Ottawa at the age of 14.

As soon as I walked out in front of 20,000 people, I’d never smiled so much in my life – it was like perma-smile. I thought, ‘this is what I’m going to do with my life.’

27 Sep, 1984

Avril Lavigne Born in Belleville, Ontario


181079_10151466254649300_1722749310_nAvril Ramona Lavigne is born in Belleville, Ontario. Her father is Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne, her mother is Judith-Rosanne. She has older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Michelle. She started singing alongside her mother at the age of two in the church choir. She struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA).

My brother used to knock on the wall because I used to sing myself to sleep and he thought it was really annoying.

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