Avril Lavigne's reported new boyfriend is a billionaire heir
Avril Lavigne has had quite an interesting relationship history in the years since she first caught the world's attention, with song such as 'Sk8er Boi' and 'Complicated'. Her first marriage was fitting for her 'rocker girl' image, as Deryck Whibley was both the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the pop punk band Sum 41. The couple had been friends since Lavigne was 17, and began dating when she was 19. In 2005, Whibley proposed, with the couple tying the knot in California the following summer.
However, in 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce, with the it being finalized in 2010. "I am grateful for our time together," she said in a public statement, "and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship". That same year, Lavigne started to date Brody Jenner, star of The Hills, but the couple broke up after almost two years of dating in 2012.
Her next marriage was to another rock star, this time it was fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger - frontman of the band Nickelback. Their relationship began as they worked together to write and record music for her self-titled fifth album. After only one month of dating, the couple got engaged, and a year later they married at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean in the South of France. In 2015, she announced their separation via her official Instagram account.
Her sixth album has now been announced, but she hasn't had the easiest time in production, after struggling with Lyme disease. "She writes her own material and she's been through a lot with her marriage and her illness," a source for E! News explained. "She has a lot to say."
Last year, she was reported to have moved on to J.R. Rotem, sparking up a romance with the music producer - but apparently, they have now split too. According to E! News, her latest squeeze is a billionaire heir, starting a relationship with Phillip Sarofim, the son of Texas billionaire Fayez Sarofim.
They have apparently been dating for a few months, and have been spotted going in and out of each other's houses lately. E! News reported that they were introduced to each other through friends at a dinner party, and have now been dating for two to three months.
Phillip is one of five children, and as well as being the heir to a huge fortune, he is a fund manager for a number of Dreyfus family stock funds, a large shareholder of Kinder Morgan and part owner of the NFL team Houston Texans. He was previously married to Lori Krohn, and it is unknown why they split. In a strange twist, Philipp's father later married Lori's mother Susan Krohn, ex-wife of billionaire Tracy Krohn, in 2014.
The most important takeaway from this news is that Lavigne seems to have recovered from her illness, bouncing back after her diagnosis became a major obstacle in her life. It can't be long until her sixth album gets finished now...