Music hasn’t been Lavigne’s only interest. She launched her own fragrance called Forbidden Rose and created her own clothing line, Abbey Dawn, using a childhood nickname given to her by her father. Lavigne has also taken time out to help others. In 2010, she established the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which aims help young people with disabilities and serious illnesses. “I have always looked for ways to give back because I think it’s a responsibility we all share,” she wrote on the foundation’s website.
After three years of marriage, Lavigne and first husband Deryck Whibley split in 2009. She then dated Brody Jenner for a time.
In August 2012, Lavigne became engaged to fellow musician Chad Kroeger, frontman for the rock band Nickelback. The two had been dating since February 2012, when they united to co-write a song for Lavigne’s next album, according to People magazine. Lavigne and Kroeger married in July 2013 in a ceremony held in the south of France.
That November, Lavigne released her fifth album. Avril Lavigne features the song “Let Me Go,” a collaboration between the singer and husband Kroeger. “Rock N Roll” also proved to be another popular track on Lavigne’s well-received recording.
In recent years, Lavigne has struggled with her health. She revealed to People magazine in April 2015 that she had been suffering from Lyme Disease. “I was bedridden for five months,” she said. That June, Lavigne shared more information about her illness in her first TV interview since her diagnosis. She explained that she saw numerous doctors before getting the help she needed. Lavigne told ABC News that “I’m about halfway through my treatment” and expects to make a “100 percent recovery.”