Nickelback's Chad Kroeger On Avril Lavigne Split Rumors: 'I Find It Very Amusing,' 'Sometimes It's Funny'

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and singer Avril Lavigne have been the subject of breakup rumors since September, and the two have remained tight-lipped about the speculations until now.

In an interview with ET Canada to promote his band's upcoming eight studio album "No Fixed Address," Kroeger was asked about his marital status following reports that he and his wife are heading to splitsville.

"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?'" he told ET Canada. "You know, I get to hear all the rumor mill stuff. So it's, it's...I find it very amusing."

The 39-year-old Canadian rocker also equated the breakup rumor mill to being in high school again. "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," he explained. "That's high school multiplied exponentially. It's ridiculous."

"Wait, let's start a new rumor," he said. "I'm pregnant."

Kroeger also addressed the split rumors on Canadian entertainment show "eTalk," according to People.

"Sometimes it's funny," the musician said of the breakup speculations. "When you're standing in the checkout line at the grocery store and you look over and it's your face on there. Not the ... Kardashians ... and Brangelinas ... it's 'Chavril.' You're like, 'Can I buy all these? So that no one can see?'"

But sometimes it also becomes serious. "My family members hear this stuff... and then they call me up very concerned," Kroeger shared.

Rumors that Kroeger and Lavigne's marriage is on the rocks started to circulate when sources told Us Weekly in September that the couple was reportedly headed for a divorce after one year of marriage.

"It's over," a tipster told the outlet at the time. "[Kroeger] has been going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing."

Adding fuel to the rumor is the fact that Kroeger was noticeably absent at Lavigne's 30th birthday party at The Bank Nightclub in the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in September. The "Complicated" hitmaker also appeared to have replaced her engagement and wedding ring with a pearl solitaire during the bash.  Also missing was the massive 17 carat emerald-cut ring that Kroeger gifted Lavigne on their one year wedding anniversary in July, Daily Mail reported.

And just last week, a report published by E! News claimed that things between the two "still aren't good." "But Avril's friends are encouraging her to try and work it out," a tipster said. "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."

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