Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley Split

It's over for singer Avril Lavigne and her hubby, Deryck Whibley.

"Deryck and I have been together for six and a half years," Avril wrote on her blog Thursday, after rumors of their split hit the Web. "We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship. 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."

Insiders tell Us Weekly that Deryck is "crushed" by Avril's decision to end their marriage."

She dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on," another source said. "Divorce papers will be filed any day now."

People.com is whispering that Avril has found a new man in Brandon Davis, who she's been spending quite a bit of time with.

Ah, young love – sometimes it's sweet, sometimes it turns very, very sour.

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