According to The Pulse Of Radio, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has addressed reports that he and pop singer Avril Lavigne are divorcing after 16 months of marriage. People reports that Kroeger said in an interview with Canada's eTalk, "Sometimes (the rumors are) funny. 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?'"
Kroeger added that he doesn't pay attention to tabloid rumors, but hears about them from his family, explaining, "My family members hear this stuff… and then they call me up very concerned."
The singer and guitarist told ET Canada, "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?' You know, I get to hear all the rumor mill stuff. I find it very amusing."
Us Weekly and E! News both reported on alleged trouble in the marriage this past September, with inside sources claiming that "they're not seeing eye to eye on a lot of things" and that Kroeger "has been going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing."
Kroeger, who turns 40 on November 15, proposed to the 30-year-old Lavigne in August 2012 after dating for just a few months. The couple were married in July 2013 at a ceremony in the South of France.
NICKELBACK's next studio album, "No Fixed Address", is slated for release next Monday (November 17). The band will launch a six-month North American tour on February 14, 2015 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.