Just a week after pop star Adele told us she could never stay friends with an ex, fellow musician Avril Lavigne has revealed she is still very close to hers.
Lavigne split up with Sum 41 singer, Deryck Whibley last year after four years of marriage, and insisted that they would remain very close, despite their break up.
She said: “We’re very good friends. He’s family to me. We both respect and care for each other very much. We’re in a great place.”
Avril also revealed that the pair had worked together on her new album, Goodbye Lullaby, and that she still respects his work, as well as his friendship.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine Avril said, “I have a lot of respect for him as an artist. He’s one of the most talented people I know. He did an awesome job on my album.”
Avril is now dating reality TV star Brody Jenner, and added that she still feels a connection with her fans.
The 26-year-old added, “I have saved every single fan letter I’ve ever had mailed to me. When I talk to fans at after-shows or at meet-and-greets, I’ve had them cry and say how much my songs meant to them, and how it helps them in a hard time.”