Avril Lavigne loves fast and hard. The “Sk8er Boi” singer became a married woman at just 21 when she tied the knot with Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley, MTV reported. But even before she signed official documents, Lavigne had felt the need to permanently mark him on her body. In 2004, she got the letter “D” tattooed on her wrist surrounded by a red heart in honor of her then-boyfriend, per The Courier Mail.
Lavigne and Whibley’s relationship ended in September 2009, and Lavigne filed for divorce a month later, Entertainment Weekly noted. But the two remained close — so much so that they got another matching tattoo to celebrate Whibley’s 30th birthday in March 2010, Steal Her Style noted. By this time, Lavigne had already moved on. Shortly after ringing in the new year, Lavigne began dating Brody Jenner, who was then on MTV’s The Hills, E! messages reported.
Lavigne and Brody dated for about two years and split in January 2012, according to Us Weekly. As she did after splitting from Whibley, Lavigne quickly moved on. In August of that year, Lavigne got engaged to Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger, People reported. This time, Lavigne didn’t wait at all and got a matching tattoo with him right after the meeting, according to the Daily Mail. But the partner she shares most of the ink with isn’t one of her former husbands. Her two matching tats with Whibley and one with Kroeger don’t match the four she shares with Brody.
Avril Lavigne has Brody Jenner’s name tattooed on her chest
As her story shows, Avril Lavigne is not afraid of remorse. In April 2010, just months after their courtship, Lavigne and Brody Jenner went to the tattoo parlor to celebrate their affection, RadarOnline reported. On a trip to Las Vegas, the lovebirds brought back matching flares as a souvenir. She has hers on her forearm while Jenner has his behind his ear. They experienced the opposite of regret when they decided to do it again the following month.
This time they went bolder and opted to write the F-word on their rib cages. “It’s my favorite word,” she told Inked Mag in January. “Why the hell not?” A source told RadarOnline that Lavigne and Brody looked like a trainwreck when they entered the salon. But impulsiveness has always accompanied the “Complicated” singer’s relationship with tattoos. “All my tattoos for a good 15 years were just random,” she told Inked Mag.
But getting suitable nature-inspired motifs or swear words is one thing. Finding out the name of the person you’ve been dating for the past six months is quite another. But that’s exactly what they did in July 2010, when Lavigne got “Brody” on her chest and Jenner got “Avril” on his arm, according to MTV. Lavigne and Jenner also share the Roman numerals XXV on their right forearm, according to Body Art Guru. It’s unclear what the number means, but Lavigne was 25 when they got it.
Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner stayed close
Unsurprisingly, Avril Lavigne and Body Jenner’s split has been surrounded by speculation, with many reports claiming the two ended badly. But that doesn’t seem to have been the case. On January 18, 2012, Jenner took to Twitter to deny the rumors. “It really upsets me all the WRONG ones!! to read stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the person closest to me. Love her,” he tweeted, to which Lavigne replied, “Luv u 2!!! “
While Lavigne and Jenner never went into the details of their split, their respective careers reportedly played a role in it. At the time, Lavigne was busy releasing new music and touring, while Jenner hadn’t done much since “The Hills,” an asymmetry that reportedly strained the relationship. “He told her he was tired of always being her plus one and always touring with her,” a source told Us Weekly. Both agreed that the split was the right decision. “They still love each other,” the insider added.
Jenner continues to show support for his ex. When news of Lavigne’s engagement to Mod Sun broke, he wished her the best, according to In Touch Weekly. They even spend time together occasionally. “Avril, Mod Sun and Brody actually hang out together,” a source told the outlet. “Not always, but when they meet, they all have a drink in LA.”