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Singer Avril Lavigne spends a night on the town without her anniversary ring

Is Avril's act just onstage or in her marriage as well?
Is Avril's act just onstage or in her marriage as well?
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The romance between Avril Lavigne, 29, and Nickelback's lead singer Chad Kroeger, 38, turned heads in 2012 when Kroeger proposed after six months of dating. According to an interview with People, Kroeger and Avril met in February 2012 to co-write a song for Avril's self-titled album.

Reps from both camps informed People that the romance blossomed from co-workers to friendship to lovers. He proposed on Aug. 8, 2012. They married in late July 2013 at a three-day party held in the South of France.

Hollywood Life reported that Kroeger's tendency to drape Avril in diamonds certainly doesn't go unappreciated. The 14-carat, pear-shaped diamond ring that he used to propose was only the beginning. As a wedding ring, he presented Avril with a 20-carat, emerald ring. Avril was overjoyed, of course.

For their one year anniversary, Kroeger gifted his wife with a 17-carat diamond ring. In celebration of the momentous occasion, Avril tweeted, "I still can’t believe my 1 year anniversary gift. 17 carat emerald cut. Wow. I love my hubby!”

However, it appears that diamonds can't fix a broken marriage. Late Thursday night, Avril was spotted leaving Chateau Marmont, a hot L.A. nightclub, with several of her friends. Avril was all drunken smiles, dancing, and laughter, but her sparkling new anniversary ring was absent.

E!Online reported that Avril and Kroeger, despite the nauseating Twitter flirting, haven't been spotted out together since April 2014. Rumors that their marriage was a sham have been circulating for a few months now. This isn't the first time that Avril has been spotted without her wedding ring, but it's absence is noticeable after all the media attention the gift received.

Are the two rockers headed for divorce? Or is their marriage already over and they're using the fallout as a publicity stunt?