September 20, 2014 - 15:34 BST hellomagazine.com Avril Lavigne was spotted on a night out without her wedding ring after claiming she and husband Chad Kroeger would not drink alcohol when they are apart Separation rumours continue to surround Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger. On Thursday Complicated singer Avril was spotted on a night out with friends, her wedding ring notably absent from her left hand. According to People, fans of the Ontario-born star were also surprised to see her "sipping on a white wine" as she and Chad had previously said one of the rules of their marriage was that they didn't drink alcohol when they are apart. Chad and Avril pictured in June 2013 "She seemed to be okay," a source from Chateau Marmont told People. "But she was on her phone a lot." Rumours that all was not well between Chad, 39, and Avril, 29, who married in July 2013, began last week."It's over," a source told US Weekly. "He has been going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing." Avril previously sported a large diamond ring Chad gave her as an anniversary gift Speaking in November about how they maintained their happy marriage, Avril said: "We don't go more than two weeks without seeing each other" Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger talk babies and reveal the rules behind their happy marriage "And we don't drink when we're apart," added Chad. "We don't want to go anywhere that you're asking for trouble. This is something that we want to cherish and protect." The Canadian couple tied the knot in France The Canadian couple, whose wedding was covered exclusively by HELLO!, described their big day at the time as "unforgettable". For Nickelback frontman Chad, who proposed to Avril just one month into the relationship, marriage was always on the cards. "It felt like the stars had aligned," he said. "It felt like fate was intervening and I was being given this wake-up call: don't let this one get away. And I think she felt the same way and that's why I proposed in such a short time span – because we wanted to start our lives together."