As you saw yesterday, Avril Lavigne attended the UK premiere of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. Next to the glamour of Anne Hathaway, Avril was more Helena Bonham Carter than glamourous starlet, only Helena does it with a sense of humour and a f-cking awesome cool that makes whatever she wears totally irrelevant.

Fashion critique aside however, there was an interesting development in the Avril narrative – she was accompanied by Deryck Whibley. They are supposed to be getting a divorce, haggling over some money. Estranged no more?

Deryck apparently worked on a few of the new tracks on her upcoming album. Needless to say they’ve managed to get through some of the awkwardness. Full blown reconciliation? Or temporary comfort before a permanent split?

I’ve seen this happen with almost every divorced couple I know. A brief spell of togetherness before those unresolved issues ultimately tear them apart for good. Calling it a total regrouping would be premature. Having said that, there’s always hope...if in fact you care.

Speaking of hope: my parents were divorced for 10 years between my ages of 6 to 16 before getting back together just as I was exiting high school. It happens. But very, very rarely.

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