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What happened to Deryck Whibley, Avril Lavigne’s Ex-Husband?

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Who is Deryck Whibley?

Whibley is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, probably best known to the world as the frontman of the Canadian punk-rock band Sum 41, but also for being the ex-husband of another Canadian pop-punk-rock star, Avril Lavigne.

 

What Happened to Deryck Whibley?

Deryck and the entirety of Sum 41 has been out of the media buzz since their latest album -“Order in Decline” – released in long-gone 2019.

The fans have been wondering what is happening with the band, and Deryck himself. Well, we are happy to announce that Sum 41 is finishing recording their new album, entitled “Heaven and Hell“. Furthermore, Deryck alone collaborated with Simple Plan on the song “Ruin My Life”. The fans of pop-punk legends such are Simple Plan, and Sum 41 are in for a treat this year, as the duo is set for a long-running collaboration tour, Blame Canada.

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Deryck Whibley Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Deryck Jason Whibley was born on 21 March 1980, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the only child of Matt Whibley, a musician himself, and Michelle Whibley. However, his childhood wasn’t an easy one. His parents split, and he lived with his mother, moving often and living with his mother’s partners including Kevin Gordon, who became Deryck’s stepfather.

He found interest in music during his high school years at Exeter High School, which grew as he got older, and he learned to play guitar and other instruments, as well as to sing.

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Career Beginnings

With fellow classmate Steve Jocz, a drummer, then vocalist Jon Marshall and bassist Richard Roy, Deryck founded the band Kaspir in 1996. At first, they were an NOFX cover band, and performed at local venues, then after a few gigs, they performed at the Supernova show on the 41st day of the summer vacation; this inspired Deryck and the rest to assume the name Sum 41.

As Sum 41, they got their manager and producer, Greg Nori, who was impressed by their high energy, but disliked the vocals, which caused Jon Marshall to be fired from the band.

Deryck assumed the vocals and rhythm guitar, and Dave Baksh joined as the lead guitarist, while there was also a change on bass, as Jason McCaslin took the role.

Their demo tape was sent to record labels, and in 1999, signed a deal with Island Records.

The band’s debut release, “Half Hour of Power”, an EP, came out on 27 June 2000, which eventually achieved platinum status in Canada.

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Debut Album and Mainstream Success

Their debut album “All Killer No Filler” came out on 8 May 2001, and landed on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 13, and eventually achieved triple platinum status in Canada, and gold in the US. It spawned such hits as “Fat Lip” which topped the US Alternative chart, then “In Too Deep”, “Motivation” and “Handle This”.

Their follow-up, “Does This Look Infected”, although not as commercially successful as its predecessor, still achieved single platinum certification in Canada, it still spawned such hit singles as “Still Waiting”, “The Hell Song”, and “Over My Head”, which are listened to even today.

The band named their third album “Chuck” (2004) in honor of Charles ‘Chuck’ Pelletier, who had his say in saving the band from becoming casualties of the Civil War in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They traveled to this African country with War Child Canada, a charity organization, to get more details on the conflict, however, fighting broke out near the hotel they were staying in, and they were unable to leave until a UN peacekeeper, Charles, successfully summoned armored forces to rescue the hotel occupants.

The album reached No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart, made double platinum status in Canada, with hit singles such as “Pieces”, and “We’re All to Blame”.

After the initial success, the band went on an hiatus through 2005 and 2006, but returned even stronger with their first No. 1 album, “Underclass Hero”, which topped the Canadian Albums chart, and landed at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200.

Since then, the band has gone through several line-up changes, with Deryck being the only founding member still left – it currently consists of Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo.

Since the release of “Underclass Hero”, the band has released three albums – “Screaming Bloody Murder” (2011), “13 Voices” (2016), and “Order in Decline” (2019), and have become known for global, long-running tours with over 300 shows a year.

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Solo Career

In addition to his work with Sum 41, Deryck has worked as a producer, manager, and collaborator. He was a member of Bunk Rock Music, a production company through which he worked for No Warning.

During the hiatus in 2005 and 2006, Whibley worked with Tommy Lee on his album “Tommyland: The Ride”, and contributed to the “A Million in Prizes: The Anthology” with the punk-rock legend Iggy Pop.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Deryck produced albums of Jason McCaslin’s band, The Operation M.D, entitled “Permanent Me” (2007), and “Birds + Bee Stings” (2010).

He has worked with pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, stylized as 5SOS, on their EP “She’s Kinda Hot”, co-writing songs “Lost in Reality”, Broken Pieces”, and “Over and Out”.

Net Worth

According to reports, Deryck Whibley’s net worth has been estimated at over $6 million, as of mid- 2022.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children

Since attaining world renown, Deryck has been seen with a handful of celebrities. In 2003 he was in a relationship with Hilton Hotels heiress Paris Hilton.

He was friends with pop-punk star Avril Lavigne when she was just 17 years old; the two started dating when she was 19, and married in a wedding ceremony on 15 July 2006 at a private estate in Montecito, California, USA. The two performed together, and were a ‘power couple’ from the books. However, things turned, and Avril filed for divorce on 9 October 2009, finalized on 16 November 2010.

According to reports, Avril wanted to divorce when she realized that she’d married too young and needed her own life, wanting to explore the world without Deryck. Despite the divorce, the two remain close friends. They don’t have children.

In 2012, he started dating model Ariana Cooper, and the two married on 30 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Since then, they’ve welcomed a son, Lydon Igby, born on 1 March 2020.

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Appearances and Vital Statistics

The singer is known for his extravagant look, including dyed, spiked blonde hair and tattoos on his left shoulder and forearms. His eyes are hazel. Deryck stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and weighs about 145lbs (65kgs).

Health Problems

He is known to be suffering from chronic back pain caused by numerous back injuries he’s sustained over the years. He has herniated a disc in his back multiple times, and has performed on stage against doctor’s advice. Deryck found a part-cure for his chronic pain in alcohol, which created a bigger problem, as his resulting alcohol addiction ran for years, and caused severe liver and kidney damage. However, since May 2014, Whibley has been sober.

As an Author at Net Worth Post, I guide a dedicated team in the art of revealing the stories behind the world's most influential personalities. Fueled by a relentless curiosity and a knack for uncovering hidden stories, I immerse myself in the intricacies of our subjects' lives, weaving together accurate data and compelling narratives. My involvement spans the entire editorial process, from the seed of research to the final flourish of publication, ensuring that every article not only educates but also captivates and motivates our audience. At Net Worth Post, we are committed to providing thorough investigations into the net worth and life achievements of innovators across diverse sectors such as technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. My method merges meticulous research with eloquent storytelling, designed to bridge the gap between our readers and the remarkable individuals who redefine our tomorrow. Through spotlighting their journeys to success, the hurdles they've surmounted, and their contributions to society, we aim to give our readers a deep and inspiring insight into the luminaries who are paving the way for progress and ingenuity in the modern era.

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What happened to Yui Mizuno? Health Update, Height, Net Worth

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Who is Yui Mizuno?

Yui Mizuno is a musician, singer, and model, perhaps best recognized as a former member of the Kawaii metal band “Babymetal”, and idol group “Sakura Gakuin”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 20 June 1999, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, so as of 2021, she’s 22 years old and holds Japanese nationality.

Family, Parents, Bio, Wiki

The names of her parents are unknown, but Yui is the middle child and has two brothers. While there is a scarcity of information regarding her early life, it’s known that while Yui attended an elementary school, some of her family members were diagnosed with a life-threatening sickness. As she was too young to be let into the intensive care department, she spent most of her visits waiting in the hallways, hoping that her family would recover.

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The family doctor suggested they play some music for young Yui to relieve the stress of the situation; Yui mostly listened to the all-girl group entitled “Karen Girl’s” whose music gave her courage and patience in these moments of hardship. Having been amazed by the group, she also developed an interest in becoming a singer or band member. Nothing is known about her educational endeavors.

Rise to Stardom

From an early age, Yui was featured as a model and actress in various ads and videos. In 2006, she appeared in the Magazines entitled “Shogakuichinensei” and “Putchigumi”. Two years later, she appeared in the TV commercial “Bandai, Pretty Cute”, followed by another modeling gig featuring in the Tokyo Kids Collection AW fashion show.

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In 2009 she landed a minor role in the series “MW Chapter 0, Akuma No Game”, marking her TV debut as an actress. Yui additionally portrayed Hori Shizyo in the movie “Happi Basude”, directed by Kozo Nagayama, which was a part of the night’s Special of Fuji TV entitled “Japan’s Forgotten”. In 2010 she landed the role of Kyoko Yamauchi in the drama series “Kioku No Umi”, before switching to music.

Career

In August 2010, Yui, alongside Kikuchi Moa, joined the idol group “Sakura Gakuin”, managed by the recording and talent agency Amuse. As a band member of the group, it meant becoming a member of smaller groups called “clubs”; the sub-groups recorded differing singles to other clubs. Yui and Moa joined the Baton Club and their musical group “Twinklestars”, and additionally performed with another sub-unit entitled “Mini-Pati”.

Later they were joined by Suzuka Nakamoto in the “heavy metal club”, and the idea to form a kawaii metal band was born, a type of musical genre that combines elements of heavy metal and J-pop, which was very popular in 2010 Japan. It also incorporates cute themes, Japanese idol aesthetic, and heart-warming lyrics, which are not generally associated with hard rock and heavy metal.

Even though none of them knew anything about metal music, it didn’t stop them from embarking on this journey of experimenting with a different genre, and they formed the band entitled “Baby Metal”, considered by many a true pioneer in the genre of kawaii metal, and often credited with popularizing it. Their current YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers with over 500 million views.

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Their first album entitled “Babymetal” was released in 2014, and it quickly found its way to the U.S. Billboard charts.

The band “Sakura Gakuin” also released several albums with Yui, such as “Sakura Gakuin  Nendo: Message” and “Sakura Gakuin Nendo: Friends”.

Yui moved on from the “Sakura Gakuin” in 2015 and began performing exclusively as a member of “Babymetal”, which became an independent recording group. Soon Yui and Moa dipped their toes into songwriting, and collaboratively wrote the track entitled “Song 4” using the Black Babymetal alias.

Babymetal Group

Following the success of their first album, they began their first tour in the United Kingdom as a supporting band for Lady Gaga on her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball 2014 Tour.

In April 2016, the group recorded their second album, “Metal Resistance”, landing on the charts in Japan, the UK and the U.S – the band holds the title as the highest-charting Japanese group on United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart.

In 2018, the band embarked on US tour, but many noted that Yui wasn’t performing with the rest of the band. Rumors began circulating as to why she was absent, and whether she was a member of the band, which prompted a representative of the 5B Management, a company which represented the band, to disclose the following: “Yui remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current U.S. tour.” However, in June 2018, the band started their European tour, and Yui was still absent from the band.

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Why did she leave the group?

In October 2018, “Babymetal” released the official statement that Yui would not perform with the band on the following tours, and was no longer a member due to undisclosed illness. Yui also announced via social media that she had left the band, and might launch a solo career in the future, she wrote: “Sorry to sadden the fans who have supported Babymetal. I had the strong desire to appear on the stage again, but my physical condition is not at its best even now. And further I feel that I would like to pursue my dream. It is these factors that led to my decision”. On the other hand, the two remaining members of the band continued making music, and chose not to replace Yui, in an interview they disclosing “We wanted to continue BABYMETAL and continue the tradition.

Also there’s just no-one like Yuimetal, so it’s not an easy replacement. And that’s why we decided – Su-Metal and Moametal – to form the core of BABYMETAL.”

Where is she now?

After her public statement, both Yui and “Babymetal” went radio silent. Additionally, her leaving sparked a lot of controversy and speculation about her illness, and whether there was more to that story. Some pointed out that the Japanese music industry is brutal, and band members and performers often go through physically challenging and exhausting regimes often consisting of dancing classes, learning etiquette, and extreme diets.

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Considering she fainted a couple of times while performing, some of her fans noted that she seemed exhausted.

Even though she gave some hints of pursuing a solo career, since she left the band in 2018, she still hasn’t released any music, nor attended any public event. Considering that she isn’t a fan of social media, it’s hard to track down what she is currently doing.

Personal life

Nothing is known about her dating history and romantic interests; according to the latest reports, she remains single.

What is her net worth?

As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $1 million, earned through her career as a model, singer, and actress.

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Physical stats and Hobbies

Yui is 5ft 2ins tall (156cm) and weighs around 97lbs (44kgs) with vital statistics of 29-21-31. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with black eyes.

When it comes to food preferences, she loves tomatoes and salmon.

In her free time, she likes to stargaze and read books about constellations.

Her favorite foreign artist is Ariana Grande, while her favorite movies are “Sugar Rush”, “Toy Story 3” and “Little Mermaid”.

Is she active on social media?

By the looks of it, it seems that Yui doesn’t use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. However, she has several fan-generated accounts.

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The Truth About Robert Downey Jr.’s Ex-Wife Deborah Falconer

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Who is Deborah Falconer?

Deborah Falconer was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 13 August 1965 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a singer-songwriter, actress and a model, who has released three music albums, and has been credited with appearing in six movies; Deborah is probably known best for being the former wife of Robert Downey Jr., a famous – some would say infamous – American actor and film producer.

Early life and education

Deborah was raised in Sacramento by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was the owner of a small company, and that her mother was a high school teacher. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Deborah to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in singing, and was around 12 years old when she was enrolled at a school for the performing arts by her parents.

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Deborah then began practicing singing, dancing and acting, and was also into various other activities, including sports. She matriculated in 1983, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college, but worked various jobs for the following five years, before launching her acting career.

Career as an actress

Deborah’s first appearance on the big screen was in 1988, with her portrayal of Wendy in the comedy film “The Wrong Guys”, written and directed by Danny Bilson, and which starred Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis and Richard Belzer. It follows five friends who have met at the Cub Scout Pack 18’s 25-year reunion, and after going camping, have realized that they remember nothing about how to survive in the wilderness.

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In 1991, Deborah was cast to appear in the biographical musical movie “The Doors”, which follows the lives of the members of the band The Doors, and was nominated for three awards. The same year saw her appear in two other movies: the western comedy “Brotherhood of the Gun”, and the romantic comedy “Pyrates”.

In 1993, Deborah starred as Chloe, in the crime comedy film “Mr. Bluesman”, and her only other role was her portrayal of Barbara in the 1993 comedy movie “Short Cuts”, written and directed by Robert Altman, and which starred Andie MacDowell, Tim Robbins and Julianne Moore; it follows the lives of several people residing in Los Angeles, California, and the film won 17 of the 37 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.

Although her most recent role was in 1993, Deborah hasn’t officially retired from acting.

Other credits

In 1997, Deborah sang the songs “Show of Hands” and “Keep On” in the comedy film “Sparkler”, and then sang “My Friend”, “Come to California” and “Move Me”, in the 2000 thriller mystery film “Mercy”; she has also been credited with singing “Come to California” in the 2003 drama movie “This Girl’s Life”.

Deborah can be seen featured in the 1993 documentary movie “The Last Party”, and in 1995, she made a guest appearance in two episodes of the comedy talk-show “Howard Stern”; she could  also have been seen featured in the 2005 TV special “13th Annual American Society of Young Musicians Spring Benefit Concert and Awards Show”.

Awards and nominations

In 1994, Deborah and her colleagues won a Golden Globe Special Award, for their performance in “Short Cuts”.

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Career as a musician

In January 2003, Deborah released her debut album “Untangle”, which attracted little attention, however, she became somewhat popular later that year, when she released her second album “Brave Like Me” on 22 July 2003. Some of her songs which helped her gain recognition include “Come to California”, “Show of Hands” and “Teaching Buddha”.

On 18 October 2014, she released her third album “Lift Your Gaze”, and some of its most popular songs were “Lean into Me”, “These Days” and “Turn It Up”. Deborah hasn’t been very active in the music industry since then.

Love life and marriage with Robert Downey Jr.

Deborah began dating Robert Downey Jr. in April 1992, when he was already somewhat popular in the film industry. He asked her to marry him after around a month of them being together, and they exchanged vows on 29 May 1992, after exactly 42 days of dating.

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Deborah gave birth to their son Indio Falconer Downey on 7 September 1993, but on 26 April 2004, Deborah and Robert divorced because she was no longer able to deal with his drug addiction.

She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Robert has been married to the film producer Susan Levin since August 2005; on 7 February 2012, Susan gave birth to their son Exton Elias, and in November 2014 to their daughter Avri Roel.

As of October 2021, Deborah seems to be single, was once married to Robert Downey Jr., and has a son with him.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Deborah is a huge lover of animals, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures of cats and dogs, and even an elephant; in 2018, she uploaded a picture which features her sitting on her sofa with a baby elephant.

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She’s into travelling, and has been to over 10 US states, mostly to perform as a musician, as well as to shoot for her movies, while Deborah has also been to a couple of European countries, including England, Italy and Sweden.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, and a couple of her favorite movies include “Meet Joe Black”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Deborah’s age is 56. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, while one of these is prosthetic, made so well that many people still haven’t realized that it isn’t her natural eye. Deborah’s height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her former husband Robert’s net worth has been estimated at over $300 million.

Who is Robert Downey Jr.?

Robert John Downey Jr. was born in New York City, USA, on 4 April 1965 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a film producer, who has appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, and has won 43 of the 165 awards for which he’s been nominated, including two Oscar nominations. Robert is today probably known best for his portrayal of Iron Man in various Marvel movies, such as the franchise “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

He was raised alongside his older sister Allyson Downey in New York City, by their mother Elsie Ann (nee Ford) who was an actress, and their father Robert Downey Sr. who was a moviemaker and an actor. His father was a drug addict, and Robert Jr. was only six years old when Robert Sr. gave him marijuana; he went on to use drugs often, and eventually became an alcoholic as well.

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Because his father was somewhat popular in the film industry, Robert Jr. got to launch his acting career at a very early age, appearing in movies such as the 1970 comedy “Pound”, and the 1972 western “Greaser’s Palace”.

He gained recognition in 1992, when cast to play the lead character Charlie Chaplin, in the biographical comedy movie “Chaplin”, and for his performance, Robert was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. A couple of his following notable roles were in the 1994 romantic comedy “Only You”, the 1997 black comedy “Two Girls and a Guy”, and the 1999 drama “Black and White”.

Between 1996 and 2001, Robert was arrested on multiple occasions, mostly for being in possession of various drugs including cocaine and heroin, but also for carrying a gun; he spent six months in jail in 1997, because he had missed a drug test ordered by the court. In 1999, Robert was sentenced to spend three years behind bars after having missed another drug test; he was released on parole after a year.

It was the famous American actor and film director Mel Gibson who helped Robert land back on his feet, after he had paid for Robert’s insurance bond for the 2003 musical crime comedy movie “The Singing Detective”. This once again established Robert as a popular actor, and he then starred in the 2003 supernatural horror “Gothika”, the 2006 drama “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, and the 2007 mystery thriller “Zodiac”.

In 2008, he was cast to star as Iron Man in the eponymous superhero movie, amnd following this role, he starred alongside Ben Stiller in the 2008 satirical action comedy movie “Tropic Thunder” – both of these movies became huge hits. Since then, Robert has mostly been known as ‘Iron Man’, and a couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2018 film “Avengers: Infinity War”, the 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame”, and the 2020 fantasy adventure film “Dolittle”.

According to Robert, he hasn’t used any drugs since July 2003.

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