Canadian-born pop singer Avril Lavigne and her husband, Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley, have purchased a Tuscan-style home in Bel-Air for the reported price of $9.5 million. The purchase of the Bel-Air home marks the second Tuscan-style home for Avril Lavigne, who already owns one such property in Beverly Hills.
While reports indicate that Avril Lavigne had intended to build her own dream home, the Canadian couple settled on a three-storey home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. Together, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, her husband of nine months, have purchased the $9.5 million estate, which the Los Angeles Times reports contains eight bedrooms and 10-1/2 bathrooms. Also included in the 12,000 square-foot luxury home is an elevator, a sauna and a garage that can hold 10 cars at a time.
Avril Lavigne burst onto the music scene in 2002 with her debut album, "Let Go", and with the strength of singles like "Sk8er Boi", "Complicated" and "I'm With You", became the youngest singer to have a number one album in the UK, up until Joss Stone eclipsed that record in 2003. Avril Lavigne followed up the success of "Let Go" with "Under My Skin" her second album to reach the Number One spot. With just two albums released, Avril Lavigne has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, and has reached such popularity in Canada that Lavigne represented the nation at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, as the Winter Olympics geared up to head to Vancouver in 2010.