Avril talks the meaning of life and her perfect wedding playlist in Part Three of our interview
In Part Three of our interview with Avril Lavigne, the Canadian star opens up about her biggest life lessons to date and her perfect wedding playlist.
The 28-year-old singer has worked in the music industry since she was just 15 years old, and learned the hard way how career pressures can damage relationships.
Avril - now engaged to marry Nickelback's Chad Kroeger - divorced her first husband, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, in November 2010, after three years of marriage.
Read below as she discusses the importance of balance in maintaining healthy relationships and enjoying life. She also reveals the meaning of life! Oh, Avril...
What does an average day in the life of Avril look like, when you’re not doing interviews, performing and recording?
I like to exercise. Like, I like to swim. I like watching movies now, more than I ever have before, and I like red wine. My new thing is Champagne.
Very nice. So you’re not just a beer girl anymore?
What else has changed in your late twenties? Have your priorities changed?
You know, you live, you learn. You grow up, you get a little wiser.
What have your biggest lessons have been?
To have balance, ‘cause when things are really intense - like this career choice, or anything it is in life, like your job or whatever - what I have just learned for me personally, is that I want to keep a balance, to always enjoy what it is that I do...
Break it up a little bit, versus having too much to do. If you eat your favourite food every single day, you get sick of it, you don’t like it anymore.
I think it’s important to… work really hard and then focus on family and friends... Because you know how it is when you go on tour, you don’t see your family or your friends, or you’re never home. So what tends to happen is relationships don’t work and things like that. You get my drift? (Laughs).
So that’s it, balance.