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Avril Lavigne and Nickelback Dude: Five Musical Marriages That Might Be Worse

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If you've spent any time on the Internet this week, the news of Avril Lavigne's engagement to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger isn't news to you. In fact, you've probably already imagined the inevitable duet already: "She said see 'ya later boy, he said this is how you remind me."

Great. We haven't cringed this much since former teen-pop princess Ashlee Simpson announced that she and Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz were going to tie the knot. As history has proved time and again, two wrongs don't make a right. There aren't many Faith Hill/Tim McGraw type of unions these days. For every "Beyonce and Jay-Z," there's a "Spears and Federline." While we contemplate the musical implications of this new development, here's a look back at some of music's worst marriages.

Some went on to make terrible music together, some were destructive, others were just downright annoying. But in the end, it was all bad.

5. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon made a name for himself playing an obnoxious teenager on the children's network Nickelodeon. Ten years after his first stint on All That he's just as obnoxious as ever and is married to R&B singer Mariah Carey. It's hard to knock Carey's body of work, but it's also hard to forget that she was a grown-ass woman rollerblading around theme parks while Cannon was wildin' out in high school hallways. Like Kroeger, Carey is 10 years older than her "better half," adding to the creep factor.

4. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez

When two "singers" get together, collaborations are to be expected. In Lavigne and Kroeger's case, that's precisely how the two hooked up. Jennifer Lopez's vocal range however, has always proved to be limited without the help of studio magic, more than Anthony could muster, it seems. Unfortunately, this union didn't end fast enough, so we got "No Me Amas" and "Escapemonos."

3. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Once upon a time, Houston was America's sweetheart, an elegant soul singer and beloved pop diva. Then she married bad boy Bobby Brown. The marriage would be marred by controversy and drug use. Houston's talent's deteriorated and her star diminished, leading up to her untimely death earlier this year. Brown contends he wasn't the one who introduced drugs into their lives, but he also just entered rehab.

2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett

Every hubby wants to give his wife everything she desires and Will Smith happens to be one of the few men in the world who could actually afford to do it. But not even all of his wealth and fame could deliver a music career to his wanna-be rocker wifey, Jada.

1. John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Unequivocally, the worst marriage in music history for Ono's role in breaking up the greatest band. She may not have been the sole, driving force in the Beatles calling it quits, but she certainly didn't help. Not to mention we got recordings like this:


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