Avril Lavigne says she’s proud of her ex-husband Deryck Whibley for embarking on the path to recovery.

The Canadian pop sensation talked about her former hubby’s progress in an interview that appeared on KISS 92.5’s Roz and Mocha Show.

“He’s doing well. I’m proud of him for taking this step,” shared Avril. “Now he’s sober and I’m proud of him.

The mega-selling chanteuse applauded the Sum 41 frontman’s willingness to speak out about his battle with alcohol abuse.

He wanted to let his fans know to drink responsibly and to make healthy choices,“; explained the singer.

Avril also revealed that Deryck and his mom were in attendance for a recent concert of hers in Los Angeles.

I love Deryck very much. He’s family to me so it was really lovely to see him,“; shared the “Rock n Roll”; hitmaker “He’s a good guy and I want him to be happy and healthy.