Rocker Deryck Whibley has sparked rumors of him finding a new girlfriend following his separation from singer wife Avril Lavigne after he was reported enjoying a date with aspiring model, Hanna Beth Merjos. The alleged lovers were spotted dining together at Stack restaurant in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday night, October 2, OK! Magazine reports.
According to a source in the know, Deryck and Hanna were seen cuddling and holding hands throughout the night. They dined on Pigs in a Blanket, the Spicy Crab, Kobe Meatball Pizza, sashimi, Brooklyn Filets, Surf and Turf, Seabass, Taters, Rings, Spinach, and Mac and Cheese and Steak Fries. They then headed for Slash & Friends' 20th Anniversary Concert for The Mirage.
The rumored lovebirds continued their night outing to Jet nightclub, where they "got close drinking and dancing to the Kings of Leon song 'Use Somebody'," claims OK! "He was very open with his affection towards her and poured her vodka cocktails," the source reveals. Deryck and Hanna partied until just before 3 A.M. before then leaving the hot spot and heading back to their hotel together.
News of Deryck's apparent togetherness with Hanna comes less than a month after he and Avril announced their separation. The songbird, as said by her friend, is "unfazed" by Deryck's public romance, that their marriage has been "over for awhile," and that she wishes him and Hanna all the happiness.
Deryck Whibley, who is the lead vocalist of band Sum 41, got hitched to Avril Lavigne in July 2006. After repeatedly denying endless rumors claiming their marriage was on the rocks, the pair finally announced last month that they are divorcing.