Wedding bells are in the air. Less than a year ago he was on death’s door due to alcohol abuse. But, in an amazing turnaround, this weekend, Sum 41 front-man, Deryck Whibley, and his fiancée, Ariana Cooper, tied the knot. The lovely event took place on Sunday at the Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
The couple exchanged vows in “a chill and intimate ceremony,” an insider told People magazine. “They had a violin play at the ceremony and the music was mellow, not typical rock that Deryck’s band plays, which was surprising.”
The 35-year-old rocker— whose first wife was singer Avril Lavigne— looked over the moon during the wedding. He truly appeared to have turned his life around after he was hospitalized with kidney and liver failure.
It was back in April 2014 that Deryck collapsed in his kitchen with a drink in his hand. Cooper rushed him to the hospital, where doctors determined his organs had failed from serious alcohol abuse. He was in the hospital for a month; at one point, doctors put him into a medically induced coma as they worked to save his life. Doctors told the musician that his organs were so damaged from years of alcohol abuse that one more drink could kill him.
Fast forward to now: Whibley, clean, sober and healthy, and his wife, reportedly toasted their marriage with glasses of apple cider.
Unlike his normal punk attire, Deryck wore a classic black suit and tie for the nuptials. His beautiful bride looked stunning in a strapless white and silver wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. Keeping a sense of punk-chic she wore a pair of white Converse Chuck Taylor’s under her dress.
All in all, it’s an amazing turnaround for Whibley and we wish him and Ariana the best of luck for the future.