They are long-time friends who rose to fame in the early 2000s.
And former teen idols Avril Lavigne and Ryan Cabrera shared a warm hug during a beach day in Malibu on Monday.
Ryan, 35, and his friend Avril, 32, looked close as they enjoyed some quality time with each other.
Surf’s up! Former teen idols Avril Lavigne and Ryan Cabrera shared a warm hug during a beach day in Malibu on Monday
The pair have known each other for over a decade, and no doubt were enjoying catching up with one another.
Avril couldn’t hide her good mood as she flashed a wide grin while topping up her tan on a lounge chair beside her pal.
The Complicated singer looked relaxed and content as she kicked back, clad in a sheer black floral print kimono and straw hat.
Ryan kept it casual in a black tank top, hat, and striped shorts.
Surf’s up: The pair have been friends for over a decade, and no doubt were enjoying spending time and catching up with one another
Kicking back: The stars soaked up the sun from a pair of lounge chairs
Happy camper: Lavigne grinned brightly as she enjoyed some fresh air
Clearly proud of her outfit, Avril recruited Ryan to take a few photos of herself as she sat beneath the umbrella.
Avril even took to Instagram to post one of the photos, which looked to have been taken during their beach day.
The image was a dreamy selfie, which she captioned, ‘sippin’ on sunshine.’
Walk and talk: The pals strolled barefoot on the sand
Photogenic: The pals took a look at Avril’s phone
Hydrate: Cabrera took a sip from his handy water bottle
Avril and Ryan also ran a few errands together that same day in Malibu.
The pair looked carefree as they stocked up on some groceries.
Avril ditched her sheer, summery ensemble for black leggings, a T-shirt, and beanie.
Strike a pose: Ryan snapped some photos of his pal, one of which may have been the image she ended up posting to Instagram
Flower power! Lavigne rocked a sheer black ensemble with a rosebud print
Costume change! Lavigne traded her floral print frock in for a sportier look that same day
Last year, Avril and Ryan sparked rumors of a romance after they were spotted ‘snuggling up’ in New York City, according to an E! News report.
‘Avril was extremely affectionate to Ryan, giving him cute hugs in the booth and kisses,’ the insider added. ‘They seemed in love.’
But more recently, Avril has been linked with music producer J.R. Rotem.
Catching some rays: The star looked relaxed as she soaked up the beach view
Stocking up: The pals ran some errands together
Shady lady! Lavigne sported a pair of large sunglasses and a beanie for her fall outing
Tanks a lot! Ryan carried the grocery bags while showing off his muscles in a tank top
The twosome have been spotted holding hands during several recent outings.
‘J.R. is a producer she’s been working with,’ a source told E! in an August report. ‘He’s respected in the industry. Lately, they’ve started hanging out socially and there’s definitely chemistry there. They’re both so passionate about music.’
‘They’ve been out a few times now and things seem to be headed in a romantic direction,’ the source added.
In late August, J.R. posted a photo of himself posing alongside Avril as she sat next to an acoustic guitar.
‘Bae putting in that work,’ he captioned the photo.
On the go: Ryan opted for a pair of flip flops for the outing
Hello sunshine: Lavigne shared a dreamy selfie taken from their beach day
In harmony: In late August, J.R. posted a photo of himself posing alongside Avril as she sat next to an acoustic guitar