March 31, 2008 12:00 PM

Touring the world and performing in front of thousands of fans used to give Avril Lavigne major wardrobe anxiety. “Every night I was like, ‘What am I going to wear?'” says Lavigne, 23. “I was just wearing my own clothes.” For her new 45-city Best Damn Tour, she finally tackled the getting-dressed stress by creating costumes—though the former Sk8r Girl hasn’t gone all high-maintenance. “We just took a pair of my black pants and a hoodie,” she says, “and we BeDazzled them!”

What else is different this time around? “On my first tour, I was on a bus full of guys,” she says. “I had a bunk, and we just ate pizza every night—so unhealthy.” Now the pop-punker has vegetables in her diet and savors quiet moments when her husband of almost two years, Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley, 28, visits. “I cry when he leaves,” she sighs. “We talk all day long. Like when I first wake up, I call him and every couple of hours we talk.”

When she’s not cooing on the phone, Lavigne watches TV on the bus, shops and does yoga. One definite no-no during her down time? Blog-browsing. “There’s a lot of trash talk,” she says. “People were saying I was pregnant. That’s not true!” (Of course, she only fueled the fire by recently shopping at baby stores as a prank for Ashton Kutcher‘s new show Pop Fiction.) Babies will have to wait until “I’m, like, 30,” she says, because for now she’s focusing on getting more acting gigs like her recent part in Fast Food Nation, doing a new clothing line for Kohl’s called Abbey Dawn, playing live—and finding time to unwind. “My favorite part of the day,” Lavigne says, “is [when] it’s over, I can take a shower, put my PJs on. I love being on the bus.”

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