Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger engaged

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are engaged. The 27-year-old singer and the Nickelback frontman are to marry after the rocker proposed to his girlfriend of six months on August 8, Avril's representative has confirmed. The 'What the Hell' hitmaker and Chad, 37, began dating after first meeting to co-write a song for Avril's forthcoming fifth album. A source told People magazine: "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together." Families of both Avril and Chad - who proposed with a 14-carat diamond ring - are thrilled by the news. The source added: "He makes her so happy. Both of their families could not be more excited." Though the 'Sk8ter Boi' singer has not commented directly on the news, she has retweeted comments of congratulations from fans and replied with a simple "thanks." The marriage is the second for Avril, who wed Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley in July 2006, splitting three years later. Following her separation from the rocker, she went on to date reality TV star Brody Jenner for two years until January 2012. Chad has never previously been married.

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  1. pam • August 22, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    bizarre… i hadn’t even heard about them dating…

  2. Derek • August 22, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    I can’t even begin to imagine what an Avril Lavigne / Chad Kroeger co-written song is going to sound like. Nor do I very much want to.

  3. TheTruth • August 22, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

    I remember seeing them on a much music special around the time when Avril first made it big on the scene. Chad was flirting with her, and she was acting like a little girl running around backstage giggling. At the time, I just thought he was being a perv with someone way too young for him, and now this… Circle of life.

  4. Marsha • August 22, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

    I seriously thought this was a joke the first time I heard it…but I appreciate the harsh irony that their engagement was announced on her ex Brody Jenner’s birthday (yesterday), though if Avril has a ‘type’ I can’t put my finger on it with her dating record…

  5. Vayne • August 22, 2012 @ 2:39 PM

    If they want to put forth the effort a relationship/marriage deserves, they’ll do well. Unfortunately, the celebrity on celebrity scene just doesn’t have a decent track record… and it gets worse as each year passes by.

    I thought that Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins were as close to “as good as it gets” as there was in the celebrity universe, and look how that ended.

  6. Amanda • August 22, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    Six months. Good luck to that. She’s 27, I predict she’ll be divorced again by 30 and married again by 35.

  7. bill • August 22, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Chad is her true skate boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  8. Olive • August 22, 2012 @ 4:05 PM

    All I have to say is good for them. I didnt know they were dating, just that they were just writing a song. No wonder the Nickelback facebook page had a status saying “Congrats Avril and Chad!”

  9. Dr.Frankenstein • August 22, 2012 @ 5:25 PM

    And they say I create monsters!

  10. Nobody Important • August 23, 2012 @ 1:52 AM

    This sounds ridiculous, but if they’re happy than good for them… just please don’t call them “Canadian Royalty” or I might just snap.

    Oh and fingers crossed their kids don’t get into the music business.

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