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Avril Lavigne engaged to Nickelback frontman

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Daisy Dumas

The pop rocker is set to marry fellow Canadian, Chad Kroeger.

Musical merger ... Pop rock princess Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger.

Musical merger ... Pop rock princess Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger.

It's a meeting of pop-rock hearts: Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger following a whirlwind romance.

The couple met just six months ago after teaming up to create a song together for Lavigne's forthcoming album.

Lavigne's agent has confirmed the news to People, while a friend told the magazine: "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together."

Canadian coupling ... Kroeger, seen performing with his band Nickelback.

Canadian coupling ... Kroeger, seen performing with his band Nickelback.

Kroeger is reported to have proposed on August 8 with a 14-carat diamond ring. 

Having kept the relationship out of the spotlight, the engagement comes as a surprise, not least because Lavigne, 27, was romantically linked to Brody Jenner as recently as January.

The stepson of Kris Jenner is stepbrother to the Kardashian sisters and was in a relationship with Lavigne for two years. She reportedly has his name tattooed to her ribcage, close to another inking that hailed from the singer's four-year marriage to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.

Not that the permanent embellishments have done anything to deter 37-year-old Kroeger.

The duo have more in common than a fondness for black clothes and band T-shirts: They both hail from Canada, where the stars found their early success on the musical stage.

33 comments

  • Dear Lord, what manner of demon-spawn would that coupling produce?? It is the end time people!!!

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    Dr Rock
    Location
    On the edge of oblivion
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 2:08PM
    • never know - maybe by some freak genetic meshing they may actually produce a good musician - 2 lame "rockers" procreating is probably how they came to be in the first place though.

      Commenter
      Mynx
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 3:02PM
    • Calling for nominations for the song they have their first dance too:-

      Commenter
      Bean
      Location
      Beanville
      Date and time
      August 23, 2012, 7:10AM
  • Not that this matters, but he is about a foot taller than her - she will have to stand on something to kiss him at the wedding :)

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    Dotty
    Location
    Melbourne
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 2:09PM
    • Ugh, thanks, now I'm picturing them kissing. Please excuse me, I have to go bleach my brain

      Commenter
      Gross
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 2:25PM
    • haha :)

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      Dotty
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 3:50PM
  • This sounds complicated. I thought Avril liked skater boys?

    Commenter
    Sean
    Location
    Five Dock
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 3:09PM
    • She likes them even better when they're "now he's a superstar, slamming on his guitar".

      Commenter
      good luck Avril
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 4:38PM
    • No, she likes "Sk8er Bois"

      Commenter
      Emma
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      August 23, 2012, 1:13AM
  • All dogs within a 5 mile radius will howl themselves silly if/when these two sing the music they've written together.

    What's the album gonna be called; "Makin' Love and Music"? (Whoops sorry, Dr Hook have already taken that one)

    Commenter
    H8ter Boi
    Location
    Goonville
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 3:17PM

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