Um, WHAT?! Canadian popstar Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger are ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED! Yes, it’s true. When I first heard this I totally thought it was a joke. After all, it seems just like yesterday that we saw photos of Avril and (now ex) boyfriend Brody Jenner madly in lurve, getting their names tattooed on one another. Now, all of the sudden, we not only learn that Avril and Chad are together … but they are GETTING MARRIED?! OMG, does this not sound like the WORST idea ever? Read on to learn more.
Whoa, Canada! Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger’s relationship has been so quiet that few even knew they were dating. Now, after a six-month courtship, the Canadian rockers are engaged to be married, Lavigne’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first got together in February to co-write a song for Lavigne’s upcoming fifth studio album. “A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE. On Aug. 8, Kroeger popped the question, presenting Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond sparkler. “He makes her so happy,” a family source tells PEOPLE. “Both of their families could not be more excited.” It will be Kroeger’s first trip down the aisle, and the second marriage for Lavigne, who split from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2009. She had also dated Brody Jenner.
WHAT?!? This is so crazy! When we last saw Avril with Brody it was early February … the same month that Avril and Chad, apparently, started working together and fell in love. I mean … I’m not trying to poo poo anyone’s happiness but this just sounds so wrong. First off, I can’t imagine that anyone would want to marry the lead singer of Nickelback, I mean … really. Secondly, Avril hooked up with Brody, like, 2 seconds after she left her ex-husband and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. Now, milliseconds after ending things with Brody she hooks up with and gets engaged to Chad Kroeger — of NICKELBACK? HOW FREAKING RANDOM IS THIS?
Wow. I guess despite how much I really can’t stand their music, I should offer my congratulations to the happy couple. Maybe they truly deserve one another and will live happily ever after … far far away … way up in Northern Canada … forever. Oh, maybe this is good news after all. I mean … right?