Late yesterday shocking news broke that Canadian singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (of Nickelback) got themselves engaged to be married after a 6 month secret courtship. Today we see the happy couple on the cover of the new issue of Canadian Hello! magazine. Hello! debuted this new coverphoto on their official Facebook profile but the Ottawa Citizen has excerpts from the mag’s engagement coverstory. Click below to see Avril and Chad beaming on the cover of Hello! and read some of the coverstory feature.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger tells Hello! Canada magazine he fell for fellow rocker Avril Lavigne in Paris during work on her upcoming fifth studio album. The Canadian music power duo shocked music fans and media outlets yesterday when they announced their engagement after an ultra-discreet six-month courtship. In this week’s issue of Hello! Canada magazine, the two share their story and engagement photos, in which Lavigne is wearing a pear-shaped diamond ring. Kroeger, who hails from Hanna, Alta., tells the magazine — quote — “I knew I was falling for her. It was incredibly powerful and something I’ll never forget.” The 37-year-old also says he feels “like the luckiest person alive.” The 27-year-old Lavigne of Napanee, Ont., says of Kroeger — quote — “He makes me laugh every day. He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive.” News of their engagement has music fans abuzz on Twitter, where the two are trending with the hashtag #Chavril … Despite Nickelback’s monster popularity, the group also has a reputation as one of the most hated bands in music. Last year, after they were invited to play at a Detroit Lions football game, an online petition protesting the performance drew more than 55,000 signatures. Kroeger, however, has shrugged off the critics, saying he only cares about making music for his fans. There’s no word yet on a wedding date for the couple.
Honestly, I’m still flabbergasted by this pairing … I mean, it would be bad enough if it was just discovered that the couple are dating but … engaged?! I simply cannot. This photo is just … I mean … they make such an odd pair, I think. I know some folks are really terrified by the prospect that these two may one day spawn a child together (shudder) but I’m far more horrified by the prospect that they will create and release MUSIC together! I mean, can you think of anything more frightfully appalling?! Yeah, I don’t think so …
… but, truly — in all seriousness — I do wish the happy couple well. I may not be fan of either one of them (at all) but far be it for me or anyone else to deny them love for one another.