Newly Engaged Avril Lavigne & Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger Cover Canadian ‘Hello!’ Magazine


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.

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  • Lacey

    Maybe no one knew they were dating because no one cared.

  • katie

    This is just beyond odd. What a pairing. Music from either one makes me want claw my eyes out. I guess they have that in common.

    • Krissy

      I was thinking the same thing! I really don’t like their music, so maybe this is a perfect match?

  • sandy

    Poor Canada. Can you just imagine what that Ramen haired nasty sounds like in bed?
    Please Lord, don’t let them reproduce. Or collaborate.

    • Jane

      Word, Sandy. ESPECIALLY not collaborate.

  • bleedingEars

    Funniest. Thing. Ever.

  • jessica

    big bling!

  • Meghan

    His hair. I just cannot even deal…….Didn’t that style go out in the 90’s??

  • Sam

    Imagine the terrible playlist at their wedding!!

    • @Sam — Ugh, I’d rather not :/

    • Это Сергей

      Why terrible playlist?

    • Because they have the worst taste in music because they make the worst music possible?

    • Это Сергей

      I like Nickelback.

  • nicole

    atleast its a nice rock.

  • miguel

    am i the only one who feels like his eyes were lifted(photoshopped)?…

    • missanne

      something is definitely different about his face

  • blaqfury

    I’ma go ahead and call baby… cause that’s the only way I can explain this… maybe she’ll announce when she successfully passes the first trimester… dunno… #shrugs

  • Jess

    This is so hilarious. I love how people are shocked, I mean come on! They are both soo awful, they definitely suit. Part of me wonders if this is for publicity though…

  • Dooley

    I know she’s 27 but looks and acts 15..There the Canadian version of the Teen Bride Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison

  • Jeannie

    For some reason, they both look like they got plastic surgery on their faces. They look so strange to me. Creepy!

  • Lacey

    In other news, wtf was Chad thinking with the black cuff thingy? “Oh man, this will show Canadians how hardcore I am.”

  • Lynne

    I think this couple makes more sense than she and Brody….

  • Kim-E

    I love Nickelback and wish Chad all the success and happiness in the world. I hope this sticks and he and Avril become the Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman of the music world. Much happiness.