Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

6:15 PM PST 08/21/2012 by THR Staff
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After reportedly dating for six months, the Canadian duo has decided to walk down the aisle.

Avril Lavigne shocked fans on Tuesday by announcing a surprise engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

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A rep for the punk-rocker confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Lavigne has accepted Kroeger’s proposal after a quiet six-month courtship. Kroeger reportedly presented Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond ring Aug. 8.

The news was unexpected to many, as Lavigne had been dating Brody Jenner since mid-2010 before reportedly splitting in January of this year. Prior to that, Lavigne was married to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley for three years. Their union fizzled in 2009.

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According to People, which first reported the news, Lavigne and Kroeger’s romance blossomed in February when the Nickelback singer was recruited to co-write a song for Lavigne’s forthcoming fifth studio album.

Though a date has not been made public, the Canadian rockers’ nuptials will mark the first marriage for Kroeger, 37, and the second for Lavigne, 27.

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