Avril Lavigne engaged

By Robert Kirchgassner,

Singer Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

The couple has been dating for six months.

This will be Lavigne’s second marriage and Kroeger’s first. She married Sum 41 frontman/guitarist Deryck Whibley in 2006. They divorced three years later. Like Kroeger, Whibley hailed from Canada.

For two years, Lavigne dated Brody Jenner, son of Olympic champion Bruce Jenner. They broke up earlier this year.

Lavigne, 27, first met Kroeger, 37, in February when they collaborated on a song for her upcoming fifth album.

“A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a friend of hers said.

Kroeger reportedly proposed Aug. 8 with a 14-carat diamond.

"He makes her so happy," a source close to the couple said. "Both of their families could not be more excited."

"Congratulations Avril and Chad!" Kroeger’s bandmates tweetedTuesday.

Fans were surprised by the couple’s engagement as well as their relationship, which the couple managed to keep under wraps.



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