Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:57 AM By: Hargovind

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.

For an exclusive engagement photo plus more on Lavigne's stunning ring, check out this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

  1. Hazard90 avatar

    On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Hazard90 said:

    Can't wait for them to get married!! Loved the news!!

  2. michaelmockael avatar

    On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM, michaelmockael said:

    Happy fer chad

  3. Hargovind avatar

    On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 6:22 AM, Hargovind said:

    Yeah ... extremely happy for them ... both are my best singers :-)

  4. FrankieBug avatar

    On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 3:53 AM, FrankieBug said:

    it's so cool they are getting married, i cant wait to see the pictures! :)

  5. Hargovind avatar

    On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Hargovind said:

    Happy for them :-)

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