The story was first broke by People
magazine and confirmed by a note on Nickelback's website
that simply said “Congrats Chad and Avril!”. The two reportedly met last February when they got together to write a song for Lavigne's next album and their romance was not detected by media. Kroeger popped the question with a 14-carot diamond ring.
For Kroeger, 37, from Hanna, Alberta, it will be his first marriage. Lavigne, 27, from Napanee, Ontario, was married for three years to Deryck Whibley, also a musician, from the band Sum 41; that marriage ending in 2009 but the two remain friends, with Whibley since producing her fourth album, 'Goodbye, Lullaby'.
Each are also guitarists and gifted songwriters. Nickelback hits include How You Remind Me
while Lavigne has had big hits with songs such as Sk8er Boi
. People magazine quoted a source as telling them that Kroeger "makes her so happy" and that "both of their families could not be more excited."
No date has been announced for the nuptials.