Congrats are in order for Avril Lavigne and her new fiance, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Not just for they’re engagement, but for managing to keep their six-month relationship totally on the DL. Seriously, we thought maybe she was still in that on-again-off-again thing with Brody Jenner — but it looks like their January breakup really stuck. According to People, fellow Canadians Chad, 37, and Avril, 27, worked together on a song in February. Her rep confirmed to the mag that Chad popped the question on August 8, with a 14-carat diamond ring. Lavigne was snapped at the Las Vegas Magic Fashion and Apparel convention yesterday, where she was promoting her Abbey Dawn line, and she wasn’t yet showing off the rock.
This will be Avril’s second marriage — she divorced Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley in 2009 — and the first for Kroeger. We’re now fascinated to hear the song that started this whole thing, so hopefully it makes the cut when Lavigne releases her next album.
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