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Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne Started Dating On Canada Day, And Other Extremely Canadian Things About Them

Chad Kroeger Discusses Avril Lavigne Engagement

Wow, these two. If Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy are our new American royalty, Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are the Canadian crown prince and princess respectively. They’re…they’re not actually Canadian royalty, are they? That would be too perfect. In case we didn’t already associate the musical couple with the Great White North, Chad gave an People interview today where he made sure to remind us. “We think it’s very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day,” he gushed. “We can’t wait to start our life together.” It’s like if Beyonce and Jay-Z got engaged on Independence Day! Then raved about it to People! Of course, the fact Avril and Chad wear their patriotism on their black, shredded t-shirt sleeves is only one example of how deeply Canadian this couple is. In case you need a few more…

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Taylor And Conor, Mila And Ashton Top The Best 9 Hook-Ups Of Summer 2012

New Celeb Couples Summer 2012
The hot sun, the warm sand, the intoxicating scent of bug spray: yes, the summer time is prime time for hook-ups, both celebrity and original flavor. From the clam-chowder-and-madras-plaid love of Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, to the surprise engagement of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (their wedding is going to be designed by Hot Topic, right?), check out our favorite hook-ups from summer 2012, and wish you hadn’t spent the last three months inside on your computer:

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Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Engaged … And Very Good At Keeping A Secret

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger engaged

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.

[Photos: Splash News Online, Getty Images]

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