In a match made in musical, uh...the opposite of heaven, Canadian songsters Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback are engaged. What's that? You didn't know they were dating? Neither did most people, as the pair decided to keep their relationship private—they started dating after spending time earlier this year together writing songs for Lavigne's new album.
Kroeger reportedly presented Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond engagement ring on August 8th, and although the pair have yet to comment publicly on the impending nuptials, or even their relationship,Lavigne did retweet a message of congratulations that Nickelback posted, which read, "Congratulations Avril and Chad!"
This will be the second marriage for Lavigne, 27, and the first for Kroeger, 37. Lavigne was previously married to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley for three years, but the couple divorced in 2009. In yet another bad relationship decision, Lavigne not only dated reality star Brody Jenner, but also got a tattoo of his name (he got one of hers, too—yikes).
A friend of the Lavigne family told People magazine, "He makes her so happy. Both of their families could not be more excited."
Now, they've only been dating for six months, so we have to say that they're moving a bit fast—could there be a bun in the oven?
"A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a friend of Lavigne's said.
The couple got together in February 2012.