Well, apparently someone still has Nickelback on their playlist…
Punk rock princess Avril Lavigne has announced that she is officially engaged to the rock group’s frontman Chad Kroeger. The news comes as a complete shocker to fans as the romance was a bit under the radar.
Us Weekly reports the news…
According to the source, the rocker-on-rocker realtionship was kept a secret. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing...
The couple got together on a strictly professional level to write songs for Avril’s fifth studio album. In February, fans were clued in to a possibly romance a’brewing when Avril’s Twitter feed posted a picture of the couple flirtatiously hugging in the studio.
“Bro’ing out with Chad Kroeger in the studio,” the photo’s caption read.
Bro'ing out with Chad Kroeger in the studio twitter.com/AvrilLavigne/s…— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) February 29, 2012
The singer spoke with Boston’s Mix 104.1 about the collaboration with Kroeger.
"Things just clicked real quick. We were just gonna [collaborate on a] couple of tunes," Kroeger told K104.7 in April. "And then she wanted me to sing on one of them and then we just started flying on all these different songs.
The new album’s title and release date has yet to be announced.
Since the engagement news was made public, fans and colleagues have been tweeting at Lavigne with their congratulations. One of those happy tweets came from Nickelback’s own handle.
This will be Avril’s second marriage and Chris’ first. The “Skater Boy” singer was previously married to another rocker, Deryck Whibley from Sum 41. The couple divorced in 2009.
Since then, Avril has dated Brody Jenner from the “The Hills.” The couple called it quits in January.