We hear bells ringing! Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger’s relationship has been so quiet that few even knew they were dating. Now, after a six-month courtship, the Canadian rockers are engaged to be married, Lavigne’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first got together in February to co-write a song for Lavigne’s upcoming fifth studio album. And along those lines, they fell in love.
“A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE. On Aug. 8, Kroeger popped the question, presenting Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond sparkler, which we would really want to see!
“He makes her so happy,” a family source tells PEOPLE. “Both of their families could not be more excited.”
It will be Kroeger’s first trip down the aisle, and the second marriage for Lavigne, who split from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2009. She had also dated Brody Jenner.
Do you think Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger could be walking down the aisle anytime soon? Could their relationship (and soon-to-be marriage) last, given the short amount of time they’ve been together? Feel free to holler your best wishes and tales of envy to us through the comment box below!
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