Chad Kroeger To Marry Avril Lavigne

The pair have been quietly dating for six months. Now the Nickelback frontman, ten years her senior, has proposed - and she said yes.

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We had no idea they were even dating, but Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger proposed to Avril Lavigne on August 8 and she said yes.

The pair have apparently been together for six months, but kept is so quiet that few knew they were an item. The relationship started when Kroeger was recruited to co-write a song on Lavigne's new album.

"A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," one of her friends told People magazine. "He makes her so happy. Both of their families could not be more excited."

Perhaps there was a message in Nickelback's latest single, "Trying Not To Love You". A video was posted only two days ago.

Kroeger has never been married, but Lavigne tied the knot with Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2006. Their marriage ended three years later.

In other recent Nickelback news, a fan fell down a 40-foot gorge while trying to sneak into one of their shows. Now that's dedicated.

Congratulations to both Chad and Avril on their engagement!

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    Chad has insisted the wedding be boring, generic, and exactly like every other wedding.
    If he wants to make it real boring, he should get 3 doors down to cover Nickleback songs at the reception.
    Nah, get Sum 41 for teh lolz.
    Saying Sum 41 suck is usualy based on ignorance. Anyhoo, she does seem like a wee dirty.
    Dude, sum 41 really suck, they copied every ****ing song, if you don't know this you're the ignorant!
    They've publicly admitted to Battery being inspired by the thrash metal of the 80's, particularly Metallica's. While I do think the song is a very close copy to Battery, the fact that they have done covers of Master of Puppets live does go to prove that they were just inspired by the music they listened to as kids.
    Not battery, ****. Battery is the song they copied. The Bitter End is the one I'm talking about.
    Why? The it would actually be entertaining. The point is to get a band that sucks.
    and sum 41 sucks...
    i don't ****ing think so. Sum 41 is a very talented group who put on a good show and Whibley is an amazing songwriter. They're certainly better than Nickelback. Then again, what rock group isn't?
    Look everyone! She's holding up her middle finger AGAIN. What a punk rocking badass!
    I hope to God they don't breed.
    Especially if you mean "musically breed".
    You never know, putting what minimal musical talent they have together may result in a half decent musical child. That said, It could go the other way and we could have Rebecca Black-esque triplets.
    Avril Lavigne is amazingly talented. You may not like her music, but that doesn't give you the right to discredit her abilities. Hell, I be she could play any instrument she picks up better than you can.
    So first, it was Deryck Whibley, now this guy.. who's next? Axl Rose?
    She's clearly only interested in marrying other Canadians.
    I bet she just can't wait for Bieber to turn 18. But she's hot...almost makes me wanna be canadian.
    Plot twist: someone actually did like Nickelback...
    ....yet there are still people out there who think gay couples are the ones ruining the institution of marriage.
    I don't see how this could ruin the institute of marriage? Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries yes, but Chad and Avril no...
    Wasn't Chad voted the ugliest man in rock at one point? He must be ****ing hilarious to pull that
    Or he's got a giant rod. Or Avril figures his career will last a little longer than hers so she won't have to worry about the financial aspects of sucking. Of course, that logic doesn't really work because Chad doesn't seem to have to worry about the financial aspects of sucking. Nevermind, just drop it.
    "Or he's got a giant rod." Yeah because when I think of all the "music" Nickelback has made and his ramen noodle hair I automatically think "He must be big!"
    A "hipster move"? How about a "I can hear" move. Don't try to be cool by calling things "hipster" and calling people pathetic... it's really stupid and not working.
    Ahhh, a ploy to defend your passion of slamming Nickelback. If you don't like em, don't listen. And using a word like "hipster" isn't "trying to be cool". If I wanted to be cool, I'd just slam Nickelback like the rest of you monkees.
    OK so let me get this straight - I have to like Nickelback now or I'm a "hipster"? I've despised Nickelback since the late 90's when I first hear them but somehow I'm jumping on a bandwagon? My reason... they're music is sh*t. I don't give a f*ck what is popular and what isn't. I never have. Calling me a monkee/monkey or whatever is beyond ridiculous. You're probably 12 and just learned the term "hipster" and think you're cool calling people you don't know that on the internet. Good luck with that.
    The problem is, guys like you have jumped aboard the hating Nickelback bandwagon. You're the same guys that wear Tapout t-shirts and think the world is beneath you. You can hate Nickelback, but professing your hatred everywhere you go, throws you on the bandwagon. And if I'm 12, I hold the world record for the youngest Marketing executive in history not including the youngest to hold a Masters as well. Anything else keyboard tough guy?
    The guys wearing the Tapout t-shirts ARE the ones listening to Nickelback, you "monkee"
    OK, carrying on with this is kind of embarrassing but dude, you're literally making me laugh so why not. How have I jumped aboard a bandwagon when I've felt this way for like 14 years?!? Do you know what "bandwagon" means? "Marketing Executive, Masters degree..." are you also a black belt and have a sweet ride?!? LOL! Someday when you're actually an adult (mentally) you'll realize that bragging about things like career and education makes you sound childish and you'll find yourself with no friends sooner than you can say "But I'm awesome, I swear!" I've seen "Tap Out" shirts before but I will Google it because I don't know what they are or mean. I'm not trying to be a "keyboard tough guy". You made fun of people who don't like Nickelback. I, as someone who you were making fun of, defended myself (and others here). I don't like Nickelback, deal with it. I've been a musician for 25 years (21 years active) and I know what I like and don't like. Now go away.
    Next week: Chad and Avril are recording their next double album together called 'Sk8ting Rockstar'. Pure pop and rock music at his best ... ... ...
    I think it won't last, 6 months is to short to know eachother well enough, IMO.
    I like Nickelback, don't care much for Avril Lavigne. Glad they're happy, hope things work *shrugs*
    Well, that's right creepy. Frankly, I can't imagine proposing to someone I'd only been dating for six months, but hey, I guess when you're famous you don't understand time like everyone else, and that's why a year long marriage seems like forever before they divorce.
    I am deeply saddened by this. She is way to hot. And I highly doubt that guy fell fourty feet trying to sneak into a Nickleback show. He was trying to get the Hell out of there.
    So the lead comment gets negative karma while the sub-comment shouts "This!" and gets positive karma. lol is all i'm sayin.
    Apparently it's to soon for "Nickleback sucks" jokes. But, I'm not joking. Nickleback sucks.
    .... Why the hell did the original comment get downvoted and a comment saying something as dumb as "This!" get upvoted?
    38yr old drunk + 28yr old teenage idea! I bet Simple Plan will play at the wedding! Woohooo!
    I don't know about much about Avril Lavigne, but Chad Kroeger seems like a good guy who handles hate very well. I'm glad he's happy.
    I've kept on thinking Avril Lavigne is still 19, but since she married in 2006, one would have to assume that is not the case.
    The relatives of the couple said the marriage was a huge hit, and it made the top 40 in 6 straight weeks.
    Nero Galon
    I swear there was something about her and Mariyln Manson dating secretly not too long ago...?
    Mr. Stripe
    It's way too easy to hate on these two, but they're just people and people marry. Let it be guys.
    I can't stand Nickelback, but I haven't seen so many neckbeards in one thread.
    I don't get it. I don't get why this is such a common occurence among celebrities. They marry OTHER celebrities...after dating for a few months. And very often split up in a similar amount of time. Marriage is a fad among these people.
    Funny though, I saw Nickelback at Ottawa Bluesfest this summer and Avril was clearly spotted side-stage watching them. I kinda wondered why...