I blame it on my recent holiday to the northern parts of Europe where mountains are plentiful and internet access scarce (not really), but the fact that Avril Lavigne was going out with, let alone very serious with Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger had completely passed me by. Then again, as it was established this morning when we were discussing the new engagement at Bridalwave HQ, I mix Avril with the younger Simpson sister… What’s her name again?? The one who was married to that guy from that band..
According to People.com, Avril and Chad have kept so quiet about their relationship that ‘few even knew they were dating;. That makes me feel much better! The Canadian rockers first got together in February this year to co-write a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album and since love has blossomed.
“A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE.
Kroeger is said to have popped the question with a 14-carat diamond ring. This will be Lavigne’s second marriage, and Kroeger’s first.
( Oh yeah Ashlee Simpson. And that guy was Pete Wentz. And the band was Fall Out Boy.)