Avril Lavigne engaged to Nickelback frontman

It's a meeting of pop-rock hearts: Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger following a whirlwind romance.

The couple met just six months ago after teaming up to create a song together for Lavigne's forthcoming album.

Lavigne's agent has confirmed the news to People, while a friend told the magazine: "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together."

Kroeger is reported to have proposed on August 8 with a 14-carat diamond ring. 

Having kept the relationship out of the spotlight, the engagement comes as a surprise, not least because Lavigne, 27, was romantically linked to Brody Jenner as recently as January.

The stepson of Kris Jenner is stepbrother to the Kardashian sisters and was in a relationship with Lavigne for two years. She reportedly has his name tattooed to her ribcage, close to another inking that hailed from the singer's four-year marriage to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.

Not that the permanent embellishments have done anything to deter 37-year-old Kroeger.

The duo have more in common than a fondness for black clothes and band T-shirts: They both hail from Canada, where the stars found their early success on the musical stage.

The story Avril Lavigne engaged to Nickelback frontman first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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