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Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and pop singer Avril Lavigne are engaged, according to People. The 37-year-old Kroeger popped the question to the 27-year-old Lavigne after a six-month courtship that was kept so quiet that very few people knew the two Canadians were actually dating. The relationship began after Kroeger got together with Lavigne last February to work on music for her next album.
A source close to Lavigne told People, "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together."
Kroeger proposed to Lavigne on August 8th, sweetening the deal with a 14-carat diamond ring. Another source said, "He makes her so happy. Both of their families could not be more excited."
This will be the first time that Kroeger walks down the aisle, and the second for Lavigne: she ended her marriage to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2009 after three years.
Lavigne is putting the finishing touches on her new album, while Kroeger heads to Europe next month with his band for a massive fall tour. The couple has not yet announced a wedding date.