“You never know what your parents are going to say when you tell them you’re getting married — especially when it’s with someone they haven’t met yet! My mom is a huge fan of Avril’s, so putting her on the speaker phone and telling her the news was hilarious and equally embarrassing.”
–Nickelback frontman/Canadian dreamboat Chad Kroeger reveals to Hello! Canada that his parents hadn’t met Avril Lavigne prior to the couple’s surprise engagement. Other revelations from the ChAvril cover story? Apparently Chad has yet to visit Avril’s hometown of Napanee, Ontario, but is excited to make the trip and eat at her favorite pizzeria, while Avril is busy planning the wedding, which will be “a huge celebration.” If that ridiculously large rock on her finger is any indication, this wedding will be visible from space. [Us Weekly]
We were shocked and awed when we found out that Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger were some kind of crazy Canadian power couple. We were further stunned to find out Chadders gifted his ladyfriend with a ginormous crack rock of an engagement ring — featuring a 14-carat diamond that’s estimated to cost around $800,000. I guess it actually pays to be the most hated band in the world.
Above, we’ve gathered several items that weigh about as much as the stone in Avril’s ring. I hope she’s been doing finger exercises…
When the news broke last night that Avril Lavigne was engaged to be married to Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, aka The Band That Everyone Hates, the world let out a collective, “Wait, what?” and the internet exploded with unanswered questions: Was this Canada’s version of a practical joke? What happened to Brody Jenner? Would their wedding colors be black and pale? But the question that ultimately drowned out all the others, the real heart of the debate, was just one word long, accompanied by an incredulous head tilt: “Him?” Chad Kroeger, it seems, was Avril’s Ann Veal.
As a lover of Nickelback, I feel it is my duty to clear some things up, because not only is Avril one lucky lady to be committing her life to Chad Kroeger, I am totally jealous that Chad didn’t ask me to marry him instead. Here’s why… Keep reading »
Okay, not really, but this is how we imagine the newly engaged couple – ChAvril LaKroeger, as we’re calling them – will dress for the big day. Him in a custom Justin Timberlake-inspired Canadian Tuxedo, and her in full Ed Hardy regalia. It’s a match made in tacky!
Breaking news out of Canada tonight: Avril Lavigne, perpetually pouty singer of such hits as “Sk8er Boi,” and Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback and crooner of such romantic classics as “Something In Your Mouth,” have just announced that they are engaged. Apparently the two bonded back in February while co-writing a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album, and dated under the radar until Kroeger popped the question with a 14-carat diamond ring on August 8th. I met Chad a couple months ago at a Nickelback concert (more on that later), and I can report that not only is he disconcertingly hot in person (seriously!), he’s also really sweet and I kind of secretly wanted to marry him and dance to an acoustic version of “Far Away” under the moonlight, so this news is a bit hard for me to take. Still, I guess congratulations are in order–a very shocked and confused and Canadian congratulations.
Also, for future reference, Amelia has christened the couple “ChAvril LaKroeger.” Stay tuned for updates on these crazy kids’ wedding plans! [People]
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I refuse to believe that this is true. Star magazine reports that Avril Lavigne has is drying her tears from her breakup with (gag) Brody Jenner in the arms of the Prince Of Darkness. Marilyn Manson pulls some pretty amazing tail, including Dita Von Teese. Rose McGowan, and Evan Rachel Wood, but … Avril Lavigne?!?! Can’t he smell the fakery on her “I’m a bad-ass punk rocker!” schtick from three states away? Like, three big Western states? But no, Star claims the pair have been “platonic friends for years” and are now “hooking up” because they’re both single. “It’s not really serious yet, but they’ve definitely got a little love connection going on,” said the source. A love connection! Far be it from me to deny the world a love connection. I just think Avril could find someone a little less creepy and abuser-y, you know? Watch out, Tay-Moms, you’re obviously next. [Celebitchy] [Images: Splash News]
This week, “The Oprah Show” featured Pat Benatar and Avril Lavigne doing a duet of “Love Is A Battlefield,” a song that remains relevant after all these years. Pat seems to be winning the “war” seeing as she’s still with her husband of 30 years. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about Avril. [Oprah] Keep reading »
Confession: I love karaoking Avril Lavigne songs. I mean, “He was a sk8er boi/ she said see ya later boi?” The girl is obviously a genius. Okay, okay—in her defense, that was a song she penned at age 17 when everything seemed so complicated, even though it wasn’t really. Now, nine years later—after a divorce and a year dating Brody Jenner—I’m sort of curious to see what the Canadian rocker/pop star sounds like. Her new album still boasts tracks like “4 Real” that have me a little scared it’ll be more of the same, but I’m crossing my fingers that there will be a bit of growth on this new one. So consider this a recommendation with a heavy wink.