Rock of Love
Following a whirlwind six-month courtship, Lavigne, 27, announces her surprise engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, 37, who popped the question with a 14-carat diamond ring. The couple first crossed paths in February, collaborating on a song for Lavigne's fifth studio album. "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE.
Lavigne and Kroeger tie the knot in the South of France on Canada Day, also the anniversary of when the couple started dating. "We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day," the Nickelback frontman told PEOPLE in September.
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Cindy Ord/Getty; Kristina Bumphrey/Startraks; Theo Wargo/Getty
- Avril Lavigne
- Date of Birth
- September 27, 1984
- Birth Place
- Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Chad Kroeger, husband (2012 to present)
Brody Jenner, ex-boyfriend (2010 to 2012)
Deryck Whibley, ex-husband (2004 to 2009)