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Originally posted 11/05/2013 10:20AM
It's not always easy being married, but when you're a celebrity, it often seems downright impossible.
Which is why newlyweds Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have some special "rules" set in place to keep things harmonious.
"When you have something special, you can't take it for granted and be careless with it," Lavigne, 29, exclusively tells PEOPLE. "We want to give it all the care and love and nurturing that we can."
Here's how Kroeger, 38, and Lavigne make it work:
Originally posted 10/15/2013 06:30PM
Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger can tell you exactly how long he's been married.
In an interview with ET Canada airing Tuesday, the 38-year-old who tied the knot with Avril Lavigne in July, says, "married life's good. It's been 94 days. I could give you, like, to the hour if needed."
The couple, who wed in France in a 14th-century castle, are still in the honeymoon phase but Kroeger says he's already learned a valuable lesson about marriage: "Happy wife, happy life," he laughs. "I think every man learns that quick. Really quick."
Originally posted 07/26/2013 06:25AM
The star opens up about her goth-glam wedding and surprisingly low-key honeymoon
Originally posted 07/02/2013 05:00PM
O, Canada, indeed!
Avril Lavigne planned to go all out for her Canada Day wedding to countryman Chad Kroeger, and it appears she succeeded, with a three-day celebration in the South of France in which she wore a black gown.
"I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests," Lavigne, 28, told Hello magazine of her July 1 nuptials at the Chateau de la Napoule medieval castle near Cannes.
Originally posted 06/12/2013 01:00PM
As bride-to-be Avril Lavigne prepares to marry Nickelback's Chad Kroeger in a "spectacular" themed wedding, she's focusing on enjoying the process, rather than stressing out.
"I've been very busy planning the wedding, but I'm enjoying every moment of it," Lavigne, 28, told PEOPLE at Tuesday's Nylon magazine and Aloft Hotels concert celebration at New York's Highline Ballroom.
"I'm promoting my new record at the same time, so there's been a lot on my plate. When there's a lot going on, I always take the time to enjoy it and not to let it fly by. So I'm making sure to have fun and not let it get overwhelming."
Originally posted 04/29/2013 06:00AM
As if the 14-carat engagement ring didn't give it away, Chad Kroeger really loves Avril Lavigne.
Lavigne played a secret show produced by Talent Resources and CEO Mike Heller at The Viper Room in West Hollywood on Thursday to over 2,000 people – including Jack Osbourne – and Kroeger couldn't have been more proud.
"Chad was extremely supportive throughout the evening," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He was rocking out to Avril's performance, dancing and singing along like no one was watching. He was solely focused on Avril."
Originally posted 04/12/2013 08:00AM
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are both musicians, so it only makes sense they'd sing at their wedding – or not.
"I don't want to feel like I'm working at [it], because I'll be like thinking about how I – Okay, I've got to sing, so I've got to perform," Lavigne, 28, whose engagement was announced to PEOPLE in August, tells ET Canada.
"I think that we'll just kind of play a song that's maybe a song we wrote together as our first dance song, I don't know."
Originally posted 08/22/2012 12:45PM
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's engagement may have been a surprise to the world at large, but the Canadian rockers are a perfect match, according to friends and family.
"They have the same values and really understand each other," a family source tells PEOPLE. "They complement each other and are so happy."
Kroeger, 37, who first fell for Lavigne, 27, while working on her fifth studio album, proposed with a stunning 14-carat diamond ring on Aug. 8, but according to a source close to Lavigne, the couple isn't rushing to the altar.
Originally posted 08/21/2012 08:00PM
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's relationship has been so quiet that few even knew they were dating. Now, after a six-month courtship, the Canadian rockers are engaged to be married, Lavigne's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first got together in February to co-write a song for Lavigne's upcoming fifth studio album.
"A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE.
On Aug. 8, Kroeger popped the question, presenting Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond sparkler.
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