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Originally posted 07/02/2013 10:10AM
This time, it's for real.
After reports surfaced on Saturday that Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger had tied the knot that very night – resulting in updates to say that, in fact, the ceremony had yet to take place – the Canadian rockers are now officially united in marriage, various sources tell PEOPLE.
In a nod to their native country, the wedding took place on July 1, Canada Day – though the celebration took place in the South of France.
In September, Kroeger, 38, told PEOPLE why the date was important to the couple.
Originally posted 06/29/2013 07:35PM
Reports that Avril Lavigne told Nickelback's Chad Kroeger "I'm With You" as the Canadian rockers tied the knot in the South of France turned out not to be true – or, at least, it appears, premature.
A source close to the Avril camp tells PEOPLE that the wedding did not happen Saturday.
Word had spread after E! News, quoting a source, announced that the nuptials had taken place. The Daily Mail also cited a Tweet by Mike Heller, the CEO of the talent company that represents Lavigne.
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 06/07/2013 06:00PM
Baby on board?
In photo taken Wednesday night in London, Avril Lavigne looks like she could be expecting.
The Canadian singer, 28, who's engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, hasn't commented on the speculation, but a source tells PEOPLE that she is not pregnant.
Reports suggest the wind may have simply been playing with her dress as she left her hotel.
Originally posted 05/19/2013 08:40PM
First the red carpet, then the aisle.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger walked the red carpet together – in matching black leather – at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. With Lavigne in a strapless leather dress and Kroeger in a black leather jacket, the couple complimented each other as they posed for photos.
The Nickelback singer, 38, frontman proposed to Lavigne, 28, with a 14-carat diamond ring over the summer.
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 04/09/2013 02:30PM
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger opened up to Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday about their engagement and upcoming nuptials – where the singer revealed the groom is in the dark about some of the wedding details.
"It's going to be quite spectacular, and there's a theme to it," Lavigne said during an interview on KIIS-FM's On-Air with Ryan Seacrest Tuesday. "We're going pretty big, but Chad doesn't even know everything."
Lavigne demurred when Seacrest pushed for details on the date, but she did reveal that the roots of their love affair, which began in the studio while Kroeger worked with Lavigne on songs from her forthcoming album, will play a role in the nuptials.
"I'm going to take the lyrics from the sheet music from one of our songs and wrap it around the wedding cake," she told Ryan, while Kroeger gave a look of genuine surprise.
Originally posted 12/28/2012 06:45PM
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Originally posted 10/11/2012 08:30AM
Well, this would be quite the star-studded family reunion!
Justin Bieber is a distant cousin of Ryan Gosling, Céline Dion and Avril Lavigne, genealogists at Ancestry.com said Thursday – with their family links dating back to the early settlers of Canada's Quebec province.
Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed; he and and Dion are 10th cousins three times removed; and he and Lavigne are 12th cousins.
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