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Chad Kroeger Rocks Out at Fiancée Avril Lavigne's Secret Show | Avril Lavigne

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Chad Kroeger Rocks Out at Fiancée Avril Lavigne's Secret Show

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."

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Avril Lavigne: The One Thing I Won't Do at My Wedding | Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Won't Sing at Their Wedding

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."

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Avril Is Planning Surprises for Her Fiancé on Their Wedding Day

Avril Lavigne: My Wedding to Chad Kroeger Is Going to Be 'Quite Spectacular'

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.

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The 12 Most Facebooked/Tweeted Stories of the Year

UpdatePosted 12/30/2012 04:00PM

The 12 Biggest Stories of the Year on Social Media

Originally posted 12/28/2012 06:45PM

Question: What do Miley Cyrus, Blake Lively and a teeny-weeny piglet have in common?

Answer: They're all among the most popular PEOPLE.com stories on social media!

That's right – this year, you cared most about weddings, engagements – and one super-small swine. Check out PEOPLE.com stories that showed up the most in users' Twitter and Facebook feeds!

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Justin Bieber Is a Distant Cousin of Ryan Gosling and Céline Dion | Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling

Justin Bieber Is a Distant Cousin of Ryan Gosling and Céline Dion

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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What Avril Lavigne Wants to Wear on Her Wedding Day

What Avril Lavigne Wants to Wear on Her Wedding Day

Originally posted 09/11/2012 12:00PM

The bride-to-be hasn't gone dress shopping yet – and could design something herself


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Chad Kroeger Opens Up About Engagement to Avril Lavigne | Avril Lavigne

Chad Kroeger Opens Up About Engagement to Avril Lavigne

Originally posted 09/05/2012 10:00AM

It's been three weeks since Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger wowed the world with the happy news of their surprise engagement. But one person who isn't paying attention to everyone else's reaction is the Nickelback rocker himself.

"I try not to take too much interest in the world's opinion of our relationship," Kroeger, 37, tells PEOPLE. "I just know the both of us are very happy."

Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger met earlier this year while collaborating on music for her forthcoming album. Their professional relationship took a turn this summer when they started dating on July 1 – which happens to be a special day for both Canadian megastars.

"We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day," Kroeger says. "We can't wait to start our life together."

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All the Details on Avril's 14-Carat Engagement Ring

All the Details on Avril's 14-Carat Engagement Ring

Originally posted 08/23/2012 10:30AM

The pear-shape stunner features a glimmering half-moon diamond on each side


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See Avril's 14-Carat Engagement Ring! | Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne Shows Off 14-Carat Engagement Ring

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.

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Surprise! Avril Lavigne to Marry Chad Kroeger of Nickelback | Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

Originally posted 08/21/2012 08:00PM

Whoa, Canada!

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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