09:45 AM EDT 07/24/2014
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 11/04/2013 01:40PM
The rock couple prove they're so into each other as they sit down with PEOPLE
Originally posted 11/04/2013 01:40PM
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger open up about their whirlwind courtship and lasting love
Originally posted 11/01/2013 04:00PM
When Avril Lavigne and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger first met, it was strictly for professional reasons – they were just supposed to write a couple of songs together for Lavigne's new self-titled album (out Nov. 5). What actually happened is another story altogether.
"We bonded like crazy. It was like we'd known each other forever," Lavigne, 29, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "It's a very intimate process, and you have to really open up when you're songwriting. When it was over and I had to go work with other people, it sucked. So I called him and asked him to come back to L.A. to do some more writing with me, and he was like, 'Hell yeah!' "
Soon the two had fallen for each other romantically – and written enough love ballads to fill several albums.
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 10/02/2013 04:00PM
Avril Lavigne is in a good place.
She's a giddy newlywed, she's got a new, self-titled album due Nov. 5, and she's ready for a baby – eventually.
"I do [feel pressure to start a family] now that I'm married," Lavigne says in an interview on The Lowdown with Diana Madison.
But, she adds, "I want to be ready. I'm focusing on my music. I'm just releasing a new record. This is my priority and my baby right now."
Originally posted 07/26/2013 06:25AM
The star opens up about her goth-glam wedding and surprisingly low-key honeymoon
Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:30PM
The star went dramatic for her July 1 nuptials
Originally posted 07/03/2013 12:20PM
Here comes the bride, all dressed in ... black!
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger put a rock and roll spin on traditional wedding attire as they exchanged vows in the South of France Monday.
Hello! Canada exclusively reports that Lavigne, 28, wore a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown and donned a bouquet of black roses.
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.
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