Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are psyched that their anniversary is on Canada Day

People Magazine has a follow-up on Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s engagement, and it includes some gems straight from Chad, who realizes that everyone is mocking him and his faux-punk bride. On some level, Avril and Chad make a lot of sense together. They both make music that people love to hate on, she’s widely known as an insufferable twit (although I do think she’s matured lately) and when you type his name into Google the first auto-suggested phrase used to be “Chad Kroeger Douchebag.” (Before this news of his engagement to Avril, so win.) Plus, Chad and Avril are both Canadian, and they’re really happy that they had their first date on Canada Day, which they’ll forever consider their anniversary! Wouldn’t their anniversary be the day they actually get married, if they go through with it? I’ve never celebrated the first date as an anniversary. Here’s more, thanks to People:

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.”

Before they walk down the aisle, Kroeger, whose band has sold more than 50 million records, will hit the road this month for a European tour with Daughtry. And he’s hoping to have his bride-to-be by his side for some of those dates.

“She’ll come over and spend some time [with me] when she’s got time,” says Kroeger, who adds that they’re working on balancing their music careers with impending married life. “They’re going to throw a lot of stuff on her plate with the new record.”

[From People]

I came away from that kind of liking him, I can’t help it! You can tell he adores her and is so excited to get engaged. They’re so cheesy together too. Remember how Lainey mentioned that Chad proposed to Avril while she was scrapbooking by putting in an extra page in her book? Well it gets better. I had the chance to read their Hello! Magazine engagement announcement, and it’s priceless how Chad proposed and how they gush over each other. Here’s that story:

Avril, how did Chad propose?
Avril: “I’d been making a scrapbook the whole time I was in the studio, with my Polaroid camera. I would bring it with me everywhere. It was our fourth session in the studio and I walked in on 8 August and Chad was scrapbooking. He asked me to come over and see the page he just added. I walked over to the book: he flipped the page and there was a picture of him holding the ring and the words, ‘Will you marry me?’ He got down on one knee and said, ‘Avril, look at me, I’m really nervous right now. Will you marry me?’ I said yes right away. That scrapbook has a lot of great memories for me, but that page is by far my favourite.”
Chad: “Once she saw it, there was no turning back. I was so nervous. I got down on one knee and before I could get the full sentence out she said yes. It was definitely one of the most powerful moments of my life.

Avril, tell us about your engagement ring
“It is so beautiful. I love it. It’s 14.01 carats, pear-shaped with two half-moon side stones from XIV Karats Beverly Hills”

Chad, why did you choose that ring?
“You just don’t see that many pear-shaped diamonds out there. The second I saw the stone, I immediately knew it was just as unique as she is.”

[From Hello! Magazine, print edition September 3, 2012]

So there you have it. They actually make sense, and shoot me now but I thought that proposal was sweet. Watch Avril have some kids now that she’s married to Chad. They’ll do a wedding photo spread and then a baby photo spread, complete with an Ed Hardy themed nursery.

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  1. Hotpockets says:

    those poor, poor Canadians.

    On another note, she can never sing her “Sk8ter boi” song..what is she going to do?

  2. jamminatorr says:


    I love my country. To have our anniversary associated with these two talentless douchetards… just… just… ughhhh.

  3. Bad Irene says:

    The look on the Queen’s face is exactly how I feel about these two. Her Highness and Bad Irene do not approve!

  4. Mimi says:

    No. You’re not allowed to like him or ever write anything positive about their union. I JOKES! But seriously, he’s a doucher and nothing will ever change that unless he starts saving starving puppies & brings peace to the middle east. Just sayin.

  5. KellyinSeattle says:

    Who names their child Avril, anyway…why not Advil? Or Midol? Or Anvil? Well, you get the point. Sometimes people hate their names, and never change them…I’d change my name, but sounds like she’s okay with it….Avril. Sounds like Gertrude’s era…okay, I’m not a playground bully so I’ll stop.

  6. Erinn says:

    God, I can’t stand either of them, but that’s a freaking adorable proposal.

    Pray for us Canadians that this marriage will not open some fiery hellmouth.

  7. Sam says:

    Avril is French for April, which is used as a name in English-speaking countries. I don’t like the sound of it either, but it’s not like it was just made up. It’s just French.

  8. Violet says:

    Interesting that they’re now claiming to have started dating only two months ago. That’s probably because Chad didn’t break up with his last girlfriend until May, and his ex has been tweeting about how he cheated on her with Avril.


    • Celebitchy says:

      I can’t believe I forgot about that story! Argh, oh well I’m glad you mentioned it.

      • Violet says:

        When I first heard about the engagement, my first thought was that they were rushing into marriage (at that point, it sounded like they’d be dating since February), and that he looks like her dad more than her fiance (she still looks like a teen and it doesn’t help that she’s so petite). Oh, and I was a little horrified at the thought of what they might come up with in the studio (though I must confess to liking some of their songs).

        Then I heard about how Chad cheated on his ex. And Avril must’ve known he was in a relationship when they first got involved because he made no secret of having a girlfriend.

        So, I went from feeling ‘meh’ about their relationship to being outraged on his ex’s behalf. There’s nothing sweet about betrayal, as far as I’m concerned!

    • Michelle says:

      That article states he’s been dating that Kristen chick “for years after his breakup from long-time Canadian girlfriend Marianne Goriuk in 2002, until things went sour about four months ago.”

      He didn’t start dating Marianne Goriuk until 2002 and they broke up in 2009. Goriuk is the one who was just awarded $28k a month alimony (and that’s the only reason I know). I have a hard time beleiving an article where the dates are SO wrong, so it makes me a little sympatehtic, you know?

      • Violet says:

        @Michelle, good point. I did some googling and it turns out that Chad cheated on Marianne with Kristen, so I guess Kristen shouldn’t have been surprised that he ended up betraying her as well. So, I don’t have any sympathy for any of them except for Marianne, who probably doesn’t need it considering the monthly payments she’s getting from him!

  9. menlisa says:

    It pains me to say, but that interview made me root for them!
    I’m a sucker for happy engaged couples..
    Congrats to them.
    (hope I don’t regret this later)

  10. Samigirl says:

    As much as I hate to admit it, the way he proposed was really cute/sweet.

    On another note, 14.01 carats (I like how she threw in the “.01″) is obnoxiously large.

  11. Devyn says:

    Hah, in spite of myself I actually said “aww” while reading that :P

    Chad admittedly looks much improved with a haircut, but I’ll always think of the ramen noodle pic whenever I see or hear about him… hehe

  12. Happy21 says:

    I thought that proposal was adorable.

    I know he has had a douche past but I’m hoping its over and in the past.

    I’ve always thought she was cute.

    I’m rooting for them and not just because I’m a fellow Canadian but because no girl should have two failed marriages before she hits 30!

  13. Tanya says:

    he has a very weak chin and jawline..that’s not going to age well….

  14. Zigggy says:

    Oh my god, that’s actually super cute.
    I can’t believe I’m finding myself liking them!

  15. lori says:

    I think they are well suited and I have no problem with this. maybe he’ll be less douchbagey even. And she might be less tryhard. Good luck to them and their scrap booking. PS as a Canadian I am not taking the blame for this sh!t as they both live mainly in the US. Y’all turned them into this. They were fine when we had them! LOL!!

  16. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Can that cover photo be any more hilariously fake? But why are we surprised it’s not like Chad douchenozzle would date someone, you know, that has actual talent like Esperanza Spalding. These two look like they should be on Nick at Nite.

  17. little-red says:

    As a Canadian, I will say that they are talented people but they waste their talents on super lame pop sh!t music and extremely douchy clothing choices. If they ditched all that crap, they could actually be respected as singer/songwriters by the general public.
    Although, they are millionaires, so there are people out there who think so already apparently.

  18. skuddles says:

    I’m amused by that look on Avril’s face – LOOK OMG I HAVE A RING SEEEEEE!!! She gives off such a juvenile vibe.

  19. Aubra says:

    Weren’t her and Brody Jenner still together at some point this year? So did she move on fast or just overlap on the DL? I can see Chad throwing her off a bridge if and when he gets tired of her…

  20. serena says:

    They’d make cute babies though.

  21. Sabrine says:

    I wish them well although it will only last a few years at most. Both of them should get iron clad prenups for when that does happen.

    I feel sorry for the children they may have as they’re going to be living in two different households.

  22. Palefire says:

    But she …. Looks like his daughter he got drug out with to a shopping slash parental visitation day

  23. Nikki Girl says:

    Okay, so I can’t stand either of them or their music…but I agree, that was a really cute proposal and (gulp) it sorta made me like both of them more, especially him. Whoops.

    Sidenote: I’m American and I’m a rabid NHL fan (GO BLUES!) and I was absolutely mortified when Nickelback played at the NHL Awards this past season. :/

    P.S. #NoNHLLockout For real. :(

  24. Cam S says:

    I thought she had JUST GOTTEN married? I remember seeing her wedding photos not too long ago…

  25. hum says:

    Whats the best way to define them…


    Russell Peters would have a field day.

  26. lil says:

    That’s quite a cute proposal, but seems out of character of Avril. I feel like she should’ve been proposed to on a skateboard, following by some pirates or something. Or with a bunch of ninjas, like I was. :D

    I have to say though, these two are a perfect couple. Long may they stay together and keep douchebaggery in the family! :)

  27. ramona says:

    I despise Nickelback’s music, of course, but I have it on very good authority that they are completely wonderful, charming, generous guys. Very, very good to their crew. So I can’t hate them as thoroughly as I’d like to. Congrats, big fella.