11/07/2013 19:09 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Avril Lavigne Is Engaged To Chad Kroeger (Him Off Nickelback)

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He's just a boy (and by "boy" we mean "37-year-old lead singer of Nickelback, Chad Kroeger") and she's just a girl (and by "girl" we mean "27-year-old pop punk singer, Avril Lavigne" - can we make it any more obvious?

What's that? We can? Oh.

Well, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are engaged after a six month romance.

According to People Magazine, romance reared its whimsical head as the pair co-wrote a song for Avril's new album and Chad asked Avril to be Mrs Kroeger* on 8 August with the help of a 14-carat diamond ring.

*Actually his real name is Chad Turton so we're probably going to lobby for Ms Lavigne-Turton-Kroeger because she sounds like the sort of person who would invite us to her daughter's debutante ball. What will probably happen in real life is Avril will continue as "Avril Lavigne" and there will be no debutante balls of any description)

ANYWAY, on the day that you choose to break the news of your engagement you should be aware that the press will be illustrating the story with the most recent pictures of you that they have to hand. Might as well make sure you're wearing clothing from your fashion line and standing in front of some branding boards then...

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