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Their romance under wraps for months, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger decided to open up about their relationship - and engagement! - to Hello! Canada.

On the cover Lavigne, 27, proudly flashes her 14-carat diamond ring with Nickelback frontman Kroeger, 37, wrapping his arms around the singer. Aww.

The couple met while working on her forthcoming fifth album in February.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

"I knew I was falling for her," Chad told Hello! Canada of their intense studio sessions. "It was incredibly powerful and something I'll never forget."

According to once-wed Lavigne, the Nickelback singer "makes me laugh every day. He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive."

The "Rock Star" singer gushes that because of Avril, "I feel like the luckiest person alive because I get to be with my best friend every day!"

She was married to Sum 41 singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley, 32, from 2006-2010. This will be the first marriage for Kroeger. Congrats!

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by Free Britney at

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback fame are engaged! Few knew they were even together for six months, and now they're getting married!

Her rep confirmed the engagement to People Tuesday.

  • Avril Lavigne Photograph
  • Chad Kroeger Photo

Canadian music stars Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first got together in February to write a song for Lavigne's upcoming fifth studio album.

"A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a Lavigne pal says, and on August 8, Kroeger popped the question.

"He makes her so happy," a Lavigne family source says of the soon-to-be newlyweds. "Both of their families could not be more excited."

It will be Kroeger's first trip down the aisle, and the second marriage for Lavigne, who split from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2009.

She was also in a serious relationship with Brody Jenner.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

[Photo: WENN.com]

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