Falling in love was the last thing Avril Lavigne expected when she stepped into a Los Angeles recording studio with Nickelback frontman and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger, 37, last February.
Their plan was to co-write just one song for Avril's fifth studio album, but the partnership proved electric on all levels.
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"We do the same thing and I think having that understanding is hard to come by," Avril, 27, tells HELLO! Canada in an exclusive interview, adding, "He makes me laugh every day!"
Theirs is a love story that many never saw coming. Until January, the Complicated singer – who is divorced from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley – was in a two year relationship with reality-TV personality Brody Jenner.
Chad was once engaged to Marianne Goriuk before calling it quits some time ago. But now that they are together, Avril and Chad seem to be a perfect fit.
Sharing all the charming details of their romance and engagement exclusively with HELLO! Canada, the pair open up about their growing love, his thrilling proposal and their plans for the future together.
See the full story in next week's British edition of HELLO!, on sale Monday, August 27.