This is the second marriage for Lavigne, 27, who filed for divorce from her first husband, Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley, in 2009 and finalized the split in 2010. It’s the first marriage for Kroeger, 37. And their impending nuptials is an opportunity for social media to explode with reactions to the union of Canadian singers who rock hard and are too rebellious to care what you think, okay?
Seriously, when the news came out last night, it almost broke Twitter . Aw, guys, why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?
Naturally, those Twitter reactions range from congratulatory to snarky to just plain hilarious. (The prevailing sentiment, to quote another Lavigne song, seems to be: “Hey, hey. You, you. I don’t like your (potential) husband.”)
Here are just a few of the best responses so far.
Here’s to Avril Lavigne marrying Chad Kroeger and one day giving birth to a happy, healthy Now That’s What I Call Music! CD.— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) August 22, 2012
So THATS who likes Nickelback.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 22, 2012
Apparently there’s a petition going around to keep Nickelback from playing at Chad and Avril’s wedding.— ThisHourHas22Minutes (@22_Minutes) August 22, 2012
To top Chad Kroeger marrying Avril Lavigne, Scott Stapp is going to marry A digitally remastered copy of “Arms Wide Open”— Barack Obama (@ThePresObama) August 22, 2012
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger are getting married! To celebrate, we’re exploding your planet before the inevitable duet!— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) August 22, 2012
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger are engaged. A Canadian hasn’t been this irrational since Shania Twain wasn’t impressed much by Brad Pitt.— Brian (@SortaBadass) August 22, 2012