Avril Lavigne married Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger while wearing a black wedding gown. I’m trying to find a joke in the sentence…but honestly, I’m in an emotional place right now where I’m discovering that after many, many years I actually like Snickers and it’s a wonderful feeling, so really I’m just happy for them. I have a new treat, they have a new marriage, she has a new dress, look at all of these new things.
I know we all thought Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger were tying the knot in France on Saturday, but it actually happened on Monday, which was Canada Day, because of course their love is bigger than a national holiday. They apparently had a Canada-themed wedding extravaganza that kicked off on Saturday in Cannes and culminated in a big ceremony yesterday (which we have no actual reports of just yet).
The couple’s three-day wedding celebration kicked off last night in the South of France in Cannes with a rehearsal dinner, a wedding source tells E! News.
“[Avril] picked Cannes because she’s spent significant time in Paris in the past few years and summered in places like St. Tropez,” the source said. “She’s very immersed in French food, ambiance and culture. It’s her favorite place to be.”
While the pair isn’t expecting a ton of celebs at their affair, former X Factor judge L.A. Reid is expected to attend the duo’s nuptials.
The actual ceremony will be held Monday night at an undisclosed location, and according to the source, not even the guests know where they’re going just yet.
They’re all being picked up from a location in Cannes and driven to the wedding venue.
Well, that’s… exciting. I’m sure they had a grand old time.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger – Canada’s royal couple – have been planning their “spectacular” wedding for a few months now, and apparently tied the knot on Saturday in France. The news wasn’t released by the newlyweds, but instead by some bro named Mike Heller, the CEO of Talent Resources, who posted that shit on his Twitter.
I'm in south of France about to see my little Rok star #avril get married I am so happy to be part of this special celebration
Way to go, Mike. No one asked you to share this shit on social networking. God, you can’t do jack shit without someone putting it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, whatever. Love that this dude thought he’d get “#avril” trending, as well.
Also, LOL no I’m not really mad that he told everyone they got married, because I literally have never cared less about something. Still, it is a shame that as ~celebrities~ all your “friends” and even business people apparently don’t know the definition of discretion. I only have one question about this ceremony: do you think Marilyn Manson was the flower girl?
Avril Lavigne is getting married soon to the Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, which is shocking enough on its own (I didn’t even think it was legal to marry the lead singer of Nickelback) but recent photos prompted “speculation” that the singer is pregnant. E Online spotted a “baby bump” in this photo:
I can see from this photo why they would ask that, but then you can see from other shots taken that night that it’s more likely her dress is billowing in the wind, and the weird pattern adds to the illusion.
Avril Lavigne has always insisted that she’s just soooo punk rock, despite the fact that she grew up as a Shania Twain fangirl and her version of punk included some Dickies and wearing a tie, but whatevs. Now she’s taken it to a whole other level by teaming up with her longtime palMarilyn Manson for a duet called ‘Bad Girl’, which will feature on her new album. Not only did they make magic in the studio, but Marilyn also convinced her to shave the side of her head and helped her get the job done. Oh, Marilyn – such a troll!
“It was last minute,” Lavigne said of recruiting Manson for the track. “I was sitting there at the board thinking Manson would be perfect on this track, so I texted him, and he’s like, ‘I’ll come over and I’ll hear it.’ So he came at 4 o’clock in the morning. … Yes, it was one of those nights.”
The Manson/Lavigne duo may seem like an unlikely one, but they are actually longtime friends. (Lavigne first met the rocker at one of his concerts when she was 18.) In fact, he is the one responsible for Lavigne’s half-shaved haircut that she sported last year.
“I had wanted to shave the side of my head for quite some time, and I used to put it in a braid there [side of her head] and so it was kind of like shaving it,” Lavigne said “And then one night, it was on my adventure to France. During my adventure when I was living there, we were hanging out backstage and we were with his band having a few drinks and I was like, ‘Let’s shave my head. I’m ready; let’s do this!’ He’s like that, though. He has fun. He wears his makeup; his wardrobe is very visual. I like his style.”
LOL. I dunno what to even say about this, it’s all so LOL to me. It also makes him a hell of a lot less cool in my eyes. And by “cool” I mean a tolerable, pretty innocuous and misunderstood bro who gets off on being a weirdo but isn’t hurting anybody. There’s only one question left: will Marilyn be bridesmaid at Avril’s wedding?
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger probably made your genitals shrivel and your body to begin involuntarily dry heaving last year when they announced they are engaged to be married because, you know… ew and stuff. In any case, Canada’s answer to William & Kate deserve nothing less than the very best, so that’s why Avril’s planning a “spectacular” wedding celebration for the pair. Oh, I bet!
“That’s how we met [by recording together]. I was really excited to work with Chad because he’s also a musician. We wrote a bunch of songs together, became really good friends, and now we have a wedding coming up.”
“It’s [going to be] kind of just a lot of close friends and family – it is sort of smaller. It’s going to be quite spectacular, and there’s a theme to it and we’re going pretty big. But Chad doesn’t even know everything yet!”
Oh, brother. If their wedding is half as bad as their music, the guests will be running away screaming before she’s halfway down the aisle. That’s one Evite list I’d like to be left off, thanks.
Here’s a sentence I never thought I would have to write: Avril Lavigne did a cover of Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me.” That sentence leads me to a thought, one that I never, ever in million years, thought I would have: I actually kind of like it.
I never went through an Avril phase, though there was one summer in high school that I listened to one of her songs on repeat, because it was the only thing that could describe my hopeless heart (“I’m with You,” if you’re curious). And I never really went through a Nickelback phase, but I did buy a couple of their albums because this guy in the children’s hospital I stayed at when I was 14 liked to sing “How You Remind Me,” and I had a total crush on him. But now that I’m older and wiser, I can see that this whole entire thing is just ridiculous. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are ridiculous, and the fact that they’re getting married is like a whole different level of ridiculous, like a level that mathematicians discuss theoretically but never thought could truly exist.