Napanee, Ont., sweetheart Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger are engaged, according to a report in People magazine.

Lavigne’s rep said the 27-year-old singer had been dating Kroeger for six months.

They first got together in February to co-write a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album.

Kroeger, 37, reportedly proposed on Aug. 8.

It will be Kroeger’s first marriage and Lavigne’s second. She divorced Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley in 2009. Lavigne also dated American TV personality Brody Jenner.