Avril Lavigne to wed Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

Singer Avril Lavigne has got engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger after dating for six months.

The Canadian couple were introduced in February when Lavigne and Kroeger met to co-write a song for her fifth studio album.

A spokeswoman for Lavigne, 27, confirmed the pair got engaged earlier this month.

This will be 37-year-old Chad Kroeger's first marriage while it is Avril Lavigne's second.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has also taken to Twitter to clarify the announcement.

He posted: 'Just to clear up the confusion, I am NOT engaged to Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.'

Avril Lavigne has previously been married to Deryck Whibley. They divorced in 2009 after being married for three years.

Lavigne also dated American TV star Brody Jenner, who is Kim Kardashian's stepbrother, but they split up at the beginning of 2012.

Chad Kroeger has been singing and playing guitar with the band Nickelback since 1995.

Avril Lavigne released her first album, Let Go, in 2002.

It featured singles including Complicated, Sk8er Boi and I'm With You, which all became hits for the pop star.

Her last album, Goodbye Lullaby, came out in 2011.