Early punks had Sid and Nancy. Kurt and Courtney belonged to Generation X. And now, today’s youth will soon have their own punk — poppy, but still punk — rock couple to warmly embrace: Avril and Deryck.
Over the weekend, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley asked for tie- and tank-top-sporting Canadian rock chick Avril Lavigne’s hand in marriage, and the 20-year-old Avril accepted, according to Us Weekly.
Lavigne and Whibley started dating over a year ago, and have been friends for several years, the magazine reports. Both musicians call the same Canadian province — Ontario — home, but reportedly moved into a Los Angeles house they’d purchased together last year.
The magazine said Whibley proposed in Europe, where Lavigne is touring. Reports of the couple’s engagement had surfaced — and were subsequently denied — last year (see “Sum 41 Singer Not Engaged To Avril Lavigne, His Reps Say” ), but this time publicists for both rockers have confirmed the engagement, Us Weekly reports.