Avril Lavigne Engaged To Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley

Canadian frontman popped the question over the weekend, US Weekly reports.

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.