Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne surprised the entire world when they announced their engagement last month, but chances are no one was more surprised than his own mother, as the singer puts it in a new interview.
Speaking with the US glossies about the surprise proposal
, Chad reveals that he actually asked for Avril’s hand in marriage even before he got the blessing from his parents, Daily Mail
“You never know what your parents are going to say when you tell them you're getting married – especially when it's with someone they haven't met yet!” Chad shared.
It’s not like Chad’s mother didn’t know he was dating Avril, he goes on to mention, because the two women had already “met” over speakerphone.
Still, telling her he was engaged was awkward.
“My mum is a huge fan of Avril's, so putting her on the speakerphone and telling her the news was hilarious and equally embarrassing,” Chad reveals.
“I find that almost as terrifying as telling your parents you're going to tie the knot,” he muses.
As for becoming engaged after dating only for a few months, Chad already feels like he knows all there is to know about his future wife.
“You just never know when someone is going to come out of the woodwork with a story that starts off with, ‘Let me tell you about the time...’ But I know she [Avril] is dying to take me to La Pizzeria to try her favorite pizza in the world!” he laughs.
As we also noted
at the time, Chad and Avril started dating earlier this year, after hooking up in the studio to work on new music.
They are yet to announce a wedding date but, judging by how quick they were to realize they were meant to be together for life, chances are they won’t be postponing it for longer than necessary.