||Rocker Avril Lavigne engaged to Sum 41's Whibley
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Punk rocker Avril Lavigne is engaged to marry fellow Canadian Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist of the band Sum 41, Lavigne's spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Whibley, 25, asked Lavigne, 20, to marry him over the weekend, according to published reports. Spokeswoman Pamela Murphy did not disclose any details beyond the couple's plan to wed.
"Right now, they're just confirming the engagement," Murphy said.
Lavigne, whose hits include "My Happy Ending" from her most recent album "Under My Skin," and her band have been playing in Europe. They kick off the U.S. leg of their tour in Detroit on July 17.
Sum 41's album "Chuck" was recently certified as a gold record in the United States, and their song "Noots" is featured on the soundtrack of upcoming film, "Fantastic Four."