We can add the couple to the growing list of Hollywood heavyweights who got engaged over the holidays, Star magazine snoopsters dish on the pages of the tabloid's Jan. 23 issue.
Of course, other celeb gawkers tell a different story.
The 27-year-old songstress is ready to walk down the aisle for a second time after accepting a Christmas proposal from the ex-star of MTV's The Hills and Bromance, if Star spies are to be believed.
Lavigne finalized her divorce from rocker husband of three years, Deryck Whibley, in 2011. But she's been busy emailing friends with snapshots of the dazzling diamond sparkler she allegedly received from Brody, with the subject line "Ha, Ha," informants types reveal.
"Everyone is so excited," a clandestine source told the publication. "Brody's mom, Linda Thompson, is thrilled that her Casanova son is settling down. She loves Avril and thinks she's good for Brody."
The tipster added, "It's a case of opposites attracting. He's a cool Malibu surfer type, she's a pale rocker from Canada. But they work well for each other."
Hmmm...That's not the story Life & Style is telling. That glossy alleges that Avril and Brody are not only not engaged -- they've decided to call time on their relationship after failing to agree on their future.
"They decided to end their relationship. It wasn't working out, and they wanted to go their separate ways," a mole tittle tattled to the tab. "She wanted to settle down, but he wasn't exactly ready. They had been having problems starting in the summer with her tour because she was on the road all the time. It put a strain on their relationship."
It's too bad -- Avril certainly netted the seal of approval from her maybe mother-in-law. Linda gushed about the lovin' twosome during a chat with E! News gossip guy Marc Malkin last year.
"You never know what will happen, but they are well suited for each other. She's such a lovely person and surprisingly, she's a real home body. She loves to cook and she's really grounded and very familial. She's into close-knit family time. I really respect her," she said.
"They have the same sense of humor," Thompson added. "They both love to laugh and have fun. They both have a little streak of irreverence which is pretty delightful and a lot of fun to be with."
Linda won't be pleased, but an Avril-Brody breakup would likely come as music to the ears of Brody's famous stepsisters -- the Kardashians. Kourtney, Kim and Khloe are anything but Avril advocates, having long ago pegged the punk pop princess a "major diva," according to reports.
In July 2010, Brody revealed his newest tattoo: The TV personality, 28, got Avril to write her name in pen on his arm, then he got it inked over by professionals. The award-winning singer later had Brody's name permanently inked onto her ribs.
We wonder what they'll do about that?
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