Chad Kroeger has admitted he was “embarrassed” when he told his parents that he was marrying Avril Lavigne because his mother is a big fan of her music.

After a nine month whirlwind romance, Nickleback frontman, Chad Krueger is now happily engaged to popstar Avril Lavigne, who he has not even introduced to his parents yet.

And while some people may find it embarrassing that his future wife hasn’t met her prospective in-laws yet, Krueger was more red-faced by the fact that his mother is a huge fan of Lavigne’s music.

He said: ''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. My mom is a huge fan of Avril's, so putting her on speakerphone and telling her the news was hilarious and equally embarrassing.''

He added: ''I find [going back home] almost as terrifying as telling your parents you're going to tie the knot. You just never know when someone is going to come out of the woodwork with a story that's starts with, 'Let me tell you about the time...'"