Avril Lavigne has got engaged to her rock star boyfriend Deryck Whibley.

The 'Sk8er Boi' singer said 'yes' when the Sum 41 star proposed at the weekend in the romantic Italian city of Venice.The smitten couple were spotted celebrated their engagement, which was confirmed by the stars' publicists, with a romantic gondola ride.The Canadian pair, who have been dating for over a year, cuddled up on a heart-shaped seat while they were serenaded by the gondolier.They were later photographed canoodling over a picnic in the park.An onlooker said: "They were all over each other." Last year, Avril shocked fellow guests by openly groping Deryck in a plush hotel lobby.The lovebirds were reportedly in such a passionate embrace they didn't notice a group of disgruntled onlookers.

Avril fell for Deryck - who used to date hotel heiress Paris Hilton - just weeks after she complained she couldn't find a boyfriend because her bodyguards were scaring men away.

She revealed at the time: "I don't go out in public much and when I do, guys come over sometimes Most of the time, though, I have bodyguards who push them away from me".

However, one admirer who was not deterred by Avril's bodyguards was Limp Bizkit rocker Fred Durst - who she recently claimed tried to bed her after treating her to a burger and fries backstage at a concert.

Fred then tried to impress Avril by flying by private jet to one of her shows - but he was reportedly furious when she turned down his advances.

She recently revealed: "Then he took a private jet to one of my shows expecting me to [perform a sex act on] him.

"He was disappointed that I wouldn't even go near him He was a little p***ed that I went to my room alone that night".

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