OK! magazine caught up with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and fiance Marianne and found out how he proposed. “Marianne was out on the road with us,” Kroeger explained. “I honestly knew from the day I met her that she was the one. My brother, who plays bass in the band, took me to a jewelry store, because he also happens to be a gemologist. I picked up this ring and went back to my tour bus. (We travel separately because some of the boys have babies, and I’m not into changing diapers at 6:30 in the morning.) It’s really funny that you can get on stage in front of thousands of people and sing your heart out and not sweat, but I was nervous as hell and I think my voice cracked about three times. I was like, ‘Oh my god! What the hell is wrong with me?!’ So I took a deep breath and got down on one knee. Her eyes lit up, and I’m like, ‘Would you make me the happiest man on the planet and spend the rest of your life with me?’ She actually left me down there for a long time; it seemed like an eternity. She was smiling and laughing, looking at me. And one part of me expected her to be like, ‘That’s so sweet, but I just don’t think we’re ready yet.’ [Laughs] And she said, ‘Yes!'”
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