Avril Lavigne Helps Cousin Stage Proposal During Canadian Comeback Show

Avril Lavigne In Concert - New York, NY

Avril Lavigne's return to her native Canada this weekend was special in more ways than one.

Sunday night (October 6) marked the first time the "Girlfriend" musician has played in her home country in five years as she stormed the stage at Toronto's Merdian Hall. The 35-year-old made her comeback, in support of her latest album Head Above Water, a night to remember as she topped off the concert playing records both old and new during a 75-minute set.

The evening wasn't all about music as love was also in the air. According to Billboard, in between the show, the pop star invited her cousin Bernie and his other half on the stage. "Well I am actually up here for a reason," Bernie told the crowd, before reaching into his pocket for an engagement ring and getting down on bended knee to propose to a young woman.

While there's yet been video footage of the moment online, the music outlet reports Lavigne announced the woman accepted Bernie's proposal. “She said yes! Welcome to the family,” the songbird shouted afterward before hugging her newest family member.

Among the tracks Lavigne performed last night, per fan-shot video footage, happened to be the punk rocker's 2002 anthem "Sk8er Boi," for which she recruited none other than 5 Seconds of Summer lead guitarist Michael Clifford to shred beside her. As expected, fans lost their cool on social media.

Watch the iconic moment below.

 

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