It's a match made in punk rock heaven! Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams and New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert are making it official: Gilbert popped the question on Christmas, giving Williams the best holiday present ever.
The rock duo announced the news on social media in one of the most hilarious ways we've seen yet. Williams tweeted, "Hey guess what?" alongside a photo of their faces pasted onto a bride and groom and colorful "Getting Married" text stamped below it. Gilbert also joined in the fun, posting this message on his Instagram: "Popped the question on Christmas Day! #MicDrop"
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were among the well wishers once the couple made it public. Swift tweeted, "CONGRATULATIONS YOU CRAZY KIDS!!!!" while Perry chimed in with a message that read "YAS! Now this is truly punk rock! CONGRATS!" So sweet!
Though no one understands the pressures of having a rock star lifestyle better than these two, the distance and countless nights away can't stop these two from being madly in love. In an interview with Spin, Williams said, "Honestly it's great. We both love what we do and we both support each other and love that we're doing the thing that we enjoy."
Their engagement was a long time coming since the twosome have been dating for six years. In an interview with Fuse TV, though, Gilbert did reveal that they had previously hit a bump in the road, and that he used that tough time as inspiration for some of New Found Glory's songs. "Personally, Hayley and I, we'd been dating for six years, and we hit a rough patch in our relationship, and it was great, being able to get that out in these songs," he said. "It made things better for us, you know what I'm saying? There was so much going on at this time that you can dig deep into the record." As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
Congrats to the happy couple!