Sum 41’s management company Bunk Rock (headed by Greig Nori) have released a statement refuting reports of the pop-punk couple’s impending nuptials.
“Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 is not engaged,” the statement reads. “Deryck and his friends are constantly followed by paparazzi. The recent ‘breaking news’ that has been misconstrued around the world exemplifies the media’s constant invasion of people’s personal lives and reporting of unsubstantiated rumors and/or appearances.
“If there was a picture that captured Deryck kneeling, it was more likely him bending over to pick up the crack pipe that fell out of the paparazzi’s pocket than him making a proposal – looks like the joke’s on them.”
Incidentally, Sum 41’s new album, Chuck, is due in stores on October 12.
In Avril news, MuchMusic are reporting that Lavigne’s long-time guitarist/songwriting partner Evan Taubenfeld is leaving Avie’s band to pursue his own musical project. Taubenfeld’s last gig with Lavigne was at last night’s World Music Awards in Las Vegas.