LATEST: Avril Lavigne's rocker boyfriend Deryck Whibley has hit out at reports the superstar couple are getting married.

Newspaper reports in Britain this week (15SEP04) claimed the SUM 41 singer proposed to 19-year-old Lavigne while the pair were in California last weekend (11/12SEP04).

But 24-year-old Whibley's furious management team have released a statement refuting the claims.

It reads, "Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 is not engaged.

"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 rumours and/or appearances."

The couple reportedly started dating earlier this year (04), and last month (AUG04) bought a house together in Santa Monica, California.

16/09/2004 17:19