Avril Lavigne announced she is engaged to fellow singer Mod Sun. Lavigne, 37, and Mod Sun, 35 (real name Derek Ryan Smith), met in 2020 while working on music together, and began dating that November. Mod Sun co-wrote and co-produced tracks for Avril’s new album, Love Sux, and she’s featured on his single “Flames”, as well as co-starring with him in its music video.
The couple confirmed the engagement news on social media, with Lavigne captioning her Instagram post: “Oui! Je t’aime pour toujours Dimanche. 27. Mars. 2022.” It appears the duo actually got engaged in late March during a trip to Paris.
Mod Sun wrote on his Instagram page, “The day we met I knew you were the one. Together forever til our days are done. I had a dream where I proposed in paris. I pulled out a ring + asked you to wear it. I was on one knee as I looked in your eyes. You’re too beautiful for my words to describe. I grabbed your hand + took one last breath…I said ‘will you marry me?’ + she said ‘yes’. I love you Avril.”
Prior to dating Mod Sun, Lavigne previously dated indie artist Pete Jonas, Brody Jenner and billionaire Phillip Sarofim, with whom she broke up in 2019 after more than a year. Lavigne was married to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger.
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