Inside Avril Lavigne And Mod Sun's Relationship

Avril Lavigne is used to her love life being in the spotlight. She launched her music career in 2002 at the age of 17, with her debut album selling more than 15 million copies thanks to hit singles including "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" (via Biography). When it comes to songwriting, Lavigne is inspired by her own personal life. "The worst thing that ever happened to me was getting my heart broken," she told Faze Magazine in 2002. "I was 15 and I was in love and the guy broke up with me for no reason. It took me a long time to get over it. I wrote like 20 million songs about that!"

Through the years, Lavinge has had plenty to write about. In 2006, she married Deryck Whibley of pop-punk band Sum 41, but filed for divorce four years later, citing irreconcilable differences (via Mirror). In 2012, she got engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and the two wed one year later in the south of France. Unfortunately, they split after two years. Lavigne, however, has remained close with both of her exes. "They're just good people," she told USA Today. "We had marriages, we lived together, I knew their families, they knew mine, we just stayed close and there's a mutual respect."

And now it seems Lavigne has found new love, this time with fellow musician Mod Sun. The couple made their red carpet debut at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (per People).

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun have made their relationship red carpet official

Avril Lavigne has made her red carpet debut with musician Mod Sun (born Derek Ryan Smith), who previously dated Bella Thorne and Tana Mongeau (via Page Six). Lavigne and her new beau were first spotted together in February 2021 at the BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles, and were later seen on a double date with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, per People. The romance was officially confirmed when Sun debuted a new neck tattoo featuring the name "Avril," and the couple also released the duet, "Flames," earlier this year.

"Mod and I had an immediate connection from the first day in the studio," Lavigne told People. "He's an incredible artist and producer. This is the first of many."

The duo have also been gushing about each other on social media. "I'm so lucky, I love this girl so much," Sun wrote on Instagram. After Lavigne wished her "love" good luck on his world tour on her Instagram page, Sun responded with, "[Expletive] I love you so much. Thank u for everything babe. I can not wait for u to show the world what you've been working on. Ur an absolute icon + the most beautiful thing on this planet."

And it looks like wedding bells might ring in the future. After comedian Whitney Cummings commented on Sun's photo with, "I better be officiating this wedding," he replied, "It's a must" (via Hello!).