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Who is Mod Sun? All About Avril Lavigne’s Boyfriend

Not long ago, Head Above Water singer Avril Lavigne released her seventh studio album. The name of her latest album is Love Sux. If you listen closely to the lyrics of the songs you will realize that it has a secret link to her personal life. Read further to find out more about Avril’s boyfriend Mod Sun.


What does Mod Sun do for a living?

Derek Ryan Smith popularly known as Mod Sun is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born on March 10, 1987, in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. As of now, he has released a total of 4 solo studio albums, three EPs, six mixtapes, and 31 singles.


Since the time Mod has been romantically linked to Avril, he has become her go-to collaborator. He worked with Lavigne for her single Flames, not only that he served as the co-writer and co-producer on her new album Love Sux. Over the last couple of years, he has managed to keep his fans all over the world entertained with his great music.

When did Mod step into the world of music?

Sun began his musical career by playing drums in a pop-punk band named ‘The Semester’. In the past, he has also been a part of post-hardcore groups such as Four Letters Lie and Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

In his teens only, the rapper began attending concerts in his local pop-punk scene. His mother always encouraged him to go to concerts and she even asked the members of his group if they wanted to stay over at their place.


After a while, the singer kickstarted his solo rap career as an artist in the year 2009 under the name Mod Sun. Along with this, he is also a member of the alternative hip hop duo Hotel Motel.

Which band was joined by Sun first?

The name of the 35-year-old’s first band was Sideline Heroes. It was a pop-punk band. Soon afterward, he became a part of the local band the Semester in his sophomore year of high school.



Then, Mod spent a large majority of his time with the band the Semester. He was an essential part of the band for nearly 4 years before getting kicked out three months after his graduation.

When did Mod meet Avril?

Rich Kids Ruin Everything singer met Love It When You Hate Me star during a songwriting session and they hit it off from then and there itself. The speculations about the two dating began swirling in the air in February 2021 when the duo was spotted out and about in public together.

In an interview with People, Lavigne spilled the beans on the duo’s relationship. She said “I was like, ‘I need a break from men.’ Then two days later that all went out the window.”

Lavigne further added, “I was getting out of a big relationship, and for the first time in my life, I thought I should probably be single. I got together with [Mod Sun] to write a song. We just clicked. I was like, ‘Should you be doing this?’ It was fun and exciting.”

Whom did Mod date before Avril?

Before dating Lavigne, Sun has dated many renowned names from the world of showbiz. He has been romantically linked to celebs such as Tana Mongeau, and actress Bella Thorne. They say it right, if things are not meant to be, they will never be.

Mod got quite serious with Thorne, the two even got engaged. He tied the know with Bella Thorne but their marriage couldn’t last and then they subsequently got divorced and that too within 15 months.

Mod dropped a lovely post for his ladylove Avril on social media

The rapper showed his love for his girlfriend Lavigne on the social media platform Instagram. He wrote a clever and beautiful caption for the post. “I didn’t win a Grammy but I clearly already won ❤️”, he captioned the post.

In the photos shared by the rock star, we can see Avril looking like a million bucks in a lavish black gown. On the other hand, Mod went for a black pantsuit and he seems quite dapper. We think that the pair decided to twin for the big night and who is complaining we are here for it.

Are Avril and Mod engaged?

Has Derek got down on one knee for the love of his life? Can we expect a wedding soon? Let’s clear the air once and for all. Lavigne was photographed out and about in the public on Tuesday. She was seen heading to a music studio in Los Angeles.

On her recent outing, Avril had a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger. She was not seen with the ring the last weekend at the Grammys. She was captured in an all-black ensemble. She topped off her look with a pair of black sunglasses. As of now, the pair has not made any official comment on the engagement rumors.

Previously, the 37-year-old Sk8ter Boi singer has been married twice. She was first married to Deryck Whibley from 2006 until 2010. After that, she tied the knot with Chad Kroeger in 2013 and they got divorced in 2015.

Mod is ready to take over the world with his music

During a recent interaction with Billboard, the singer said, “I just signed a record deal, but prior to that I was competing with every major label artist as an independent and, that being said, I also didn’t have a team around me telling me good or bad.”


Sun further added, “I’ve been able to sustain all the time because I have all of these people who are great artists that support me and without them, I don’t know if the world would have ever taken me seriously. It’s crazy because I grew up in what I call the scene, and then it died. And now it’s like me and my best friends taking over the damn world.”

Avril and Mod have been dating each other for the past year now. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the future. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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