Who Is Avril Lavigne’s Boyfriend, Mod Sun? Here’s What We Know

Avril Lavigne recently released her seventh studio album, Love Sux, which has a secret connection to her personal life. The 37-year-old singer revealed that she collaborated with her new boyfriend, Mod Sun, on some of the tracks, despite the record’s breakup anthem theme.

So, who is Avril Lavigne’s boyfriend? And how did they meet? Keep scrolling for details.

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1. Who Is Avril Lavigne's Boyfriend?

Mod Sun is a singer, songwriter and rapper, who was born and raised in Montana. (FYI, his real name is Derek Smith.) Since he started dating Lavigne, he’s become her go-to collaborator. Not only did Mod record a single with her (“Flames”), but he also served as a co-writer and co-producer on her new album, Love Sux.

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2. How Did They Meet?

In the new issue of People magazine, Lavigne discussed their relationship and revealed that she was enjoying the single life—that is, until Mod came along. “I was like, ‘I need a break from men,’” she said. “Then two days later that all went out the window!”

According to Lavigne, the pair met during a songwriting session, and they instantly hit it off. In February 2021, dating rumors started circulating shortly after they were spotted together in public.

“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,” she told People. “I was like, ‘Should you be doing this?’ It was fun and exciting.”

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3. Are They Engaged?

Not yet (at least to our knowledge). That didn’t stop Lavigne from gushing about their chemistry during an interview with Nylon. “I tried to resist it, hard,” she said. “The most I've ever tried to.”

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...