Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne were in a romantic relationship for more than a year before they announced their split in April 2021. The couple had been living together during the COVID-19 pandemic and had even collaborated on several songs together. However, their relationship came to an end, and Mod Sun recently spoke out about their breakup.
Mod Sun, whose real name is Derek Ryan Smith, is a 34-year-old musician, rapper, and poet from Minnesota. He has released several albums and EPs over the years and has collaborated with many artists, including Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, and Bella Thorne. Avril Lavigne, on the other hand, is a 36-year-old singer-songwriter from Canada who rose to fame in the early 2000s with hits like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.”
Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne first met in 2019 while working on a song together for Mod Sun’s album “Internet Killed the Rockstar.” They quickly hit it off and started dating soon after. The couple made their relationship public in February 2020 when they attended the Grammy Awards together.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne decided to quarantine together at Mod Sun’s home in Los Angeles. They spent most of their time writing and recording music together and even released a collaborative album called “Flames” in February 2021.
However, in April 2021, Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne announced that they had decided to end their relationship. In a joint statement posted on Instagram, they said that they had “decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another has grown stronger.” They also thanked their fans for their support and asked for privacy during this difficult time.
Since then, Mod Sun has spoken out about their breakup in several interviews. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said that he and Avril Lavigne were still friends and that they had “nothing but love” for each other. He also said that their breakup was amicable and that they had both decided to focus on their careers for the time being.
In another interview with People, Mod Sun revealed that he had written a song about his breakup with Avril Lavigne called “Karma.” He said that the song was about “the idea of karma coming back around” and that it was “not a diss track.” He also said that he had played the song for Avril Lavigne before releasing it and that she had given him her blessing.
Despite their breakup, Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne have continued to support each other’s careers. In May 2021, Mod Sun released a new album called “Internet Killed the Rockstar Deluxe” featuring a song called “Flames (Demo)” with Avril Lavigne. The song is a stripped-down version of their collaborative track from their album “Flames.”
In conclusion, Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne’s breakup came as a surprise to many of their fans who had followed their relationship over the past year. However, both artists have handled the situation with grace and respect for each other. While it’s unclear if they will ever get back together romantically, it’s clear that they will continue to support each other’s careers and remain friends.