Mod Sun Shared Cryptic Message About "Real Friends" Before Avril Lavigne Confirmed Tyga Romance

A day before Avril Lavigne was spotted kissing Tyga at a Paris Fashgion Week party, her ex-fiancé Mod Sun shared a cryptic note about his "real friends." See what he wrote.

By Gabrielle Chung Mar 08, 2023 12:26 AMTags
Watch: Mod Sun's Cryptic Message About "Real Friends" Before Avril Kissed Tyga

Mod Sun will keep holding onto his friends after his breakup with Avril Lavigne.

More than a week after news broke that the couple of more than two years had ended their engagement, Mod Sun—born Derek Ryan Smithtweeted a cryptic message about leaning on his inner circle.

"I'm so grateful to have real friends who will sit on the phone with me for 2 hours," the God Save the Teen musician wrote on March 5. "If you got those people in your life, do not let them go."

The following day, Avril was spotted packing on the PDA with Tyga at Paris Fashion Week, where they were photographed holding hands and kissing at a party celebrating Hunter Schafer's campaign with Mugler. 

While Avril has yet to speak out about her relationship with Tyga, her rep confirmed to E! News on Feb. 21 that the punk rocker and Mod Sun went their separate ways. However, a spokesperson for Mod Sun noted at the time that the two were "engaged as of three days ago when he left for tour so if anything has changed, that's news to him." 

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Mod Sun, who is currently on the road in the United States, later addressed the split on social media. "I just know there's a plan for it all," he wrote in a Feb. 28 Instagram post. "I'll keep my head up + always listen my heart, even when it feels broken."


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Earlier this year, Mod Sun—who began dating Avril in Nov. 2020 after they collaborated on music together—raved about how their relationship had reframed his outlook on life. "When you realize that success can be defined in growing old and creating a family and passing on these traits that you have and teaching someone that you brought into this world," he told E! News. "This is the first time in my life that I've started to think about defining success in that way. I want to grow old. I want to be a dad and then I want to be a grandpa."

Explaining how Avril helped lead him away "from the idea of self-destruction," Mod Sun added, "I want the person that I'm with and I want a child. I don't know how many children we are going to have. But those are the numbers that matter to me."

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