It appears Mod Sun has been blindsided by Avril Lavigne calling off their engagement.
A representative for the singer-songwriter, 35, informed Page Six that both he and the Complicated hitmaker, 38, ‘were together and engaged as of three days ago when he left for tour.’
The rep of Mod Sun, whose real name is Derek Ryan Smith, further added that, ‘So, if anything has changed, that’s news to him.’
The rapper kicked off his anticipated concert tour on February 19 to promote his fifth studio album, God Save The Teen, which Lavigne was also featured on.
Despite Avril calling it quits on their relationship, the Karma performer will still continue his performances as planned. ‘The show will happen tonight and tomorrow and for the rest of the tour.’
Blindsided: Mod Sun, 35, was reportedly blindsided by Avril calling it quits on Tuesday, ending their nearly one year engagement; the two seen in August 2022 in Los Angeles
TMZ reported that Avril had called off their engagement after the couple were ‘on and off’ for the past couple months.
However, the I’m With You songstress and the Bones singer were recently spotted attending a pre-Grammys party earlier this month, and were seen catching up with other stars such as Diplo.
While what exactly led to the split remains unclear, the tabloid says neither party were unfaithful to one another.
News of the split comes just one day after Avril was spotted grabbing dinner with Tyga and several friends at Nobu in Malibu, where she was seen sharing an embrace with the rapper before departing in the same car together, according to TMZ.
Insiders told the site the two have been good friends for some time but are nothing more.
Speaking with People, sources re-iterated Avril and Mod had been on-off for some time and that she is strictly friends with Tyga.
‘Avril and Mod Sun have been on and off for the past two months, but are no longer together as a couple,’ the insider said.
A source also told the outlet of her friendship with Tyga: ‘Avril and Tyga are genuinely friends and nothing more. There was absolutely no third party involved in the split.’
‘News to him’: The rapper’s rep informed Page Six that, ‘if anything has changed, that’s news to him’
Recently seen together: The two stars were spotted attending a pre-Grammys party together earlier this month in Los Angeles, and caught up with fellow music artist, Diplo, at the event
On the road: The announcement of their break up came days after Mod Sun left for his God Save The Teen tour in promotion of his fifth studio album, which Avril is also featured on; seen in December 2021
The split report comes after the release of Mod’s album God Save The Teen, which featured the track Avril’s Song and Shelter, a collaboration with the pop punk princess.
In an interview with E! News, Mod described Avril’s Song as ‘a total metaphor’ for the way his relationship with Avril has touched his life.
‘I have found such a partner in this world to go through the chaos that life gives you,’ he said. ‘I have found that person. I’m with a real grown woman who has gone through it all 10 times over and she makes me a better person.’
Avril also served as the inspiration for the track which she contributed to, Shelter.
Describing the song, Mod told E! Shelter is about ‘when you find someone that you want to go through life with,’ he said, adding, ‘they become that protection for you.’
He also revealed that he was looking forward to starting a family with Avril: ‘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.
‘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.’
The show must go on: Despite Avril calling it quits on their relationship, the Karma performer will still continue his performances as planned
Collaboration: The split report comes after the release of Mod’s album God Save The Teen, which featured the track Avril’s Song and Shelter, a collaboration with the pop punk princess
The vocalist was also featured on the rapper’s 2021 hit track titled, Flames, and he also assisted in the production of her 2022 album, Love Sux.
The two stars were first romantically linked back in December 2020, with Mod Sun proposing to Lavigne in Paris last year on March 27.
At the time, Avril recalled the special moment and expressed to People, ‘It was the most perfect, romantic proposal I could ever ask for. We were in Paris on a boat in the Seine River.’
‘We had a violin player, champagne and roses. It felt like time stood still, and it was just the two of us in the moment,’ she further gushed.
‘I knew we had a very strong unstoppable connection from the first week of writing and working together in the studio. Immediately,’ the talented singer later added. They had initially crossed paths at a songwriting session.
In celebration of Avril’s birthday last year in September, the talented songwriter penned a sweet message to the St8er Boi hitmaker on Instagram.
Along with a heartfelt-inspired poem, he typed out, ‘To my soulmate, you are such a gift to this world + to say I’m lucky to share a life with you is the understatement of the century…not to mention you are also the most beautiful woman that’s ever walked this earth.’
‘In two years together we have made so many memories but it’s just the start. Let’s runway my love. Forever yours, mod.’
Popping the question: The two stars were first romantically linked back in December 2020, with Mod Sun proposing to Lavigne in Paris last year on March 27
‘My soulmate’: In celebration of Avril’s birthday last year in September, the talented songwriter penned a sweet message to the St8er Boi hitmaker on Instagram
Very romantic: At the time, Avril recalled the special moment and expressed to People , ‘It was the most perfect, romantic proposal I could ever ask for. We were in Paris on a boat in the Seine River’; the two seen in April 2022 in Las Vegas