Mod Sun ‘grateful’ for ‘real friends’ as ex-fiancée Avril Lavigne moves on with Tyga

Mod Sun is “grateful” for his “real friends” as his ex-fiancée Avril Lavigne moves on with new boyfriend Tyga.

The 35-year-old rapper – real name Derek Ryan Smith – was left reeling when his relationship with the ‘Sk8er Boi’ singer, 38, ended in February, and has now thanked his pals for getting him through a rough time after Avril confirmed her romance with rapper Tyga, 33, by kissing him on Monday (06.03.23) during Paris Fashion Week.

‘Flames’ rocker Mod said on his Twitter on the same day photos of the new couple emerged: “I’m so grateful to have real friends who will sit on the phone with me for 2 hours.

“If you got those people in your life, do not let them go.”

Until Avril and Tyga were pictured kissing, the pair had only been rumoured to be together.

Mod last month admitted he feels “broken” after his break-up with Avril after their two-year relationship.

He added on his Instagram account: “In 1 week my entire life completely changed. I just know there’s a plan for it all. I’ll keep my head up + always listen to my heart, even when it feels broken.”

Mod signed off the line with a broken heart emoji before adding: “Being surrounded by love every night on tour has been an absolute blessing.

“I have the best friends in the entire world, thanks for always having my back. See you on stage.”

He broke his silence over the end of his romance with Avril after her representatives confirmed their engagement was over.

A representative for Mod then said: “They were together and engaged as of three days ago when he left for tour, so if anything has changed, that’s news to him.”

They also insisted at the time Mod would be continuing with his tour, adding:

“The show will happen tonight and tomorrow and for the rest of the tour.”

Mod and Avril’s romance had been on the rocks for months, according to TMZ, and the pair had previously broken up before reuniting.

Sources have insisted the split has nothing to do with cheating.

The news their engagement was off made headlines less than two days after Avril sparked rumours she was dating Tyga when they were spotted hugging as they left a Nobu in Malibu, California.

Mod and Avril got engaged in Paris in March 2022 after dating for more than a year, with the singer saying online after accepting the rapper’s proposal: “Yes! I love you forever.”

Mod responded: “Love u so much! Forever n ever my angel.”