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Avril Lavigne breaks silence on 'messy' romantic life after Tyga, Mod Sun relationships

The "Sk8er Boi" singer was part of relationship conversation since her Paris Fashion Week appearance this March


Avril Lavigne poses as Christian Louboutin and Rossy De Palma host Loubi Tablao inspired celebration for Flamencaba Collection at Carondelet House on May 31, 2023 in Los Angeles, California© Getty Images
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
August 10, 2023
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Avril Lavigne, in her two decades of influence as the princess of pop-punk, has seen her time in the spotlight surrounded by talk of her romantic life.

Recently, the Canadian songstress, 38, became embroiled in a reported love triangle of sorts when her engagement to fellow musician Mod Sun abruptly ended in February and she began a romance with rapper Tyga.

After the pair were seen kissing at Paris Fashion Week this March, their relationship became a significant topic of discussion, all the way till their reported split in June. However, after they were spotted together at a Fourth of July party, love has apparently sparked once again.

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In a new interview as the cover star of Grazia Bulgaria, Avril is getting candid about life and love in the spotlight, and gave a cryptic response when asked about her romances.

"Honestly, I'm a romantic and I love everything that comes with love," she told the outlet (in translated Bulgarian). "It can be beautiful, it can be messy. It can be passionate, anger can intervene, there can be ups, there can be downs. But to some extent it defines us as people."

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When asked whether she paid much attention to news headlines and the constant chatter around her, she said: "I guess I never am. They go hand in hand with work, and I find humor in the situation."

Avril Lavigne and Tyga attend Red White & Bootsy at Nobu Malibu on July 04, 2023 in Malibu, California© Getty Images
Avril and Tyga sparked rumors of a reignited romance

Avril was also asked about that Paris Fashion Week, although she gushed about the prospect of being at the center of international fashion. "This is going to sound weird, but I'm excited to keep seeing these. It will be great to work closely with some big designer," she responded.

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Since 2002, with the release of "Complicated," the star has been at the forefront of punk and pop-rock in the mainstream, and while her discography has consistently remained in that lane, so has her trademark style of dark eyeliner, goth styles, and love for dark tones.

Tyga and Avril Lavigne attend the Mugler x Hunter Schafer party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Pavillon des Invalides on March 06, 2023 in Paris, France© Getty Images
The musicians were first seen together at Paris Fashion Week

"Everyone says I look the same," she told the magazine with a chuckle. "My advice is to be careful with the sun and drink green juice. The truth is that when I started, I was still young and rebellious. A teenager full of energy. 

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"20 years later, I'm still here, but more mature and experienced. I don't take it too seriously anymore. To answer your question – yes, I have changed, but the change is the reason I am the person I am today."

WATCH: Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun split

Avril and former fiancé Mod Sun, real name Derek Smith, started dating in late 2020 and first collaborated on the 2021 song "Flames," when they first confirmed their relationship.

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Mod Sun in concert© Getty Images
Avril was with Mod Sun for over two years

In April 2022, they announced their engagement, with Mod getting down on one knee while they were visiting Paris. However, by late February 2023, they had broken their engagement; Mod was reportedly blind-sided and even acknowledged his heartbreak at concerts after the split.

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