Everything to Know About Avril Lavigne’s Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring From Mod Sun

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer and songwriter. The Grammy-nominated artist is best known for her debut single, “Complicated,” though she has grown musically since then. In addition to her music, Lavigne is known for her public relationships, from her marriage to Sum 41 band member Deryck Whibley to her more recent marriage to Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger. She had just gotten out of that relationship when she met Mod Sun (also known as Derek Ryan Smith). Avril Lavigne is now happily engaged to the artist, and fans are fawning over the romantic proposal and the stunning engagement ring. Here’s how it all happened.

Avril Lavigne is engaged to Mod Sun

Avril Lavigne engagement ring
(L-R) Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne attend the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. | Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

Many dream of having their special someone ask them for their hand in marriage in a place as beautiful and romantic as Paris. Lavigne got to live out that fantasy when her boyfriend, now fiancé, Mod Sun, decided to pop the question to her on March 27, 2022, while the couple was in Paris. Lavigne’s Instagram post confirmed the engagement, with her appropriately French caption reading: Oui! Je t’aime pour toujours 🤍💍🥂Dimanche. 27. Mars. 2022.” In English, that translates to: “Yes! I love you forever.”

There is no word as to when the couple plans to wed, but fans eagerly await the impending nuptials. Since this will be Lavigne’s third marriage, fans hope this one is the one that will last for the rock star and her new man.

Avril Lavigne has a uniquely designed engagement ring

According to Page Six, the ring is a customed design from XIV Karats, a Beverly Hills-based jeweler. Sun is not the only celebrity client of this particular jeweler. Stars such as Kylie Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Lana Del Ray also own XIV Karats designs.

The ring has a heart-shaped diamond, which is special for the couple. When they first met, they were both wearing matching heart-shaped paved rings. Since meeting, they’ve never taken those rings off. So it was only fitting that the engagement ring was a nod to the original rings. The ring is so popular that the jeweler has a smaller version available for purchase on its website.

Mod Sun also had messages engraved inside the ring. According to an interview with People, Lavigne said, “It has the words ‘Hi Icon’ engraved in it, which were the first words he ever said to me. And it has Mod + Avril on the inside.”

How Avril Lavigne first met Mod Sun

Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne first met when Lavigne was working on her Love Sux album, which is an album that is filled with songs about her most recent breakup. The original plan was for the two to write a song together, but something more was there. The couple also collaborated on Mod Sun’s song “Flames” in 2021.

Although Lavigne thought she should remain single for a while, she decided to go for it anyway. The two have been inseparable since making their public debut. Mod Sun’s devotion to Lavigne also led him to tattoo her name on his neck. Fans cannot wait to see what is next for this rockstar couple.

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