Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun are engaged! We have all the romantic proposal details featuring a dreamy customized ring.
First, let’s find out more about the couple and how they met.
The Couple: Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun
It’s a match made in punk rock heaven!
Avril is a 37 year old Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Throughout her career, she’s released seven albums and has been nominated for eight Grammy’s.
She paved the way for fellow female punk rockers during the early 2000’s with her hits “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.”
Avril’s music shifted from punk to softer pop sounds, but most recent albums showcase a return to her alternative roots.
Mod Sun, aka Derek Ryan Smith, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and rapper from Bloomington, Minnesota.
His career began playing drums for several different punk rock bands, before transitioning into a solo rap career in 2009. His most recent albums have been directed by fellow rapper and musician Machine Gun Kelly.
How did Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun Meet?
The couple met during a songwriting session for her new album, Love Sux. Avril told People Magazine, she was on a hiatus from men after a particularly bad break up.
That all changed the second the pair met. She stated:
“I was getting out of a big relationship, and for the first time in my life, I thought I should probably be single. I got together with Mod Sun to write a song. We just clicked. I was like, ‘Should you be doing this?’ It was fun and exciting, and I decided, ‘F— it. Life’s short.’ I’m a Libra. I love love.”
According to Avril, the proposal was a total surprise. Mod Sun couldn’t have planned a more romantic event in Paris.
He planned a boat ride down the iconic Seine River complete with a violin player, champagne and roses. To Avril’s surprise, he got down on one knee and popped the question, all within view of the Eiffel Tower.
Avril recounts to People, “It felt like time stood still, and it was just the two of us in the moment.” Obviously she said YES!
The two announced the engagement on Instagram a few weeks later:
He posted a similar picture on Insta with the caption:
“The day we met I knew you were the one. Together forever til our days are done. I had a dream where I proposed in Paris and I pulled out a ring + asked you to wear it. I was on one knee as I looked in your eyes. You’re too beautiful for my words to describe. I grabbed your hand + took one last breath…I said “will you marry me?” + she said ‘yes.”
Mod Sun went all out with the customized ring design. According to the pair his design holds tons of sentimental value, from the cut to the engravings.
He chose a heart shaped ring in a royal setting with smaller hearts from XIV Karats in Beverly Hills.
Avril told People “He knew from the very beginning I wanted a heart shaped diamond because on the day we met, we had matching heart shaped paved rings on. We’ve worn them every day since, so its only fitting to have a heart-shaped engagement ring. I love it so much.”
The ring has two engravings. One says ”Hi Icon” which were the first words he said to her. Additionally, the inside is engraved with “Mod + Avril.”
The heart shaped diamond is definitely a step away from current trends, but we’ve seen many couples opt for something a bit more personalized. Finally, we love the sentimental value aspect and it’s a perfect choice for the unique couple!
Congrats to Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun!
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