Avril Lavigne ended romance with Tyga because he was just a 'rebound'

EXCLUSIVE: It’s not complicated! Avril Lavigne ended her romance with Tyga because she doesn’t want to be ‘tied down’ – and only ever saw him as a rebound who helped her ‘get away from toxic relationship with Mod Sun’

  • Avril, 33, started dating Tyga, 33, in February following her breakup with former fiancé Mod Sun, who said he was ‘blindsided’ by the split 
  • The Complicated singer’s friend told DailyMail.com that ‘she was over Mod’s BS’ and that the rapper was an ‘easy distraction’ 
  • READ HERE: A look back at Avril’s love life after her split from rapper Tyga  

Avril Lavigne pulled the plug on her four-month relationship with Tyga and according to sources close to the rocker, she ‘didn’t want to be tied down’ in a relationship with the rapper – who she only ever saw as a ‘rebound’ in the wake of her messy split with ex-fiancé, Mod Sun.  

‘It came down to this. Avril didn’t want to be locked into anything. Tyga was a rebound and he helped her get away from her toxic relationship with Mod Sun,’ a close pal of Avril, 38, tells DailyMail.com exclusively. 

In February, Mod Sun, 36, said he was ‘blindsided’ by Avril’s decision to pull the plug. That same week, Avril was spotted out with the Tyga, 33 – leading some to believe that she cheated on Mod with the rapper. However, the source insisted that this wasn’t the case. 

‘Avril didn’t cheat on Mod. She was simply over his BS and Tyga was an easy distraction,’ the insider shared. 

No More Happy Ending: Avril Lavigne, 38, split with Tyga, 33 (pictured at Nice Guy in March) because she doesn’t want to be ‘tied down’ a source tells DailyMail.com

A source close to the singer told DailyMail.com that she only ever saw her romance with Tyga as a ‘rebound’ and a chance to move on from her ‘toxic relationship with Mod Sun’ (pictured)

Unbothered: Avril (in August 2022 in Hollywood) is ‘perfectly okay with it being over and doesn’t feel jaded with the situation one bit,’ a separate source tells DailyMail.com

TMZ first reported that Avril and Tyga called it quits ‘a couple of weeks ago.’ The outlet was told that it ‘ended on good terms’ and that they were ‘still friends.’

The source says that – while they are likely on good terms – ‘you will not see them grabbing a bite to eat or going to the movies together anytime, ever’.

‘They come from different worlds and their worlds do not overlap. It was good for what it was,’ the source went on.  

Meanwhile, another music industry insider who has known the Grammy-nominated punk rocker for years added to DailyMail.com: ‘Avril feels like she got out of her brief fling with Tyga exactly what she needed.

‘She was not in a rush to get into it and she wasn’t in a rush to get out of it. She also isn’t in a rush to get into a new relationship with anyone.

‘She just needed this relationship to get out of the headspace she was in. It motivated her to move on from Mod Sun and proved to her that she still could find love or in this case lust if needed,’ the second source said. 

‘She isn’t going to be talking s*** about Tyga. She’s perfectly okay with it being over and is going to look forward to being single. She doesn’t feel jaded with the situation one bit.’ 

DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Avril and Tyga for comment.  

Avril’s breakup with Tyga comes after she completed the final date of her Love Sux world tour in late May. 

Over: Avril and Mod Sun called it quits nearly a year after their March 2022 proposal in Paris (pictured in August 2022)

Matrix couple: The former couple confirmed their relationship in March when they attended Paris Fashion Week together (pictured at Project Show in Paris) 

The Grammy-nominated rocker’s relationship with the rapper (together in April)  ‘proved to her that she still could find love, or in this case lust, if needed’ 

During the European leg of her tour, Avril was sporting an $80,000 diamond chain necklace that Tyga bought for her from jeweler Eric Mavani.

While Tyga – real name Michael Ray Stevenson – has also been busy, with the Rack City hitmaker said to be working on new music.

Avril confirmed in March she had moved on with rapper Tyga, after her split from fiancé Mod Sun, who she got engaged to during a March 2022 trip to Paris.

Despite the reported issues in their relationship, a representative for Mod Sun described the split as if it came out of the blue, and claimed Avril ended things while he was away after starting his current tour.

‘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 claimed at the time.

The former couple were engaged for 10 months after meeting while recording their 2021 duet Flames.

Avril was seen on a friendly night out with the rapper Tyga just as the news broke, though they were reported to have been pals for some time.

Avril and Tyga then appeared to confirm their romance days later as they shared a kiss at the Mugler x Hunter Schafer Party during Paris Fashion Week.

The Love It When You Hate Me singer previously divorced Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2015 after two years of marriage, and she divorced Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2010 after three years of marriage.

Tyga – who dated Kylie Jenner when she was 16 – is father to 10-year-old son King Cairo Stevenson from his nearly three-year relationship with ex-fiancée Blac Chyna, which ended in 2014.

The Day One rapper – who hasn’t shared any snaps of Avril on his Instagram account – received one-year probation in February 2022 for alleged domestic violence against his ex Camaryn Swanson.

In 2018, Tyga finally came clean about cheating on his ex Kylie ‘constantly.’ 

In his hit song King of the Jungle, Tyga rapped, ‘I been unfaithful, you were an angel. I ran off with your halo, yeah, I made you unstable. I been caught and now the case closed.’

It’s Complicated! A look back at Avril Lavigne’s love life

Jesse Colburn 2003 – 2004

Avril’s first public relationship was with her bandmate Jesse Colburn. 

It’s not clear exactly when the pair began dating but they were pictured kissing in 2003, a year before Jesse quit the band and the couple went their separate ways. 

Jesse was 21 at the time while Avril was 18. 

She told MTV News at the time: ‘He just wanted to go do his own thing and stuff, and I mean, that happens.’

First love: Jesse Colburn was a a member of Avril’s band in the early 2000s, it isn’t clear when they made things official but by 2004, it was all over (pictured in 2002)

Deryck Whibley 2004 – 2009

Shortly after her split from Jesse, Avril began dating Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, with the couple getting engaged in 2005. 

The Girlfriend songstress got engaged to Sum 41 frontman Deryck in 2005 and the pair got hitched the following year when she was 21 and he was five years her senior.

The couple tied the knot the following year in a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at a private estate in the California coastal city of Montecito when Avril was 22 and Deryck 27. 

By 2009, the pair had gone their separate ways, with a source telling People she ‘married too young’.

Discussing the news on her blog, Avril penned:  ‘We have been friends since I was 17, started dating when I was 19, and married when I was 21. I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship.

‘I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know, and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note.’

What a pair! The Girlfriend songstress got engaged to Sum 41 frontman Deryck in 2005 and the pair got hitched the following year when she was 21 (pictured in 2007)

Wilmer Valderrama – rumoured  

Two months after splitting from her first husband, Avril was rumoured to be dating That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama. 

The pair were spotted partying together in November 2009, with an onlooker telling People magazine: ‘There were others at the table but you could tell they only had eyes for each other.

‘They were whispering close the entire night, laughing and having a lot of fun.’

A source added: ‘They’ve been friends for a long time and have worked together before.’

Cosy: Two months after splitting from her first husband, Avril was rumoured to be dating That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama (pictured in 2007) 

Brody Jenner 2010 – 2012

Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brody was the next love in her life, with the pair seen on double dates with Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

The duo dated between 2010 and 2012 but it was reported that cracks began to show due to Avril’s intense touring schedule and their opposing views on marriage.

When they split, a source told Us Weekly, ‘It was mutual, but Brody really broke up with her. 

‘He told her he was tired of always being her plus-one, and always going on tour with her.’

Happier times: Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brody was the next love in her life during their relationship between 2010 and 2012 (pictured in 2011)

Chad Kroeger 2012 – 2015 

Avril walked down the aisle for the second time to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in a gothic South of France ceremony.

The couple tied the knot in 2013 a year after they started dating but it wasn’t meant to be and by 2015 they had split.   

Despite going their separate ways the pair have remained good friends and continue to spend lots of time together.  

Avril recently said of their unconventional split: ‘Chad and I are really good friends. We have remained close and he supports me to this day. So it was really special to have him there and helping me.’ 

Second hubby: Avril walked down the aisle for the second time to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in a gothic South of France ceremony (pictured in 2013)

J.R. Rotem 2017 – 2018 

Two years after splitting from her second husband, Avril was linked to music producer J.R. Rotem, who has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears.

Rumours first started when J.R shared a cosy Instagram snap with Avril in 2017, where he called her his ‘bae’.

A source told E! News: ‘J.R. is a producer she’s been working with. He’s respected in the industry. Lately, they’ve started hanging out socially and there’s definitely chemistry there. They’re both so passionate about music.’ 

The pair were also seen enjoying several cosy dinner dates but had split by the following year.  

Couple: Music producer J.R. Rotem called her his ‘bae’ in a 2017 Instagram post (pictured in 2017)

Phillip Sarofim  2018 – 2019

The Canadian singer started dating billionaire heir Phillip Sarofim in February 2018 after meeting through mutual friends. 

Phillip is the son of Texas billionaire Fayez Sarofim – the CEO of Trousdale Ventures, LLC, a privately held investment firm. 

Avril  kept their romance secret for a year, shocking fans when she announced on a radio show in 2019 that she was celebrating her one-year anniversary.   

The couple split in November that year.  

Rolling in dough: The Canadian star announced in February 2019 that she’d been dating a new man for a year. He was soon identified as billionaire heir Phillip Sarofim (pictured in 2019)

Pete Jonas – 2020

Avril went public with indie rock artist Pete Jonas at a Pre-Grammy Gala in January 2020 but it’s not known exactly when they started dating. 

Inside the gala, the pair were seen holding hands and snuggling up to each other on a number of occasions and the Complicated singer introduced her new man to a number of high-profile celebrities that included Justin Bieber

The two were first seen out together with friends in West Hollywood in November, the same month the eight-time Grammy nominated artist split with billionaire boyfriend Phillip.

They did not announce their break up.  

Over: Avril rocked up at a pre-Grammy party in 2020 with singer Pete Jonas, having met him during her tour the previous year (pictured in 2020)

Mod Sun 2021 – 2023

Avril began dating Mod Sun in 2021 and their relationship quickly progressed, with the couple getting engaged the same year. 

They shocked fans when it emerged they’d split in February in 2023 and Mod Sun said he was ‘blindsided’ when the singer called it quits.

The couple went their separate ways  after a two-year romance – with his representative informing Page Six  both he and Avril ‘were together and engaged as of three days ago when he left for tour.’ 

TMZ reported that Avril had called off their engagement after the couple were ‘on and off’ for the past couple months. 

While what exactly led to the split remains unclear, the tabloid says neither party were unfaithful to one another. 

Cute: Avril began dating Mod Sun in 2021 and their relationship quickly progressed, with the couple getting engaged the same year (pictured 2021) 

Tyga 2023 – present 

Avril shocked fans when she confirmed her romance with Tyga by sharing  a kiss at the Mugler x Hunter Schafer Party during Paris Fashion Week.

The singer, 38, and the rapper, 33, locked lips and cosied up to one another, as he put his arms around her.

The pair had first been linked the week before when they were spotted attending the Courrèges show and then arriving together at Leonardo DiCaprio’s party at Kuku restaurant in the French capital. 

Cosy: Avril shocked fans when she confirmed her romance with Tyga by sharing a kiss at the Mugler x Hunter Schafer Party during Paris Fashion Week 

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