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Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Amy Francombe

Avril Lavigne and Tyga deployed a #hardlaunch at Paris Fashion Week

At last night’s Mugler x Hunter Schafer party an unlikely duo hard launched their relationship with a kiss. Y2K punk-pop princess Avril Lavigne was seen unapologetically smooching Rack City rapper Tyga throughout the night, with the two giddily cozying up in front of the crowd — confirming the rumours that they were an item. Or as Avril herself would say, “He was a boy, she was a girl, can I make it anymore obvious?”

It comes after weeks of speculation after the pair were spotted going on a sling of romantic dates, which included a Nobu date night with friends, sitting FROW at the Courrèges show and attending Leonardo DiCaprio’s party at Kuku restaurant in Paris. Although many wondered if these were romantic meet-ups, others were quick to point out that the 38-year-old Sk8er Boi singer had only just broken off her engagement to Mod Sun.

Lavigne and Mod were first romantically linked in December 2020 after they were introduced via their mutual friend Machine Gun Kelly. “I knew we had a very strong unstoppable connection from the first week of writing and working together in the studio. Immediately,” she told People of their relationship at the time. In fact this isn’t Lavigne’s first loved-up Paris vacay — last year the Minnesota-raised singer proposed to Lavigne in front of the Eiffel Tower. “It was the most perfect, romantic proposal I could ever ask for. We were in Paris on a boat in the Seine River. We had a violin player, champagne and roses. It felt like time stood still, and it was just the two of us in the moment,” she gushed to People.

However, last month Lavigne’s rep confirmed the duo’s split to Page Six, which apparently was a surprise to Sun. “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,” a spokesperson for Mod Sun responded.

As for Tyga, the rapper has previously been in relationships with model Blac Chyna, TikTok star Bella Poarch, Miami-based influencer and fashion designer Camaryn Swanson and reality TV star and beauty CEO Kylie Jenner. The latter of whom Lavigne once dated older brother, Brody Jenner — with Instagram account, The Shade Room, commenting that, “The Kardashian-Jenner family is always bringing people together.”

Actually the cross-overs go even further as one Twitter user Becca Butcher points out: “So Tyga, who dated Kylie Jenner, is spotted with Avril, who once dated Kylie’s brother Brody Jenner, and Tyga has a baby with Chyna, who also has a baby with Kylie’s other brother Rob. Tyga was also once married to [Jordyn], who dated Tristan, who has a baby with Kylie’s sister Khloe,” Becca Butcher Twitter. “Kylie had babies with Travis, her sister Kourtney is married to a different Travis, who [is] BFFs with MGK, who once dated Amber Rose. Amber used to date Kanye who was married to [and] had babies with Kim, who used to date Pete, who used to date Ariana, who was friends with Kim’s [mom] Kris.”

Still, just weeks after Lavigne’s failed engagement it appears the hot new couple in Hollywood are going from strength to strength, even if the internet has collectively agreed that it’s a random relationship. “This was not on my 2023 bingo card,” one user commented. “How he even find her,” commented another, alluding to the fact that they come from two different sides of the music industry.

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