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Mod Sun on lessons from Avril Lavigne, double dates with Machine Gun Kelly

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Mod Sun says he feels lucky to be dating Avril Lavigne, because not only is she supportive but she also gives him valuable career advice.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Mod, born Derek Ryan Smith, gushes of Avril, “She’s an icon, so I’m just lucky to be next to her. I have to step my game up just to be next to her on stage, because she’s that good. I learn from her every day, she teaches me, she was giving me vocal tips today.”

He continues, “She’s been my biggest supporter, which is not something I’ve ever really had in my life before, is someone supporting me that much, that I’m, like, that close with. So to have her in my life, supporting me and helping push me…she’s the first one that I play like music to now.”

Mod also shares what it’s like for him and Avril to go on double dates with his “legit best friend” Machine Gun Kelly and Kelly’s girlfriend, Megan Fox.

“Well, I suppose I’m the designated driver, first off,” says Mod, who’s now sober. “It most likely ends in a parking lot off of Sunset [Boulevard in Los Angeles] listening to music as loud as we can in the back of a pickup truck.”

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