Between Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun it's over. Almost a year after the engagement, spokesmen for the pop-punk and the rapper confirmed the separation on Tuesday.

Mod Sun, who just released his fifth studio album "God Save the Teen", is said to have been surprised by the abrupt end of the relationship during his tour. Lavigne last appeared at Mod Sun's side three weeks ago at a celebration before the Grammys.

The 38-year-old Canadian had accepted the marriage proposal of the three years younger musician from Minnesota last spring during a boat trip on the Seine in Paris. At that time, the singer ("Girlfriend") assured that despite failed marriages with Chad Kroeger, the singer of the band Nickelback, and the guitarist Deryck Whibley she was not afraid of a third wedding. Why Lavigne did not make it to the altar with Mod Sun, she left open for the time being.