The Reason Megan Fox & MGK's Relationship Has Left Online Users Divided
| LAST UPDATE 02/14/2023
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox became the ultimate "it couple" for their pop-rock style and magnetic energy. But there was one aspect in specific that left lots of spectators deeply concerned…
Fox made her debut in the world of Hollywood back in 2001 with the nostalgic film Holiday in the Sun. But it took a few more years until her role as Mikaela Banes in Transformers really defined her career.
Following the hit action film, Fox was cast as Jennifer in the cult classic Jennifer's Body, and well, her character as Jennifer has really stuck with her throughout the years. But how did Machine Gun Kelly get wrapped up with the mom of three? Let's take a look back...
Machine Gun Kelly
Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, rose to fame over a decade ago with his breakout single, Wild Boy. He's since dropped album after album, attracting massive amounts of attention from audiences all over the world for his unique sound and eccentric style.
Through his decade-long career, the rockstar has even dabbled in the film industry, appearing in multiple films as well as directing two films: Downfalls High and Good Mourning. However, his biggest accomplishment? Landing Megan Fox, aka the "sexiest woman in the world" according to many online polls. But where did it all begin?
Love at First Set
The unlikely pair made headlines ever since the first rumors sparked of their impending romance back in May of 2020. But how did they meet in the first place? The duo actually met on the set of the indie thriller film, Midnight in the Switchgrass in March of 2020.
Fox and Baker met nearly three years ago before the production of the film was put to a stop in 2020 due to the pandemic - but that wasn't going to prevent these two love birds from finding one another. And just like that, the two were spotted hanging out and getting closer and closer...
Romance Rumors Begin
The pair were spotted hanging out multiple times after their movie was shut down, and people began to speculate that they were hanging out as more than just friends. Fox had just gotten out of a ten-year marriage with Brian Austin Green, and MGK had just broken up with model girlfriend Sommer Ray, so timing was on their side…
A source later confirmed that the two hanging out together has "been good for them." The source told E! News, "they are intrigued by each other and having a lot of fun." Not to mention, "It's new and exciting for Megan. She has only been with Brian for many years, and this is very different. She's into it."
Her Ex-Husband Speaks Out
Just weeks later, Fox's ex-husband Brian Austin Green opened up about the ending of his relationship with Fox and his relationship with MGK. On his podcast …with Brian Austin Green, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum shared the two had been split since December 2019 and that she told him she felt "more like myself" on her own.
He reassured his listeners that as "upset" as he was, he understood the situation and "can't be upset at her because she didn't ask to feel that way." So when it came down to MGK, Green revealed that their early conversations about him indicated he was a "really nice, genuine guy" and that he "trusts her judgment."
Just a few months after the two met, and the romance rumors started flying, the couple put the gossip to rest when Fox appeared in the musician's music video for his hit song, Bloody Valentine. In the video, the actress was seen duct-taping MGK's mouth and then tying him up to make him her hostage.
Before the music video came out, Kelly took to Instagram to promote a short BTS clip of Fox ripping the duct tape off his back, and that undoubtedly had the people talking. Although the couple hadn't "officially" come out as dating, we didn't need any more confirmation than this steamy music video.
Making It Official
Less than a month after Bloody Valentine was released, the couple decided it was time to take things public (finally). The Bad Things singer took to Twitter to announce he and Fox were dating! In the most poetic way possible, Kelly referenced a lyric from Bloody Valentine to tell the world he'd locked down Megan Fox.
"I'm calling you 'girlfriend,' what the f***? Life imitated art on that one." It sure did. Shortly after, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that their romance is the real deal. "Megan and MGK have gotten more serious and are officially dating and referring to one another as boyfriend and girlfriend," the insider shared.
It didn't take long for the Internet to obsess over their relationship and analyze the total transformation of Megan Fox into a total rockstar babe. It also didn't take long for the Internet to learn more and more about their unique obsession for one another and intricate fetishes…
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Kelly confessed his favorite feature of his new beau was her feet! The musician shared that Fox got a pedicure prior to shooting Bloody Valentine, knowing he would appreciate it. "It's no secret. I think feet are beautiful. And I think Megan has the most beautiful feet that exist," he shared.
Although their relationship was already official, it hadn't hit the gram quite yet. Just a few weeks after Kelly's confession over loving Megan's feet, he took to Instagram to share a black-and-white mirror pic, writing, "Waited for eternity to find you again …" in the caption. Cute, right?!
Fans quickly fawned over the Instagram pic, commenting loads of heart emojis and positive messages, totally shipping the couple. Fox then followed suit with a black and white post-swim mirror pic, captioning it, "Achingly Beautiful Boy… My heart is yours." From then, the world saw MGK and Megan Fox as a couple (officially).
Now the couple was Instagram official, they couldn't stop packing their stories with photos of each other. The PDA-heavy stories showed audiences they were in it for the long haul, but people couldn't help but notice Fox's style change. MGK, too, went through a style evolution pre-2019, but together they defined pop-rock style.
Fox was known for her solid-color form-fitting silhouette style choices and was rarely spotted dressed down. But since dating MGK, we've seen Megan taking more risks with her style, embracing a look that matches her fiancés louder choices, and undergoing a complete style metamorphosis.
Following their Instagram debut, the Emo Girl singer made it clear once and for all that he is completely taken and smitten by his new beau. During a BuzzFeed segment, Thirst Tweet, the rapper responded to a series of fan questions that truly let us all know his eyes are only set on Fox.
"I'm locked in already right now. No dates for me. Probably ever," he responded to a fan who asked if he was free for a date. Another fan even shared they would "let Machine Gun Kelly suck my toes maybe," to which he quickly responded, "Like I said, I'm only sucking one pair of toes." And just like that, he was off the market.
Falling for Fox
However, it was a challenging road for the rapper. Growing up, he had a tough childhood after being abandoned by his mother and confessed he "definitely wasn't set up to believe that [love] is something that could ever exist." But there was something different about the actress that just hit home for Kelly.
The musician told Howard Stern he "didn't know what [love] was until me and her made eye contact," and it was her influence that made him "open to love." The singer might have manifested his dream girl without even knowing, as he later confessed to having a poster of the "Sexiest Woman in the World" on his teenage bedroom wall!
During their first joint interview, the couple reminisced on meeting for the first time and shared with listeners more about their passionate infatuation and dedication to one another. The Transformers star shared, "I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame," and she knew they were "two halves of the same soul."
Fox had no idea what she signed up for, loving MGK. She told Nylon her relationship with Kelly is a "once-in-a-lifetime thing." "The intensity of merging with him is just overwhelming, and the threat it poses is so powerful but so beautiful that you have no choice but to surrender with reverence and with gratitude."
As their relationship started to get more and more serious while generating a cult following, Fox's ex-husband, who hadn't met Kelly at this point, expressed how he felt about her dating the rapper after hearing some "bad stories about him" through the Hollywood grapevine.
"I can say, yeah, I've heard bad stories about him, but I've heard bad stories about myself as well, and I know most of those aren't true. As of right now, I have no problem with him at all. I really hope that he and Megan are happy." Now that is the energy we want to hear from exes.
The Public's Fascination
By this point, nobody was not talking about Hollywood's new "it couple," and everyone just wanted to know more. Audiences became infatuated with their out-of-body love for one another and this "pop-punk" style they were giving together as a couple.
Each interview and Instagram post pulled in more and more people on this magical rollercoaster of their magnetic love story, and people became heavily invested. With Fox influencing his music, their red carpet appearances together, meeting each other's families, and everything in between, people started wondering - were they engaged?
In January 2021, rumors sparked over their possible engagement when Fox was spotted wearing a ring in NYC while supporting Kelly during his Saturday Night Live performance. However, nothing was confirmed by that point despite their very serious relationship and the fact that she was still finalizing her divorce from Green.
However, nothing was going to stop MGK from getting down on one knee and popping the question. It was January 2022, and the couple announced their engagement to the world! But as exciting as it was, there was one part of the Instagram post that really caught everyone's attention…
Dark Romantic Gesture
As happy as the world was for the couple, Fox shared with her 20.7 million followers that after she said yes to her future husband sitting under the banyan tree, they "drank each other's blood." That's right. And people immediately had questions.
People began wondering if she was serious after sharing this rather controversial tidbit about their lives - and low and behold, it was true. Although consuming each other's blood may not be the traditional engagement custom, MGK and Fox have proved their relationship was far from conventional since the beginning.
The couple began receiving a whole lot of backlash over the decision, and Twitter made sure to make it known. Immediately people started comparing the couple to Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton who famously wore necklaces with each other's blood in them.
Twitter users were not too supportive after hearing the news, dropping comments like "officially lost all respect for MGK now" and calling the couple "IRL vampires." One Twitter user even questioned if "this is even allowed," which we later found out it technically is after Fox cleared it up for us all.
"It's Used for a Reason"
After weeks of speculation, the Transformers actress broke her silence, confirming that "It's just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other's blood on occasion for ritual purposes only." Talking to Glamour UK, she revealed she's into metaphysical practices, so when they partake in a blood ritual, "it's used for a reason."
"So, I guess to drink each other's blood might mislead people, or people are imagining us with goblets, and we're like Game of Thrones, drinking each other's blood," she said to the publication. "And it is controlled where it's like, 'Let's shed a few drops of blood and each drink it,'" Fox explained.
MGK's "Hectic" Take
People were obviously fascinated by the concept of the two lovebirds drinking each other's blood, especially after Fox confirmed it was for "ritual purposes only." However, after hearing Megan's take on the ceremonial practice, she shared her fiancé's willingness to go even further.
The actress explained Kelly's approach to the experience is "much more haphazard and hectic and chaotic," and "he's willing to just... be like, 'take my soul.'" Well, that feels a tad more unsafe and extreme, some would say. But don't take our word for it...
Withdraw With Caution
However, certain organizations heard about the blood-hungry couple's ceremonial activity and spoke out, urging them to be careful. Belfazaar Ashantison, the co-founder of The New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA), advised the couple to test each other's blood for diseases and illness before getting too frisky.
Another vampire enthusiast, Father Sebastiaan, the founder of Endless Night Vampire Ball, also advised the vampire-esque couple to be safe with their blood-ritual practices. Besides consuming each other's blood, he specifically advised the couple to be careful when it comes down to safely withdrawing blood.
Enter The Barkers
Speaking of blood-hungry lovebirds, Travis Barker and now Kourtney Kardashian Barker became the couple's go-to BFFs. Serving similar pop-rock energy, people began drawing comparisons between their relationships and were instantly fascinated by the new foursome that had emerged.
Kourt even served a vial of blood on a plate at her bachelorette party, giving us major Megan Fox and MGK vibes! The foursome made themselves known at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when they rolled up looking pop-rock fresh and stole the show. Fox even introduced Barker and MGK as their "future baby daddies" on stage.
With all the hype around the whole blood-drinking controversy, people were fascinated by what they would pull next. Especially riding the wave of embracing their newly-engaged lifestyle as vampires in training. And lo and behold, Machine Gun Kelly did not disappoint…
Just a few months after the news of the engagement, Kelly and Fox attended the Billboard Music Awards together, hand in hand. The musician was scheduled to perform his song, Twin Flame, during the award ceremony, and right before the show began, he dedicated the song to his "wife."
Following MGK's performance at the BMA's, people were speculating if they were already married and if Fox was pregnant! At the end of his performance, he shared with the audience another dedication, saying, "And this is for our unborn child." We didn't see that one coming!
However, the couple was not married, and the mom of three didn't have another one on the way - but they did get matching tattoos! In honor of Fox's 36th birthday, Kelly uploaded a couple of pictures to the gram celebrating her, to which the world spotted their matching ring-finger tattoos- voodoo dolls with pinned hearts.
Fox and Kelly are all about huge commitments, just like blending families would be! Both Megan and MGK have children from previous relationships. Fox has three children with ex-husband Brian Austin Green, and the musician has a 13-year-old daughter with his ex, Emma Cannon.
However, according to inside sources, the couple is hoping to "potentially expand their family one day.," and it sounds like they're off to a good start. Sources say Kelly's daughter "simply adores Megan and her kids," and MGK gets along great with his fiance's three children.
Through Thick & Thin
And what does family do best? They support each other through all the good, the bad, and the ugly. Whether it's showing face on the red carpet promoting Kelly's movie Life in Pink or those much harder moments, they are there for one another and always will be.
In his Hulu documentary, Life in Pink, the musician shared a personal confession about going through a "really, really, really dark" time after his father's death in 2020. Kelly opened up about his attempt to end his life while on the phone with Fox and how he kicked his substance addiction after Fox and his daughter confronted him.
Since the couple is famously known for constantly posting intimate shots of each other on social media, people began to wonder if that was it for the blood-drinking couple after they had both stopped posting each other for a while over the summer. So, what was the truth?
However, TMZ obtained photos of them sharing an intimate lunch together in Los Angeles, giving us all hope that the couple of the year had not broken up and all faith was restored in the world. Soon after, the couple returned to Instagram with funky shots from Beyonce's 41st birthday party.
Babies on the Mind
After it was confirmed they had not parted ways after attending Queen Bey's disco birthday party together, the duo were spotted rocking the perfect Halloween costume as Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. The happy-in-love couple continued to make public appearances together, even hitting the Time100 Gala in NYC.
However, it was MGK's Instagram post the next day that got everyone's attention. Fox commented on the photo of the two of them, "Never has anyone with better bone structure walked this earth. Exquisitely, devastatingly handsome. And 6 foot 5? Kill me or get me pregnant. Those are the only options." Tell us how you really feel, girl.
Business & Pleasure
Although there's no news of Fox actually being pregnant (for now), the two are working on a whole load of projects together lined up for the future. In his newest film, Taurus, the musician plays a troubled musician working in Hollywood while Fox acts as his ex-girlfriend.
Besides working together on-screen, the power couple released six nail polish colors under Machine Gun Kelly's brand, UN/DN LAQR, all inspired by her "favorite crystals and gemstones." The couple released some steamy images of them together to promote their new endeavor.
Shocking Turn of Events
These twin flames were seemingly just made for each other. Despite their ups and downs, the couple has "worked really hard to get to the place where they are today," according to an inside source per Us Weekly. But over Super Bowl weekend in February 2023, things took a shocking turn.
"You can taste the dishonesty/ it's all over your breath," Fox wrote on Instagram, alongside a clip of an envelope burning in a fire. She also wiped all photos of her and MGK off of her feed. Fans were quick to speculate he cheated with guitarist Sophie Lloyd amid split speculation. Did he? Was this the final straw for the two? Only time will tell…