Since they started romance rumors in May 2020, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have frequently been in the news.
Despite the production of the independent thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass being abruptly stopped owing to the epidemic in March 2020, Fox and Kelly (real name Colson Baker) were seen dating soon after.
The same month, Fox’s ex-husband, Brian Austin Green, announced their separation via social media posts and a podcast interview.
Days later, when Fox appeared in Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine” music video as a potential love interest, the rumors reached an all-time high.
By July, the couple had confirmed their relationship, giving their first joint interview on the Give Them Lala … With Randall podcast, where Fox called Kelly her “twin flame.”
In January 2022, Kelly later made Fox an engagement ring. Fox and Kelly had several sizzling joint red carpet appearances in the following months, most recently posing for pictures at the 2023 Grammys.
It’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I’m back and here to tell you that I’m still here. The actress published a mysterious message, including a video of an envelope being burned in a fire pit and lyrics from Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade.
Before completely deleting her Instagram account, she deleted all of the images and videos of herself and Kelly. Later, an informant claimed that after a dispute between the two, Fox was “extremely furious” and “won’t speak to” MGK.
This is all you need to know about Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s passionate relationship, from their first encounter to their blood-drinking ceremony.
March 2020: Megan Fox And MGK Meet On Set Of Midnight In The Switchgrass
Fox and Kelly initially connected while shooting Midnight in the Switchgrass in Puerto Rico. The rapper uploaded a picture of his and Fox’s cast chairs placed next to one another on set on March 11 of that year.
A few days later, the deadline reported that the cast and crew had returned home after the production was halted on March 16 due to the epidemic.
May 2020: MGK And Megan Fox Are Spotted Together In California
Immediately following their frequent sightings in May, a source informed PEOPLE that Fox and Kelly had been dating, “spending time together at Megan’s house,” adding, “They seem to have fun and look happy together. Megan only sees him when the kids are with Brian.”
Shortly after, Fox’s then-husband Brian Austin Green confirmed the couple’s split after nearly 10 years of marriage. On an episode of his … With Brian Austin Green podcast, the actor shared that he felt distant from Fox before she left to film Midnight in the Switchgrass.
Fox had mentioned feeling “more like herself” on her own during a discussion about their marriage, according to Green, who claimed that things “hadn’t really changed” when she got home. Even though he continued to be “shocked” and “upset,” he acknowledged that his wife’s emotions were not “a choice she made.”
“I can’t be upset at her because she didn’t ask to feel that way,” Green remarked before stating that he and Fox had decided to divorce. The former couple eventually divorced in February 2022; they have three sons: Journey River, Bodhi Ransom, and Noah Shannon.
May 20, 2020: Megan Fox Stars In MGK’s “Bloody Valentine” Music Video
The couple’s purported romance was on the show when Fox appeared in Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine” music video. In the video, MGK is held captive by Jennifer’s Body actress, who is shown duct-taping his mouth and tying him up. The rapper shared a BTS clip of Fox ripping the duct tape off his back to celebrate the sensual release.
June 15, 2020: Megan Fox And MGK Are Spotted Kissing As He Takes To Twitter
Kelly alluded to a line from a song a day before the Daily Mail published images of the couple holding hands and kissing on a night out in Sherman Oaks, California “On Twitter, Bloody Valentine posted, “I’m calling you ‘girlfriend,’ what the f—? Life imitated art on that one.”
July 13, 2020: MGK Praises Megan Fox’s feet
Kelly hinted at the involvement of his costar when he referred to “Bloody Valentine” as his “favorite” video for “other more personal reasons” in a video interview with Teen Vogue. He said, “Fox also had a pedicure before the shoot.” “It’s no secret. I think feet are beautiful. And I think Megan has the most beautiful feet that exist.”
July 22, 2020: Megan Fox And MGK Give Their First Joint Interview
Serving as guests on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s podcast, Give Them Lala … With Randall, Fox recalled how she reacted after learning that Kelly was cast as her co-star in Midnight in the Switchgrass.
“I was like, ‘Who is going to play this role?’ And he was like, ‘Oh, we just got Machine Gun Kelly,’ and immediately, I was like, ‘Uh oh,’ “ Fox said. “Because I knew, I could feel that some wild s— was going to happen to me from that meeting, but I wasn’t yet sure what. I just felt it like, deep in my soul — that something was going to come from that.”
She also revealed that their connection was instant, adding, “I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame. Instead of a soul mate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time. So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately, because I felt it right away.”
Kelly said he looked for occasions to look Fox in the eye “every day” for his part.
July 28, 2020: MGK Makes Their Relationship Instagram Official
In a whimsical black-and-white mirror photo for the couple’s Instagram debut, Kelly wrote in the caption, “Waited for eternity to find you again … ❤️.”
Aug. 5, 2020: Megan Fox Debuts The Relationship On Her Own Instagram
One week later, Fox shared her post-swim black-and-white mirror photo, captioning it, “Achingly Beautiful Boy… My heart is yours ♥️.” That same day, her ex-Green shared photos of his four sons on social media, writing, “Achingly beautiful boys…… My heart is yours.”
Aug. 14, 2020: MGK Declines Some “Thirst Tweets” From Fans
During a BuzzFeed feature dubbed Thirst Tweets, the rapper made it evident that he is no longer available. When a fan enquired if he would be available for a date, he said, “I’m locked in already right now. No dates for me. Probably ever.”
He responded, “Like I said, I’m only sucking one pair of toes,” to someone who added, “Let Machine Gun Kelly suck my toes maybe.”
Sept. 17, 2020: Megan Fox And MGK Hear “Bloody Valentine” On The Radio For The First Time
Kelly posted a video on Instagram showing the couple jamming to his song “Bloody Valentine” in the car to celebrate the single’s radio launch.
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Sept. 23, 2020: MGK Opens Up About Falling In Love With Megan Fox
Kelly discussed his relationship with Fox during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, saying he “didn’t know what [love] was until me and her made eye contact.”
“That’s when I was like, ‘Whoa,’ “ the rapper shared, adding that Fox changed his perspective on love. “After I made the big chunk of the album, I did fall in love for the first time. That was my first experience with being open to love and stuff like that. I definitely wasn’t set up to believe that that’s something that could ever exist.”
Nov. 7, 2020: Megan Fox Calls Her Relationship With MGK A “Once In A Lifetime Thing”
As the face of Nylon, Fox spoke candidly about her relationship with Kelly, describing their bond as having “mythic dimensions.”
“Loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire,” she shared. “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 to surrender with reverence and with gratitude.”
Nov. 22, 2020: Megan Fox And MGK Make Their Red Carpet Debut At The 2020 Amas
Fox introduced MGK’s performances of “Bloody Valentine” and “My Ex’s Best Friend” at the ceremony as the couple arrived on the red carpet of the 2020 American Music Awards to make their red carpet debut.
Fox also displayed a new tattoo on her shoulder that reads “El pistolero” (Spanish for “the gunman”), which is said to be in tribute to her boyfriend, though she hasn’t verified this.
Nov. 27, 2020: MGK Opens Up About Megan Fox’s Influence On Him
Kelly explained to Dave Franco how Fox helps him with his mental health during an interview for Interview magazine.
“When you have a partner, mine being Megan, sitting there with you on those dark nights when you’re sweating and not being able to figure out why you’re so in your head, to help you get out of your head and put it in perspective, that really, really helps,” he said.
Jan. 29, 2021: Megan Fox And MGK Spark Engagement Rumors
After Fox was photographed in New York City wearing a massive ring while in town for Kelly’s Saturday Night Live performance, the duo gave rise to engagement rumors.
Yet at the time, a source told PEOPLE that the pair wasn’t quite there.
“They are very serious and plan on spending the future together. There will be an engagement at some point, but they are not engaged now,” the insider shared, adding that the actress was still finalizing her divorce.
Fox also seemed to dispel the rumors when she unveiled an Obscene ring on Instagram Stories. In the post, she also included the letters “F— You” and a side-eye emoji.
Jan. 30, 2021: Megan Fox Supports MGK For His Saturday Night Live Debut
The following day, Kelly performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live, and Fox was there to support him. She praised her boyfriend’s performance on Instagram, writing that it was “the best performance that show has ever seen.”
Feb. 14, 2021: MGK And Megan Fox Celebrate Their First Valentine’s Day
Kelly published a collection of images and videos in honor of his girlfriend on their first Valentine’s Day together, including a photograph of a necklace holding a drop of her blood.
He captioned the picture, saying, “I wear your blood around my neck,” Fox also uploaded a few private photos with a touching poem as the caption.
April 22, 2021: Megan Fox Celebrates MGK’s Birthday
For Kelly’s 31st birthday, the Jennifer’s Body star posted a cute selfie with the remark, “Happy Birthday blonde angel baby.”
May 23, 2021: Megan Fox And MGK Attend The Billboard Music Awards Together
For the 2021 BBMAs, the duo stepped up the heat in matching black outfits. Fox turned heads in a seductive cutaway Mugler gown, and Kelly grabbed attention by flashing his tongue that had been stained with black.
May 25, 2021: MGK Marks The Anniversary of Megan Fox Saying “I Love You”
Five days following the release of their sultry music video, Kelly tweeted: “She said ‘I love you’ one year ago today.” This was the first time Kelly shared such a sentiment with fans.
Sept. 12, 2021: Megan Fox introduces MGK At The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards
While they performed “Paper Cuts” on the VMAs stage, Fox and his friend Kourtney Kardashian—who is now wed to drummer Travis Barker—introduced their significant others.
“I am a huge fan of this next performer,” Fox began. “I’ve watched him grow, and not just as an artist, but as a person.” She got cheeky, ending with, “New York, I need you to get extra loud for our future baby daddies.”
Oct. 11, 2021: Megan Fox And MGK Appear On Their First Joint Magazine Cover
For the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of British GQ Style, Kelly, and Fox posed for their first magazine cover together, with the rapper describing their union as “ecstasy and agony for sure.”
“I don’t want people to think anything’s perfect with us. I didn’t say it was the darkest fairy tale for no reason,” he added.
The couple admitted they genuinely happened to cross paths at a GQ party in Los Angeles in a quiz video. When they first met, Kelly informed Fox that he “smelled like weed,” He responded, “I am weed.”
Also, the couple revealed that their first date included sushi and “thousands of roses,” as well as an unusual first kiss in which they “breathed each other.”
Jan. 11, 2022: MGK Proposes To Megan Fox
After more than a year of dating, Kelly proposed to Fox in early 2022.
The couple shared footage and pictures from the proposal in front of the banyan tree they had initially sat beneath in July 2020 in separate Instagram posts to announce their engagement.
Fox pondered on their relationship in her comment and said, “Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him. And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes…and then we drank each other’s blood.”
Additionally, Kelly uploaded a clip of the diamond and emerald engagement ring he gave Fox, writing, “I know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love. 1-11-2022 ✨.”
Feb. 28, 2022: Megan Fox And MGK Welcome A New Kitten
In February, the couple added a new child to their household. In a series of lovely images and videos, Kelly introduced their new cat, Whiskey, on Instagram. “welcome Whiskey to the gang XX ❤️,” he wrote as the post’s caption.
April 26, 2022: Megan Fox Clarifies Her Blood-drinking Comments From Their Engagement
Fox clarified an Instagram remark from the couple’s engagement, “I said yes…and then we drank each other’s blood,” for her British Glamour cover.
According to the actress, the couple does indeed drink each other’s blood for “ritual purposes only.”
“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. It’s just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other’s blood on occasion for ritual purposes only.”
Fox also added that while the practice is “controlled,” her fiancé is “much more haphazard and hectic and chaotic, where he’s willing to just cut his chest open with broken glass and be like, ‘Take my soul.'”
May 12, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox Attend The Premiere of Good Mourning
The couple coordinated their pink outfits as they went to the West Hollywood, California, premiere of their movie Good Mourning.
Speaking with PEOPLE at the premiere event, Kelly said that directing his fiancée in the film was a collaboration between both stars.
“She didn’t let me lead her character too much in any direction. She was like ‘I got this. I understand what this character is,’ ” he explained. “She improvised and brought [her character] Kennedy to life, and I’ve heard a lot of people say that that’s their favorite character in the movie.”
“I’ll always collaborate with Megan,” the Mainstream Sellout musician added. “I’m madly in love with her — and I’m also a fan.”
May 15, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly Calls Megan Fox His ‘Wife’ At The Billboard Music Awards
Following their appearance on the red carpet together, Kelly fuelled marriage speculations when he dedicated his song “Twin Flame” to Fox before his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. He added on stage, “I wrote this song for my wife.”
MGK took a moment to make another dedication toward the end of his moving performance, adding, “And this is for our unborn child.”
“Go to sleep / I’ll see you in my dreams / This changes everything / Now I have to set you free,” he sang, as a heartbeat followed shortly after.
May 16, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox Show off Their Matching Ring-Finger Tattoos
On May 16, the singer celebrated Fox’s 36th birthday by posting a carousel of photos to his Instagram with the caption, “wishing the happiest birthday to my ethereal light being. I love you maki ❤️”
The couple’s matching ring-finger tattoos, voodoo dolls with pinned hearts, and apparent sutures were all displayed in the second picture.
May 22, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox Attend Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker’s Wedding
A small group of close friends and family members, including the couple, attended Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding in Portofino, Italy.
June 27, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox Attend The Premiere of His Hulu Documentary
The two wore all-pink outfits to celebrate as they walked the red carpet at the Life in Pink New York premiere of MGK’s new Hulu documentary.
June 27, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly Reveals He Had A Suicide Attempt While On The Phone With Megan Fox
The musician discusses his descent into darkness following the passing of his father in 2020 in his new Hulu documentary Life in Pink, and he admits to having attempted suicide while speaking to Megan Fox. “I wouldn’t leave my room and I started getting really, really, really dark,” he said.
He continued, “Megan went to Bulgaria to shoot a movie and I started getting this really wild paranoia. Like I kept getting paranoid that someone was gonna come and kill me. I would always sleep with a shotgun next to my bed, and like, one of the days, I just f—— snapped.”
“I called Megan, I was like, ‘You aren’t here for me,'” he added. “I’m in my room and I’m like freaking out on her and dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth and I’m yelling on the phone and like the barrel’s in my mouth. I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet as it comes back up, the shell just gets jammed. Megan’s like dead silent.”
The musician described it as a pivotal time and stated that Fox and his daughter Casie had also shown concern for him.
“They simultaneously came at me with this like, ‘I want to like, be able to see in your eyes. I don’t want to like be talking to you through a veil anymore. I want to see you as my father and I want to see you as my husband-to-be,’” he recalled in the doc. “I was like, ‘I need to kick the drugs, for real this time.'”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, don’t hesitate to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
August 17, 2022: Megan Fox And MGK Go On A Lunch Date Amid Breakup Rumors
Fox and Kelly were photographed eating lunch in Brentwood, California, according to images acquired by TMZ. As they hadn’t shared any photos of themselves on social media in a while, there were a lot of rumors that the two had broken up before the outing.
September 10, 2022: Megan Fox And MGK Attend Beyoncé’s 41st Birthday Party
During Beyoncé’s roller disco-themed birthday party, the couple went all out. Fox sported a white pair of leg warmers, a miniskirt, a silver bikini top, and extremely high platform heels.
MGK was dressed in purple sequin leggings and a pink and white fuzzy jacket. A photo of the pair posing on a leopard-print chair was among a carousel of images from the event that the rapper-turned-punk musician uploaded on Instagram.
September 27, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK step out in Milan wearing Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee-inspired outfits
Fox and MGK are a stylish couple, as they once again showed during Milan Fashion Week. The power couple was observed wearing outfits with 90s influences evocative of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s past styles, the latter of whom MGK portrayed in the film The Dirt.
Fox wore gold mules created by Paris Texas with lace-up croc pants from Kim Shui, while MGK appeared menacing in a floor-length vinyl trench coat, leather pants, and a shirt with a skeleton motif. Also, they were both donning bucket hats.
October 25, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK attend the Time100 Gala
Fox revealed flaming, red locks at the Time100 Gala in New York City, where MGK joined her. Her sparkling, copper-colored gown and strappy heels matched the actress’s hair. MGK had his tattooed torso exposed and was dressed in black latex sleeves and pants. The musician’s long, platinum hair, pulled back in a pair of man buns, was equally notable.
October 26, 2022: Megan Fox tells MGK to “Get Me Pregnant”
The actress commented on MGK’s Instagram post, including pictures of him and Fox at the Time100 Gala. “Never has anyone with better bone structure walked this earthExquisitely, devastatingly handsome. And 6 foot 5? Kill me or get me pregnant. Those are the only options,” Fox wrote.
October 27, 2022: Megan Fox Appears in MGK’s new film Taurus
MGK plays a troubled musician in his most recent movie Taurus, and Fox plays his ex-girlfriend. Exploring the ups and downs of being a star and working in the music business is the focus of the movie.
Fox makes a brief cameo in the official trailer; she can be seen hugging MGK in a recording studio.
December 1, 2022: Megan Fox And MGK Release Nail Polish Collaboration
Fox created six nail polish shades for MGK’s UN/DN LAQR line based on her “favorite crystals and jewels.”
To promote the polish, the couple took several steamy photos. In one image, Fox is encircling MGK’s neck. In another, Fox is seen posing on a bed covered in a white sheet.
January 11, 2023: Machine Gun Kelly Marks The First Anniversary Of His Proposal To Megan Fox
Kelly shared a throwback video on his Instagram Stories to mark the anniversary of his engagement to Fox. The rapper positioned Fox’s two-stone ring’s emerald stone on her finger in the video.
“One year ago under a banyan tree,” Kelly wrote.
February 5, 2023: Machine Gun Kelly And Megan Fox Attend The Grammys Together
For the 2023 Grammys, when he was nominated for best rock album, Fox joined MGK. The two wore identical metallic outfits as they walked the red carpet; the rapper was seen donning a silver Dolce & Gabbana suit and a gray mesh top, while Fox was seen wearing a white Zuhair Murad dress with a mesh corset.
Fox’s stylist, Maeve Reilly, shared a photo of the actress wearing the dress on Instagram, writing, “It was exactly what she wanted and was the only thing she tried on. Tonight was his night so we really wanted to keep her look simple and classic so he could shine!”
February 12, 2023: Megan Fox hints at a breakup before deleting her Instagram account
In an Instagram post, Fox appeared to imply that she and MGK were no longer together.
In addition to pictures of herself, the actress also posted a video showing an envelope being burned in a fire pit. “You can taste the dishonesty/ it’s all over your breath,” according to the enigmatic caption she gave the picture.
Hours later, Fox deleted her Instagram account.
February 13, 2023: A source reports Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox had a fight
The couple “had a fight over the weekend,” a source close to the situation told PEOPLE, and Fox is “very upset” and “won’t speak to” MGK.
“They haven’t officially called off the engagement but Megan took her ring off,” the source added. “They have had issues in the past, but things seem pretty serious this time.”
February 15, 2023: A Source Says Megan Fox And Machine Gun Kelly Are “Trying To Work Things Out”
Fox and MGK “are speaking and trying to work things out,” a source told PEOPLE.
“She was never one to casually date,” the insider said of the Jennifer’s Body actress. “She is with him because she believes it’s a long-term relationship. She isn’t just gonna give up on their relationship.”
The source continued: “There are trust issues and this causes conflicts right now. Megan is taking one day at a time.”
February 20, 2023: A source says Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are “not in a good place”
Following a week of relationship-related hints, Fox returned to Instagram to address cheating claims.
“There has been no third party interference in this relationship of any kind. That includes, but is not limited to…actual humans, DMs, AI bots or succubus demons,” she wrote. “While I do hate to rob you of running random baseless news stories that would have been much more accurately written by ChatGPT, you need to let this story die and leave all of these innocent people alone now.”
A source later told PEOPLE that the Until Death star and MGK are “still not in a good place” due to their major altercation.
A second source close to the couple added: “She’s now posted that there was no cheating, but she initially thought there was and now is backtracking a bit. She was definitely hinting at infidelity with her first post. She regrets making it all so public but was really upset in the moment. Their relationship is crazy and intense, yet it wouldn’t be shocking if they were back together completely by the end of the week.”