A mystical feeling! Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have not stopped talking about their once-in-a-lifetime connection since they started dating in May 2020. The pair met in March of that year on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrᴀss, and though it took a couple months for their relationship to turn romantic, they both knew right away that they had something special.
“I’m locked in already right now,” the rapper said in August 2020, replying to a fan who asked him on a date during an episode of BuzzFeed Celeb’s Thirst Tweets. “No dates for me. Probably ever.”
The “Drunk Face” singer has also said that Fox has been helpful as he works through his drug addiction recovery. “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 told Interview magazine in November 2020.
The Jennifer’s Body star, meanwhile, called the musician her “twin flame” just one month after Us Weekly confirmed that the duo were a couple. “Megan and MGK have gotten more serious and are officially dating and referring to one another as boyfriend and girlfriend,” an insider told Us in June 2020. “They’re enjoying spending more and more time together and have a strong connection.”
Within months of their romance kicking off, Kelly (real name Colson Baker) said that Fox had made him a “better” person. “I think the universe caught on to me wanting to make a change,” he told NME in October 2020. “It was like, ‘Maybe we won’t make this a reality; maybe we’ll make this ironic.’ Instead of the downfall, go ahead and have the biggest rise of your f–king life.”
In February 2021, the Hope & Faith alum cemented the duo’s relationship with an unusual gift: a necklace containing a vial of her blood.
“Well, she was actually going out of town to film a movie. This was really new in our relationship,” the Bird Box star told Ellen DeGeneres in May 2021. “I didn’t have a pᴀssport either. So, she was going out to Bulgaria so I was kind of freaking out, like, ‘You’re gonna leave and I can’t even come see you.’”
Kelly carries the pendant with him when he doesn’t wear it. “Some people give, like, a handkerchief to their partner or whatever,” he added. “She gave me her DNA.”
After finding out that Kelly was going to be her costar in Midnight in the Switchgrᴀss, Fox could sense that something important was about to happen. “Immediately, I was like, ‘Uh oh,’” the New Girl alum said in July 2020. “I could feel that some wild s–t 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.”
“The second that I was in a room with him … I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame,” the Jonah Hex star told astrologer Susan Miller in 2020. “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.”
Love at First Sight
“I didn’t know what [love] was until me and her made eye contact,” Kelly said during a September 2020 episode of The Howard Stern Show. “That’s when I was like, ‘Whoa.’” He added: “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.”
A Natural Disaster
In November 2020, Fox described her romance with the rapper as a “once-in-a-lifetime thing” and used the phrase “mythic proportions” to describe their connection. “Loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire,” she told Nylon. “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 graтιтude.”
“I looked into his eyes [and] I felt the most pristine, most gentle, most pure spirit,” the Tennessee native told Nylon, describing the moment she started working with MGK on Midnight in the Switchgrᴀss. “My heart shattered immediately and I just knew that I was f—ked.”
In November 2020, the “Let You Go” singer admitted that he was happy his relationship with Fox had helped him take a break from the stresses of life. “Love is not what’s being encouraged now. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite: Everything now is isolation, dehumanization, separation,” Kelly told Nylon at the time. “And f—k, dude, you have in your head that you’re this rock star, with multiple women and all that. … So, finding someone that can take you out of the fast lane and make sure that you’re safe, because at any minute you can crash — I love that it can evolve into that.”
Call It Destiny
During a July 2021 interview with USA Today, Fox said it was destiny — not work — that brought her to her boyfriend. However, being in the same movie didn’t hurt the situation. “It was just two people who were primed and supposed to be together,” she said. “We were meant to meet each other.” The Jennifer’s Body star also shared what it was like to act with her beau.
“He’s a lot bigger than me,” she noted. “He’s like seven feet tall and I’m tiny, so this is not something that’s going to happen in real life. But it went OK. We didn’t know each other yet, so it was just like two actors doing a fight scene, but with a little added sparkle.”
She continued, “The first day I felt crazy. That energy was really overwhelming and super chaotic. I was having all these feelings and I wasn’t sure what they were, I just knew something intense was happening.”
“Do you know where the girls are getting ready at? I’m just looking for my wife right now,” the musician asked in Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s April 2023 wedding special, which featured footage of him and Fox.