In 2020, Machine Gun Kelly released the music video for his new single “Bloody Valentine.” It starred Megan Fox as the video’s vixen and increased the rumors that the pair had been dating longer than they claimed.
The video, directed by Michael Garcia, showed Kelly and Fox in a relationship that towed the line of pleasure and pain. Affectionate moments between the couple were juxtaposed with Fox duct-taping Kelly’s mouth shut, tying him to a chair and, at one point, electrocuting him in the bathtub.
While Kelly was stunned into silence by Fox’s actions, she took over the video, lip-synced, and even played the guitar.
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Rumors started swirling around the pair’s relationship status when TMZ spotted them driving around L.A. to grab food and coffee. In the photo, Fox was without a wedding ring. She was previously married to Brian Austin Green for over 10 years, but sources confirmed to E! that they were now separated.
In addition, Fox and the musician were filming a movie together in Puerto Rico before the pandemic hit. This suggested that they might have been quarantining together this whole time.
When Did Fox And Her Ex-husband Breakup?
Green confirmed the breakup on his podcast With “Brian Austin Green” in May 2020. In the episode, he said they were “trying to sort of be apart.”
He confessed that the split happened in 2019 and noted that they “made the decision early on to not comment” about the breakup. On the other hand, he wanted “to be able to clear the air on everything that’s going on.”
“I wanted it coming from my mouth. I wanted people to hear everything from me and then this is it,” he said. “I don’t want to have to talk about this anymore.”
Green then revealed that the decision to stay apart came after Fox left the country to film a movie for five weeks. When she returned, she reportedly told him she felt more herself on her own and wanted to explore those feelings. Eventually, he said, “reality started sinking in” and they decided to divorce to avoid any kind of “volatile situation.” Surprisingly, Green’s tone was understanding when he explained the situation.
“And, I was shocked and I was upset about it,” he said. “But I can’t be upset at her, and I wasn’t upset at her because she didn’t ask to feel that way, it wasn’t a choice she made, that’s the way she honestly felt.”
Is Kelly & Fox Engaged?
On September 8, Fox was spotted watching Kelly’s MTV Video Music Awards rehearsal. According to Us Weekly, she wore what appeared to be a “ring on that special finger.” The outlet teased a possible “surprise announcement” during the rapper’s performance at the award show, which took place on September 12.
With all the sparked engagement rumors, separate sources said the couple wasn’t taking that next step yet.
According to E!, even though the “Transformers” actor had a ring on her ring finger, the pair aren’t engaged. And though wedding bells aren’t ringing for the couple yet, there’s a pretty good chance they will be soon.
In April 2021, an insider told E! News that Fox and MGK “plan to get engaged and married” after her divorce from Brian Austin Green was finalized. Since she filed to end her marriage to her estranged husband in November 2020, nothing has been settled yet.
How Old Is Fox?
Fox turned 35 in May 2021, while Kelly celebrated his 31st birthday the month before.
Although there were backlashes and criticisms about the four-year age gap between the actress and her beau, she shut them down, claiming it’s no one’s business.
“No one would blink twice if George Clooney was dating someone four years younger,” she told InStyle. “Four years? Go f— yourself. We would have been in high school together. That’s so ridiculous that women are treated that way. I’m very surprised by how archaic some of the mindsets still are in some people,” the actress said.
What Does Kelly Think About Fox?
Kelly confessed on “The Howard Stern Show” that he didn’t know what love was until he met Fox. “That’s when I was like, ‘Whoa.’ 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.”
He cited that she was a key influence on his fifth studio album, “Tickets to My Downfall,” which arrived about four or so months after they started dating.
“Tickets is essentially my diary, because I did fall in love during the making of this record, and I did become a better person. It’s interesting,” he told NME. “I think the universe caught onto me wanting to make a change. 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—ing life.”
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He also publicly credited Fox with “taking him out of the fast lane” in an interview with Nylon. “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,” he explained.