Along with 2020's many unexpected events came one of the most random celebrity couples of our time. Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox's relationship timeline isn't that long yet, but it does prove one thing: the couple fell in love fast and hard. The pair was first romantically linked together in May 2020, sparking rumors that Fox had separated from her husband of over a decade, Brian Austin Green. Fox and Green's split was confirmed just days later, and from then, the Transformers actor and the rapper's unlikely relationship quickly blossomed into a complicated romance.
Fox and Kelly reportedly met for the first time on the set of their upcoming film Midnight In the Switchgrass in Puerto Rico. Production on the film was shut down just over a week after it began due to uncertainty surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, according to E! News, Fox and Kelly continued to hang out and get to know each other after the shutdown while quarantined in Los Angeles. "The down time has been good for them," a source told the outlet in June 2020. "They are intrigued by each other and having a lot of fun."
The pair was first spotted together on May 16, when Fox and MGK were seen grabbing takeout in Calabasas, California. This strengthened existing speculation that Fox had split from Green after both were seen in public without their wedding rings on. Green hinted at the breakup by posting a cryptic message to Instagram on his wife's birthday. Finally, on May 18, Green confirmed that he and Fox separated in December 2019 during his ...with Brian Austin Green podcast.
"She said, 'I realized when I was out of the country working alone that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience and I think that might be something worth trying for me,'" he recalled during the episode. "I was shocked and I was upset about it, but I can’t be 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."
Despite the split, Green said he remained on good terms with Fox, calling her his "best friend of 15 years" and saying he didn't want to lose that. And though he hadn't even met Kelly yet and Megan didn't need his approval, Green gave the metaphorical green light for their friendship to continue. "Megan and I have talked about him,” he said. “They’re friends at this point, and from what she’s expressed, he’s a really nice, genuine guy, and I trust her judgment.” From there, it seems that Fox and Kelly pressed fast forward on their relationship.
On May 20, two days after Fox and Green's breakup was confirmed, MGK released a new video for his single "Bloody Valentine" starring none other than Fox as his bad ass girlfriend. The twosome almost share a kiss in the video, stoking even more speculation that they were much more than friends.
On June 17, US Weekly reported that Fox and Kelly were officially dating after months of public speculation. The news came two days after they were spotted holding hands and kissing at a Sherman Oaks bar by the Daily Mail. The couple was seen together in public once again later that month, but they had yet to officially confirm or comment on the news themselves, with Kelly only posting photos of his and Fox's matching manicures from the "Bloody Valentine" video.
Fox and Kelly finally confirmed their relationship during their first joint interview on Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent's podcast, Give Them Lala... With Randall. Lala's fiancé Randall Emmett is their director on Midnight In the Switchgrass, which resumed production in Puerto Rico in June.
During the revealing interview, Fox said that she knew she and Kelly were more than soulmates two days into filming. "I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame," she recalled. "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."
The talk led into a live reading from astrologist Susan Miller, who said Fox and Kelly appeared destined to get married one day. Fox clarified that "we're not engaged or anything like that," to which Miller responded that Kelly would marry someone who is happy. How specific. Kelly then conceded, "Megan is already really happy."
Just a week after the podcast premiered, they became Instagram official on July 28. Kelly was the first to share a photo of the pair, captioning the post, "Waited for eternity to find you again..." He even tagged his location as "The Universe" to hammer home the "twin flame" thing.
Fox made it Insta official on her own page a week later, sharing a snapshot of her and Kelly on Aug. 5. She captioned the post, "Achingly Beautiful Boy... My heart is yours," which Green later dunked on by posting pics of his kids and copying her caption.
Just in case you needed even more confirmation that Fox and Kelly were now a thing, the rapper said as much during an appearance on BuzzFeed's "Thirst Tweets" series. When reading out a tweet from a fan who asked if he was free to go on a date, Kelly commented that he was "locked in" already. "No dates for me, probably ever, he said." The same went for another fan who said they would let Kelly "suck my toes maybe," in which he had zero interest. "Like I said, I’m only sucking one pair of toes," he explained. Ah, true love.
During a Sept. 23 interview on The Howard Stern Show, the Cleveland rapper revealed that this relationship is the first time he's been in love. "I didn't know what [love] was until me and her made eye contact," he said. "That's when I was like, 'Whoa.'" 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."
Days later, MGK released the video for "Drunk Face," which features clips of them kissing and boarding a private jet.
On the heels of his 27 Club coffee shop opening in Ohio, Kelly appeared on the cover of NME and opened up about how being with Fox influenced his album. He told the magazine, "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." And speaking of his and Fox's favorite topic, Kelly added, "I think the universe caught on to 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*cking life."
MGK is on a roll with his cover stories. This time, he and Fox spoke to Nylon about their headline-making relationship. As Kelly gushed about how Fox makes him feel safe and took him out of the fast lane, she compared their love to natural disasters — in a good way. "Loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire," she started. "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."
On Nov. 22, they took things to the next level and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the American Music Awards. While walking the carpet, eagle-eyed viewers caught a glimpse at some new ink on Fox's collarbone, which said "el pistolero" and means "the gunman." Reportedly, the script tattoo represents MGK's nickname and signifies that she's committed to this relationship. The couple also sported matching nail art that night, showing they're in sync.
Just days after she and Kelly made their red carpet debut, Fox filed to divorce Green on Nov. 25 in Los Angeles County Court, according to court docs obtained by The Blast. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star filed his response the same day, per the outlet, which also reported that custody and spousal support agreements were unclear at the time.
The lovefest continued when Kelly opened up about his battle with drug use in a profile with Dave Franco for Interview Magazine on Nov. 27. While he's still "early" in the process of recovery, Kelly revealed that both therapy and Fox have been instrumental in his sobriety. He said of Fox, "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."
That's the latest with these two! Rest assured this timeline will continue to be updated with any major developments.
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