Megan Fox Says Watching Machine Gun Kelly Become a "Better Man" Is More Satisfying Than a Grammy Win

Machine Gun Kelly was nominated in the Best Rock Album category at the 2023 Grammys. And while the recording artist didn't win the award, Megan Fox is still so proud. Read her message for her fiancé.

By Elyse Dupre Feb 07, 2023 1:27 PMTags
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While Machine Gun Kelly didn't take home a Grammy, he's still a winner to Megan Fox.

After the Feb. 5 ceremony, the Jennifer's Body actress congratulated the recording artist—who was nominated in the Best Rock Album category for Mainstream Sellout—on what he's achieved both professionally and personally so far. 

"Congratulations on being in the very small percentage of artists who have received a Grammy nomination," Megan wrote in a Feb. 7 Instagram post alongside a series of photos from the 2023 Grammys. "You have handled this process with a grace and maturity that I haven't seen from you before and I'm so proud of you." 

She then continued to sing her fiancé's praises.

"Watching you walk in humility and gratitude, watching you grow into yourself and become a better man is an immeasurably more satisfying experience than watching you accept an award. Although those will come…," Megan continued, "and this is irrelevant I guess but I will just never ever get over how beautiful your face is. I hope one day you'll see yourself the way I see you. I love you and I'll keep this memory of you forever."

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This marked Machine Gun Kelly's first Grammy nod. The musician, also known as Colson Baker, was nominated alongside The Black Keys, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Idles, Spoon and Ozzy Osbourne, the latter of whom won the award for his rock album Patient Number 9.

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The winner of the category was announced at a ceremony ahead of the televised show. While walking the red carpet shortly after, Machine Gun Kelly expressed how he was feeling and reflected on his journey.

"I'm always pretty uncomfortable here," he told Laverne Cox on Live From E! about attending these events. "Ultimately, I'm really happy to be in the company of such great musicians. I didn't take the category home, and I almost feel like I asked for that lesson. Like, I felt like I lacked self-love, and I was valuing myself so much on career accomplishments that I needed this. The car ride here was very cathartic for me….I need to appreciate what I already have, and once that self-love happens for me, things like the awards and all that will come."

And Machine Gun Kelly realized the real prize is getting to do what he loves. As the 32-year-old put it, "When the art is yours, you already won."

"I know the world will never forget the young man with the pink guitar," he added. "I feel more at peace now than I think I ever have in my life. And I had a car ride here to contemplate and just experience gratitude that I don't know I ever felt before. I always have so much attitude and I needed gratitude."

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