Megan Fox Confirms Machine Gun Kelly Engagement Was Once Called Off: Where They Stand Now

Megan Fox confirmed that her engagement to Machine Gun Kelly was at one time called off while sharing a cryptic update on their relationship.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Mar 20, 2024 12:33 PMTags
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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's relationship has been through transformations.

And while the Jennifer's Body actress is keeping specifics of their current status close to the chest, she confirmed that their engagement, was in fact, called off at a point during their relationship.

"All those things you said were accurate things that have occurred," Megan told Call Her Daddy's Alex Cooper of their romance timeline during the March 20 episode. "And I could see them being confusing, or interesting to people, and them being like, 'What's up?'" 

The couple—who got engaged January in 2022sparked breakup rumors in February 2023 after Megan posted a series of photos referencing Beyoncé's Lemonade. Megan later set the record straight, though, in a since-deleted Instagram post that denied any cheating rumors. 

However, despite her understanding the public's interest, Megan isn't willing to divulge too much about her relationship with the rapper.

"I think that what I've learned from being in this relationship is that it's not for public consumption," the 37-year-old reflected. "So I think as of now, I don't have a comment on like the status of the relationship. What I can say is, that is what I refer to as being my 'twin soul', and there will always be a tether to him no matter what."

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She added, "I can't say for sure what the capacity will be, but I will always be connected to him somehow. Beyond that, I'm not willing to explain."

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Megan's comments come four months after the release of her book of poetry, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous, some of which describes her relationship with MGK (born Colson Baker). 

"But I didn't really write anything about him," Megan noted, "that he hasn't said about himself in his own music. However that doesn't make it any less sensitive for him to experience me writing about it."

The Transformers alum has also previously explained, however, that the "Emo Girl" artist supported Megan on every step of this new artistic endeavor. 

"I think it helps that he's an artist himself," Megan—who opened up about experiencing a miscarriage within her book—said during a November appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. "And he recognizes that he has this outlet where he gets to experience his catharsis through songwriting, where he gets to express his pain in that way. And as an actor, you don't really have that, because I'm reading someone else's dialogue. So I don't get to go to work and really put my experiences or my pain into my art."

She further explained how MGK "recognized that I needed an outlet for that," adding, "And when you love someone you're not going to deny them the right to experience a relief from their suffering. And I think that's just part of what it is to care about someone and to want to see them heal."

Keep reading for more from Megan's Call Her Daddy interview. 

Megan Fox Confirms She Drank a Drop of MGK's Blood

One thing the Transformers alum wants to get straight: the rumor she participates in Satanic rituals.

 "I guess one of the ones that's very persistent is that I'm like Satanic, or do Satanic rituals, or maybe adjacent to Illuminati, or something in that vein,” she said. “Which I think really started—I don't know why it started there was just that one time I said I drink blood ritualistically, and then everybody was like, 'She's into Satanic rituals.' That was a very misunderstood thing.” 

Instead, Megan compared her drinking a drop of fiancé Machine Gun Kelly’s blood to the blood brother pacts of old.

“It's like that, except instead of rubbing your fingers together the drop of blood goes in your mouth,” she added. “And I don't know why that becomes Satanic! What is so gross about what I did with my 'soul mate'?"

How Her Mother’s Depression Affected Her as a Child

The 37-year-old got candid about the ways in which witnessing her mother’s depression and tumultuous marriages to her father and stepfather affected her then and now.

“I was so connected to her sadness,” she explained of her relationship to her mother. “Her feelings of being unfulfilled, and also her resentment towards relationships. My dad, is really outgoing and funny and charming, and really unique and sparkly, and she was not fulfilled in that relationship for whatever reason. They got divorced, she immediately got remarried.”

She continued, “I watched her depression through her relationship as well, so the messaging that I received is that men, and marriage in particular, drain you of your life force, and keep you from being able to express your creativity or express your unique desires, and it’s an oppressive experience to be in a relationship or to be in love.”

On Falling in Love With Others Throughout Her Relationship with Brian Austin Green

The Jennifer’s Body actress reflected on her 11-year marriage to the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor, which began when she was just 18 years old and continued until 2021. The now exes share sons Noah, Bodhi and Journey.

"First of all, let me just say—I was not a great girlfriend to Brian,” Megan, who shares sons Noah, Bodhi and Journey with Brian, noted. “I will be very honest, and he was not great to me either all the time, but I think it would be easy for me to lean into, or complain about, or let it seem like that relationship was one way. I was not great, because I was young, and really should not have been in a relationship with that level of commitment and that magnitude.”

She continued, “So I did a lot of falling in love with other people at the time, um I would go to work and fall in love because I was a kid. And yeah, I never had the full freedom to be single and experience that life, and I thought for a minute when I got divorced that’s what I was going to do, and I was single for like three weeks.”

Her Feelings About Being Synonymous With the Phrase “Sex Symbol”

“I think it adds pressure to a girl who has body dysmorphia and never really saw herself that way,” Megan reflected. “And the things that I thought were my strengths, like my mind, my intelligence, or my sense of humor—those things are not acknowledged, and instead I’m being acknowledged for something I don’t identify with or as. It’s forcing me to wear a character I wasn’t trying to wear. And then also, you assign the character to me, and then you torture and demonize the character.” 

In reality, the title was never her personal lived experience. 

She added, “I was never that. I was never her, like you created her and then you murdered her. I think to just being called a ‘sex symbol,’ I don’t initially have a reaction. But to the whole process of what really happened, and it goes into just being famous in general and the process of fame, has been really haunting, to be honest.”

Where She and Machine Gun Kelly Stand Today

In addition to confirming she and MGK—who got engaged in January 2022—at one point did call off their engagement, Megan reflected on why she wants to keep the details of their relationship private. 

"I think that what I've learned from being in this relationship is that it's not for public consumption," the 37-year-old reflected. "So I think as of now, I don't have a comment on like the status of the relationship. What I can say is, that is what I refer to as being my 'twin soul', and there will always be a tether to him no matter what."

On Which Cosmetic Procedures She Has and Hasn’t Had Done

“Here’s things I haven’t done that I’ve been accused of doing,” she said. “I’ve never had a face lift of any kind, I’ve never done threads, I’ve never had buccal fat done—I’ll never have any fat removed from my face, I will only ever put fat in, which leads me to I’ve never had any liposuction, or body contouring or anything like that.” 

But that’s not to say she minds the BBL rumors per se. Megan noted, “I would be so flattered if somebody thought I had a BBL, if I could, I would. I don’t have the extra body fat.” 

And while she said she has had her breasts done on three separate occasions—the first when she was in her early 20s, the second after she’d finished breastfeeding and the third more recently—there is one reason she hasn’t had more procedures done. 

"I don’t like surgery,” she admitted, “so when I go to have a surgery it’s a very big deal. I’m very afraid of dying under general anesthesia, so I haven’t had much surgery because of that.”

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