Everyone loves a good Hollywood love story, especially when couples who go from simply costarring to actually falling in love after the director screams “cut.” Well, Megan Fox started a new chapter in her dating life a couple of years ago after just such an occurence.
Months after separating from her husband of more than a decade Brian Austin Green, the actress found new love with musician/actor Colson Baker also known by his stage name, Machine Gun Kelly. After meeting on a movie set in March 2020, the couple felt like they are prepared to take their relationship to the next level.
Let’s take a look at how Fox and MGK met and their time as a couple, including how they’re currently “planning their future together.”
Fox And Kelly Crossed Paths Whilst On Set
In March 2020 Fox and Kelly met on the set of then upcoming indie thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass in Puerto Rico. Film producer Emmett told Us exclusively that the pair were “friends on the movie, and I know them to have a professional relationship.” Deadline reported that the film’s production in Puerto Rico shut down after two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. A source told E! News that the co-stars had “been hanging out a lot since their movie was shut down,” adding, “The downtime has been good for them…They are intrigued by each other and having a lot of fun.”
Then in May 2020, rumors of a romance between the two stars began when the DailyMail published photos of the pair grabbing takeout together in Calabasas. The outing came amid rumors that she was quarantined separately from her longtime husband, Green. Both had been spotted without their wedding rings in recent months.
The next day, Green posted a cryptic message on Instagram, marking his wife’s birthday.
“Eventually butterflies get bored sitting on a flower for too long,” he wrote alongside a photo of a butterfly on a flower. “They start feeling smothered. It’s a great big world, and they want to experience it.
Fox’s Ex-Husband Still Cared When She Began Dating MGK
Later on, in May 2020, the Beverly Hills 90210 alum confirmed that he and Fox have been on a break since December 2019, via 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 Fox telling him. “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.”
He also addressed recent photos of Fox and Kelly out together. “I’ve never met him, but Megan and I have talked about him,” Austin 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.”
Green and Fox share three sons, Noah, 7; Bodhi, 6; and Journey, 3. The former couple began dating in 2004 and split in 2006 before getting married in 2010. They filed for divorce in 2015 but reconciled ahead of their third son’s birth in 2016.
“I will always love her, and I know she will always love me, and I know as far as a family, what we built is really cool and really special,” Brian explained, later adding, “I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds. She’s been my best friend for 15 years, and I don’t want to lose that.”
Machine Gun Kelly Expresses His Love For His Girlfriend With A Music Video
In May 2020, Kelly released the music video for “Bloody Valentine,” the first single off of his upcoming album. Fox starred in the video as Kelly’s domineering girlfriend, sharing an almost-kiss with the musician and stoking further speculation about their relationship.
The following month, the Daily Mail published photographs of Fox and Austin holding hands and kissing after a night spent at Mr. Furley’s Bar in Sherman Oaks, California. The couple’s public date night came one day after Green was seen having lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles with model Courtney Stodden by TMZ.
Later that day, Kelly seemed to allude to his new relationship, tweeting a lyric from “Bloody Valentine.” “I’m calling you girlfriend, what the f*ck.’ Life imitated art on that one,” he wrote.
A source told E! that although Fox may be moving on, Green “isn’t filing for divorce yet,” adding, “He wants to give Megan space and is hopeful they will find their way back to one another. It’s been hard to see her get back out in the dating world, but he is trying to fill his time with his kids and friends.”