Only Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox would cause this much eyebrow-raising over their first joint magazine cover.
In a new article released this week in British GQ, the couple posed for some stunning photos, including one where Fox was naked save for a gun holster and a pistol, which she pointed at her beloved’s crotch.
The interview itself was just as wild though, with Fox and Kelly opening up about everything from their first real meeting, to realizing they were each other’s soulmates, to their first unconventional kiss. Here are all the things we learned from the candid conversation.
In case you needed more proof that these twin flames are invested for life, part of the interview included writer Molly Lambert standing over the couple with her phone’s flashlight so that they could better see the tattoos they were giving each other.
Fox chose for their matching ink (“The darkest fairytale”) to go on her inner-arm vein, whereas Machine Gun Kelly already has so many tattoos his went further south, towards his pelvis.
“F---ing best tattoo I’ve ever seen in my life,” he told Fox after she was done.
During the interview, the couple revealed that while they did fall in love while filming Midnight In The Switchgrass, they’d also met once before when they were introduced at a GQ party.
“I don’t remember your face... And I definitely would have remembered his face,” Fox said. “I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb.”
For his part, Kelly doesn’t remember seeing Fox’s face either, which leads the couple to believe they weren’t destined to really meet at that point in time.
“I think we weren’t allowed to see each other yet. We weren’t supposed to run into each other that night, so our souls, our spirit guides, were luring us away from each other, because you literally had no face,” Fox said.
“It is hard to see his face in general, but really he had no face that night,” she continued before turning to him. “Thank God, [because] what torture had I known you were there and I couldn’t get to you. It was better that I didn’t know.”
Once the pair realized they were into each other, they started texting. Eventually, texting turned into three-hour phone conversations.
“It felt like five minutes, so it didn’t even feel like three hours,” Kelly said. “Even our first kiss, she wouldn’t kiss me. We just put our lips right in front of each other and breathed each other’s breath and then she just left.”
So what did they do for their first date? He picked her up in a 1974 Cadillac convertible and took her for a picnic at a canyon’s edge. Then they hung out at the Roxy Theatre rooftop and made out.
During the interview, MGK revealed that he’s never been so inspired to create as he has been since coupling up with Fox. He added that he prefers to communicate through song, and that he once brought Fox a song that said all the things he couldn’t.
“It’s almost like she reconnected a wire in my brain. Creativity won’t stop coming out,” he said.
"We may look at somebody and think, 'That person’s so beautiful. Their life must be so easy.' They most likely don’t feel that way about themselves," she said. "Yeah, I have body dysmorphia. I have a lot of deep insecurities."
Machine Gun Kelly revealed that he, too, has a lot of deep insecurities and deals with post-traumatic stress from his upbringing and previous drug use. It's something Megan has helped him manage in their time together.
"I’m basically trying to live without dying quickly every day," he said. "She’s helped me realize that you can’t bury your trauma. No one knows anything about me. They don’t know how deep that rabbit hole goes with my childhood and with everything that my body has stored in itself."
In the interview, the subject of Fox’s portrayal in the media came up, and how the public has been reevaluating the way she was treated. The actor responded by saying the only thing she felt like she could do was to control her own reactions to the narratives, which is why she took a break from interviews for a while and now prefers doing indie films.
“I think I had either put myself in, or allowed other people to put me in, this weird box that didn’t quite fit me, where I hadn’t lived my own life as myself for a really long time – the parts of me that were always eccentric or strange and didn’t belong within my own family unit or within Hollywood,” she said.
“So it’s not that I feel vindicated. I’m beyond that, because I don’t need to be right about it anymore. Back then I was hurt – of course I did suffer tremendously – but, you know, I’m not looking for payback. I d said.
"I did a lot of work to remove that feeling of being a victim and to realise that it was a lesson. So there was purpose in it and I didn’t have to suffer any more. It’s [made me grow] into a much more interesting human being than I would have been without that," she explained.
Meg and MGK explained that their "souls chose" each other but in a sometimes "demonic."
"This is a very intense relationship," Megan said. "Our souls chose this to absolutely have to face our shadow selves; to face things about ourselves we didn’t want to have to know, that we tried to push away."
"It should be light, but also we go to hell with each other," MGK said. "It’s ecstasy and agony for sure... I don’t want people to think anything’s perfect with us. I didn’t say it was the darkest fairy tale for no reason."
"There's also the demonic side," Megan added.
“I remember she really fell in love when I made her die laughing in a fort we made in her living room,” MGK said.
This is your cue to go build a pillow fort with your loved ones tonight because that sounds like a blast.
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