You might say they're the Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson of 2021.
Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for iHeartMedia However, a lot of people seem to have questions about their relationship, mostly along the lines of "When the heck did that happen?" Kevin Mazur / Getty Images So, for your peace of mind as well as mine, here's a full timeline of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's relationship: In 2008, 18-year-old Colson Baker — aka Machine Gun Kelly — hung a poster of actor Megan Fox on his bedroom wall.
More specifically, it was a picture from her
GQ photoshoot. He loved her as Mikaela Banes in Transformers. One of Colson's classmates even said he'd marry Megan one day. Kevin Winter / Getty Images On March 9, 2020, filming on a movie called Midnight in the Switchgrass began in Puerto Rico. Its cast included Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, who met for the first time on set.
When director Randall Emmett first told her that MGK had been cast in the film, Megan felt that "some wild shit was going to happen to [her] from that meeting."
On Randall's podcast,
, she said, " I just felt it like, deep in my soul — that something was going to come from that." Give Them Lala...with Randall Lionsgate / Via youtube.com Two days into filming, Megan knew that MGK was her "twin flame" — the other half of her soul — so she invited him to her trailer for an astrological reading. UMG / Via giphy.com
, she said, "I went deep right away. I knew before I even did his chart, I said to him, he has a Pisces moon. I could tell by his energy." Give Them Lala...with Randall However, before they got together, Megan made a pros and cons list.
told Who What Wear, "There was my logical brain chiming in and being like, 'This will never work for 101 reasons.'" Scott Dudelson / Getty Images On March 16, 2020, production on Midnight in the Switchgrass shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cast and crew left Puerto Rico. Megan and MGK started spending time with each other back home in the US while rumors spread that she was isolating away from her then-husband, Brian Austin Green. Mega / GC Images / Via Getty On May 16, 2020, Megan and MGK were photographed cruising around Calabasas in his Aston Martin.
They picked up food before he drove her back to her gated community.
Kama / IXOLA / BACKGRID On May 18, 2020, Brian confirmed via his podcast that he and Megan had separated but that they'd talked about MGK.
"They’re friends at this point, and from what she’s expressed, he’s a really nice, genuine guy, and I trust her judgment," he
said. Alexandra Wyman / Via Getty On May 20, 2020, Machine Gun Kelly dropped his "Bloody Valentine" music video starring Megan Fox. UMG / Via giphy.com On May 25, 2020, Megan told her boyfriend "I love you" for the first time, which he shared on Twitter a year later. On June 17, 2020, their relationship was officially confirmed via US Weekly. Scott Dudelson / Getty Images On June 23, 2020, MGK made it ~sort of~ Instagram official by sharing a picture of their matching "Bloody Valentine" manicures on his story. On July 22, 2020, they gave their first joint interview on their Midnight in the Switchgrass director's podcast, Give Them Lala...with Randall.
On their episode, famous astrologist Susan Miller read their charts, and she
said the couple was destined to be married. Gotham / GC Images / Via Getty On July 28, 2020, MGK made it officially Instagram official with this cute mirror selfie. Before leaving for Bulgaria to shoot , Megan gave Colson a Till Death necklace containing a drop of her blood as a going away present. On Aug. 5, 2020, Megan posted her first picture with him on Instagram. Colson was able to join Megan in Bulgaria after Bernie Sanders helped him get a passport.
Ellen, "I haven't even talked to him since this happened. Thank you so much. Thank you to the Bernie Sanders team for that. I made it to Bulgaria and the relationship's going strong, so thank you so much." Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for iHeartMedia On Aug. 14, 2020, MGK read thirst tweets in a BuzzFeed Celeb interview. He responded to a fan tweet asking him out by confirming his relationship status. On their first official date in September 2020, MGK convinced Megan to climb up a balcony so they could visit a rooftop where he used to hang out. For their second date, they went swimming with sharks in Bora Bora. On Sept. 17, 2020, the couple heard "Bloody Valentine" on the radio for the first time, and Colson captured it on video. On Sept. 23, 2020, he told Howard Stern that he "didn't know what [true love] was until me and [Megan] made eye contact."
said, "That was my first experience with being open to love and stuff like that. I definitely wasn't set up to believe that that's something that could ever exist." Mega / GC Images / Via Getty On Sept. 30, 2020, Megan appeared in MGK's vlog-style music video for "Drunk Face."
The video chronicled their celebrations on the day his
Welcome to my Downfall album dropped. UMG / Via youtube.com On Nov. 22, 2020, they made their red carpet debut as a couple, and Megan's sleeveless dress showed off her tattoo of his nickname.
inked on her collarbone are "El pistolero," which is Spanish for "gunner." Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for dcp On Nov. 25, 2020, Megan officially filed for divorce from Brian Austin Green, citing "irreconcilable differences."
They previously filed for divorce in 2015 but reconciled soon after.
Jason Merritt / Getty Images On Jan. 30, 2021, Megan dispelled engagement rumors by posting a close-up of what people thought was an engagement ring on her Instagram story. On Feb. 14, 2021, Megan wrote a Valentine's Day poem for her "most unusually handsome boy." Around May 2021, the couple took a trip to Costa Rica so they could try taking a potentially dangerous hallucinogenic that the Indigenous people of the Amazon often use as a spiritual medicine in a "proper setting with Indigenous people.”
During an appearance on
Jimmy Kimmel Live, she said it was "such a good bonding experience." Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC / Via Getty On May 23, 2021, Megan, MGK, and his dyed black tongue attended the Billboard Music Awards.
The decision to wear her now-iconic outfit was a bit challenging for Megan after returning from Costa Rica. She
told InStyle that her initial response to her stylist's outfit choice was, "I was just talking to God in the jungle. I’m not ready to wear that." Todd Williamson / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images They made a second red carpet appearance later that week on May 27 at the iHeart Radio Awards dressed like alternative Barbie and Ken. Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for iHeartMedia The next day, she joined him on stage during the Indy 500 Barstool Sports party as the crowd chanted her name.
An eyewitness told
E! News that the actor watched from the background of the stage while he performed "I Think I'm Okay." Michael Hickey / Getty Images On June 9, 2021, the first trailer for Midnight in the Switchgrass dropped. On June 29, 2021, production on the movie resumed. On June 30, 2021, Megan told Fox 5 New York that her nicknames for MGK include "cookie," "buddha," and "booby." On July 7, 2021, Megan called out the sexist criticism she's faced over their relationship because MGK is four years younger than her.
told InStyle, "Granted, he's lived like he's 19 his whole life, but he isn't 19. No one would blink twice if George Clooney was dating someone four years younger." Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC / Via Getty And on July 23, 2021, Midnight in the Switchgrass will release, so we can all finally watch the movie that brought this wildly wonderful couple together. Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for iHeartMedia