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Megan Fox and Colson Baker, a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, are quickly shaping up to be one of Hollywood's sexiest couples. The pair met on the set of a movie in 2020 while Fox was still married to Brian Austin Green (they had quietly separated back in 2019). Now, more than a year later, Fox and Colson are making out on red carpets and fending off engagement rumors. Here’s how we got here.
March 2020: Fox and Baker meet early in 2020 while filming Midnight In the Switchgrass, but things reportedly start heating up after production shuts down due to COVID-19. “They’ve been hanging out a lot since their movie was shut down,” a source told E! News in June. “The downtime has been good for them…. They are intrigued by each other and having a lot of fun.”
May 2020: After photos surfaced of Fox and Baker, the actor’s husband of 10 years confirms their split. Green said the breakup had happened after Fox returned from filming a project in late 2019. “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 said on his podcast, per People. “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. We talked about it a little more and said, ‘Let’s separate for a bit’…and so we did.” He went on to say the couple is still friends and that “we’ve had an amazing relationship and I will always love her and I know she’ll always love me.”
Later in May, Fox starred in the official Machine Gun Kelly music video for “Bloody Valentine,” fueling more rumors.
June 2020: Baker quotes a “Bloody Valentine” lyric in a tweet, writing “’I’m calling you girlfriend, what the fuck,’” noting that “life imitated art on that one.”
The pair were later spotted holding hands in photos from June 25.
July 2020: In their first joint interview, Fox says she felt a deep connection between them by day two of filming. “I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame,” she says on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s podcast, Give Them Lala ... With Randall, per Entertainment Tonight. “Instead of a soul mate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time. So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately, because I felt it right away.”
On July 28 the couple goes Instagram official. “Waited for eternity to find you again ... 🔪💫❤️🔪,” Colson wrote on Instagram alongside a mirror selfie with Fox.
August 2020: Baker finally shows up on Fox’s feed on August 5. “Achingly Beautiful Boy... My heart is yours 🔪♥️🔪,” she wrote alongside another mirror selfie.
Baker basically takes himself right off the market in a Thirst Tweets video for Buzzfeed. “Machine gun kelly I just wanna let you know am free this Sunday to go on a date just let me know if ur free Sunday cause I am free and would like to take you on a date,” one fan had tweeted, to which he replied, “I’m locked in already right now. No dates for me. Probably ever.”
September 2020: A source tells Us Weekly that Machine Gun Kelly has met Fox’s three kids. “MGK has met Megan’s kids, but Brian is pretty protective of them,” the source said. “Megan and Brian’s relationship is so up and down. They have been co-parenting in a healthy way as best as they can.”
January 2021: Fox and Baker spark engagement rumors in late January after she is spotted wearing a sparkly ring on that finger, but she seemingly hits back by wearing a “Fuck You” ring on Instagram Stories shortly after.
March 2021: What happens in Vegas rarely stays in Vegas. On Saturday, March 27, the actor and rapper are seen on a double date with Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, which feels very on-brand.
May 2021: The couple make headlines when they show up to the Billboard Music Awards looking like pure fire. See for yourself:
Baker marks the one-year anniversary of Fox saying those three important words on Twitter on May 25.
In late May, Machine Gun Kelly performs at an Indy 500 party, and Megan Fox makes a special appearance. According to E!, when he performed his song “I Think I’m Okay,” people were chanting “Megan” until she joined him on stage. You can see a video here.
“She came out after everyone was chanting ‘Megan’ for some time,” a source told E!. “Then she did stay on the stage in the background for the whole song.”
June 2021: After the success of that one show, it seems Fox will be joining Baker on tour. According to a source that spoke with Entertainment Tonight, the pair “are pretty inseparable” at the moment.
That’s not all. It looks as though an engagement could be coming soon. “MGK would love to start a family with Megan someday, but right now doesn’t seem to be the time in terms of scheduling,” the source told ET. “As far as engagement goes, it is likely that this will happen sooner than later, and it has been a topic of conversation without question.”
July 2021: In a new profile for The Washington Post, Fox reiterates that she knew Baker was her soulmate immediately. “The first time I looked into his eyes, I was like, ‘I know you. I have known you so many times, in so many different forms, in so many different lives,’” she said, adding she “wasn’t expecting it’d be like, ‘God, you are my soul mate,’ instantly.”
She also revealed the nicknames she has for the performer during an appearance on Fox 5 New York this week, including Cookie, Buddha, and Booby.
September 2021: The couple spark engagement rumors yet again when Fox reportedly wears a “ring on that special finger” to her boyfriend’s VMAs rehearsal on September 8. A source told Us Weekly that there will be a “surprise announcement” during Machine Gun Kelly’s actual performance on September 12. MGK will be performing his single “Papercuts” with Travis Barker, who is at the center of some engagement rumors of his own.
At the 2021 MTV VMAs, Fox refers to Machine Gun Kelly as her “future baby daddy.” (She also used the same label for Travis Barker in reference to Kourtney Kardashian.) Do what you will with that information.
This post will be updated.
Originally Appeared on Glamour