Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Say They Couldn't See Each Other's Faces When They First Met


los angeles, california may 27 editorial use only l r machine gun kelly, winner of the alternative rock album of the year award for tickets to my downfall,’ and megan fox attend the 2021 iheartradio music awards at the dolby theatre in los angeles, california, which was broadcast live on fox on may 27, 2021 photo by emma mcintyregetty images for iheartmedia
(Image credit: Emma McIntyre)

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are... complicated, but I have to admit I'm obsessed with their energy. The couple is back with more weirdness in their latest joint British GQ Style interview—and you're going to want to buckle up, 'cause it's a wild ride.

Fox and Kelly described the first time they met, except they didn't really meet? It was more like a test run, I guess. It was at a GQ party in LA several years ago, and though they spoke, they apparently couldn't see each other's faces. Before you ask: No, this isn't a metaphor.

"This weird thing happened," Fox said. "We didn’t see each other." Then she asked Kelly, "Do you remember [seeing] my face?"

Her boyfriend then responded, "That’s what’s crazy. I don’t. I don’t remember your face."

OK so like, this isn't exactly the craziest story, is it? It was a glitzy party where I'm assuming there were hundreds of A-list to Z-list celebs, and it was probably also late in the evening with lots of champagne flowing—is it possible that they did see each other's faces, but just weren't really paying attention? Nope, not according to them.

"I don’t remember your face... And I definitely would have remembered his face," Fox continued. "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." OOOOK, then.

Here's where things get both weirder and more romantic, as long as you suspend your disbelief long enough. "I think we weren’t allowed to see each other yet," Fox hypothesized. "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, like that thing from Spirited Away. It is hard to see his face in general, but really he had no face that night. 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."

Their "real" first meeting, with both their faces present, came in 2020, on the set of Midnight In The Switchgrass. They have been dating, and doing things with each other's tongues, ever since.

los angeles, california may 23 machine gun kelly and megan fox poses backstage for the 2021 billboard music awards, broadcast on may 23, 2021 at microsoft theater in los angeles, california photo by rich furygetty images for dcp

(Image credit: Rich Fury)

new york, new york september 13 megan fox attends the 2021 met gala celebrating in america a lexicon of fashion at metropolitan museum of art on september 13, 2021 in new york city photo by theo wargogetty images

(Image credit: Theo Wargo)

new york, new york september 12 megan fox attends the 2021 mtv video music awards at barclays center on september 12, 2021 in the brooklyn borough of new york city photo by kevin mazurmtv vmas 2021getty images for mtv viacomcbs

(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021)
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.