Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's Relationship Timeline

From their steamy red carpet PDA to their blood-drinking rituals, here’s everything to know about Megan Fox and MGK's romance

Megan Fox; Machine Gun Kelly
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have made headlines ever since they first sparked romance rumors in May 2020.

The pair met on the set of the indie thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass in March 2020, and though production was quickly halted due to the pandemic, Fox and Kelly (real name Colson Baker) were spotted spending quality time together shortly after. That same month, Fox's ex-husband, Brian Austin Green, posted to social media and spoke on his podcast confirming his split from the Transformers alum.

Days later, the rumors hit a fever pitch when Fox appeared as Kelly's love interest in the music video for his single, "Bloody Valentine."

By July, the couple had confirmed their relationship, giving their first joint interview on the Give Them Lala … With Randall podcast where Fox called Kelly her "twin flame."

Kelly later proposed to Fox in January 2022. In the months after, Fox and Kelly made several steamy joint red carpet appearances, most recently posing for photos together at the 2023 Grammys.

Just a few days later, however, Fox sent fans spiraling when she seemingly hinted that the couple had broken up on Instagram. The actress shared a cryptic post featuring lyrics from Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade and a video of an envelope being burned in a fire pit. She also removed all photographs and videos of herself and Kelly from her Instagram before deleting her profile altogether. An insider later said that the pair had a fight and Fox is "very upset" and "won't speak to" MGK.

On March 12, 2023, the actress arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty by herself, notably not wearing her engagement ring.

From their initial meeting to their engagement blood-drinking ritual, here's what to know about Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's relationship.

March 2020: Megan Fox and MGK meet on set of Midnight in the Switchgrass

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox
Megan Fox/Instagram

Fox and Kelly first met in Puerto Rico while filming Midnight in the Switchgrass. On March 11 of that year, the rapper shared a photo of his and Fox's cast chairs positioned next to each other on set.

Days later, Deadline reported that production was shut down due to the pandemic on March 16, and that the cast and crew had flown home.

May 2020: MGK and Megan Fox are spotted together in California

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Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty; Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

After the pair were spotted together multiple times in May, a source told PEOPLE that Fox and Kelly had been "spending time together at Megan's house," adding, "They seem to have fun and look happy together. Megan only sees him when the kids are with Brian."

Shortly after, Fox's then-husband Brian Austin Green confirmed the couple's split after nearly 10 years of marriage. On an episode of his …With Brian Austin Green podcast, the actor shared that he felt distant from Fox before she left to film ​​Midnight in the Switchgrass.

When she returned home, Green said things "hadn't really changed," and that during a conversation about their marriage, Fox said she felt "more like myself" on her own. He added that he was "shocked" and "upset," but he understood that his wife's feelings weren't "a choice she made."

"I can't be upset at her because she didn't ask to feel that way," Green explained before saying that he and Fox had decided to separate. The former couple, who share sons Journey River, Bodhi Ransom and Noah Shannon, later finalized their divorce in February 2022.

May 20, 2020: Megan Fox stars in MGK's "Bloody Valentine" music video

Megan Fox in Machine Gun Kelly music video
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly.

The couple put their rumored romance on full display when Fox appeared in Kelly's "Bloody Valentine" music video. In the video, the Jennifer's Body actress can be seen duct-taping MGK's mouth and tying him up to make him her hostage. The rapper also posted a BTS clip of Fox tearing the duct tape off his back to promote the steamy release.

June 15, 2020: Megan Fox and MGK are spotted kissing as he takes to Twitter

A day before the Daily Mail published photos of the couple holding hands and kissing after a night out in Sherman Oaks, California, Kelly referenced a lyric from "Bloody Valentine" on Twitter, writing, "I'm calling you 'girlfriend,' what the f—? Life imitated art on that one."

July 13, 2020: MGK praises Megan Fox's feet

In a video interview with Teen Vogue, Kelly called "Bloody Valentine" his "favorite" video thanks to "other more personal reasons," hinting at his costar's involvement. He also shared that Fox got a pedicure prior to the shoot, adding, "It's no secret. I think feet are beautiful. And I think Megan has the most beautiful feet that exist."

July 22, 2020: Megan Fox and MGK give their first joint interview

Serving as guests on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett's podcast, Give Them Lala ... With Randall, Fox recalled how she reacted after learning that Kelly was cast as her co-star in ​​Midnight in the Switchgrass.

"I was like, 'Who is going to play this role?' And he was like, 'Oh, we just got Machine Gun Kelly,' and immediately, I was like, 'Uh oh,' " Fox said. "Because I knew, I could feel that some wild s— was going to happen to me from that meeting, but I wasn't yet sure what. I just felt it like, deep in my soul — that something was going to come from that."

She also revealed that their connection was instant, adding, "I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame. 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."

For his part, Kelly shared he looked for opportunities to make eye contact with Fox "every day."

July 28, 2020: MGK makes their relationship Instagram official

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Machine Gun Kelly/Instagram

For the couple's Instagram debut, they posed for a playful black-and-white mirror photo, with Kelly writing in the caption, "Waited for eternity to find you again ... 🔪💫❤️🔪."

Aug. 5, 2020: Megan Fox debuts the relationship on her own Instagram

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Megan Fox/ Instagram

One week later, Fox shared her own post-swim black-and-white mirror photo, captioning it, "Achingly Beautiful Boy... My heart is yours 🔪♥️🔪." That same day, her ex Green shared photos of his four sons on social media, writing, "Achingly beautiful boys...... My heart is yours."

Aug. 14, 2020: MGK declines some "thirst tweets" from fans

The rapper made it abundantly clear that he's off the market during a BuzzFeed segment called Thirst Tweets. Responding to a fan who asked if he'd be free for a date, he said, "I'm locked in already right now. No dates for me. Probably ever."

To another who declared they would "let Machine Gun Kelly suck my toes maybe," he replied, "Like I said, I'm only sucking one pair of toes."

Sept. 17, 2020: Megan Fox and MGK hear "Bloody Valentine" on the radio for the first time

To celebrate the radio debut of "Bloody Valentine," the duo rocked out to his song in the car, as seen in a clip Kelly shared on Instagram.

Sept. 23, 2020: MGK opens up about falling in love with Megan Fox

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Megan Fox/Instagram

During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show Kelly spoke about falling in love with Fox, revealing he "didn't know what [love] was until me and her made eye contact."

"That's when I was like, 'Whoa,' " the rapper shared, adding that Fox changed his perspective on love. "After I made the big chunk of the album, I did fall in love for the first time. 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."

Nov. 7, 2020: Megan Fox calls her relationship with MGK a "once in a lifetime thing"

Serving as Nylon's cover star, Fox opened up about her romance with Kelly, saying that the pair has a connection of "mythic proportions."

"Loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire," she shared. "The intensity of merging with him is just overwhelming, and the threat it poses is so powerful but so beautiful that you have no choice to surrender with reverence and with gratitude."

Nov. 22, 2020: Megan Fox and MGK make their red carpet debut at the 2020 AMAs

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images

The couple turned up on the red carpet of the 2020 American Music Awards to make their red carpet debut, with Fox introducing MGK's performance of "Bloody Valentine" and "My Ex's Best Friend" at the show.

Fox also showed off a new shoulder tattoo that reads "El pistolero" (which is Spanish for "the gunman"), believed to be in honor of her beau — though she hasn't confirmed the meaning behind the ink.

Nov. 27, 2020: MGK opens up about Megan Fox's influence on him

When speaking to Dave Franco for Interview magazine, Kelly shared how Fox supports his mental health.

"When you have a partner, mine being Megan, sitting there with you on those dark nights when you're sweating and not being able to figure out why you're so in your head, to help you get out of your head and put it in perspective, that really, really helps," he said.

Jan. 29, 2021: Megan Fox and MGK spark engagement rumors

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Emma McIntyre/Getty

The couple sparked engagement speculation after Fox was spotted wearing a massive ring in New York City while in town for Kelly's Saturday Night Live performance.

However, a source confirmed to PEOPLE at the time that the pair wasn't quite there yet.

"They are very serious and plan on spending the future together. There will be an engagement at some point, but they are not engaged now," the insider shared, adding that the actress was still in the process of finalizing her divorce.

Fox also appeared to shut down the rumors herself when she debuted a NSFW ring on Instagram Stories. She also added the words "F— You" and a side-eye emoji to the post for good measure.

Jan. 30, 2021: Megan Fox supports MGK for his Saturday Night Live debut

One day later, Kelly made his Saturday Night Live performance debut with Fox by his side for the big night. She supported her boyfriend on Instagram, calling his appearance the "best performance that show has ever seen."

Feb. 14, 2021: MGK and Megan Fox celebrate their first Valentine's Day

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Machine Gun Kelly/Instagram

In celebration of their first Valentine's Day as a couple, Kelly shared a gallery of pictures and videos in tribute to his lady, including a photo of a necklace that appeared to contain a drop of her blood.

"I wear your blood around my neck," he captioned the post. Fox also shared a few intimate snaps along with a heartfelt poem for a caption.

April 22, 2021: Megan Fox celebrates MGK's birthday

The Jennifer's Body star shared a sweet selfie for Kelly's 31st birthday, captioning the shot, "Happy Birthday blonde angel baby."

May 23, 2021: Megan Fox and MGK attend the Billboard Music Awards together

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The couple turned up the heat in coordinating black ensembles for the 2021 BBMAs. Fox looked stunning in a sexy cutout Mugler gown, while Kelly turned heads showing off his black-stained tongue.

May 25, 2021: MGK marks the anniversary of Megan Fox saying "I love you"

Kelly took to Twitter to share with fans: "she said 'i love you' one year ago today," which was just five days after the debut of their sizzling music video appearance.

Sept. 12, 2021: Megan Fox introduces MGK at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly in September 2021. Kevin Mazur/getty

Fox took the VMAs stage with pal Kourtney Kardashian, who is now married to drummer Travis Barker, to introduce their significant others as they performed "Paper Cuts."

"I am a huge fan of this next performer," Fox began. "I've watched him grow, and not just as an artist, but as a person." She got cheeky, ending with, "New York, I need you to get extra loud for our future baby daddies."

Oct. 11, 2021: Megan Fox and MGK appear on their first joint magazine cover

Kelly and Fox posed for their first magazine cover as a couple for British GQ Style's Autumn/Winter 2021 issue, with the rapper calling their relationship "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," he added.

In a couple's quiz video, the duo revealed they actually met in passing at a GQ party in L.A. During their initial interaction, Fox told Kelly he "smelled like weed," to which he responded, "I am weed."

The couple also shared that their first date involved "thousands of roses" and sushi, along with an unconventional first kiss in which they "breathed each other."

Jan. 11, 2022: MGK proposes to Megan Fox

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After more than a year of dating, Kelly proposed to Fox in early 2022.

The couple announced their engagement with separate Instagram posts, sharing videos and photos from their proposal in front of a banyan tree they'd first sat under in July 2020.

Fox reflected on their romance in her caption, writing, "Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him. And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes…and then we drank each other's blood."

Kelly also shared a video of the emerald and diamond engagement ring he gave Fox, writing, "I know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love. 1-11-2022 ✨."

Feb. 28, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK welcome a new kitten

The couple welcomed a new member into their family in February. Kelly took to Instagram to introduce their new kitten, Whiskey, in a series of adorable photos and videos. He captioned the post, "welcome Whiskey to the gang XX 🔪❤️."

April 26, 2022: Megan Fox clarifies her blood-drinking comments from their engagement

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend Machine Gun Kelly's UN/DN LAQR Launch Event on December 04, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Jerritt Clark/Getty

For her British Glamour cover, Fox offered clarity on her Instagram caption from the couple's engagement, which stated, "I said yes…and then we drank each other's blood."

The actress told the publication that the pair does indeed consume each other's blood, but for "ritual purposes only."

"So, I guess to 'drink' each other's blood might mislead people or people are imagining us with goblets and we're like Game of Thrones, drinking each other's blood. It's just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other's blood on occasion for ritual purposes only."

Fox also added that while the practice is "controlled," her fiancé is "much more haphazard and hectic and chaotic, where he's willing to just cut his chest open with broken glass and be like, 'Take my soul.'"

May 12, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend the premiere of Good Mourning

The couple wore coordinating pink ensembles as they attended the premiere of their film Good Mourning in West Hollywood, California.

Speaking with PEOPLE at the premiere event, Kelly said that directing his fiancée in the film was a collaboration between both stars.

"She didn't let me lead her character too much in any direction. She was like 'I got this. I understand what this character is,' " he explained. "She improvised and brought [her character] Kennedy to life, and I've heard a lot of people say that that's their favorite character in the movie."

"I'll always collaborate with Megan," the Mainstream Sellout musician added. "I'm madly in love with her — and I'm also a fan."

May 15, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly calls Megan Fox his 'wife' at the Billboard Music Awards

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Matt Baron/Shutterstock

After walking the red carpet together, Kelly sparked marriage rumors when he dedicated his song "Twin Flame" to Fox ahead of his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. "I wrote this song for my wife," he said onstage.

Near the end of his emotional performance, MGK took a moment for another dedication, saying, "And this is for our unborn child."

"Go to sleep / I'll see you in my dreams / This changes everything / Now I have to set you free," he sang, as the sound of a heartbeat followed shortly after.

May 16, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox show off their matching ring-finger tattoos

In honor of Fox's 36th birthday on May 16, the singer uploaded a carousel of images to his Instagram with the caption, "wishing the happiest birthday to my ethereal light being. i love you maki 🔪❤️🕯🕯"

The second photo showed off the couple's matching ring-finger tattoos, voodoo dolls with pinned hearts and visible stitches.

May 22, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding

The couple was among the intimate group of family and friends who attended Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding ceremony in Portofino, Italy.

June 27, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend the premiere of his Hulu documentary

Megan Fox and Colson Baker "Machine Gun Kelly" attends "Machine Gun Kelly's Life In Pink" premiere
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The two attended the New York premiere of MGK's new Hulu documentary, Life in Pink, and walked the carpet in all-pink looks to celebrate.

June 27, 2022: Machine Gun Kelly reveals he had a suicide attempt while on the phone with Megan Fox

In his new Hulu documentary Life in Pink, the singer opens up about falling into darkness after the death of his father in 2020 and revealed he had a suicide attempt while on the phone with Megan Fox. "I wouldn't leave my room and I started getting really, really, really dark," he said.

He continued, "Megan went to Bulgaria to shoot a movie and I started getting this really wild paranoia. Like I kept getting paranoid that someone was gonna come and kill me. I would always sleep with a shotgun next to my bed, and like, one of the days, I just f------ snapped."

"I called Megan, I was like, 'You aren't here for me,'" he added. "I'm in my room and I'm like freaking out on her and dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth and I'm yelling on the phone and like the barrel's in my mouth. I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet as it comes back up, the shell just gets jammed. Megan's like dead silent."

The musician said the moment was a turning point for him, adding that Fox and his daughter Casie, also expressed their concern for him.

"They simultaneously came at me with this like, 'I want to like, be able to see in your eyes. I don't want to like be talking to you through a veil anymore. I want to see you as my father and I want to see you as my husband-to-be,'" he recalled in the doc. "I was like, 'I need to kick the drugs, for real this time.'"

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August 17, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK go on a lunch date amid breakup rumors

In photos obtained by TMZ, Fox and Kelly were spotted grabbing lunch in Brentwood, California. The outing took place amidst speculation that the two had broken up, since they hadn't posted photos together on social media in a few months.

September 10, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK attend Beyoncé's 41st birthday party

The couple pulled out all the stops for Beyoncé's roller disco-themed birthday party. Fox wore a silver bikini top, mini shorts, white leg warmers and sky-high platform heels. As for MGK, he was decked out in purple-sequinned pants and a furry white and pink jacket. The rapper-turned-punk singer posted a carousel of pictures from the night on Instagram, including a shot of the duo posing on a leopard-print chair.

September 27, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK step out in Milan wearing Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee-inspired outfits

Fox and MGK are one fashionable couple — and they proved that once again during Milan Fashion Week. The power couple were spotted in 90s-inspired attire that was reminiscent of the fashion once donned by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, the latter of which MGK portrayed in the movie The Dirt.

Fox paired Kim Shui lace-up croc pants with an R13 flannel shirt and gold mules designed by Paris Texas, while MGK looked ominous in a skeleton-printed shirt, leather pants and a floor-length vinyl trench coat. They were also both wearing bucket hats.

October 25, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK attend the Time100 Gala

Fox and MGK stepped out for the Time100 Gala in N.Y.C. where Fox debuted fiery, red locks. The actress' hair complimented her shiny, copper-colored gown, which she paired with strappy heels. Meanwhile, MGK wore black latex pants and sleeves with his tattooed torso exposed. His hair was also noteworthy, with the musician wearing his long, platinum hair slicked back in a set of man buns.

October 26, 2022: Megan Fox tells MGK to "get me pregnant"

After MGK shared photos of him and Fox at the Time100 Gala on Instagram, the actress responded in the comments section. "Never has anyone with better bone structure walked this earth😍Exquisitely, devastatingly handsome. And 6 foot 5? Kill me or get me pregnant. Those are the only options," Fox wrote.

October 27, 2022: Megan Fox appears in MGK's new film Taurus

In his new film Taurus, MGK plays a troubled musician while Fox portrays his ex-girlfriend. The film is an exploration of the peaks and valleys that come with being a celebrity and working in the music industry.

In the official trailer, Fox makes a brief appearance — she's seen hugging MGK in a music studio.

December 1, 2022: Megan Fox and MGK release nail polish collaboration

Fox released six nail polish colors under MGK's brand, UN/DN LAQR, which were inspired by her "favorite crystals and gemstones."

The couple shot a series of sexy images to promote the polish. In one photo, Fox has her hands around MGK's neck. In another, Fox is wrapped in a white sheet as she poses on a bed.

January 11, 2023: Machine Gun Kelly marks the first anniversary of his proposal to Megan Fox

Kelly celebrated one year of being engaged to Fox by posting a throwback video on his Instagram Story. In the clip, the rapper placed the emerald part of Fox's two-stone ring on her finger.

"One year ago under a banyan tree," Kelly wrote.

February 5, 2023: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend the Grammys together

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. Kevin Mazur/Getty

Fox joined MGK for the 2023 Grammys, where he was nominated for best rock album. The two walked the red carpet in matching metallic ensembles, with the rapper wearing a silver Dolce & Gabbana suit and gray mesh top while Fox was photographed in a white Zuhair Murad gown featuring a mesh corset.

Fox's stylist, Maeve Reilly, shared a photo of the actress wearing the dress on Instagram, writing, "It was exactly what she wanted and was the only thing she tried on. Tonight was his night so we really wanted to keep her look simple and classic so he could shine!"

February 12, 2023: Megan Fox hints at a breakup before deleting her Instagram account

Fox seemed to suggest that she and MGK had split up in an Instagram post.

The actress shared photos of herself as well as a video of an envelope being burned in a fire pit. She captioned the cryptic post with lyrics from Beyoncé's album Lemonade: "You can taste the dishonesty/ it's all over your breath."

Hours later, Fox deleted her Instagram account.

February 13, 2023: A source reports Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox had a fight

An insider told PEOPLE that the couple "had a fight over the weekend" and that Fox is "very upset" and "won't speak to" MGK.

"They haven't officially called off the engagement but Megan took her ring off," the source added. "They have had issues in the past, but things seem pretty serious this time."

February 15, 2023: A source says Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are "trying to work things out"

A source told PEOPLE that Fox and MGK "are speaking and trying to work things out."

"She was never one to casually date," the insider said of the Jennifer's Body actress. "She is with him because she believes it's a long-term relationship. She isn't just gonna give up on their relationship."

The source continued: "There are trust issues and this causes conflicts right now. Megan is taking one day at a time."

February 20, 2023: A source says Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are "not in a good place"

A week after hinting at a breakup with MGK, Fox returned to Instagram to set the record straight about cheating rumors.

"There has been no third party interference in this relationship of any kind. That includes, but is not limited to...actual humans, DMs, AI bots or succubus demons," she wrote. "While I do hate to rob you of running random baseless news stories that would have been much more accurately written by ChatGPT, you need to let this story die and leave all of these innocent people alone now."

A source then told PEOPLE that the Till Death star and MGK are "still not in a good place" following their big blowup.

A second source close to the couple added: "She's now posted that there was no cheating, but she initially thought there was and now is backtracking a bit. She was definitely hinting at infidelity with her first post. She regrets making it all so public but was really upset in the moment. Their relationship is crazy and intense, yet it wouldn't be shocking if they were back together completely by the end of the week."

March 12, 2023: Megan Fox attends an Oscars party without Machine Gun Kelly

Fox attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party solo while MGK performed at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California. The actress wore a low-cut Miss Sohee Couture gown to the party and was notably not wearing her engagement ring.

On March 14, 2023, a source told PEOPLE that the pair are still struggling with their relationship. "They're not completely done. They're still trying to sort through things, but most of their friends think it is likely over. They're just not ready to totally call it yet," the insider said.

March 24, 2023: Source says Megan Fox is having a "hard time trusting" Machine Gun Kelly

A source informed PEOPLE that the couple are "in therapy" because Fox is having a "hard time trusting" MGK.

"This is really boiling down to not working," the insider added. "There have been points where they haven't been speaking, it's been that bad. Only time will tell if they get back together properly, but it looks pretty unlikely right now."

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