Megan Fox has revealed that she and her fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly, are seeking professional help in a bid to help him tame his demons.
“We’ve done every form of therapy that exists,” the actress says. "We’ve found a therapist that really works for us, couples and individually, and it’s definitely a process, it’s not an easy one. Some of it’s really difficult, but our therapist said that a relationship is basically the process of breaking each other down, but most people don’t have the tools to build each other back up, to rebuild.”
The 36-year-old opened up after MGK, who was born Colson Baker, spoke candidly in his Hulu documentary, Machine Gun Kelly’s Life in Pink, about how he attempted to take his life in July 2020.
Megan and the punk-rock star began dating that same year after meeting on set of indie film Midnight in the Switchgrass.
She describes their journey together as a constant cycle and process of suffering, passion and love.
“So, we’re just learning that, and navigating that, doing that together. There’s lots of all of those things all of the time.”
In his documentary, the Emo Girl hitmaker gives fans a first-hand account of his upbringing; his relationship with his late father; life with Megan; and a near-death experience with his daughter, Casie Colson Baker (12).
He details his battle with depression following his father’s death and how he attempted suicide while speaking to Megan on the phone. He explains that it was the result of him being in a “really, really, really dark” place.
“I wouldn't leave my room,” the 32-year-old says.
“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 called Megan. I was like, ‘You aren’t here for me’. I’m in my room and I’m, like, freaking out on her,” he says.
“Dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth. And I’m yelling on the phone and like the barrel’s in my mouth. And I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet, as it comes back up, the shell just gets jammed. Megan’s like dead silent.”
He later acknowledges that that moment was a wake-up call for him to “kick the drugs for real this time”.
MGK has been battling drug abuse and mental-health issues for years, and says he first began dabbling with drugs because he thought it was part of the makings of a star.
Just a few days ago he sparked concern when he smashed a champagne glass on his head while performing at his afterparty following a show at Madison Square Gardens.
Performing to an audience that included celebrity pals at Catch Steak in New York, the muso shouted “I don’t give a s**t” before erratically hitting himself over the head with the glass bottle.
He left the venue covered in blood with Megan by his side.
MGK shared the video on Instagram yesterday, captioning it: “This is where things turned”.
The couple got engaged in January.
“In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree,” Megan wrote in an Instagram post in which she announced the news of their engagement.
“We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma. 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 1.11.22.”
They sparked secret marriage rumours recently, but have since dispelled them.
“No, [we aren’t married]. We don’t know what’s happening,” Megan says.
“He’s on tour this year. When it needs to happen, the universe will open up and give us the space to do that.”
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