Not so new! Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly (real name: Colson Baker) were “hooking up for weeks” before the actress’ split news became public, an insider exclusively tells In Touch. Though Brian Austin Green only confirmed the breakup on a May 18 episode of his podcast, the parents of three “split months ago” — and the Transformers star is having fun exploring her new romance.
“She grew close to [Machine Gun Kelly] on [the] set of their new movie, but their friendship turned into something more,” the source says. “After 10 years of marriage [to Brian], Megan’s enjoying the excitement of hooking up with a cool rapper with an edge!”
That said, the fling isn’t anything serious and is “more of a rebound thing than anything else.” However, the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor may be surprised to hear about it at all. “[He] thinks [they’re] just friends, but friends with benefits is a more accurate description!” the insider adds.
But are Brian, 46, and Megan, 34, really done for good? The two have “always had their ups and downs,” and this isn’t the first time they’ve split. Unfortunately, it looks like this breakup might be the real deal. Though the couple did what they could to save the marriage, “it just wasn’t working.”
Ultimately, the Jennifer’s Body star decided to pull the plug. “Due to their busy schedules, they were barely spending any time together,” the source says. “[She] felt so lonely, and it was her decision to end it.”
Megan and MGK, 30, met while filming a thriller called Midnight in the Switchgrass. Though the actress and her husband were together for 15 years, the rapper has recently been linked to all kinds of stars. Over the past two years, he’s sparked dating rumors with Kate Beckinsale, Chantel Jeffries and Paris Hilton.
He and the Simple Life star were linked after being spotted together at a 2019 Oscars viewing party in February 2019, though the heiress assured Us Weekly they were “just friends.” A few months later, he and the DJ were spotted on what appeared to be a romantic evening out. The duo hit up Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood in July 2019, walking side-by-side in matching black outfits. In January, he fueled speculation when he left a Golden Globes party with pal Pete Davidson’s ex Kate.
Though none of those outings turned into public relationships, some fans are rooting for Megan and MGK to make things work. Frankly, we’re ready to hop on board. Can Megan Gun Kelly be their ship name?