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A romance sealed in blood

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Todd Williamson/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty

When Megan Fox started going out with the singer Machine Gun Kelly, the actress gave him a necklace with a vial of her blood dangling from the chain. “Some people give, like, a handkerchief to their partner or whatever,” Kelly told reporters. “She gave me her DNA.” This week, the pair got engaged in a similarly bloody fashion. “Just as in every lifetime before this one and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes,” wrote Fox on Instagram. “And then we drank each other’s blood.”

Blimey, says Niloufar Haidari in The Guardian. “For most people, just a ‘yes’ or ‘I will’, suffices.” But I can’t say I’m surprised. Fox, 35, and Kelly, 31, are surely today’s silliest celebrity couple. They met last year filming a movie. (Kelly only took the job so he could do a scene with Fox – a woman he fancied so much he’d had posters of her on his teenage bedroom wall.) And since then, they’ve been wrapped up in a very public, very mad, blood-guzzling romance. Fox and Kelly gave each other matching tattoos; they touched tongues on a red carpet (his was dyed pitch black); and they arrived to a party chained together by their fingernails. Good for them. I’m tired of bland celebrities doing lacklustre TikTok dances. “The return of some real rockstar behaviour is refreshing.” If celebrities aren’t going to do anything actually useful, “let them at least keep us entertained by wearing vials of each other’s blood”.

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