Megan Fox’s Fiance Machine Gun Kelly Can Take a Joke — Just Ask Yungblud

Megan Fox and her fiance, Machine Gun Kelly, continue to bask in the glow of their new engagement. The pop-culture favorites have shared many photos on social media, giving fans a unique glimpse into their Billy Bob Thornton-Angelina Jolie vibe. When Fox and Kelly got engaged, the two shared separate statements on social media. Later, Kelly made what some took to be a serious statement about Fox’s engagement ring. But considering his history with pranks and practical jokes, it likely wasn’t. 

When did Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox get engaged?

(L-R) Megan Fox and her fiance, Machine Gun Kelly, in 2021
(L-R) Megan Fox and her fiance, Machine Gun Kelly, at the MTV VMAs in 2021. | Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS

Kelly (real name Richard Colson Baker) and Fox started dating in the summer of 2020, after meeting on the Midnight in the Switchgrass movie set. After going public with their romance, the two quickly became one of pop culture’s hottest couples. They appeared everywhere, from red carpet events to movie premieres and music festivals. And they were always exhibiting plenty of PDA.

On January 11, 2022, Fox and Kelly made headlines when they announced their engagement. “In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree,” Fox wrote on Instagram. “We asked for magic. 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.” Fox added a controversial claim to the post: “And then we drank each other’s blood.”

Fans detected a joke in Machine Gun Kelly’s remarks about Megan Fox’s engagement ring

Machine Gun Kelly shared his exciting thoughts on the event in the days following the engagement news. His posts primarily focused on the emerald and diamond engagement ring that he gave to Fox. He also opened up in an interview with Vogue, revealing the inspiration behind the ring’s unique design. “The concept is that the ring can come apart to make two rings. When it’s together, it’s held in place by a magnet. So you see how it snaps together? And then it forms an obscure heart. And you see this right here? The bands are actually thorns. So if she tries to take it off, it hurts,” he told Vogue, adding, “Love is pain!”

Fans shared their thoughts on Kelly’s outrageous explanation. While many shared congratulatory messages for the happy couple, others noted the humorous aspects of their engagement, from the drinking blood to the thorn-inspired ring.

Yungblud and Travis Barker reportedly pulled a prank on Megan Fox’s fiance

If Kelly was being playful with his explanation for why the engagement ring has a thorn-shaped band, it wouldn’t be his first brush with outrageous humor. As reported by ALT Press in early 2020, musicians Yungblud and Travis Barker played a prank on Kelly in an episode of the Punk’d reboot. Barker, a good friend of Kelly’s, shared a post to his Instagram Story of a sign saying “you got PUNK’D,” tagging both Yungblud and Kelly.

Kelly, proving that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, took to Twitter. He tagged his friends, admitting they “got me good.” Yungblud eventually joined the friendly exchange. “YEAAAAH WE FOOKIN DID!” he replied.

Clearly, Kelly has a sense of humor about himself and his relationship. Perhaps this explains why Fox referenced how much laughter the two have shared over the past couple of years in her engagement announcement post.

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