Celebrities know that the perks of their status and wealth come along with some major pitfalls, and that includes having fans gawk at their relationships. Some celebrities retreat into a kind of fortress in order to preserve shreds of privacy, erasing themselves from social media and trying desperately to keep details of their personal lives out of the public eye.
Other stars are a little more forthcoming with the details of their love lives. Perhaps they’re using these tidbits as a tool to keep themselves relevant and filling headlines, or maybe they’re just tired of trying to maintain privacy in the face of scrutinizing fans. Either way, we often catch glimpses of deeply personal moments between stars when they’re dating.
While some of those moments can be sweet, others are downright bizarre, and it looks like Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are taking the latter approach — but they aren’t the first to do so.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have a captivating relationship
Fox is an actor best known for her work in action flicks like Transformers and Rogue. With an acting career that stretches back to the early 2000s, Fox has spent most of her life in the spotlight, and that included a very public split from Brian Austin Green, a man she was with for 15 years and married to for a decade.
Soon after, Fox appeared in Machine Gun Kelly’s video for “Bloody Valentine,” and the rumors of their budding relationship picked up steam. Some speculated that Fox was simply having a thrilling rebound after the end of her long marriage, but the pair have shut down naysayers with a lasting relationship that continues to deepen.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are getting serious
While there were reports that Fox was in no rush to introduce Machine Gun Kelly to her three sons, it’s clear that what the couple share is no fleeting fling. They’ve both spoken out about their respect and adoration for one another, and they’ve been increasingly public with their relationship.
At this point, it seems safe to say that things have gotten serious, and a strange piece of jewelry adds more fuel to the fire.
Megan Fox gave Machine Gun Kelly a strange piece of jewelry
One sign of their intense relationship is a physical totem of that love. As BuzzFeed News reports, Machine Gun Kelly posted an odd picture on Valentine’s day of a glass orb with a red dot on a chain. He captioned it, “I wear your blood around my neck.”
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Machine Gun Kelly offered some additional details to the cryptic post. “Well, she was actually going out of town to film a movie, and this was really new in our relationship,” he explained.
He couldn’t go with her because he didn’t have a passport, and Fox gave him a necklace that contained a drop of her blood as a symbol of her devotion to the relationship. Perhaps even more bizarrely, Bernie Sanders helped Machine Gun Kelly get his passport, so he was eventually able to join his love on location in Bulgaria.
While this story may seem strange, it’s not the first time a celebrity duo has showcased their love with blood-filled jewelry. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were once in an intense and very public marriage, and the couple wore vials of one another’s blood around their necks.
While some can draw similarities between Jolie and Fox’s romantic gestures for their respective partners, the reason behind the blood vial necklaces appear to be different.
“The necklaces were a very simple thing, ‘Hey let’s poke our fingers with a pen and smear a little blood on there and when we’re away from each other we’ll wear the necklace,'” Thorton told People. “It was that easy. But by the time it came out in the press it sounded like we were wearing a bucket of blood around our necks.”
He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2014: “She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razor blade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets, and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one.”