Megan Fox, the acclaimed actress known for her roles in films such as “Jennifer’s Body,” recently shared her deeply personal experiences with pregnancy loss in her new book of poetry, “Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.” In a revealing interview with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Fox discussed the profound impact of her miscarriage, which she endured with her fiancé, musician Machine Gun Kelly (born Colson Baker).
This heart-wrenching experience was not Fox’s first encounter with pregnancy complications. She opened up about a past ectopic pregnancy, a condition where a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, often in a fallopian tube. Fox noted that this earlier health challenge was difficult but was further complicated by the deep emotional connection she shares with Kelly. “That experience was so much harder than I would’ve anticipated it being,” Fox shared, highlighting the emotional toll it took on her.
Fox’s miscarriage and her journey of grief and healing are intricately woven into her poetry. The actress, a mother to three sons with ex-husband Brian Austin Green, expressed her sorrow and the complex emotions surrounding her loss through her writing. Her poems reflect the pain and longing, with lines like “I want to hold your hand / hear your laugh,” and “but now / I have to say / goodbye.”
Kelly, too, has processed this shared grief through his art. He dedicated a heartfelt performance of his song “Twin Flame” at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards to Fox, referring to it as a tribute to their “unborn child.” The song, originally titled “One Day and 10 Weeks,” features a poignant heartbeat sound in the background, symbolizing the deep personal significance of their loss. Kelly’s emotional investment in his music is evident, as he shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), “Broke my heart to sing the end of that song.”
Fox’s courage in addressing her miscarriage publicly comes after Kelly’s own artistic expressions about their experience. The couple’s decision to channel their pain into creative outlets highlights not only their resilience but also their commitment to helping others who might be going through similar experiences. This shared journey of love, loss, and artistic expression underscores the profound impact such personal experiences can have on an individual’s life and art.