The 37-year-old actress, model, and poet Megan Fox recently released Pretty Boys Are Poisonous, in which she writes about the traumatic miscarriage she and her lover, the rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), had. The book chronicles the emotional journey of the pair, who had an on-again/off-again relationship since 2020.
Before the book, neither Fox nor Kelly, aka Colson Baker, had verified or disputed the miscarriage.
Long regarded as a Hollywood beauty, Fox elaborated on the event during an interview on Good Morning America (GMA), saying that it was challenging for both of them and took them on a wild ride together and separately. She noted that MGK was the impetus for her to write the book. Fox’s ex-husband, actor Brian Austin Green, is the father of her three sons, Noah (now ten), Bodhi (now nine), and Journey (now six).
Although they haven’t said anything publicly, MGK mentioned the couple’s pregnancy and dedicated his performance at the Billboard Music Awards in May of 2022 to Megan. Fox claims that she experienced violence and toxic relationships during a handful of her high-profile engagements, subjects she explores in her poetry collection. She clarified to GMA that the book is more of a personal reflection on the physical and mental violence she has endured throughout her life than an expose or memoir.
Some unpleasant incidents she wrote about didn’t make it into the book, but she intends to inspire other women to find strength in using their own voices by expressing difficult moments in a book. She thinks people are less likely to suffer in silence if they share their experiences via art.
Megan Fox’s Pretty Boys Are Poisonous is a moving testament to the transformative potential of storytelling and the value of opening up about one’s own experiences.