Anyone who thinks Megan Fox is dating a much “younger man” might be surprised to learn that the actress is 35 and her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly is 31, so just four years separate them.
In a new interview with InStyle, Fox slams those critics, saying they wouldn’t bat an eye if a man were dating a woman four years younger than him but act like she’s robbing the cradle.
“You want to talk about patriarchy?” Fox says. “The fact that he’s four years younger than me, and people want to act like I’m dating a younger man. He’s 31, and I’m 35. Granted, he’s lived like he’s 19 his whole life, but he isn’t 19. No one would blink twice if George Clooney was dating someone four years younger.”
So what does she have to say to anyone making a big deal about their “age gap”? “Four years? Go f— yourself,” she says. “We would have been in high school together. That’s so ridiculous that women are treated that way.”
Fox and Kelly met in March 2020 on the set of the movie Midnight in the Switchgrass. Fox’s split from husband Brian Austin Green was announced in May 2020 and reports that she and MGK were “officially dating” came out in June that year. “I ended up meeting Colson, and then literally everything exploded from there,” Fox says in the InStyle interview.
Read the full interview — in which Fox also talks about the cult popularity of her 2009 film Jennifer’s Body and her dreams roles now that she’s working more — here.