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Megan Fox opens up about pregnancy loss in new book of poetry

By Jake Beardslee · November 8, 2023

In brief…

  • Megan Fox shares about her experience with pregnancy loss in new book of poetry
  • Book contains poems "i" and "ii" referencing the loss at the end
  • Fox says she and fiancé Machine Gun Kelly leaned on each other through the difficult time
  • Fox calls the collection "heartbreaking" but based on real life experiences
In interviews about her new book of poetry, actress Megan Fox opens up about leaning on fiancé Machine Gun Kelly through the devastating experience of pregnancy loss referenced in her poems.  Amaiaaa12/Wikimedia

In her newly released book of poetry titled “Pretty Boys are Poisonous,” actress Megan Fox touches on her experience with pregnancy loss. The book contains over 70 poems that Fox describes as based on real life experiences, though some contain metaphor.

At the end of the collection are two poems, titled “i” and “ii,” that reference Fox’s pregnancy loss. In “ii,” Fox writes about feeling a “heartbeat” and then having to “say goodbye,” asking “what is the ransom for her soul?”

In an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday, Fox spoke about leaning on her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly during the difficult experience. “I’d never been through anything like that before in my life,” Fox said. “I have three kids so it was very difficult for both of us, and it sent us on a very wild journey together and separately.”

Fox and Kelly, a musician, began dating in 2020 after Fox separated from her husband of 10 years, actor Brian Austin Green. Fox and Green have three children together. Fox said that after the loss, she and Kelly tried to “navigate what does this mean and why does this happen.”

According to the book’s synopsis, the collection of poems includes “heartbreaking and dark” content. While promoting the book, Fox reiterated that the poems come from real life experiences, though some contain metaphor.

“Pretty Boys are Poisonous” marks Fox’s first published collection of poetry. The book is available now. Fox is best known for her acting work in films like “Transformers” and “Jennifer’s Body,” but this deeply personal collection provides insight into her life off-screen.