You may recall that Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox — one of Hollywood’s most publicly affectionate couples at the moment, though they’ve recently received some notable competition from friends/doppelgängers Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian — made headlines back in February for a predictably over-the-top exchange of Valentine’s Day tributes on Instagram, in which MGK claimed to wear Fox’s blood in a necklace. A series of snaps the rapper posted in honor of the holiday included a photo of an orb-like pendant featuring a red-orange splotch, which was presumably Fox’s blood. MGK simply captioned the post, “I wear your blood around my neck,” offering no other explanation for the dark gesture, because what more is there to say, really? I think he made himself pretty clear.
Ellen DeGeneres, however, seemed to think the world was in need of an explanation for Machine Guy Kelly’s gory jewelry preferences, which is why we’re currently revisiting this extremely minor piece of celebrity news three months after the fact. Asked about the cryptic Valentine’s Day post during a recent appearance on DeGeneres’s soon-to-end talk show, Machine Gun Kelly finally explained how and why, exactly, he came to wear his beloved’s blood around his neck — and no, apparently it wasn’t just an homage to Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, who famously wore necklaces containing each other’s blood during their brief pre-Brangelina marriage in the early aughts.