Megan Fox recently addressed rumors that Machine Gun Kelly had cheated on her with his guitarist, Sophie Lloyd.
The Transformers star shared a cryptic post on Instagram referring to ‘dishonesty’, causing speculation that she and Kelly had split up.
Completely unfounded claims quickly began to spread, and Lloyd found herself caught in the crossfire.
Fans accused Lloyd of having a relationship with Kelly while he was engaged to Fox.
However, Lloyd denied the claims, stating that she was a ‘professional, accomplished musician who has been needlessly dragged into the media.’ Despite this, rumours continued to circulate.
When one Instagram user sought to get to the bottom of the mystery by asking Fox whether Kelly ‘got with Sophie’, Fox responded by saying, “Maybe I got with Sophie,” though the comment was intended as a joke and didn’t help stop the rumours.
Fox returned to Instagram on Sunday (19 February) to reassure her followers that there had been ‘no third party interference… of any kind’ in her and Kelly’s relationship.
She also reached out to Lloyd publicly, making it impossible for trolls to claim bad blood between the pair.
In a comment under a post of Lloyd’s album artwork, Fox wrote: “How me making a joke in order to absolve this girl of a hurtful accusation somehow turned into a confirmation of it – I will never understand. Why are people so…so dumb.”
Fox then gave Lloyd some advice as someone who’s spent years in the spotlight. She wrote: “Sophie, you are insanely talented. Welcome to Hollywood. Your first unwarranted PR disaster. You have now been baptized by the flames of fame. It only gets worse from here unfortunately. Just ignore it as much as you can [love heart] middle finger up.”
Lloyd showed her appreciation for Fox’s comment by responding on Instagram, writing: “The internet is so wild! Sending so much love @meganfox.”
Although Fox has removed all trace of Kelly from her own Instagram account, the actor remains featured in images posted to Kelly’s feed.
Fox’s support for Lloyd has helped to dispel rumours of bad blood between the two women.