Megan Fox, the acclaimed actress known for her roles in films like Jennifer’s Body, has bravely revealed her past struggles with abusive relationships in her latest poetry collection, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.
In this deeply personal anthology, Fox explores the themes of toxic relationships and abuse, shedding light on her own experiences with both physical and psychological abuse. The collection, which delves into the complexities of relationships, serves as a powerful testament to her resilience and strength.
During a recent interview on Good Morning America, Fox shared her motivation for writing about her past. She emphasized that the purpose of her poetry was not to expose or shame anyone but to provide a creative outlet for her painful memories. The actress disclosed, “Throughout my life, I have been in at least one physically abusive relationship and several psychologically very abusive relationships.” What makes her revelation even more shocking is that these abusive partners were not only horrific but also very famous, yet their identities remained unknown to the public.
Fox, who is currently engaged to musician Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) and shares three children with ex-husband Brian Austin Green, acknowledged the support she received from MGK, who encouraged her to express herself through poetry. However, she also revealed the challenges of being a public figure, explaining that some of her poems couldn’t be included due to fear of scrutiny.
In one poignant poem titled “oxycodone and tequila,” Fox vividly captures a domestic violence scene, describing the terror of being pinned down, spat on, and choked by a delusional and possessed man. She writes about the painful familiarity of tasting blood and being rendered helpless, unable to seek help from her family or the police.
Fox’s collection doesn’t shy away from addressing other difficult topics, such as her experience with miscarriage. In her words, “Some of it is literal, while other parts are allegorical,” reflecting the complex and multifaceted nature of relationships. She hopes that her words will resonate with women who have faced similar challenges, emphasizing that relationships are far from the fairy tales often depicted in popular media. According to Fox, relationships can be ugly and sometimes feel like a war, but they also present opportunities for growth and self-discovery.
In August, when announcing the release of Pretty Boys Are Poisonous: Poems, Fox stated, “I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins.” For her, this collection represents a newfound freedom and a way to inspire others to reclaim their happiness and identity by speaking out about the darkness they have endured.
Pretty Boys Are Poisonous: Poems is now available for readers who want to explore Fox’s raw and unfiltered perspective on relationships and the human spirit.