Who Is Sophie Lloyd, Machine Gun Kelly's Guitarist And Rumored Fling?

Amid what could be the end of the relationship between Megan Fox and musician Machine Gun Kelly, another woman has allegedly entered the picture: MGK's guitarist, Sophie Lloyd. Fox's now-deleted Instagram post seemed to suggest that MGK had been unfaithful to her, and reports indicate that Fox has removed her engagement ring from the musician, whose real name is Colson Baker.

Although there appears to be no confirmation that Lloyd is the other woman or that she had anything to do with the couple's apparent break-up, fans have been sent into a frenzy because of the related speculation. According to StyleCaster, a fan commented on a now-deleted Instagram post of Fox's to say, "He probably got with Sophie," to which Fox (who is proudly bisexual) reportedly replied, "Maybe I got with Sophie," followed by a flame emoji.

Whatever has between Fox and MGK in their relationship, Sophie Lloyd has her own story.

Sophie Lloyd is developing her solo career

As shown on her verified Instagram profile, Sophie Lloyd is Machine Gun Kelly's guitarist, so the two definitely have spent time together. Whether that has turned romantic remains to be seen, but Lloyd mentions MGK in her Instagram biography directly and includes him in many of her photo and video posts on the social media network. On her personal website, Lloyd is described as being 27 years old. It is unclear when this was published, but other websites list her date of birth as September 2, 1996, which would make her 26 years old at the time of this article's publication. Her Facebook page description mentions that she is based in London, England.

In an interview with NME, Lloyd also discussed building her solo career, with a debut album yet to be released. As Lloyd told NME, she developed a following from YouTube and hadn't been planning to tour with anyone before being approached by MGK. Still, she shared, "Touring with Machine Gun Kelly was amazing. It was like one big family, and I felt so comfortable and safe from the get-go. I also love how he uses his music to tell a story and portray a message."

Sophie Lloyd has been working for Machine Gun Kelly since 2022

Sophie Lloyd has been playing guitar for Machine Gun Kelly for less than a year. Kelly first announced that he was adding Lloyd to his lineup in May 2022. The Cleveland native took to his Instagram stories to inform his followers of Lloyd's participation in his "Mainstream Sellout" tour. In the since-expired IG story, Kelly posted a snapshot of Lloyd going over songs with his other band members. "Added a new friend to the band," he captioned the photo. On May 25, Lloyd formally confirmed her involvement in the tour with her own Instagram post. "So incredibly excited and honoured to announce that's I'll be joining @machinegunkelly and his amazing band on the Mainstream Sellout Tour!!" she wrote. "We'll be all over the US and Europe playing venues I could only dream of growing up." 

MGK's tour consisted of 52 dates across multiple countries and included appearances by Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, and Willow, to name a few.  Back in December, Lloyd spoke highly of Kelly and her touring experience during an interview with Express. "The fans of MGK, you see a lot in the media about him but my experience has been he's so f***ing awesome, he's incredible, he's caring, he's so loving and passionate and his fans are exactly the same," she gushed. Lloyd also described herself as the band's "little sister."

Sophia Lloyd is in a relationship

As fans speculate whether Sophie Lloyd's relationship with Machine Gun Kelly is strictly professional, she's decided to reiterate the fact that she's in a romantic relationship with someone else. On February 14, Lloyd posted an Instagram story of herself and Instagram user @painter_1989, whose real name is Christopher Painter, which she captioned "Valentine." As referenced in his Instagram bio, Painter drums for Lloyd and also works as a sound engineer. Fortunately, it doesn't appear as if public speculation has affected Painter either, as he also acknowledged Lloyd on Tuesday. Taking to his Instagram story, Painter posted a photo of himself and Lloyd in a pool, captioned, "My Lady." 

Scrolling a little deeper into his feed reveals that the couple has been together for quite some time. In late January, Painter gushed about Lloyd and their lengthy relationship. "Today marks a very special day," he said on Instagram. "It was the day I asked you to be my partner in crime. And 5 years later that is still very accurate. Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, kindness, generosity, care, silliness and your love." Painter added, "You get me like no one else does and have been my rock for 5 solid years. Here's to many more, partner."