What Happened Between Machine Gun Kelly And Sydney Sweeney?

Before her time on the popular HBO series, "Euphoria" actress Sydney Sweeney collaborated with musician Machine Gun Kelly on a project. The stars first met on the set of the coming-of-age comedy film "Big Time Adolescence" in 2018. The movie features Kelly's best friend, Pete Davidson, and follows the life of a college dropout who becomes a poor influence on his teenage friend Mo, according to the New York Times. In the film, Sweeney played Holly, Davidson's love interest.

"I walk in and you [and Davidson] are literally tattooing each other, and I'm like, 'Okay, this is the coolest set I've ever been on,'" Sweeney recalled the first time she met the musician during a Buzzfeed interview with Kelly.

MGK and Sweeney appeared to spend some time together while working on the feature film, as the stars were spotted with the "Big Time Adolescence" cast hanging out at Dinosaur BBQ in New York in July 2018. The pair also looked to be all smiles together at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival celebrating their movie premiere. With both MGK and Sweeney's stars rising these days, fans can't help but wonder, did anything develop between the actors behind the scenes?

Machine Gun Kelly and Sydney Sweeney's connection

After working together in 2018, Machine Gun Kelly and Sydney Sweeney collaborated again in 2020. The rapper released his hit album, "Tickets to My Downfall," in September 2020 and created a short-film, "Downfalls High," based on the project. "Downfalls High," written and directed by Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun, features Sweeney as the popular girl in the film's high school, per IMDb. "I think I asked you if you were okay like 8,000 times a day [on set]," Kelly said of working with Sweeney during their Buzzfeed interview, later complimenting the actor. "I think your talent clearly, like, preceded you and continues to precede you."

Sweeney and MGK's friendship seemed to grow closer as they spent time together. In photos from the event, the two stars appeared to be feeling each other's vibe at the Republic Records Grammy After Party in January 2020, per Refinery29. Sweeney also revealed to Elle UK in January that she would let Kelly give her a tattoo over their co-star Pete Davidson. "I could trust him if I couldn't choose, he would choose something that was good for me," she laughed.

While viewers may have hoped for a romance between the two "Big Time Adolescence" actors, it does not appear that their connection was ever anything more than just a friendship. In fact, while the actors worked closely together on projects in recent years, they were both linked to separate romantic interests.

A tale of two engagements

Sydney Sweeney and Machine Gun Kelly are just friends, and the actors have both found their own happiness.

Sweeney's relationship with her man Jonathan Davino began in 2018, according to People. Since then, "The White Lotus" star and Davino had been spotted together on various occasions, including a vacation in Hawaii, where paparazzi shots published by JustJared revealed the lovebirds getting cozy on the beach. In February, photos of the actor wearing an engagement ring surfaced online, and shortly after rumors began swirling, People confirmed that the couple was engaged. 

While the romance proved serious for Sweeney and Davino, Machine Gun Kelly was also busy committing to his famous girlfriend, Megan Fox, during the same time period. The couple first met on the set of "Midnight in the Switchgrass," a thriller film, in March 2020, according to Insider. The twin flames eventually confirmed their romance in June 2020, and things got serious quick. After dating for a little less than two years, Kelly knew that Fox was the one and proposed to her in January. Fox celebrated the engagement on Instagram, writing, "Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him. And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes." With good news for both Sweeney and Machine Gun Kelly, these two pals have plenty to celebrate!