The couple shared the story of the first time they met with British GQ in an enthralling cover story published Monday — and it sounds like something out of a Hans Christian Andersen fever dream.
The couple say they began dating in 2020 on the set of their film “Midnight in the Switchgrass.” But they revealed to the magazine that they had actually briefly met a few years before at a GQ party in Los Angeles.
“This weird thing happened,” Fox told GQ. “We didn’t see each other.”
Kelly agreed he couldn’t see Fox, either.
“I don’t remember your face ... And I definitely would have remembered his face,” Fox continued. “I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’”
She went on:
“He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb.”
Fox also shared a theory as to why they were unable to see one another.
“I think we weren’t allowed to see each other yet. We weren’t supposed to run into each other that night, so our souls, our spirit guides, were luring us away from each other,” she explained. “Because you literally had no face, like that thing from ‘Spirited Away.’”
The “Jennifer’s Body” star, who was married to actor Brian Austin Green at the time, said it was a good thing that she didn’t fully see her beau-to-be back then, emphasizing “what torture” it would have been knowing her “twin flame” was at that party, “and I couldn’t get to you.”
In GQ’s accompanying digital video for the cover story, the two play a couples quiz and reveal some other interesting tidbits about their dynamic. Kelly could not recite the Shakespearean quote tattooed on Fox’s back shoulder (to her dismay); on their first date, they say they “breathed each other” and shared sushi; and Fox thinks her boyfriend looks like a meerkat.
But after the couple shared the tale of their first encounter, people on Twitter could not help but poke fun at it.
megan fox and mgk bravely answering the question “is it possible to be so annoying you stop being hot?”
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) October 12, 2021
“I am weed” is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard I’ve been in shambles all day
— Teddy (@That1teddygirl) October 13, 2021
The next guy to tell me I AM WEED is my new boyfriend. Can’t wait for our dark fairytale, babe
— LINGUA “SAD CHRISTIAN MOM” IGNOTA (@LINGUA_IGNOTA_) October 12, 2021
megan fox and machine gun kelly are the angelina jolie and billy bob thornton for zoomers
— 🎃peg bundy🎃 (@fatnudes) October 11, 2021
And a new meme budded from their marijuana-themed story. To read the most fire tweets, scroll on down:
bella: i know what you are
edward: say it. out loud
— 🕸 anna livia 🕷 (@not_a_heather) October 12, 2021
machine gun kelly: “i AM weed.” pic.twitter.com/S48yeaJIVc
— leon’s evil gf 🔨 (@eviIesbian) October 11, 2021
i am weed.
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) October 14, 2021
he said “I am weed” and in that moment we were infinite pic.twitter.com/6O1XYo6Et1
— spooky cursed nadia (@nadiabagels69) October 13, 2021
Throwing another hat in to the mgk I am weed discourse pic.twitter.com/AbMS3J0Cc3
— bread™ (@NOTaBread) October 13, 2021
“you smell like weed” “i am weed” pic.twitter.com/vvbddjWZFi
— 🦇𝖇𝖆𝖇𝖞 𝖑𝖔𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 (@brwnnipples) October 13, 2021
megan when she hears “i am weed” pic.twitter.com/j0oL1Pzvdk
— erebus.xex (@angelicErebus) October 12, 2021
machine gun kelly: i am weed
seth rogen & snoop dogg: pic.twitter.com/CPZKdw0luJ
— yamini (@showmetheyamz) October 13, 2021
crazy that this worked on her imo pic.twitter.com/sXFQnwKlDo
— jake (@hitrecordjake) October 13, 2021
“i am weed” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
— yamini (@showmetheyamz) October 12, 2021
Leo, Aries, Sagittarius placements: "i am weed."
— Syd Divine Tarot 11.11 same day readings (@SydDivineTarot) October 13, 2021
“You smell like weed.” “I am weed.” has the same exact energy as pic.twitter.com/l8koodguga
— femme fatale (@eliesaaab) October 12, 2021
this has the same energy as "i am weed" pic.twitter.com/S70IOWEBvY
— Gay Jewish Bucky ✪ ✡︎ ⍟ I Stand With IATSE (@stevebuckyrites) October 13, 2021
"I am Weed" pic.twitter.com/lqgZUpTSr1
— Mike, but not that other Mike (@Mike13660517) October 13, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.