Who is Sophie Lloyd? The MGK guitarist has come under fire

Everyone's asking: 'Who is Sophie Lloyd?' Fans of Machine Gun Kelly seem to think the guitarist is the reason behind his troubles with Megan Fox

Who is Sophie Lloyd? Fans of Machine Gun Kelly seem to think the guitarist is the reason behind his troubles with Megan Fox. Pictured: Sophie Lloyd and Machine Gun Kelly perform during 2022 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 29, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois
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Who is Sophie Lloyd? All eyes are on the MGK guitarist following rumors of the Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly split

Over Super Bowl weekend, the Jennifer's Body star opened the floodgates with cryptic social media posts that suggested her fiancé had been unfaithful. She captioned a series of photos on Instagram with lyrics from Beyoncé's "Pray You Catch Me"—a popular breakup song—which read, "You can taste the dishonesty/ it's all over your breath."

Before deleting her Instagram account entirely, Fox hit back at one user's comment: "He [MGK] probably got with Sophie." Fox replied, "Maybe I got with Sophie," alongside a fire emoji. Additionally, the actress knocked down her list of followings to three celebs: Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles and...Eminem, with whom her partner has had an infamous feud. 

Neither MGK nor Fox has addressed their alleged breakup to the public—minus the social media chaos—but the actor allegedly took off her ring and the two were spotted near couples counseling on February 14. My bloody Valentine, indeed. After a whirlwind of emotions and one social media comment, Sophie Lloyd has come under fire from the punk-rock couple's fans and now she is being targeted as the one that caused a rift in MGK and Megan Fox's relationship. But is there any merit behind the accusations? Here's what we know. 

Who is Sophie Lloyd? Meet MGK's guitarist:

Sophie Lloyd, a 26-year-old British guitarist, first joined forces with Machine Gun Kelly for his "Mainstream Sellout" tour in 2022. Along with being a touring musician, the rocker is a performing artist of her own, with an album in the making, and has collaborated with brands such as Amazon Prime, Hard Rock Café and LiveNation, to name a few. 

According to her website, her love of her guitar all began with Jimmy Page. "I started playing guitar when I was around 10 years old after listening to Led Zeppelin in the car with my dad. Because I was a bit of an outcast, I had a lot of time to practice and this gave me an escape from reality, helped me overcome my anxieties and really gave me a sense of fulfillment," the statement reads. 

So, are those cheating allegations true? 

"Sophie Lloyd is a professional, accomplished musician who has been needlessly dragged into the media based off of meritless accusations made by social media," her management team said in a statement on Wednesday, February 15. 

The statement continued: "Any suggestion that she has ever acted in an unprofessional manner or stepped out of her relationship are untrue. It's disrespectful to her as a female artist and poor journalism and social commentary to be reporting anything else."

Though it's likely we won't know anything about MGK and Fox until it is addressed publicly—and perhaps even then we'll never really know for certain—it appears one comment on social media was all it took for Lloyd to experience the internet's wrath. Additionally, it seems people are bypassing the fact that the musician has been in a five-year-long relationship with her drummer boyfriend, Christopher Painter, known professionally as "The Painter."

No one's sure how things will develop, but, of course, we can't let a social media post—one that might not even be true—affect our perception of reality. Guess the truth will be revealed in time!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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