At the documentary’s premiere on Tuesday (28 June), Fox was asked about how she helped Kelly through the difficult time he was having.
“We’ve done every form of therapy that exists,” the actor told Entertainment Tonight. “We’ve found a therapist that really works for us, couples and individually, and it’s definitely a process, it’s not an easy one.
“Some of it’s really difficult, but our therapist said that a relationship is basically the process of breaking each other down, but most people don’t have the tools to build each other back up, to rebuild.”
Fox continued: “And so, it’s a constant process of, like, suffering and passion and love and the repeat cycles. So, we’re just learning that, and navigating that, doing that together. There’s lots of all of those things all of the time.”
In the documentary, Kelly – real name Colson Baker – explains that he was having dark thoughts while struggling with the loss of his father when he nearly attempted suicide.
“I wouldn’t leave my room and I started getting really, really, really dark. Megan went to Bulgaria to shoot a movie and I started getting this really wild paranoia. Like, I kept getting paranoid that someone was gonna come and kill me,” the 32-year-old recalled in the new documentary about his life, according to Page Six.
Kelly added that he would always sleep with a shotgun next to his bed and “just f***ing snapped” that day.
“I called Megan. I was like, ‘You aren’t here for me.’ I’m in my room and I’m, like, freaking out on her. Dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth. And I’m yelling on the phone and, like, the barrel’s in my mouth. And I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet, as it comes back up, the shell just gets jammed. Megan’s like dead silent,” he said.
Life in Pink is on Hulu in the US and coming soon to Disney+ in the UK.
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