The love story between Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Brian Austin Green and Transformers actress Megan Fox has definitely been quite challenging. Meeting back in 2004, the couple frequently made headlines for their bizarre behavior (individually and together) as well as their frequent breakups.
Through it all, the couple has managed to overcome the critiques of their relationships and continue to be with each other through the hard times. Over the 11 years of their relationship, they have incurred cheating rumors, career pitfalls, and the birth of their three children together.
Along with Brian’s son from a previous relationship and their numerous fur babies, they have managed to make a loving home for their family.
In this article, we will take a closer look at Fox and Green’s long-term relationship and the unusual aspects of the couple. We will also be checking out some of their personal issues, career hiccups, and strange behavior that they are both known for.
Whether you were rooting for their eventual breakup (of which there have been many) or you support their ability to overcome their obstacles, Fox and Green appear to be in this marriage for the long haul (this time).
Here are the 15 Secrets About Brian Austin Green And Megan Fox’s Marriage.
15 Their 12 Year Age Gap
Up until 2004, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green traveled two very different paths on the road to stardom.
Green gained fame due to his long-time role as David Silver on the classic teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Fox, on the other hand, had just begun her tv and movie acting career with just a few credits to her name.
However, thanks to Green’s notable role, the two crossed paths while on the set of Hope & Faith and met for the first time.
Green appeared as himself in the episode and, incidentally, did not share any scenes with Fox. However, the time together during the filming of the episode “9021-Uh-Oh” proved to be quite memorable.
However, there was some hesitancy from Green when the two decided to start dating due to their age difference.
At the time, he was 30 years old while Fox was only 18. E! Online reported that it took some convincing from Fox to dispel his concerns.
She said, "I had to convince him that I was slightly more responsible and well-spoken and had other things to bring to the table besides being 18.”
In addition to the age gap, Fox did not even know who Green was at the time of their meeting. She had never seen an episode of the show before. Oops.
14 Megan’s Controversial Views About Being Bi and Men
After her notable role in Transformers, Megan Fox quickly became a noted symbol. Known for her striking beauty and toned body, she appeared on the covers of dozens of magazines across the country.
Never one to shy away from her persona, she took on roles that continued to expand on her image including Jennifer’s Body.
Often compared to Angelina Jolie thanks to her various tattoos, outrageous personality, and stunning looks, Fox also shared another key similarity: being bi. However, it was her views on the subject that caught many fans off guard.
In a 2009 interview with Esquire Magazine, Fox surprised her fans when she explained, “I have no question in my mind about being bi."
"But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bi, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man,” she stated.
She only made two exceptions to that rule for herself: her high school boyfriend and current husband, Brian Austin Green.
She went on to say, “I’ve lived the life of a 35-year-old since I was 18. I’m so suspicious of boys-slash-men. I just don’t like them or trust them.” Wow.
13 They Share A Lot of Pets
Coming off of their chance meeting on the set of Hope & Faith, Green and Fox began dating in 2004. Often shown in gossip columns out and about together in the streets of CA or on the red carpet, the new couple seemed to be doing quite well together.
They kept a relatively low profile on their relationship and raised very few eyebrows as the continued to date. Their most significant obstacles were the age difference and Green’s previous relationship and son with former 90210 castmate Vanessa Marcil.
However, after two years of dating with no issues, the couple decided to take the next steps in their relationship and deepened their commitment together.
Before their announced engagement in 2006, they reportedly moved in together. Although this act alone would not raise eyebrows these days, their combined household came with a surprising addition: seven pets.
Since they were both animal lovers, the new shared home included several furry friends like “their dog, potbellied pig, two cats, two birds, and a squirrel.” Given that these two stars have very unique and somewhat quirky personalities, he should have excepted such a varied furbaby family.
Their joint home seemed to work out just fine considering Green finally popped the question in the latter half of 2006.
12 Megan Was Unfaithful On The Transformers Set
The 2000s served as a time for old franchises and popular shows to find new life in reboots. One of the most successful franchises to develop during this time was the relaunched Transformers brand.
Banking on '80s kids' love of Transformers as well as new audiences, the new movie brought back the nostalgia with flashy new effects and appearances.
The franchise not only ignited the career of its star actor Shia LaBeouf but served as the catalyst to bring Megan Fox into the limelight. Fans fell for their onscreen chemistry and loved the two characters together.
Unfortunately, their movie chemistry may have worked out a little too well in real life.
Rumors began spreading that the two co-stars got quite close while working on both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. RadarOnline reported that the costars might have even hooked up during the filming of the movies.
LaBeouf even confirmed their status by stating: “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them… I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen.”
The only problem was that Fox was still romantically linked to Green (they were engaged at the time). Fox and Green eventually ended their engagement in 2009.
11 Brian's Delinquent Mortgage Payments
So many Americans were affected by the economic crisis of the last 2000s. The financial meltdown negatively affected banks, companies, and financial institutes across the country. Many homebuyers were also left in debt and delinquent after investing in large mortgages the years before.
However, the financial crisis made it nearly impossible for most people to keep their payments and many people sadly foreclosed on their homes. Even Hollywood was not immune to these troubling times.
In 2010, reports surfaced that actor Brian Austin Green was hit hard by these economic troubles and almost lost his own home.
As reported by TMZ, “SunTrust Mortgage, INC has filed legal papers in Los Angeles which show Green owes $71,251.42 as of January 26, 2010. The docs show Green took out a $2,000,000 mortgage with the company in 2006. According to the docs, SunTrust has begun the foreclosure process and has the right to put the house up for auction if Brian doesn't fork over the green.”
However, Brian’s rep tried to dismiss the report, stating that there was a plan in motion for the home. The plan with SunTrust would “allow Green to try and sell the house for less than he owes in order to recover as much money as it can ... subject to the bank's approval.”
Thankfully, he completed the deal without the need for foreclosure.
10 They Got Engaged... Twice
After Green and Fox got engaged, they began plans for their wedding. Being a couple that thrived by keeping their lives private, they hope to get hitched by eloping.
However, those plans soon changed to just an intimate wedding with their loved ones. Despite their choice of privacy, their constant split-ups began regular fodder for the gossip columns.
Moreover, it was no surprise when news of their broken engagement became the headline of many trashy magazines. Though the rumors of Fox’s affair with LaBeouf were touted as the cause for their split, there seemed to be additional issues with Megan being so young and having to be a stepmom at such a young age.
Given the fact that the first engagement ring was lost shortly after the proposal, many saw this as a sign of things falling apart.
Ever the resilient couple, they decided to give their romance another go and got re-engaged in 2010.
However, in an interview with AccessOnline, Green dismissed it as the couple’s need to take a short break in their relationship.
In any case, Green and Fox decided to continue their relationship and, soon after their “continued” engagements, they began planning for their nuptials… again. The second time is the charm.
9 They Were Robbed By The Infamous Bling Ring
The infamous "Bling Ring" terrorized celebrities throughout Los Angeles from 2008 to 2009. Exclusively targeting fashion-forward and very popular stars, the group would break into their homes and steal their best clothes and jewelry.
Explicitly targeting female celebrities, the group managed to take close to $3 million worth of items from various stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, and Rachel Bilson. Included on the list of victims included Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.
The "Bling Ring," at the time, consisted of “Nicholas Frank Prugo, 19, Rachel Lee, 19, Diana Tamayo, 20, Courtney Leigh Ames, 19 and Roy Lopez Jr., 28.” The group decided to target Green’s home because they were searching for possessions from his (at the time) live-in girlfriend Fox.
When searching Fox’s property, the group managed to steal items from Green as well. They took his SIG Sauer .380 semi-automatic handgun from his home as well.
Eventually, the criminal group made mistake,s which ultimately led to their capture. An anonymous tip led police to seek out Lee and Prugo, who had been caught on camera at the home of Lohan.
All in all, the group targeted just a few houses but have plans to rob over fifty celebrity homes in total.
8 There Was Only One Guest At Their Wedding
Though they tried their hardest to keep their relationship details to themselves, Fox and Green became frequent targets of entertainment news reports very often.
Whether the focus was on their shaky acting careers or rumored issues within their relationship, their names became synonymous with juicy tabloid headlines.
When the couple managed to reunite after their first engagement “break,” they decided it was best to continue their plans for a quiet wedding and carry out the ceremony as soon as they could.
The couple kept the news of their nuptials very quiet, deciding to have a destination wedding in Hawaii.
The couple got married on the sandy beach of the Four Seasons Resort on Hawaii's Big Island. Also, they stuck to their original plans of having a small, intimate gathering and invite just one single guest: Green’s son Kassius from his relationship with Vanessa Marcil.
News of their wedding broke after the couple had tied the knot with planned pictures of the ceremony being released to the public.
Though limited in quantity, the snapshots portrayed a happy couple and new family in the making. They were married on June 24, 1010. Their marriage was the first one for both Green and Fox.
7 The Paparazzo Law Suit
The paparazzi have become notorious predators who target celebrities all over the world. Hoping to scoop the competition on their newest gossip and exclusive pictures, they go all out to stay ahead of the game.
Over the years, the paparazzi have been known to become quite aggressive and rude to their targets, leading to very heated confrontations with Hollywood celebrities.
Some encounters have even led to lawsuits between the two parties, with many members of the paparazzi claiming to be “victims” in their situations (though they knowingly overstepped their boundaries).
With their increasing fame as individual actors and as a celebrity couple, Fox and Green found themselves the target of many paparazzi’s photographs.
In 2012, Green became heated with one member of the paparazzi leading to a physical altercation. Today reported that “[d]ocuments at TMZ report that paparazzo Delbert Shaw was taking photos of Green, 38, and wife Fox, 25, frolicking in the sand and surf. Perturbed, the ... couple allegedly began arguing with Shaw -- leading Green to begin ‘pummeling’ Shaw, while Friends With Kids star Fox reportedly cheered him on throughout the beating.”
Not only did Shaw claim that Green beat him, but he also threw his iPhone into the ocean. This is definitely not the right way to deal with the paparazzi.
6 Megan Is Obsessed About the Book of Revelation
Megan Fox has not had an easy time in the spotlight. From being fired from the Transformers franchise to her on again/off again relationship with Green, she continued to appear in headlines regularly.
Known for her outrageous personality and wild girl antics, Fox frequently saw her name associated with stories of her unruly behavior and occasional rudeness.
Though she became famous as a symbol, her career took a hit due to frequent accusations of her not working well with others. However, after an article in Esquire Magazine hit newsstands in 2013, fans learned of even more bizarre behavior from the young actress.
According to the article, Fox discussed her obsession with the Book of Revelations and her inability to comprehend its teachings.
She explained, “I've read the Book of Revelation a million times. It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded. What is the dragon? What is the [adult worker]? What are these things? What is this imagery? What was John seeing? And I was just thinking, What is the Antichrist?"
In addition to her study of the Bible, Fox also noted that used to speak in tongues at a young age and that as one of the last bombshells in Hollywood, she was also on the brink of extinction like the mighty buffalo. Wait, what?
5 Megan's Refusal To Be More of A Stay-At-Home Mom
Despite their rough times, Green and Fox seemed to be making great strides in maintaining a healthy marriage.
In 2012, they welcomed their first child, Noah, in September. Sadly, Fox has quite a bit of trouble with the birth, telling AccessOnline that “It was so intense. And I thought I was gonna be really tough and make it, I was gonna labor to like 8 cm… but the first contraction that I got was horrific!”
Despite her ordeal, the couple decided to try again and managed to get pregnant a second time. With the birth of Bodhi in 2014, things seemed to be running smoothly for the growing family.
Even with Fox advising that the children had put a damper on her intimate life, the couple seemed to be doing well together. Sadly, old habits resurfaced again with the couple running into troubled waters in soon enough.
By 2015, they decided to end their marriage for good over “irreconcilable differences.” However, a source close to the couple stated that one of the reasons for the end of their marriage tied back to Megan’s success.
According to Nikkiswift, the sources shared that not only had the couple been separate for months already, but that they had also fought over Fox’s workload.
The source revealed that “Megan worked a lot last year, and she continues to work a lot."
"When she is away, Brian stays with the kids. Before they filed for divorce, they had disagreements about this situation," the source stated.
4 Brian's Request For Spousal Support
Despite the end of their 11-year relationship and five-year marriage, Green and Fox continued to put the love of their children first and foremost. The two would be seen together participating in family activities together.
While they kept their familial happiness on the forefront, they handled their separation with the same intent: family first.
After Fox filed for divorce, she and Green both requested joint custody of the children. Brian, however, decided to add to the divorce petition and asked for spousal support for himself. Fox did not make such a request and left that section blank in the paperwork.
His request for support did not go unnoticed by fans, and the star was ridiculed for making such a claim.
Granted, his career was not taking off like his ex-wife’s was, but he still had steady work coming in. However, due to an accident in 2015, Green was limited on his acting jobs.
TMZ reported that “Brian and Megan were driving when they were hit by a drunk driver who was arrested. Brian says the guy was going around 50 MPH and it was severe enough for the airbags to deploy.”
The incident exacerbated his pre-existing vertigo and made it impossible for the actor to work. Even with the plausible reason for his spousal requests, the news helped shed light on who the real breadwinner in the family really was.
3 The Father of Baby #3 Was Questioned
After the announcement of their divorce, Green and Fox began to live their lives separately. With 11 years of history behind them, the couple only maintained contact to continue to raise their children together.
However, the entertainment world was shocked to see a very pregnant Megan Fox walking the red carpet for CinemaCon in April 2016. Fans were confused given the fact that her marriage had ended and the couple no longer spent alone time together.
As the news of her pregnancy spread, so did speculation over the paternity of the father.
Fox refused to discuss her pregnancy with the press despite being noticeably pregnant and well into her second trimester. With her date of separation from Green stated as June 15, 2015 (she made her pregnant debut ten months later), Hollywood began to question who the new father could be.
However, E! Online confirmed that Green was indeed the father. With the couple expecting a third child, they decided to put their divorce proceedings on hold so they could focus on the pregnancy.
E! Online reported that an insider shared “Megan and Brian love being parents… They are working really hard to be together and one unit—not only for their children, but also for each other. They are looking forward for the arrival of their new baby.”
Leave it to their love of family to bring the couple back together once again.
2 Their Son's Controversial Halloween Costume Choice
Green and Fox have been noted to exhibit some strange behavior in the past. Whether it was acting choices, public behavior, or work-based drama, the two stars know how to stay in the headlines (whether intentional or not).
However, very little had been reported on their parenting skills. Many pictures depicted them as a happy family, taking their kids on family outings despite their separation.
However, a heated debate arose when Megan posted photos on Instagram with her kids for Halloween last year.
Oldest son Noah appeared to be wearing a dress, specifically the dress of Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen.
Netizens were divided over their opinions of the costume choice. However, the celebrity couple has frequently allowed their children to dress in non-gender confirming attire.
As Footwearnews pointed out,“This is not the first time Noah has worn a dress — he has previously stepped out with his mother clad in a pink princess gown… Noah has also worn other non-binary items, such as printed leggings and snow white-colored Birkenstock sandals…”
Given the shift with celebrities and their children choosing more non-binary gender confirming attire, Fox and Green seem to be following the trend toward more gender freedom.
1 They Reconciled Yet Again With More Baby Plans In The Future
With over 11 years of history, it was hard for fans to see Green and Fox call it quits for good. Though despite evidence of the contrary (an upcoming pregnancy that took place ten months after their separations), the two stars remained apart, limited to only family outings.
However, the new baby seemed to be the catalyst to get things between the rocky couple back on track again. Though the pregnancy was not planned, the new baby made the couple reflect on what they had and motivated them to give their relationship one more try.
Just three months after the headline broke about Fox’s pregnancy, the couple allegedly moved back in together in Malibu with their children.
With the thoughts of divorce well behind them, the couple welcomed their third son together, Journey, in 2016.
People Magazine reported that since the birth of their son and reconciliation, their family is looking forward to their future together.
He revealed that “Marriage is hard. It’s work, I think for anyone. I think when you get to the point like we have, where you have kids, and you’ve been married for a while and we’ve been together for a long time, it’s – you just take it day by day.”
Despite their past difficulties, the couple hopes to have a fourth child in the future and are hoping for a girl.
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