Actress Megan Fox and actor Brian Austin Green made for a powerful – and, of course, extremely good-looking – supercouple of the entertainment world. They had three kids together, boys named Journey, Bodhi and Noah. But rumors always spread about their marriage, and finally in 2020 one half of the couple confirmed them.
Fox and Green have known each other for a long time – since before Fox achieved the fame she’s known for now, in fact. They first met in 2004, when Fox was starring in the sitcom Hope & Faith. Green popped up as a guest star on the show and Fox was instantly attracted to him, even though he was 12 years her senior and already a father.
In 2009 Fox remembered their meeting in an interview with the magazine section of The New York Times. She said, “I liked him right away. Everyone was around the monitor watching a scene, and Brian accidentally touched my leg. I remember literal electricity shooting through me and out me from every direction. It was like magic.”
The age gap was a little problematic, though. In 2009 Fox told Elle magazine she thought Green was “sweet and quiet, harmless… not some d-bag that’s going to cause a lot of problems,” but “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 2006 Green and Fox moved in together – reportedly at that time they shared many pets, including a potbellied pig and a squirrel. Then in November of that year Green asked Fox to marry him and she said yes. But mega-fame for the young actress was just around the corner in the form of the Transformers franchise.
At soon as the first Transformers movie hit in 2007, it catapulted Fox into the spotlight. And furthermore, her public profile was much bigger than that of her husband-to-be at that moment. He wasn’t doing any movies at the time, while she was doing million-dollar blockbusters. Rumor had it this was causing friction.
Green did an interview with TV Guide in 2008. The magazine interviewer asked him, “Off screen, your fiancée, Megan Fox, is FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World 2008. Have you set a wedding date?” They hadn’t, but Green said “We’ve lived together for three years. We have tattoos of each other’s names.”
He did also say offhandedly, “We have more time away from each other right now than we’d like.” Then the subject of children came up. Fox was apparently great with Kassius, the young son Green shared with his former co-star Vanessa Marcil. But it seemed like children were also on the table for Green and Fox.
In November of that year Green confirmed to People magazine that he and Fox still very much planned to get married. However, the ceremony would probably be very low-key. He said, “Originally we were talking elopement and now we might have a few people there. You might hear about it the week after.”
But then the following year it seemed that the engagement was called off. It was all kept very private, but suddenly the pair weren’t being seen together. Some gossip websites claimed that Fox had cheated on Green with her Transformers co-star Shia LaBeouf. Fox remained silent on this… but LaBeouf eventually said something.
In 2011 LaBeouf spoke to the magazine Details and apparently revealed all. When the interviewer asked him if he and Fox were ever romantically involved, he nodded and said, “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.”
LaBeouf went on, “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 on-screen.” When the interviewer brought up that Fox was engaged at the time, the actor said, “I don’t know… It was what it was.”
It certainly seemed like things between Fox and Green were over. In 2009 the actress attended the premiere for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and spoke to Us Weekly magazine on the red carpet. She told them she was “looking for the right boy,” and when they brought up LaBeouf she said, “He’s my favorite boy in the entire world!”
Fox also said something else telling about her relationship with Green. Standing in the rain at the premiere, she told the interviewer, “Marriage isn’t a realistic goal for someone who is 23, that’s all. I just wanna concentrate on becoming a better person before I try to commit to being someone else’s wife.”
But after that, something major happened behind closed doors. Suddenly, come June 2010 the engagement was back on. There was no word from Fox or Green about what had happened to make them get back together, but People magazine confirmed the story with Fox’s rep. This person told the magazine simply, “Yes, she is engaged.”
Two days after that, Fox herself confirmed the news. She told Us Weekly magazine, “We are just even more committed to each other and we always have been. I am more in love with him now than I was in the beginning.” But the actual wedding, she claimed, wouldn’t be for years to come.
Still, Fox might have been fibbing a little. Mere days after the news of the re-engagement appeared in the news, the wedding took place. On June 24 the pair were married at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, just as the sun was setting over it. There was only one witness: the eight-year-old Kassius.
Green spoke about the marriage to Details magazine in October 2010. He was asked about the earlier break-up and he appeared to deny there had been cheating going on. He said, “Find a picture of one of us with any other boyfriend or girlfriend – I challenge you. You’ll only find pictures of her doing press with Shia LaBeouf or me with my son. That’s it. We never once dated anyone else or did anything else.”
Green also said, “But now we sit and we share stories, and we’ve found the commonality of it all. It’s the most backwards, f***ed-up love story you’ve ever heard. And it worked. And the day that I said, ‘I do,’ I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life. And it was the absolute perfect start to what we hope will be an amazing life together.”
And in 2012 the pair’s first child together came along, but they kept it quiet. Fox only announced it on Facebook a month after the birth. She wrote, “I gave birth to our son Noah Shannon Green on September 27th. We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul.”
But the young family wasn’t stopping at only one child. In February 2014 another boy, Bodhi, came along. In August Fox spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine about the couple’s approach to raising children, saying, “A big part is that we respect each other as parents. He’s willing to make sacrifices to keep us all happy. When he sees I’m getting overwhelmed, he’ll say, ‘I have both of them. Go take a nap.’”
And Fox went on, “You have to be with someone who loves you at your absolute worst, because you can’t be an actress every moment of the day forever. Brian and I have done everything you can do to ruin a relationship and we still love each other. I don’t want to be boastful and say that we would never divorce, but I can’t imagine a scenario we couldn’t work through.”
But unfortunately, Fox was wrong about that. In 2015 she suddenly served divorce papers against Green. They were dated June 6 and gave “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the marriage failing. But although news of the split traveled fast, neither Green nor Fox said anything to the media about it.
Apparently, though, it was set to be a very amicable divorce. The celebrity gossip website TMZ got hold of some of the details. There was no pre-nuptial agreement signed, according to “sources close to the couple” so their earnings would be divided equally between them. And more strangely perhaps, Fox and Green continued to live together.
And yet, it seemed that the couple still weren’t actually done with their romance. In March 2016 Fox appeared on a red carpet with a noticeable baby bump. Who was the father? The media fell over themselves to find out, but the obvious answer turned out to be the real one: it was Green.
It seemed for a while that this third baby had saved the relationship. At the time an anonymous source told TV show E! News, “This pregnancy was not planned, but when they found out they were extremely happy.” And that did indeed seem to be the case. In August 2016 Fox gave birth to the child, Journey River.
From there the relationship carried on, but it seemed to be on slightly shaky ground. In 2017 Green said on his podcast, “Marriage is hard. It’s work. When you get to the point that we have, you have kids and you’ve been married for a while… You just take it day by day. Some people look at divorce or things not working as a disappointment, and it’s not.”
And then come May 2020 it seemed like the on-off relationship was once again off. Plus, another man seemed to be almost certainly involved. During that month Fox was spotted out and about with the rapper Machine Gun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, her co-star in the movie Midnight in the Switchgrass.
It wasn’t just that Fox was filming a movie with Kelly, either; she was also in a music video with him, and it was a rather raunchy one at that. When the “Bloody Valentine” video came out fans were quick to notice that there were sparks between them, perhaps more than you would expect from just acting.
At first, of course, it was all just rumors – but it turned out some of them were true. Green confirmed via his podcast that he and Fox had once more officially split, and what was more, they’d been separated for months without telling anyone. The actor ran down the basics of what had happened between the two of them.
Green said that his wife had been away filming during 2019 and had returned to tell him, “You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone, that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience. And I think that’s something that might be worth trying for me.”
After that bombshell was dropped, Green told his audience, “I was upset about it, but I can’t be upset at her and I wasn’t upset at her because she didn’t ask to feel that way.” Then he moved onto the Machine Gun Kelly situation. Kelly and Fox, he said, were actually “just friends at this point.”
Green went on, “And from what she’s expressed, he’s a really just nice, genuine guy. I trust her judgment. She’s always had really good judgment. I don’t want people to think that [they] are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this – because I wasn’t. This isn’t something new for us. This is something new for people to experience and hear about in the press… but it’s not new for us.”
Of course, another issue for Fox and Green was the fact that they had children. Green said that he and Fox had agreed to “make sure that we’re always friends with each other and we’re a united front with the kids. We’ll do family vacations and holidays with the family and really make that a focus with the kids.”
But even if the relationship between Fox and Kelly was just a friendly one for the time being, insiders seemed to think it wouldn’t stay that way. An insider told People magazine, “They have been spending time together at Megan’s house in the past few weeks. They seem to have fun and look happy together. Megan only sees him when the kids are with Brian.”
Another source also spoke to People about Green and how he was coping. They said, “The split has been tough for him, but he is doing his best to stay positive. They split in the past and then got back together. Brian has no plans to file for divorce. He isn’t ready to date either.”
The source went on, “It seems he is hoping that he and Megan once again can work things out. He is giving her space and letting her do her thing. He wants her to be happy. He thinks she is a great mom and is not at all bitter that she is dating.” Once more it seemed the split had been amicable.
However, Fox herself seemed to send a few mixed messages about the split when she appeared on an Instagram livestream. The stream was with Redline Steel founder Colin Wayne, and he and Fox were talking about a memorial piece they were creating for veterans. But it was Fox’s hand which drew more attention.
Fox wasn’t wearing her wedding ring, viewers soon noticed. That seemed to confirm once and all she had split from Green… or had she, really? At another point on the video, the actress held up a steel piece with the name Green emblazoned upon it. She said, “I got one that has my family crest on it. It’s a Tree of Life with the family name on it.”
It seems that Fox and Green will remain friends and co-parents no matter what. But with regards to their romance, Green himself thinks there might still be a chance of fixing it. On his podcast he said, “Who knows if this is the end of the journey? We have a lot of life left,” as well as the simple, “I will always love her and she will always love me.”