Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's rollercoaster marriage still going strong despite rumors and a near-divorce
Brian Austin Green was spotted wearing his wedding ring as he stepped out on May 2 for a coffee run amid rumors that he had split from wife Megan Fox.
Rumors of probable tension brewing in their relationship started going around when the pair were seen seemingly swapping their three sons in a parking lot in April. Moreover, the couple has decided not to quarantine together. The 'Jennifer's Body' actress appeared to be living in Calabasas while the '90210' star is staying in Malibu. Add to that the fact that Green was spotted more than once recently without his wedding ring.
However, Hollywood Life reported that the gold band was back on the actor's finger when he donned a face mask for his weekend outing to pick up a coffee.
But rumors of a potential breakup should not come as a surprise for fans who have followed the couple's journey over the years. After all, their relationship started on a bumpy note — When Fox was instantly smitten by Green but the latter did not return the same sentiment.
Fox and Green met in 2004 when the latter guest-starred on her show 'Hope & Faith'. She was 18 at the time and he was 30. He had just called off his engagement with his 'Beverly Hills, 90210' co-star, Vanessa Marcil.
In a 2009 interview with The New York Times, Fox said that she knew from the day she met him that Green was something special. “I liked him right away,” she said, recalling, “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.”
Green, however, admitted on an episode of Barstool Sports’ KFC Radio, that the connection wasn’t instant for him. The actor explained that he “wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time,” and kept telling himself “This can’t f***ing happen. This isn’t going to happen, no way."
It was only when Green thought that he might end up losing Fox that he realized how much he wanted her in his life. “It’s funny, I kept pushing her away early on, because I was like, ‘I don’t want a relationship,’” he continued. “And then she was like, ‘Well cool, I’m going to go date.’ I was like, ‘Wait a second, I didn’t say go date, please!’”
The pair eventually got engaged in 2006. But things like their career and the age gap between them posed hurdles in their relationship. While Green continued to solely work on the small screen with one-off appearances, Fox's career took off, with major films like the 'Transformers' franchise and 'Jennifer’s Body'. The actor admitted to TV Guide in 2008, "We have more time away from each other now than we’d like.”
At one point, Fox also became tired of defending her 12-year age difference with Green. "When I talk about my husband, I feel as if people roll their eyes," Fox once told ELLE. "It's like when you're 16 and order a martini, and the waiter says, 'Do you think I'm stupid?' They can't grasp that I'm old enough to be married."
In February 2009, the pair called off their marriage. Justifying her decision at the time, Fox explained, “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."
Being an understanding partner, Green gave Fox the time she needed to work things out. “She was 18 when I met her, and she went through an enormous change in her life because of her career in general. So she went through the natural period of, ‘I’m not sure if I’m ready to be in such a settled relationship.’ I have an 8-year-old, and he was two at the time that Megan and I met. She helped me raise him, and that’s a huge responsibility," he told Access Hollywood.
The pair clearly succeeded in smoothening the creases in their relationship as they became re-engaged in June 2010 and just two weeks later, they wed in a secret ceremony in Hawaii. "We are even more committed to each other, and we always have been," Fox told Us Weekly at the time. "I am more in love with him now than I was in the beginning."
They had their first child, Noah Shannon in September 2012 and then their second, Bodhi Ransom, in February 2014.
However, troubles in their relationship were not over as there were rumors of separation started floating in August 2015. In the same month, Fox filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Eight months after her filing, there were reports of Fox being pregnant with her third child. For a time she teased her fans on Instagram by posting a collage of photos of herself with her former costars Shia LaBeouf, Will Arnett, and Jake Johnson, with the hashtag “#Notthefather." She later confirmed that Green was the father.
In June 2016 Fox and Green confirmed that they were “totally back together”. After their third son, Journey River, was born two months later, Fox said in November 2017 that none of their children were planned.
“My body is barely holding itself together. It’s, like, stitched together with bubblegum and Scotch tape. It’s gonna fall apart if I have another one,” she explained, People Magazine reported. “[Journey]’s just very calm and kind, and then my older two are wild beasts and they’re always fighting. Everything is a weapon. You can’t have forks, forks are weapons... They’re always trying to kill each other, and it’s so stressful 'cause the baby gets stressed out 'cause he doesn’t understand what’s going on.”
In April 2019 Fox filed papers in Los Angeles to dismiss her divorce case against Green. In February, earlier this year, that the couple said that they were done having children. “The kids I have right now are fine,” Green said. “It’s enough! I have four kids, three young kids.”