Under the thinly-veiled guise of the-world-is-falling-apart-but-the-prying-paparazzi-have-meant-we-simply-must-address-our-relationship-status, Brian Austin Green has talked – at length – about his breakup with wife of 10 years Megan Fox.
In a new episode of his own podcast … With Brian Austin Green, it featured, well, actor Brian Austin Green who titled this particular instalment “Context”. In it, he confirms he Fox are “trying to sort of be apart.”
“I wanted people to hear everything from me and then this is it,” the 46-year-old announces. “I don’t want to have to talk about this anymore.”
Like Biggie once said, “It was all a dream” – and in the case of Green VS Fox, the beginning of the end really did start with a dream. At the end of last year, Megan Fox had left her husband and her children – Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6 and Journey, 3 – to shoot a movie for five weeks, the longest time, Green says, that his wife had been away.
“About three weeks into her being gone and shooting, I had a dream, which most people dream, but I don’t ever remember my dreams… but, I had this dream that she came back from work, and that we were distant, that things were off, that things were weird,” begins Green, saying he texted Megan Fox, 34, who told him everything was “fine”.
When she came home, Green says his bizarre dream was seemingly spilling over into real life. “But, I gave her a few weeks, I figured you know, she’s been out of the country, she’s jet-lagged, she’s been shooting nights, I have to give her some time to recoup a little bit and get back into life. And, so, I did.”
(Can you imagine splitting with someone after 15 years and this is the level of detail he tells the world? A world going through a pandemic. Still, you’re still reading this and I can only nod with in agreement that this story is mildly amusing on day 7648 of quarantine.)
Soon after, Megan Fox told Green that being away shooting had made her realise that she felt she was happier alone. “She said, ‘You know, I realised 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 may be something worth trying for me,’” says Green. “And, I was shocked and I was upset about it, but I can’t be upset at her, and I wasn’t upset at her because that’s, she didn’t ask to feel that way, it wasn’t a choice she made, that’s the way she honestly felt.”
The couple amicably agreed to some space. This space led to the acceptance that they should end things for good.
“I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family, what we have built is really cool and really special,” Green says. “So we decided let’s make sure we don’t lose that. That no matter what we’re always friends with each other and we’re a united front with the kids.”
The family had spent a day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in October last year.
“It sucks when life changes and something that you’re used to, that you’ve been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of but you change because there’s the unknown aspect … There’s that pit in my stomach,” Green continued. “I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds. … She’s been my best friend for 15 years and I don’t want to lose that.”
As far as the rumours Megan Fox is with Machine Gun Kelly, Green said they are just “friends at this point” and wanted to make note that no one cheated on one another.
The pair began dating in 2004 and married in 2010. Megan Fox filed for divorce from Green in 2015 before reuniting before the birth of their third child.