Megan Fox's Relationship History With Brian Austin Green

It's undeniable that Megan Fox came on the Hollywood scene blazing hot. It's fitting that she landed a role in "Transformers" in 2007 because it truly transformed her into one to watch in the industry. It wasn't long before her posters appeared on the walls of adolescent boys' rooms across the United States. Fox became an instant sex symbol, with her striking looks and attitude to kill. The film actor went on to star in "Jennifer's Body" as well as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows." 

With her rural Tennessee roots far behind her, Fox took on Hollywood, catching the eyes of many suitors along the way. While the star has kept her relationships fairly hush-hush over her years in the spotlight, she's been linked to several high-profile Hollywood bachelors. The media went crazy when her on-screen chemistry with her "Transformers" co-star Shia LaBeouf was confirmed years later, but their affair fizzled out quickly.

Fox's long-standing relationship with her ex-husband Brian Austin Green has been the most consistent in the movie star's life, and the pair share three children together. The film producer and the "Holiday in the Sun" star have weathered plenty of ups and downs over the years — ultimately deciding to go their own ways in 2020. We're taking a look at the complicated relationship history between Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.

They met on set while filming a sitcom

Megan Fox's on-again-off-again romance with film producer Brian Austin Green goes back to 2004. The two met at a table read for the ABC sitcom "Hope & Faith," when Green was a guest star. Fox told Allure, "After we were done shooting that day, Brian gave his number out to everyone. So I called him." At the time of the pair's initial meeting, Fox was just 17 years old, close to 13 years younger than Green. As Fox was a minor, Green later recalled on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," "I had no intention of dating." 

"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," Fox told Elle in 2009. She did just that, and the two embarked on a nearly two decades-long relationship.

But it took a bit longer for Green to come around. The producer and his former fiance Vanessa Marcil, with whom he shares his son Kassius, had just ended their relationship. "This isn't... This can't f***ing happen. This isn't going to happen, no way," Green said on an episode of Barstool's KFC Radio. He added, "It's funny, I kept pushing her away early on, because I was like, '...I don't want a relationship,'" he said. "And then she was like, 'Alright cool, I'm going to go date.'" Green eventually gave in to Fox, not wanting the "Jennifer's Body" star to wind up with someone else. 

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox got engaged twice

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green must like the idea of being engaged — since the couple has done it more than once. The pair first got engaged in 2006 after knowing each other two years, but their plans to wed were kept largely under wraps. Green told People in 2008 that they were planning an intimate ceremony. "Originally we were talking elopement and now we might have a few people there." Their prolonged first engagement ultimately ended in 2009, amidst Fox filming "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," alongside her rumored love connection, co-star Shia LaBeouf. 

Fox and Green found their way back to each other in 2010, when he popped the question during their Hawaiian getaway. The two were vacationing on the Big Island, staying at the Four Seasons Hualalai hotel, when a witness saw the movie producer propose. "I saw her jumping up and down," the source told Us Weekly, adding, "Later, I saw a half dozen staff sifting through the sand." The moment was interrupted due to Fox losing her engagement ring, a 2-carat diamond she picked out in Los Angeles with her betrothed. Another insider claimed that after two hours searching, maintenance and security staff couldn't find the rock.

They tied the knot in an intimate Hawaiian ceremony

Six years after they fell in love on a sitcom set, Megan Fox and her longtime beau Brian Austin Green finally tied the knot. The film producer and the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" star said "I Do" in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii in 2010. On a June evening, the two exchanged vows with the only other guest in attendance being Green's son Kassius, who was just eight years old at the time. 

For the simple but beautiful wedding, Fox walked down the aisle in a breezy sleeveless Armani gown complete with a 16-foot train, and Green echoed the look with a light Armani button-down and loose-fitting trousers fit for the beach setting. A local priest assisted in the couple's vows, and Fox's stepson Kassius even joined in the ceremony by presenting the rings. "They were on a high," a source noted to People. "They let everything go and enjoyed the fact that they were getting married." The mag featured an oceanside shot of Fox with Green, Kassius, and the officiant — all three guys wearing leis. 

It was a moment long overdue for the couple, who flirted with the idea of marriage over the years. "If you're going to be with someone and make a commitment, it's good to tell the universe, to say I'm committing to this person and making them my family," Fox previously told "Access Hollywood" (per ABC News). "I think there's something respectable about that, and if we were to do it, it would be for ourselves. It wouldn't be for society."

The two welcomed their first child together in 2012

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had nothing but love for each other in the years following their wedding. Fox opened up about her feelings for her partner in 2012, telling Cosmopolitan (via CBS News), "I truly feel like he's my soulmate. I don't want to sound corny or cliché, but I do believe we are destined to live this part of our lives together." Her marriage to Green made Fox a stepmom at age 24, and she seemed to love Kassius from the start. "[He's] the only person I enjoy cooking for. I like arranging [food] on his little plate... I like cooking for kids, for some reason," the star told Allure a few months before marrying Green. Green confirmed to People, "She's always had a special bond with him. They love each other to death."

In fall 2012, the duo welcomed their first child together, a son named Noah Shannon. "We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul and I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to know this kind of boundless, immaculate love," Fox announced on her Facebook page at the time (via the The Hollywood Reporter). Noah has grown up to value his individuality, especially when it comes to fashion. Fox told InStyle in 2021 that he was picked on in real life and online for his style. "I don't want him to ever have to read that s*** because he hears it from little kids at his own school who are like, 'Boys don't wear dresses,'" she said.

Megan Fox was expecting their second child the next year

Not even a year after Megan Fox gave birth to her first son, she announced she was expecting another child with Brian Austin Green. In August 2013, they shared that they would be growing their family, giving a younger sibling to Noah and Green's biological son Kassius. It wasn't smooth sailing for the "Transformers" actor, however, as she admitted to Us Weekly that she suffered from sickness during pregnancy. "I've had rough first trimesters, but once you get into the second, it's fine after that," Fox said. As they waited to welcome their second son, named Bodhi Ransom, Green had nothing but respect for his then-wife. "I'm [just] hoping for a healthy baby," he told the outlet, adding, "[Megan is] doing great. She did great the first time around, but I wouldn't wish the experience on anybody! I couldn't do it! I couldn't make a baby, it's unbelievable!"

In February 2014, after Bodhi's birth, E! News noticed some symbolism on Fox's Facebook, where she had posted a photo featuring Buddha beneath a Bodhi tree. The mom respects her kids' privacy, but when he was 20 months old, she posted a (since-deleted) cute pic of the blue-eyed boy and his edgy look on Instagram. Bodhi offered a big smile while donning a Nirvana band tee and holding tight to a stuffed animal. Fox captioned the snap, "Bodhi: Stunner. Clown. Unicorn."

Megan Fox filed for divorce in 2015

There was trouble in paradise for Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green in 2015 when Fox filed for divorce from her long-time partner. At the time, the "Jennifer's Body" star cited irreconcilable differences and asked for joint physical and legal custody, and listed the date of separation as June 15. Sources told TMZ that the couple decided to separate on good terms and still lived together. 

Fox had opened up about married life in 2014 — admitting she had gone through periods of time where she and Green were on separate pages. Citing their different personalities, the actor shared what helped get her through any relationship obstacles. "You have two people, separate beings, trying to share one life together," Fox told Men's Health. She said of Green, "He's definitely meant to be the father of my children. That makes it easier for me to work through things, because I always see the spiritual side of things. I look at the end game." It seems that this spiritual component carried the on-and-off couple through more ups and downs.

They got back together and welcomed another child

In a shocking turn of events, Megan Fox showed up to an April 2016 red carpet event with a baby bump, just months after she filed for divorce from Brian Austin Green. 

The actor debuted her growing belly in a tight black dress at CinemaCon. "Brian and Megan have been working on themselves as individuals and things have gotten better between them as a couple," a source told E! News. "They have been getting along great. They are best friends and know each other very well." The baby on the way seemed to have patched things up for the couple. Fox didn't mention Green on the red carpet, but she did say her kids didn't know she was an actor. She was limiting their screen time — with the exception of family movies together — and keeping them away from social media.

Fox gave birth to her third son — Journey River — in August 2016. The "Transformers" star has been open about her spirituality, so it's not surprising that she felt her unborn child was sending her signals. She revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel (via MTV) at the time, "I feel like you receive messages from the child if you're open to it," she explained. "Like, for instance, this baby wanted me to live somewhere else, so we're moving to a whole different place in Los Angeles because I feel like that's where this baby wants to be raised."

A marriage on the rocks

The years that followed the birth of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's third child together ended up being the final years of their marriage. In 2017, Green alluded to the up-and-down nature of their union on his "...with Brian Austin Green" podcast (via People). "Marriage is hard," he began. "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," he confessed at the time.

Two years after she filed divorce papers, Fox backtracked in 2019 by filing a motion to dismiss the case. It seemed the couple was working to keep their family together, with a source telling People, "During their separation, Brian always hoped Megan would change her mind about the divorce and he is very happy that she did." The duo made a red carpet appearance together the same year, but it would prove to be their last together.

Rumors of their marriage being on the rocks were further ignited by an Instagram post by Green. The producer posted a photo of two butterflies, writing, "Eventually butterflies get bored sitting on a flower for too long. They start feeling smothered. It's a great big world and they want to experience it." Fans thought perhaps this was a dig at Fox and her tattoo that read, "We will all laugh at the gilded butterflies" (via ET).

Megan Fox filed for divorce again in 2020

The final straw in Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's relationship came in 2020 when the "Beverly Hills 90210" star shared the news that he and the "Transformers" actor were splitting again. The update came following Fox's role in the film "Midnight in the Switchgrass" where she was rumored to be cozying up to her co-star Machine Gun Kelly. Fox and Green had both been photographed without their rings on, and paparazzi even saw their shared children swapping time with their respective parents via transfers and pickups.

Green spoke up about the decision to get a divorce from Fox on his "...with Brian Austin Green" podcast, citing their distance during and after Fox worked on location. He said the actor preferred to be on her own at the time. "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. ... 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."

The former power couple's divorce was finalized in February 2022. It wasn't without some bitter words on Fox's part, however, as she commented on Green's Instagram post (via People) featuring their son Journey on Halloween. "You're so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I'm an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time," Fox wrote in the comments. "Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human!"

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox announced their engagement

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, seemed to be head over heels for each other from the moment they met. The pair announced their engagement in 2022 with the singer popping the question in Puerto Rico, where they met. "beneath the same branches we fell in love under, i brought her back to ask her to marry me. i know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love," the artist wrote in an Instagram post.

As of the time of this writing, it's unclear whether Fox and the artist will make it down the aisle. Fox alluded to there being trouble in the relationship when she posted and later deleted an Instagram photo with lyrics from Beyoncé's hit track "Lemonade." Fox uploaded photos of herself along with the lyrics, "You can taste the dishonesty/ it's all over your breath." A fan commented on the post alluding to an affair, writing, "He probably got with Sophie." Fox was quick to clap back, jokingly replying, "Maybe I got with Sophie." Fox deactivated her Instagram after deleting all photos alongside Baker, as well as removing their engagement post from her page. Her beau still has all of their pictures together up on his social media.

Brian Austin Green announced his girlfriend's pregnancy

Not long after his split from his longtime partner Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green found love again with Sharna Burgess. Set up by a mutual contact, the two hit it off when they began dating in fall 2020. "We met at a coffee shop, then had a few dates and then we were locked in a house together," Green told People at the time. What better way to get to know someone than to be quarantined together during the Coronavirus pandemic? The duo weathered the storm, however, and ended up making their relationship Instagram-official in January 2021. 

The couple took on Season 30 of "Dancing With The Stars," and though their time was cut short on the show, they had big plans. Green announced via Instagram that he was expecting a baby with Burgess, writing, "You are beautiful. I can't wait to share this next chapter with you. You are gonna be the best mom." 

Burgess gave birth to their son, Zane Walker Green, in June 2022. She also expressed her gratitude, writing in a post, "I know I look at him and well up with tears at how cracked wide open my heart is and how deeply and unconditionally I love him. I know I'll never be the same again, ever. I realize I never knew love of this kind or capacity existed and it's beautifully overwhelming to process."

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green co-parent

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green seem to have put their differences aside for the sake of their children. Following the news about his former wife moving on quickly to Machine Gun Kelly, it appeared that the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star didn't harbor hard feelings towards Fox. He was asked about his and Fox's co-parenting on "Hollywood Raw Podcast" in August 2020. "I think it's going as well as it can... There's no rulebook to it, there's no way of doing it right or doing it wrong. We're sort of, we're learning as we go. The important thing for us is just communicating as much as we can," Green said, wishing Megan the best and acknowledging that the former couple's actions impact their children. 

Burgess opened up about Fox's and Green's relationship post-divorce, even revealing that she reached out to Fox five months into her relationship with Green. Burgess said on Nick Viall's "The Viall Files" in 2022 that she told Green's ex: "'Hey I'm around your kids all the time, if you ever want to know anything about me, or if you ever want to get coffee, let me know. They're amazing kids, I love them, and if there's any way I can support... let me know.'" The couple said they share a healthy relationship with Fox, even going on family outings together. Burgess appreciated the way Green and Fox prioritize their children. For now, Fox herself is being more private about the blended family's situation.