Sketchy things everyone just ignores about Megan Fox

Actress Megan Fox is beautiful, funny, and quirky, but the woman is far from perfect. Aside from relatively innocuous stuff, like her passion for astrology, she has a fairly checkered history. Let's take a closer look at this starlet's sketchy side.

Her relationship with Brian Austin Green is unorthodox

When Fox met husband Brian Austin Green on the sitcom Hope & Faith (2003—2006), she was barely 18. He was 30. "I liked him right away," she told The New York Times Magazine. "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."

Their gap in age, maturity, and life experience between Fox and the former star of Beverly Hills, 90210 may be why their relationship has experienced so many ups and downs, including an attempted and quashed divorce. The age imbalance may taint how she views relationships in general, including how she speaks about them publicly.

She may be a cheater

Actor Shia LaBeouf revealed that he hooked up with Fox while filming the Transformers franchise flicks. Fox and Green were married at at the time, though some sources said they were on a break. "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 told Details (via People). "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…It was what it was." When asked if Fox was single at the time, LaBeouf answered, "I don't know. It was what it was," adding, "Neither one of us, I think, were in love. Just sort of experimenting or whatever." Fox did not comment on LaBeouf's tale.

She may be fibbing about plastic surgeries

Fox dedicated an entire Facebook photo album to trying to disprove rumors she's had Botox, but that has not quieted the chatter. A plastic surgeon who hasn't treated her told Radar Online that the preternatural stunner likely had some help getting her famous face, one that he says is the "most requested" at his office. "Megan appears to have had some cosmetic procedures to her face. While she has probably not had anything major, I suspect that she has had a nose refinement and some facial fillers," he said. "In older photos, her nose appears wider and her nasal tip has a noticeable cleft. More recent photos show a more refined and narrow nose, as well as a smoother nasal tip…Her lips are more full and her cheekbones are higher, likely the result of Restylane or Juvaderm [sic]."

She could be transphobic

Fox has made comments to GQ in the past that would land her in the hot waters of political correctness today. In 2008, she joked that she is secretly a man. "If my mom were to tell me that I'd been born with male and female genitalia and that she had to make a choice, I would believe her," she said, referring to her love of video games and comic book movies. "That's the upside of dating a woman who's almost a man. She likes the same things that you like, but she has a vagina!" Because women can't just like that stuff and be women, right? What do hobbies and interests have to do with genitalia?

She claims to be feminist, but her positions seem convoluted.

You know what they say about girls who hate girls? They're the worst. Fox apparently falls into that camp, and she clearly doesn't realize the hypocrisy of interviews like the one she gave to The New York Times in 2009. "Women tear each other apart," she said. "Girls think I'm a slut, and I've been in the same relationship since I was 18. The problem is, if they think you're attractive, you're either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular." Okay, Fox, so you've identified a problem. Now, what are you going to do about it?

Apparently, nothing. In that same interview, Fox explains that she's been sold by Hollywood as a sex symbol, adding, "That's O.K, if you know how to use it." She says, "being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb…And I created a character for the sacrifice. I'm not willing to give my true self up. It's a testament to my true personality that I would go so far as to make up another personality to give to the world." In other words, Fox thinks she's doing something brave by cowing to entertainment industry stereotypes so long as she's not exploiting herself in her private life? Oh, c'mon.

Michael Bay may have had good reason to fire her

When Fox compared Transformers Director Michael Bay to a genocidal Nazi, the trash talk didn't go over well with Producer Steven Spielberg, who reportedly urged Bay to fire her from the franchise for the comments. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is," Fox told Wonderland magazine (via The Huffington Post) in 2009. "So he's a nightmare to work for, but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward." Maybe Fox was delivering some sort of compliment, but nothing about that statement was flattering, and it stirred up a hornet's nest of bad press about a movie she was supposed to be promoting.

She sold out her beliefs for a paycheck

A source told Radar Online that Fox eventually apologized to Bay just to get work again. "Since Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009), she hasn't been getting the leading lady roles she had hoped for and Megan was starting to get concerned that it was because of what she said about Michael," the source said. "So, she swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and spoke with him to clear the air and apologize. She told him how thankful she was to have been casted [sic] by him in the first place, and that she was totally out of line to say what she said."

Bay subsequently cast Fox in the leading role of April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) as she continued to sing his praises, telling Entertainment Weekly that "He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie."