Brian Austin Green: 18-year-old Megan Fox was ‘really persistent’ about dating me

Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green leaving a cafe yesterday morning, hours before being involved in an accident. According to reports, the couple were allegedly hit by a drunk driver on Thursday night (04Dec14).

I’ve never liked Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green together, and they’ve been together for so long. BAG is pretty much the only long-term relationship Megan ever had – she had a fling with Shia LaBeouf and maybe she dated some people before she met BAG, but they’ve been together since she was, like, 18 or 19. They married in 2010 and they have three sons together, and their last son (Journey River) was something of a band-aid baby. Megan got pregnant soon after she filed for divorce from BAG in 2016 and soon enough, the divorce was shelved indefinitely. I just get a vibe from them, a vibe that he’s very controlling. Maybe I’m wrong – I have been before. Anyway, BAG gave a recent interview to Barstool Radio and he talked a bit about the start of his relationship with Megan and how she dismissed her divorce petition a few years ago. Some quotes:

How they met: “She was doing ‘Hope and Faith’ at the time here in New York with Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford, and I came and did an episode of it. I met Megan on that, and she was really young. And I was like, ‘This isn’t this. This can’t f–king happen. This isn’t going to happen. No way.’ And so I left, and she was just really persistent. And thank God.”

He didn’t want anything serious at the time: “I had just gotten out of a relationship … and I wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time.”

Megan’s persistence: “It’s funny, I kept pushing her away early on, because I was like, ‘I don’t want a relationship.’ 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!’ So then that’s when I realized I was, like ‘F—, I must be really into this situation, [because] the thought of that kills me.’ And … we’ve been together now for 15 years.”

Their anonymity before Megan was in Transformers: “You know, it’s funny because you talk about Megan now because you know her after all of that. But you know, this was when I met her — [she] was pre-Transformers. It was pre- all that.” Megan lived in New York City, so he would visit “on weekends.” He described that time of their courtship as “really easy and fun.” That was 2004. “We had so much anonymity going around. She lived here and we would walk around on weekend. It was really easy and fun at that point.”

[From People & Too Fab]

I mean… been together for 15 years means that they got together when he was a recently divorced 30-something father and Megan was 18. I don’t care if she was the one wanting a relationship, he should have had the sense to shut it down. But he didn’t. Instead, he’s the guy who tried to play the “I’m not ready for a relationship” card on an 18-year-old. I don’t know. Whatever. They’re dysfunctional, and yet… they’re probably more functional than many Hollywood couples. Also: I’ve always felt like BAG took issue with Megan’s fame during the Transformers era. This sort of confirms it.

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  1. EMc says:

    “It was really easy and fun at that point.” AKA, back when I was famous but she wasn’t so I had all the power. Ugh. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt until that.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I agree with what you’ve said and the entire gist of the article. I read him as a controlling douche who has isolated her and is terrified of her success

    • Kate says:

      No opinion on controlling vs. not controlling but I think that particular comment just meant it was easy to go out and be social and date b/c they weren’t worrying about their photos being taken or being spotted by fans. I don’t think in 2004 anyone cared about a BAG sighting.

      • kelleybelle says:

        And they still don’t, I’m sure. He’s all about the “look at my hot arm candy” and she’s all about the camera. Ugh.

  2. BaronSamedi says:

    I don’t get the controlling vibe from him at all for some reason? Their age gap is definitely not ideal but after 15 years and three children together it is what it is.

    I also don’t think he has a problem with her success AT ALL. She is the one bringing the big bucks home and I am 100% sure that he enjoys the lifestyle they can afford on her Transformers and TMNT money.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t know how you can read his comments about not wanting her until she wanted to date other people as anything other than controlling. “You can’t have her–she’s mine” is pretty classic for controlling guys.

      If you genuinely love someone, it doesn’t take them leaving to get you to realize that. You appreciate them from the get-go, you have gratitude for your relationship and you value it. You don’t take your partner for granted and you CERTAINLY don’t wait until they get so irritated and threaten to go date other people before you recognize how much they mean to you.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah that stood out for me too. He didn’t want her, but then didn’t want her dating anyone else? Controlling Behavior 101.

      • Penn says:

        No. It’s pretty classic for anyone who realises, damn, I actially feel something for this person bc I want to be the one dating them, not other ppl. It reads as BAG was pushing her away until she said “okay then” and he figured out that he DID want to be with her. Not being thrilled that she was going to go date other people doesn’t equal controlling.

    • Mama says:

      There have been tons of “rumors” about his controlling behavior and that he’s incredibly jealous of her success. It isn’t really a secret.

  3. Enn says:

    Fuck off, you controlling, pompous, vain sack of shit. You’re literally “the guy from 90210.”

    (Kaiser I hope I can say this)

  4. MachineElf says:

    This one is a tough call. She certainly has the resources and power to leave him if she wanted. They have been together so long and have children. My intuition says he is a creepy jerk, but, I trust her judgment and wish them the best. And yeah, he totally resented her fame.

    • Enn says:

      Even women with money and power stay in abusive relationships.

      • MachineElf says:

        That’s true… could be a trauma bond… I just feel uncomfortable with theorizing that they have that dynamic when Megan hasn’t given us an indication of that (that I know of). If they are in an abusive relationship I hope she has the support she needs to leave.

      • Nikki* says:

        Too true, and I don’t see what she sees in him, but I suspect it’s not the best relationship for her.

      • Enn says:

        She has also had a LOT of plastic surgery which has always made me wonder if there’s something at play like body dysmorphia. She’s changed so much since the first Transformers movie.

      • MachineElf says:

        You’re right… the (unnecessary) plastic surgery does lead me to believe she is in an unhealthy place.

  5. Trish-a says:

    It’s funny that she was going to be the next AJ, but she really has done nothing.
    I follow his ex on twitter. Man does she hate him.

  6. Mia4s says:

    “They were really persistent” is right up there with “I could tell they were an old soul” (side-eyeing you Sam Taylor-Johnson 😒) in phrases that make me nauseous.

    • Jen says:

      YES!!!!! Perfectly astute.

    • bonobochick says:

      The Sam and Aaron relationship is another side-eye situation for me. I was reading on ONTD yesterday about their initial contact being she was his director on a movie when she was in her early 40s and he was 16/17. 😷

      • Arizona says:

        Yeah, I genuinely feel like she groomed him and it’s creepy but most people seem to give them a pass because it’s an older woman and a younger man, so they think it’s empowering rather than creepy like, say, Leo and Sean Penn.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yes. A lot of people do give them a pass, but they started when she was his BOSS, and he was a minor. No.

    • Kitten says:

      LOL totally.

    • Nikki* says:


  7. Seraphina says:

    Something about him makes me want to take a shower and not in the good way.

  8. Oy vey says:

    I have the name for their 4th child:
    Bartholomew, Save the Whales, Ozone Layer, Green

  9. Digital Unicorn says:

    He creeps me out, the vibes from him have never been good. I keep expecting some MeToo things to come out about him, that’s the vibes he gives me.

  10. SJR says:

    Hold on, what now? he was 30 and she was 18 when they started together and He is claiming she pursued him? Huh, what, pardon me? Ha! Ha! Nope, I do not buy that at all.

    She is gorgeous and he strikes me as all too happy to enjoy her money but he wants to claim He is the star in the family. Literally the guy from 90210. A has been tv actor. She has been in big successful movies, movie money.

    I don’t know, if she wants this that is her business. IMO, she could do better. Him? Nope.

    • Eliza says:

      She pursued him for a relationship and he just wanted it to be casual is how I read it. He went there without issue. Just didn’t want her to stay around.

      • veroS says:

        That’s exactly how I read it. Like they were hooking up, she wanted a relationship, he didn’t, she said ‘fine, then it’s cool if I date other people’, and then he was convinced to get into the relationship.

        I don’t necessarily hate him, but I think she’s pretty cool and could do better

    • Oy vey says:

      Tori Spelling, having been employed by her father for 10+ years, on that crap soap opera 90210, isn’t able to pay her bills. A person with any sense would have been investing in their future security during those 10 years. Tori assumed she would inherit (still does) so she just blew her money. BAG should be set for life with that money. I knew many of the salaries back then for these types of shows. The most comparable being Melrose Place. During that time, a comparable role would be, say, Laura Leighton (Sydney on MP) and she made $35k per episode. If he made that on average (may have made more over the years but not less), at $35k for 304 episodes he made $10.5 MIL +. Probably a lot more. If you go broke on $10MIL then you are a pig and deserve to be broke. and ya know Tori made a higher salary than all of the others

      • Ashley G says:

        I doubt anyone spends money like Tori does. I’m sure other people invested their money wisely. Tori never had to.

        That being said I’m oretty sure financials came out when they began their divorce and he barely had any money which is why he seeking spousal support. He also can’t work because of vertigo according to those papers.

        Also they made an appearance on Jeff Lewis’ show, I’m guesisng Megan was buying those flip properties with her money. I seem to recall BAG was wanting some expensive upgrades or something and Jeff made jokes about Megan’s money.

        And I always thought he intentionally messed with her birth control hence the bandaid baby. Chica didn’t stand a chance. She’s never getting out.

      • lucy2 says:

        There’s a lot of expenses – taxes, agents, managers, etc – that come with those big paychecks, but yeah, 10 years on a popular show, plus a number of other series after that, should be enough to be set. I think a lot of actors who hit that jackpot early think it’s going to last forever, and spend way too much early on.

  11. bonobochick says:

    All I can think about this is YUCK.

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    Thanks for confirming the bad opinion I’ve had of you for years.

  13. Kitten says:

    I really like Megan and if she’s happy, great. But I can’t help but feel like this won’t end well. I do not trust BAG.

  14. CooCooCatchoo says:

    I’d like to add that he’s treated his oldest son (who he had with his ex) appallingly. The ex is in on record as saying that their son is autistic – and BAG pretty much abandoned him after a weird custody fight (BAG and Meghan decided they wanted full custody for whatever reason, and ghosted the kid when they lost the case). His ex spent years after that pleading with BAG to get back in contact with their son and was ignored. Within the last year, Dad and Meghan have decided to bring the kid back into the fold. It was pathetic to see his son wait for a crumb of attention from his father. I agree with the posters to have pegged BAG as controlling.

  15. hvac says:

    eh- for what it’s worth, they used to come into a store i owned in LA a lot. he was affable and chill- she was quiet but not in a snooty way. more like “please don’t let anyone recognize me” way. he and i would chat and i’d play with their dog and she’d buy a bunch of stuff and leave. i liked them.

    • kgeo says:

      I have a friend and now former co-worker that got pregnant with her second child by her current boyfriend. They’re really cute together. He’s manipulative and controlling based on the stuff that she’s told me repeatedly, but he’s really likable. I like him. I just wish she would leave him. He would call her 10 times a day, and she had to eat lunch with him every day. She left her job because he convinced her to. She’s now totally dependent on him. She wasn’t making much, but if she’d stayed on, she could have been financially independent in 2 years. It was a guarantee. Unfortunately, in our area, it will be very hard for her to enter the workforce again in our field once she’s left it for a couple of years, and I can just about guarantee that she will never be able to make the type of money she would have made if she’d stayed here. He wanted it this way, and unfortunately, even though she will fully acknowledge it was a bad move, she felt trapped and didn’t know how to tell him what she wanted. It’s infuriating, but anyway, I like the guy. It’s very weird.

      • Kitten says:

        I’ve seen so many situations like the one you describe.
        FWIW, abusers and controlling men can be VERY charismatic and charming. Many have great interpersonal skills. It’s part of what makes them so dangerous.

      • kgeo says:

        No doubt. He hasn’t given her a reason to leave so she can’t, and he probably never will, but in the meantime, she’s incredibly unhappy.

  16. Arizona says:

    Their relationship has always been odd to me in a way that I can’t quite put my finger on. I was not surprised at all when she filed for divorce, but WAS surprised when she got pregnant and they just quietly stayed together instead.

    However – I was 22 and my husband was a divorced father of three at 33, and I definitely pursued him! And we wouldn’t be together if I hadn’t been persistent. So it is possible he’s telling the truth there. They’ve been together a long time. If they hadn’t had that divorce hiccup, I would guess they were pretty happy. Maybe they just went through a rough patch, who knows.

  17. RoyalBlue says:

    They have been together 15 years and stuck through thick and thin. I actually don’t see anything wrong with a 30 year old and an 18 year old in a relationship as they are both adults. The fact that he recognized how empty his life would be without her was a wake up call to him, not a control issue. Who pursued who is also unimportant to me. It’s their story and everyone will have a different story.

    • Yamayo says:

      Legally 18 year old are adults but they are still teenagers and the emotional difference between an 18 year old girl and a divorced 30 year old father of one is huge.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Agree there is a huge emotional difference and would not want my 18 year old daughter to get serious with an older guy but that will be her choice. Although not as young as 18, I was in a relationship with someone 16 years older than me and it was wonderful but I was not ready to get married at the time. There was no imbalance of power. There are people who are 18 and more mature than 25 year olds. If you are old enough to vote you are an adult capable of being in an exclusive relationship in my mind. I know many of us had parents and grandparents who married at that age too.

    • Allie says:

      Commenters on here tend to call 17-year-olds children … as if there was nothing in between called adolescence. It’s so funny to me when 17 = child, 18 = adult.

      I agree with Yamayo on this. She was still a teenager who still has to figure so many things out. At 18 years old most kids leave school and their parent’s home. A 30-year-old is in a whole other place in his life. The power imbalance is huge!

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  19. Nocturne says:

    There were articles a few years back about BAG having debilitating vertigo, and as a result, couldn’t work, so if they divorced he would huge alimony payments. I also got the impression, for some reason, that if they divorced he might have more custody rights because he was the stay at home parent?

    Whatever the case, perhaps she just decided it wasn’t worth it, especially when you know he’s going to act like a pos and make everything as difficult as he could if you divorce him.

  20. SURFCHICK says:

    Oh so it’s HER fault that as a grown up you slept with a teenager. He’s quite arrogant for a guy who has zero f*cking talent. Now he’s a old has been with a young hot wife. Cliche much.

  21. Yes Doubtful says:

    They’ve been together a long time, so the hows, whens and whys don’t matter much at this point. The real story should be why he has shut out his eldest son. That is what makes BAG a crappy person.