Megan Fox on her son Noah: ‘He’ll dress himself & he likes to wear dresses, sometimes’

The Kardashian sisters attend an in-store appearance at Sears to launch their 'Kardashian Kollection Spring 2013' clothing line

The most I’ve ever liked Brian Austin Green was when he defended his son Noah’s right to wear dresses. BAG gave an interview a few years ago and he was asked about how the paparazzi sometimes got photos of BAG and Megan Fox with their children, and how Noah seemed to be wearing princess costumes and dresses sometimes. BAG was like “I don’t care” and “he can wear whatever he wants.” I’ve become some primed for toxic masculinity everywhere, all the time, that BAG’s flat support of his son’s individuality made me happy. Now Megan Fox is talking more about Noah’s love of dresses, and she’s also very accepting.

Megan Fox is encouraging her son Noah to unapologetically be himself. On Thursday, the actress, 33, appeared on an episode of The Talk, in which she opened up to the co-hosts about her 6-year-old little boy, whom she shares with husband Brian Austin Green. (The couple are also parents to sons Journey, 3, and Bodhi, 5.) In particular, Fox discussed how Noah is “really into fashion” and often wears whatever he wants to school, including dresses, despite receiving negative feedback from his classmates.

“Sometimes, he’ll dress himself and he likes to wear dresses, sometimes,” Fox explained. “And I send him to a really liberal, hippy school, but even there — here in California — he still has little boys going, ‘Boys don’t wear dresses,’ or ‘Boys don’t wear pink.’ So we’re going through that now, where I’m trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone else says. He just wore one two days ago to school, and he came home and I was like, ‘How was it? Did any of the friends at school have anything to say?’” Fox recalled. “And he was like, ‘Well, all the boys laughed when I came in, but I don’t care, I love dresses too much.’”

Besides proudly dressing himself, the mother of three also revealed that Noah will occasionally provide input during her own clothing fittings — though sometimes, his suggestions aren’t always the most ideal.

“He designs, he draws outfits. He’s very talented,” she said of her son. “But he’s still 6 so, when I do fittings, like, I did one recently and I had this really beautiful yellow dress on, and he kept draping it in a way where he’s like, ‘If we do it like this, it looks like a diaper!’” Through her laughter, Fox sweetly added: “I was like, ‘That’s not what we’re going for this time, but maybe next time!’”

[From People]

This is how parents should be. It made me think of Charlize Theron’s daughter Jackson, and it also made me think of how Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have always just accepted Shiloh as-is. You never know what’s a phase and what’s a gender identity and how maybe a kid just loves clothes and he’s a budding fashion designer. All parents should do is accept and support and help, because it is a journey.

The Kardashian sisters attend an in-store appearance at Sears to launch their 'Kardashian Kollection Spring 2013' clothing line

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  1. Other Renee says:

    Good for them. I wish everyone could be so accepting.

  2. tealily says:

    Glad they’re letting their kids be kids a, play, and figure this stuff out.

  3. Ok says:

    For all the crap she gets she seems like a good mom

  4. Kate says:

    That is so sweet. You do you, dude.

  5. minx says:

    Kids have this great way of just being who they are…and it’s up to a parent to accept it and love them or fight against it. Good for her.

  6. Jolly says:

    My nephew wore a pink shirt once and a woman (I didn’t know) was offended that he was a boy wearing, she assumed it was a girl.

    • tealily says:

      That’s insane. Besides, pink dress shirts for men are pretty common among the straight-laced conservative types, at least where I live!

      • minx says:

        I see them everywhere, as you said even on straightlaced types. I actually think they are flattering on most men.

  7. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I wish people would stop being so judgmental and mind their business. The children look happy and healthy and the parents seem loving.That’s all that matters.

  8. AnnaKist says:

    Good for them. No one else has to agree with or approve of their decisions. I always have a bit of a giggle when this lady crops up. My daughter’s best friend, Megan H got married, took her husband’s name and became Megan Fox. She had the devil of a time trying to change her name on Facebook. She was accused of trying to impersonate “a very famous celebrity” for nefarious purposes! It took a month to sort out.

  9. Chaine says:

    Good for them. I guess BAG isn’t all bad…

  10. HeyThere! says:

    My three year old son will wear the play dresses of his two year old sister. Nobody cares in this house. I would NEVER be like ‘you can’t wear that it’s a pink dress’ to a small child. He wears hair clips sometimes too. On the flip side my two year old daughter wears lightening McQueen stuff nonstop and ‘boy clothes’, plus all her brothers dress up clothes that are astronauts/sheriff/cowboy etc.

  11. TQB says:

    Is it a phase, is it identity? WHO CARES. Just let them do whatever makes them happy. You hear so many adults who have issues because a parent forced them to wear something that wasn’t emotionally comfortable for them. Has anyone ever complained that their parents let them dress however they pleased like it was bad? NO! That’s all the proof one should need. I once had downstairs neighbors who used to let their little girl go to school in her princess costume. My roommate and I were SO JEALOUS.

  12. Odessa Nguyen says:

    My son and I grabbed a pink shopping cart at the store and an old lady came up to him and said “shouldn’t you save that cart for a little girl?”. I just said “Nope” and walked away. We talked about how girls and boys can like and pick any damn colour they want. But since then he’s been very cautious about colours. “I like blue because it’s a boys colour, right mom?”. Ugh, it makes me so mad that a stranger would say that to a kid.

    • CherHorowitz says:

      That stuff drives me crazy! People have said to my 5 year old daughter before stuff about how things she’s wearing are for boys and it makes me angry. Thankfully she thinks it’s stupid and just says ‘well that’s silly, colours are just colours and they’re for everyone’. That usually shuts them up

  13. Fluffy Princess says:

    They seem like really good parents . I like their “live and let live” attitude.