Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green fought over whether to keep glitter in the house

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Like many, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have had some marital challenges. Their May-December romance began when she was still a teenager. There’s been questions about whether he’s prioritized his current children over his and Vanessa Marcil’s son Kassius. BAG was unable to work due to vertigo. Having babies affected their sex-life for a spell. Oh, and Megan filed for divorce, got pregnant and never moved out or stopped sleeping with him so they stuck it out instead. But the true test of their marriage, according to BAG, was one we’ve all faced: The Glitter Question. For those who don’t know, glitter becomes a huge part of parenting. Kids love glitter. It’s like Kid Crack, the more glitter the better. And it seems like it won’t be a problem if used in moderation. But it’s never used in moderation – ever. And before you know it, it dusts every surface and crack in your home and person. I once went to a job interview with a purple glitter streak down the side of my face and had no idea until I’d left. Ultimately, someone in the marriage says ’No’ to glitter, and the other parent must ask themselves, can I quit? In the Fox-Green household, it was BAG who pulled the glitter plug… or at least he tried to.

Ups and downs! Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox don’t always agree while raising their three kids.

“I am a much stricter person,” the actor, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 4, while promoting the PUBG MOBILE #FIGHT4THEAMAZON campaign to help the nonprofit Global Green save the Amazon rainforest. “I’m a bit more OCD. To me, I would rather have no glitter at all in the house. To Megan, she doesn’t, so that was an area where we bumped heads.”

Since welcoming Noah, 7, Bodhi, 5, and Journey, 3, with the actress, 33, the pair have learned to pick their battles, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum told Us.

“You’re like, ‘You know what? This means something to me and this not so much,’” Green explained. “We both appreciate what she’s really good at and what she does well, and I appreciate what she does better than myself. I’m not only OK with that, I support that, and the same with her and getting to that place of not being defensive, or wanting to one-up the other person or be competitive. Going, ’You know what? We’re a much stronger force together than we are as one person, so why not be together on this?’”

The California native finds this tactic to be “much more powerful than just [one-on-one] against whoever.”

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I understand the pick-your-battles philosophy but I’m having a hard time pulling that from what BAG is saying. “We both appreciate what she’s really good at and what she does well, and I appreciate what she does better than myself,” is he circling back to his comment about being the stricter person? Like, he understands when he needs to let her discipline because he’d come down too hard? I do agree that parents are better served as a united front. I have also deferred on issues that are not as important to me. But what is he talking about with one up-man-ship and competition? Are they competing for their kids? I confess that I’m naturally suspicious of BAG so I’m probably just reading too much into his convoluted thoughts on this.

As far as the Glitter Wars go, the kids always win. If you don’t offer it in the home, they’ll just seek it out at school or a friend’s, it’s always better to monitor it and know when to cut them off. I understand how this would be a problem for BAG’s OCD so maybe they should just commit to a Glitter Room that he never goes in. OMG, now I want – nay, NEED – a Glitter Room. If you need me, I’ll be in the Glitter Room!

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  1. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    Forget glitter – slime is THE WORST. We have been a slime free house since 2016 and I’m never going back.

  2. Ariel says:

    Glitter is the herpes of the arts and crafts world.
    It is with you forever.
    That being said- during carnival season (Mardi Gras) we glitter it up big time in New Orleans.

    • FHMom says:

      Haha so true. I’ve hated glitter since I got glitter GLUE on a newish suede jacket and had to get rid of it. Anything goes for Marci Gras, so glitter it up all you want.

  3. Sarah says:

    Those photos are hilarious. He is sailing like a human and she is doing pouty sexy face like a weirdo. No chemistry there!

  4. Faithmobile says:

    Glitter outside only. And it is stored out of reach. Now I feel the need to buy more glitter. BAG is still a douche.

  5. Erinn says:

    …. how large of a part does glitter play in their lives? Does BAG prefer to keep the glitter at the strip clubs only?

    How could you possibly bump heads over GLITTER. Guys, I’m genuinely not getting this, but it’s so funny. I just can’t think of a scenario where a glitter would ever play THAT big of a role that they need to ban it from the house and that conversation meant they were at odds over it.

    I presume there are glitters that ARE environmentally friendly? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen biodegradable glitter before.

    • Lizzie says:

      you say this but some people fight over literally everything. i don’t understand marriages like that and i could never stay in one. i get the sense that he likes to have total control over things, including his wife and kids and this glitter is a contrived extension of that. he doesn’t like therefore – it is bad and everyone should cow to his opinion. if it wasn’t glitter it would be something else.

      however, when he says he lets her do the things she’s good at – maybe he means like – she’s better at doing crafts and encouraging her kids to do art and they enjoy it and so he lets it go b/c he’s not going to sit down and do it with them so he doesn’t get a say? i dunno. seems like something he lords over her – you get glitter so you don’t get xyz.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, I’ve always gotten the vibe that he’s that level of controlling. And I mean, my husband and I bicker over some dumb things at times I guess, but glitter seems like such a random subject for that haha. Like, I could see if it was “I don’t like how it clings to everything, the kids should only use it outside!” being a fair argument, though because it truly is a pain to remove from stuff, and you do have to watch it around your eyes.

    • Kate says:

      2 years ago I hosted a cookie decorating party for my daughter and 2 of her friends and my husband still refers to it as “the sprinkle incident” because cleaning up stray sprinkles that got on the floor was I guess very traumatic for his (undiagnosed) OCD. I haven’t yet broached doing it again, but it WAS fun for the kids so I can see having a conversation/argument about it with him where we’d actually have to compromise on whether kids could play with sprinkles in the house.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, that’s fair. I think a total ban might be over the top, but I think compromise is possible haha. Glitter and sprinkles can be outside or garage/basement activities. Or maybe garbage bags put down to help collect the fallout.

  6. TheHeat says:

    I remember when my daughter got the Fashion Fairytale Glitterizer Barbie set. It’s like a spray-tan booth but with glitter for a Barbie. It was a sparkly disaster in our house. Like, we all looked like Twilight vampires for a while when we went out in the sun. My hubby was NOT pleased about it, which I found hilarious.
    Thankfully (???), she and a friend took all the glitter and used it to make a “potion” in the sink. We did not replace the glitter, and were happy to be rid of it!
    Couples who have been together for a long time bicker about ridiculous things. Unless you both share the same brain and every single opinion, you are going to disagree about stuff. It’s normal.
    Success in a relationship is about how you both handle your differences of opinion; it’s not about expecting to be the same.

    • Kate says:

      I think that’s what the last part of his interview is saying – that they have been trying to argue better and come together instead of butting heads.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t like glitter, just one little bit gets everywhere, and you’re cleaning it up for months. Also, the regular stuff is micro plastics, and horrible for the environment. There are alternatives, but you know most people are just going for the bad stuff.

    • Eliza says:

      My daughter’s too young to play with it anyway, but I already hate it. On clothes especially. It ends up on her face! Like how?

    • Kebbie says:

      Completely agree. I hate glitter. So many Christmas decorations are glittery, and it drives me crazy. You end up with glitter on the stairs, glitter on the counters, glitter on your hands and face and clothes. I won’t touch or buy anything with glitter anymore.

  8. Jerusha says:

    Glitter can get into the water supply and harm marine life like so much other plastic. Why take a chance?

  9. Ali says:

    Typically I’m told I’m good at the “soft” things like playing with the kids and glitter (and cleaning up after) while my husband is good at making rules and money. It’s never a compliment when I’m told that I get to have a say on the things I’m good at. But that’s just me projecting lol.

    • Estonian Bot says:

      The most valuable thing you can give a person is your time. Playing with your kids is super important and fun.

  10. Claire says:

    Glitter is terrible for the environment. I try to keep it out of the house but of course it slips in.

  11. Lowercaselila says:

    I taught pre-k for a few years and I was surprised how many parents don’t allow glitter, magic markers and paint in their house. If we used glitter on a project many parents wouldn’t even take the project home.

    • lucy2 says:

      I can understand glitter, but no paint or markers makes me really sad for those kids.
      I am the daughter of an art teacher, I had EVERYTHING at home and it was wonderful.

    • amayson1977 says:

      I hate glitter and don’t allow loose glitter in the house (not so vehemently that I don’t take home craft projects that contain it, I just don’t buy/use it) but I do get my daughter glitter-glue pens, washable markers (no permanent, please!) and all the washable paint. She loves arts and crafts, so it would be impossible to tell her she couldn’t have that stuff! I hope the kids who aren’t “allowed” to have paint/markers just aren’t into arts and crafts. My son was always allowed to have the same art supplies as his sister, but was never into that kind of thing, so he didn’t really use them.

  12. Ali says:

    My son’s K teacher sent home a bag of “jitter glitter” to sprinkle under their pillows the night before school to help calm any night before the first day of kindergarten fears. I wasn’t thrilled about the mess but he loved it. I can’t really get worked up over glitter mess but we also make slime pretty regularly, too. 🤷‍♀️

  13. Chickadee says:

    When my kids were little, I would leave glitter as “fairy dust” on their pillows when the tooth fairy came to visit. As a result, my kids believed in the tooth fairy much longer than most — because they knew that Mom would NEVER allow glitter in the house — much less put it there herself!

  14. Scorpio ♏️ Rants says:

    Hysterical glitter story I heard on radio years ago….

    Busy mom, active girl kids. Comes time for her annual physical / Pap smear. Their family plans change and she needs to change appointment, gets on a waiting list of sorts “in case of cancellation, call me” kind of thing. She gets the call, “ can you be here in an hour?” She runs into the bathroom, grabs a washcloth to “freshen up” and goes to appointment.

    During exam, doctor said “gee, are we celebrating something?” She doesn’t get it….until she gets home and discovers she used a cloth that one of her daughters had wiped up glitter with.

    • What. . .now? says:

      Hahaha! Can you imagine? Both hysterically funny yet extremely embarrassing at the same time. 😂😂

    • ennie says:

      I read it on Reader’s digest years ago!
      YEah, I’m not buying glitter at home. I’ll get confetti for my kid instead. I agree about the being bad for the environment long term.

  15. LeLe says:

    I totally get the defensive/competitive comment. My husband is like that. If I’ve had a bad day, he’s had worse. If I feel sick, he feels like he’s dying. He turns everything into a competition. He’s also defensive about anything and everything. It’s extremely difficult to live with. But still I stay, cause you know, love and kids and all that. I’m hoping one day he’ll see me as a partner and not a competitor. As far as glitter, it’s the devil! I hate getting cards of any kind that have glitter on them.

    • What. . .now? says:

      I have a family member like that – “The One Upper.” And as extraordinarily petty as it is, WHEN you get something that they can’t one up–it’s so, so, so satisfying. For example, he was talking about having to work during the winter (outside) doing some field work and digging/drilling. And how cold it was, and “You don’t get how cold it was. . .” blah blah. EXCEPT, I did. I had just returned from a vacation in Helsinki in January. So, petty little me says, “Oh, I get how cold it was, I do. Have you ever been in -26 degree weather outside near the North Pole for hours at a time?”
      “Well, no. . .”
      “Because THAT’s some cold-ass weather. . .”
      And so forever after, he never brings up how no one understands how cold it is in situations. . .because my husband and I have WON that ridiculous, petty, snarky little argument. It’s delicious, too. 😉😉👍👍

  16. kgeo says:

    Let me translate his comment. ‘I just want the kids to stop doing things that I don’t want them to do, but it is too hard to do it in a way that is constructive, so I let Megan do it.’ This might not be fair, but in my experience that’s what it means when a dad says they’re not as good at something relating to parenting. My husband tries this every once in a while. He’s learned that he can be good at stuff too when he tries.

  17. BendyWindy says:

    I’m Joan Crawford when it comes to glitter. I won’t even open some birthday or holiday cards in the house. You can feel the glitter through the envelope.

    And I actually think he was talking about competition and one upmanship in their professional lives. It’s one of the reasons given for why they almost broke up. Then her star fell and now it’s all good I guess.

  18. IMUCU says:

    My husband manages a year round Christmas store so there is always glitter some place. I don’t mind glitter though, lol.

  19. Meg says:

    BAGs quote makes no sense to me either. He doesn’t seem like the brightest bulb so trying to make out what he means might not be possible

  20. Gutterflower says:

    Man she was SO pretty before she started messing with her face. So pretty.