Newly separated Brian Austin Green went out to lunch with Courtney Stodden

Brian Austin Green waits in line to go grocery shopping in Calabasas

Back in the day, Megan Fox was the “hottest girl” around. This would have been back in 2007-09. It was a heyday for internet gossip and there were so many male-run blogs back then and they were fueled by Megan Fox photos. Back then, there was some consternation about Megan’s relationship with Brian Austin Green, and a general belief that she was selling herself short. In the decade that followed, Megan’s celebrity status has mostly nose-dived, and she and BAG got married and broke up several times, and they have three kids together. I think there’s still some residual support and love for Megan, and I think there’s still a general feeling that BAG should consider himself lucky. Now that BAG and Megan are moments away from divorce, both have been seen out with other people. For Megan, it looks like she’s really dating Machine Gun Kelly. And for BAG, he’s going out to lunch with… Courtney Stodden? Holy yikes.

Brian Austin Green is getting some sunshine with special company. The actor, 46, was photographed with Courtney Stodden on Saturday picking up food together at the Mejico Grill & Tequila Lounge in Agoura Hills, California. Stodden, 25, wore a leopard print maxi dress while Green went more casual in a black graphic T-shirt, gray pants and black sunglasses.

“They picked up food together,” an eyewitness tells PEOPLE. “Brian had already paid for food. They were not acting at all like they are together.”

The outing comes almost a month after the Beverly Hills, 90210 star confirmed he and his wife, Megan Fox, 34, had separated. Green revealed the split on his podcast …With Brian Austin Green podcast titled “Context.”

The revelation came just days after Fox was seen out with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, 30.

[From People]

I’m including the photo below. Is… is he doing this to make Megan jealous? If your ex was suddenly out to lunch with Courtney Stodden, wouldn’t you breathe a sigh of relief and say “wow, I’m glad I’m done with that guy”? No disrespect to Courtney, but chica is a mess. Much of that mess is not her fault – she was groomed and abused by an older man AND her mother. But again, Courtney Stodden is not the “look at who I’m with now!” choice for a jealousy-inducing pap stroll.

Courtney Stodden walks her dog in Moorpark in Studio City

Courtney Stodden walks her dog in Moorpark in Studio City

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, WENN.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    I can’t understand this, she is a mess. A train wreck.

    • frenchtoast says:

      I blame Hollywood for how these young starlets turn out.

      • smcollins says:

        Usually I would agree with that statement but in Coutney’s case she was basically sold, at age 16 , by her mother to a semi-known 50-year-old actor/acting coach. Yeah, there’s the Hollywood connection but really she was pimped out by her own mother for the promise of fame & fortune (Hollywood never got the chance to use her & spit her out, her now ex-husband did it first)

    • Erinn says:

      I was actually thinking she looked WAY LESS of a trainwreck than the last time I remember seeing her. Of course she’s still a trainwreck compared to the average person, but I had some pretty low expectations of how she was going to look.

      • laura-j says:

        @Erinn, totally agree wouldn’t have thought this was her. Last picture I saw of her, I gave her a very short time to be alive. She’s a mess but I feel for her.

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    Of course he did – I figured he had a jump off when he dropped those articles about how his mean soon to be ex-wife abandoned poor didums when he was soo terribly ill.

  3. Redgrl says:

    Considering that Courtney Stodden was, as pointed out in the article, groomed and basically trafficked to an older man (that creepy guy who got off on killing people in The Green Mile), BAG getting involved with her is…disturbing. His relationship with Megan Fox always seemed off. There’s an age difference there too (which would have been more significant when she was younger) and he was the more popular actor when they got together. Her career took off and he seemed put out by that. Always got the impression he was pleased when her career tanked. I could be entirely misreading this but I felt there was still a power imbalance that he exploited throughout. His new relationship would seem to continue that trend.

    • Mtec says:

      I made the same connection, he seems to have a type. I remember him describing how it was 18yr old Meghan who aggressively pursued him (typical abuser narrative), and now he’s allegedly dating a girl who’s clearly so eff up for the reasons you mentioned being pawned off to an older man who also abused her. Something about BAG really doesn’t seem right, and hasn’t for a long time. He fits with many emotional abusing/manipulative behaviour. I think if it’s true they’re dating, he just found his next target.

      • Dutch says:

        That type also includes a lot of plastic.

      • Leigh says:

        The scary thing is, seasoned abusers have an almost sixth sense about women who have been abused in the past or experienced trauma. If the victim has not healed and has poor or easily manipulated boundaries, it’s actually better and easier for an abuser because the victim has already been programmed/groomed to tolerate abuse. I have always gotten bad vibes from BAG.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I totally agree!
      He has bad vibes and that’s been confirmed for me now that he’s chosen another significantly younger woman. I assume he’s self absorbed at best (and fundamentally selfish at worst). He wants to feel like a top dog so he targets younger women to feed his ego trip.
      (I realise the same could be said about a lot of famous cis man. I just wouldn’t be surprised if Austin is a total psychic vampire).
      I hope Courtney is okay. She always seems like a sweetheart in interviews!
      I’m still a Megan Fox fangirl✨ loved seeing her as a guest star in the New Girl.

    • ariel says:

      I thought the same thing. He likes young, moldable, women, who don’t know any better.
      Yuck. Disappointing.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      I got the vibe that when Megan started getting some success, he basically kept getting her pregnant as a means of control (she had actually filed for divorce, then got pregnant with their 3rd). I’m terrified for poor Courtney that he’ll rush her into a relationship & get her pregnant quickly. She comes across as very vulnerable. If it’s obvious to us, it’s obvious to him.

      • Mtec says:

        @Lizzie Bathroy
        “ If it’s obvious to us, it’s obvious to him.”— THIS 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

        Also @Dutch’s point about her plastic/cosmetic appearance, though common in the entertainment industry, seems a visually easy way for BAG to spot his next target.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        @Mtec Yep. Hollywood is full of young, insecure women (Megan had work done early, too). It’s a playground for predators.

    • Renee says:

      Yes, yes, yes. I’ve *heard things* about him and this just confirms it for me.

    • lucy2 says:

      He’s often said to be very controlling, so all of what you said makes sense. For Courtney’s sake, I hope she doesn’t get mixed up with another controlling guy.

  4. julia says:

    Jesus. Looks like they both still have terrible pickers. He always seemed like a controlling douche bag and poor Courtney must have some major issues after her mother sold her off at 16. I mean, maybe it’ll be a match made in heaven?

  5. Eleonor says:

    That woman was sold by her mother and abused. He is in his 40’s…gross.
    God help her.

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Yuck. That is all.

  7. Chlo says:

    This really makes me sad for Courtney. She’s been through enough.

  8. CuteLittleHappyThing says:

    Save Courtney! I don’t know, I have a soft spot for her, I’ve always got the vibe she’s a sweet girl who got majorly effed over by the very people she should have been able to trust. I hope she’s okay.

    • Rachel says:

      I also quite like her. She was on Celeb BB UK a few years ago and appeared to be a sweetie. I blame the parents.

    • Pamspam says:

      Same and I’m so glad to see people here who have compassion for her because for so long people made her the butt of jokes. What happened to her was so wrong. I hope she ditches BAG quickly and continues her growth and healing.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        This, and as we learned about a month ago, the way she was discussed did not make her situation any safer or less toxic. It made it worse.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, she’s a mess but I have no ill will toward her.

      her mother groomed and then sold her, the creepy guy abused her, and now she’s got BAG on her case?…RUN, girl. you can come stay with me in the Jerz.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      My heart has always gone out to her. She seems like a really sweet girl who was manipulated, molded, and treated as chattel. No one deserves that. No one.

    • el says:

      I’ve always gotten the opposite vibe from her, that’s she’s manipulative and any “sweetness” from her is a calculated ploy for sympathy. Still, you don’t have to like somebody to feel bad for them, and I think her parents failed her so much. A very sad case.

  9. megs283 says:

    Wow, I hadn’t heard that name in a while…I can’t believe she’s only 25. Did she marry that gross dude at 16? (Off to google…)

    Wow…here’s her instagram (from March) announcing her divorce:

    • Snazzy says:

      Oh wow that caption is heartbreaking.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      holy moly, I’m so glad she realized what was happening to her and got out. I hope she can heal from all of that.

    • Mindy_Dopple says:

      That caption made me sad and very happy for her. It seems like she’s getting the help she needs and is able to see things clearly. Green might have thought she’d be low hanging fruit but she seems like she’s aware of grooming and manipulation so hopefully she’ll spot red flags and run!

    • schmootc says:

      I read that post a few weeks ago and it really does tell you all you need to know about her situation and that she deserves more than a couple of breaks. She has really gotten the short end of the stick from a very young age.

    • lucy2 says:

      Wow that is so sad and depressing. I wish I had been kinder about her when all that happened, and I REALLY wish the adults in her life had been decent, caring people. It’s very sad, and I hope she’s gotten away from all those who hurt her, and she gets a lot of therapy and support.

  10. nicegirl says:

    God help Courtney

  11. Züri says:

    He disgusts me and always has. He has always seemed like a pale, clammy, skeevy man and this only further confirms that for me.

  12. Mrs. Peel says:

    A match made in white trash heaven.

    • Starkiller says:

      Did you seriously just call someone “white trash” in this current racial environment? WOW. It would certainly behoove you to choose your words more carefully.

  13. MellyMel says:

    If my ex was out with Courtney Stodden, I would laugh. She really is a hot mess, but the poor thing has been through a lot!

  14. CityGirl says:

    He’s gross. That’s all I got.

  15. Wannabesith says:


  16. Chaine says:

    I’m going to be optimistic. Maybe this is totally innocent and he is just looking for a babysitter to watch his kids on “weekends with dad” and she is trying to change careers to nannying.

  17. Kate says:

    Courtney was sold off as a sex plaything by her own mother, and my heart goes out to her. I think she should run from B.A.G and continue to grow and get treatment. She deserves the opportunity to find some real self esteem and self worth before getting wrapped up in any more dysfunction.

  18. AmyB says:

    I too feel very sorry for Courtney Stodden. Pimped out by her own mother/married at 16 to a man who was 40 some years older than her. So much plastic surgery and a distorted sense of self as a result. She really does seem fragile and sweet and needs to escape Hollywood and get some intensive therapy. I would run from BAG if I were her, and it is gross/disgusting that he would once again seek out a young, impressionable, immature woman to control and manipulate. This has trainwreck written all over it – if it even leads to anything!

  19. Betsy says:

    I never thought much of BAG. Now I think he’s horrible. Leave that poor Courtney alone, she’s been abused enough.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Yes! That’s the first thing I thought too. Stay the f away from her-she’s been through enough.

  20. Ennie says:

    Poor woman. Never had a chance.
    I am almost 50 and married to a man 10 years younger, but a person my age, to prey on a middle school age kid?!?!? Vomit inducing!

    This is not the past where women had mo marry young to a man who could support them, so they then could have a ton of kids before probably dying in childbirth or to raise some of them before they died of some freak farm accident or due to an illness. My grandmas went through that. No excuses anymore.

  21. MaryContrary says:

    I’m actually really angry when I see these photos. He’s abusive and controlling and has gone to someone who has been manipulated and abused throughout her life. Grrrrrrr.

  22. Lola says:

    If he were a good man, he would leave her alone.
    I wish Courtney the best after everything that she has been through and hope that she’ll dump him soon.

  23. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I feel bad for Courtney. There have been rumors about Brian Austin Green being abusive and controlling towards Megan.

  24. Natasha says:


  25. Emily says:

    I look back at pictures of Courtney when she was married to that old man, and she is so over sexualized for a 16 year old. What her parents did was abuse. I can’t believe the US still allows child marriage.

    BAG did seem to always get Megan pregnant so her career couldn’t keep momentum. But she also did some of the ruining herself with her own comments.

  26. coffeeisgood says:

    Poor Courtney, I’ve always felt so bad for her. She was a beautiful 16 year old girl who’s psycho mom married her off to a sick pedo who was 50 years old. Her face is still really pretty but her budget plastic surgery body is kinda wonky looking though.

    Ugh also just realized BAG went after Megan Fox when she was like 17-18 and he was in his 30’s. Pretty similar to Courtney’s first husband, which makes me so sad for her that another controlling man is back in her life.