Meghan Fox cries a lot because her kids ‘grow up so fast’


Megan Fox has a new movie out called Till Death. It’s a return to horror for Megan and the trailer looks pretty good. While talking about the film with Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie, Megan said she found it “hilarious” as well as scary. I saw Ready or Not recently and enjoyed it so if it’s funny like that, I’m in. During her interview on Today, Megan’s three boys, Noah, Journey and Bodhi, kept sneaking across the background. It was really cute because I think they thought they were actually being sly in their maneuvers. Jenna and Savannah found it a riot and kept pointing out every time one would creep behind Megan. As her little sneaks scampered in the background, Megan got emotional about how fast their childhood is going by. She said she wished she could send them back to toddlerdom every once in a while, because they “grow up so fast.”

Megan Fox has been upstaged by her most adorable costars yet.

The Jennifer’s Body actress, 35, gave a surprise glimpse at her home life on Monday when her kids crashed her Today interview, crawling in and out of frame with very little stealth.

“They just woke up. It’s 7:30 here. So, they woke up a few minutes ago, and it just is what it is,” the proud mom told co-hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie. “You always have to make it work.”

“I’m in the house that we’re staying in right now, this is the living room area,” Fox explained. “And they all fell asleep on the couch last night, watching a movie. So, they just woke up.”

“I wish there was a way – I’m sure a lot of moms feel this way – where you could, just every once in a while for a day, put them all back at that 2, 3-year-old period,” she said of her kids.

“It’s hard to watch them grow up so quickly. I actually struggle with that a lot, I cry about it all the time, because they grow up so fast,” Fox admitted. “My phone will send me pictures of them when they were younger, and it’s hard to look at it. It’s painful to love something so much. But I have three boys. They are hilarious. They don’t listen to me at all.”

“I also feel like no matter how engaged you are or how hard you were trying at the time, you always look back, and you’re like, ‘I could have been more present’ or ‘I hope I was grateful for this while I was in that moment, ’cause I’ll never get that moment back,’” she continued, pointing to her kids in the background.

[From People]

Megan’s boys are all under 10. I don’t know that I quite feel the need to send mine back to being toddlers, but I do get pangs of nostalgia when I see the computer photos Megan talked about. Mine come on as a screensaver and occasionally one will hit me in just the right way. But my feelings are closer to what she said later, about worrying that I wasn’t present enough when the kids had that exuberance for life. I don’t know much about Megan, but I feel like if she’s examining herself now with the questions of whether she was present enough, she probably was. Most truly absent parents don’t recognize it until the children have moved out, if at all.

Megan answered a few questions about her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly too. She said being a target for the paparazzi wasn’t “preferable” but “so far so good.” Kelly is a pretty dedicated father to his 11-year-old daughter Casie. Again, I don’t know much about them but if they have parenting as a priority, that’s a pretty good commonality for a couple.

Here’s the clip of Megan on Today:


Photo credit: Instagram

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  1. Jennifer says:


  2. Mcmmom says:

    My second is heading to college this fall – it was BRUTAL when my first left last year, so I’m expecting the same with him. I don’t know how 18 years goes by so fast.

    • Tate says:

      My oldest is heading to college in the fall. It is amazing how quickly 18 years goes by.

  3. Merricat says:

    Yes. Also throwback videos; the little voice slays me.

  4. K-Peace says:

    I’m glad to hear someone else feels that way, because i feel that way too. My son is only 2 (i had him at 42 so i knew he would almost certainly be my last) but i get nostalgia constantly for when he was a little baby. I wish i could stop time because i just love him so much that him growing up is heartbreaking! Megan was right when she said that loving something so much is painful.

    • Trillion says:

      I had my son at 42 also and I frequently tell my husband that we are more equipped to appreciate and distill these moments because we are more mature. I’d have taken it all for granted much more if we’d been in our 20′s (“prime child bearing years”). It’s fleetingly bittersweet, thinking if their little kid phases, but every stage has its cool aspects!

  5. Mara says:

    My screen saver is a pic of my daughter when she was two years old. She is a grown woman now, but this photo of her, smiling from ear to ear, is a treasure. I can’t help but smile when I see it!

  6. Missy says:

    I say this all the time i didn’t know others felt that way lol! I love my daughter’s current age but I wish I could spend an hour with her as an infant again sometimes. Not in an I-want-another-kid-so-I-can-exerience-this-again way, because I specifically want it to be her and just for a limited time.

  7. Nikki* says:

    I’m a GRANDMOTHER of a 4, 3, 2, and 1 year old – no more planned – and I was both thrilled and SO SAD when the littlest just started walking! They grow up too fast!!

  8. Katherine says:

    Aww that kid video is so cuute

  9. JanetDR says:

    I feel the same. Those preschool years were the most precious time of my life. What I wouldn’t give to cuddle up, read stories and sing them to sleep!

  10. Jules says:

    She sounds like she popped a valium or something before this interview.

  11. Lady Keller says:

    My kids are the age she’s talking about. I’m very hands on and spend a lot of time with them, but I have so much guilt about not working more hours, not finding a higher paying job, about not doing more around the house, etc. When I work more hours and keep the house spotless I feel so guilty for not spending time with them. There is no winning.

    I played with them outside for 2 hours the other night and my neighbor commented on how I must have more important things to do. I really wish we could normalize slowing down and just being with our kids when they’re small.

  12. Emily H says:

    I so feel this too. My baby is 8 years old and I waited to have her until my career was settled and I was 38. I wish every day that I had more, but am so grateful for the precious angel that I have. I love her age now, but my heart literally hurts when I see old pictures of her from when she was a baby, 2, 3, 4, ….every age!!! I do not know how I will take it when she leaves for college. I thank God every day that he blessed me with a child. I am grateful.

  13. Stacy Dresden says:


  14. nicegirl says:

    I really feel this sentiment. Eldest turns 23 in a few weeks and youngest is headed into high school. I keep trying to pull a Dumbledore and ‘arresto momentum’ their growth for just a bit but it never works!!! What gives

  15. Marigold says:

    Same. I love having my grownup girls. But I would love to have those first years on a Groundhog Day loop. Happiest days of my life.