Star’s very candid split announcement
Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are calling it quits, according to Green himself.
Speculation of a split between the two has been circulating recently, but the news was confirmed by Green on the star's podcast, … with Brian Austin Green in an episode titled "Context" on Monday.
Green said that, because of the current state of the world, they made the decision to avoid commenting on their relationship publicly, but noted that "tabloids and paparazzi" have brought the story to the forefront, making it difficult to avoid.
"I wanted people to hear everything from me, and this is it," Green said, noting that he and Fox will not comment on their split any further.
He then offered "context," recounting what led to the current separation.
He said that last year "around Halloween, Thanksgiving time" Fox was gone for several weeks out of the country to film a movie and while she was gone, he dreamt that there was a distance between them that actualised when she arrived home. According to Green, Fox was gone for about five-and-a-half weeks, which is the "longest that she's been gone" for work.
"I gave her a couple weeks, I figured she's been out of the country, she's jet-lagged, she's been shooting nights, I have to give her some time to recoup a little bit and get back into life, and so I did," he said.
After two weeks, nothing had changed between the pair, and Fox, 34, revealed to her husband that she'd enjoyed her time alone and even liked herself "better during that experience".
Green said he was "shocked" and "upset about it," but "wasn't upset at her".
"It wasn't a choice she made," he said. "That's the way she honestly felt."
The pair then decided to "separate a little bit and give ourselves some time and take some space, and meditate, and do whatever, and see what it is we find, and so we did," Green said.
He went on to explain that from there "things just didn't really change" and "the reality started sinking in" of "maybe this is what it is".
"Neither one of us did anything to each other. She's always been honest with me. I've always been honest with her," Green said. "We've had an amazing relationship, and I will always love her. And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we've built is really cool and really special."
The pair plans to holiday as a family for the sake of their three children, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.
"It sucks when life changes and something that you're used to, that you've been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of but you change because there's the unknown aspect … There's that pit in my stomach," Green said. "I really don't want Megan and I to be at odds. … She's been my best friend for 15 years and I don't want to lose that."
The reveal came shortly after photos of Fox spending time with rapper Machine Gun Kelly surfaced, as did photos of Green without his wedding ring.
Green said that Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, real name Colson Baker, are "friends at this point".
"I trust her judgment, she's always had really good judgment," the actor said. "I don't want people to think that her (sic) or he are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this because I wasn't. This isn't something new for us. This is something new for people to experience and hear about in the press."
Green also shared a post to Instagram on Saturday, in which he referenced a butterfly becoming "bored" and "smothered" after "sitting on a flower for too long".
In Monday's podcast, Green said that the Instagram post "wasn't meant to be cryptic in the way it was read and the way it was received and sort of the way people took it".
The two began dating in 2004 and wed in 2010. Their relationship had been subject to split rumours before with Fox filing for divorce in 2015. The pair reconciled before the birth of their third child.
This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission
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