This celebrity couple has had their fair share of ups and downs, but they did not let those diminish their love.
Megan Fox was all of 18 when she first met Brian Austin Green, who was 30 at the time, but the chemistry they had right from the beginning was electric. Literally. The Transformers star believes that she fell "instantly in love" with Green when they were on the set of ABC's Hope and Faith.
"Everyone was sort of gathered around the monitors watching playback from his scene, and he accidentally grazed my leg with his hand. I felt an electric shock go through my body, so I figured that meant something," she was quoted as saying by Us Weekly. She later admitted that even though she was "too young to have watched 90210" she "knew that he was gorgeous." "I wanted to get to know him better," she said.
While she fell in love instantly with him in 2004, he was not ready for a commitment. He had just gotten out of a longterm relationship with his Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star, Vanessa Marcil. They had a 2-year-old son together too. "It’s funny, I kept pushing her away early on, because I was like, 'I don’t want a relationship,'" Green said, according to Goalcoast. "And then she was like, ‘Well cool, I’m going to go date.’ I was like, ‘Wait a second, I didn’t say go date, please!'" He was also hesitant to take the relationship forward because of their considerable age difference.
That was the moment he realized he didn't want to lose her and fast forward a few years, they were engaged in 2006. However, love isn't enough to make a relationship run smoothly unless people put the work behind it. And at that point, they were on separate paths. Their careers had taken divergent paths with Fox becoming more busy thanks to the Transformers franchise and Jennifer's Body. They were supposed to get married in 2009 but called it off.
Fox later chalked it up to being too young. "Marriage isn't a realistic goal for someone who is 23, that's all," she was quoted as saying by Glamour. "I just wanna concentrate on becoming a better person before I try to commit to being someone else's wife."
But, true love is not something people can evade for too long and it caught up to them eventually. By June 2010, they had rekindled their love and gotten engaged. "I can't imagine being without him," Fox has said of Green, according to Us Weekly. They quietly married in two weeks. Today, they are one of the most real and enduring couples in Hollywood, but their relationship has been fraught with many challenges.
In 2015, after becoming parents to two children, the couple wanted to go separate ways but their third child became a blessing for their relationship. They realized that the best way to a successful marriage is in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses
"Our marriage is very normal at home... We discuss everything. We try and be as open and transparent as possible with each other. The more we talk about things and through things, the more we understand each other. And we’ve really come to appreciate the differences in each other more so than we did before. And I think for us it was really important. I don’t want to speak for anybody else, but for us it was really important because you go through that space in that time period when you have differences with your spouse and you know, at home it becomes like a little contentious seed that’s planted," Green told HollywoodLife.
"And at the point when you start going, you know what, you’re just better at this than I am. Well, I’m just better than you are at this, and you accept it and you embrace it,” he continued, "then you start becoming two people who are really working together... it’s hard because you’re naturally, I think we’re a bit competitive, everyone. And when you have a puzzle, I think that if you lose that competitive nature and you make it a team effort, the team can always produce more than a single person," he said.
Marriage is hard work for everyone and realizing that and being willing to put in that work is half the work done. The beautiful pair has been blessed with three sons, Bodhi Ransom Green, Journey River Green, and Noah Shannon Green.