Brian Austin Green opens up about his highly publicized split from Megan Fox, Co-parenting, Dating and more in a candid new chat. The Desperate Housewives actor was a guest on Dax Holt and Adam Glyn’s Hollywood Raw podcast, where he opened up about his recent breakup and what it’s been like getting back into the dating game.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green split this spring after being together since 2004. On May 18 earlier this year, the 46-year-old actor confirmed he and his wife had separated in his podcast, “Context with Brian Austin Green.” Both Green and Fox have evidently moved on to seeing other people. Brian has since been spotted out with Courtney Stodden and Tina Louise.
But more prominently, Megan recently went Instagram official with her rapper beau, Machine Gun Kelly.
“I found out in my own way”
While Brian said he doesn’t read the news and doesn’t keep up with her relationship, he revealed he found out that she’s dating MGK in his own way.
“I found out in my own way. And that’s as much detail as I’ll give you on that one. I didn’t read about it or anything like that.” Brian also spoke about whether it’s hard dealing with a break-up in the public eye and constantly still seeing pics of Fox. “I try to not read anything or look at anything and not involve myself in it. Just keep my head down and do what I do and focus on the kids. I know she’s going to do the same thing.”
As far as dealing with the split, the actor says, “I think it’s going as well as it can. There’s no rule book to it. There’s no way of doing it right or doing it wrong. We are learning as we go. The important thing for us is just communicating as much as we can.’
“I wish Megan the absolute best in everything”
Although the couple has separated, Green has nothing but considerate and kind words for his ex. “I wish Megan the absolute best in everything,” the actor said. “I want her to be completely happy for her and for the kids. That’s super important.”
Green also went on to defend Megan against the criticism she has been getting lately over her parenting while she’s away. “Everybody is judgmental right now that she’s out of the country working and she’s not around.” He said of Fox, who’s finishing up filming her movie with the rapper.
“We travel and we work. It’s no different than before, we’re just no longer together. This is what we’ve been doing for 15 years. When one person is traveling and working the other person will step in and take care of things at home and the kids and this situation is no different. It’s not for lack of caring. Megan loves her kids, would do anything for them, and has and will continue to.”
“It doesn’t mean I’m a s***** person”
Brian has enjoyed a series of dates with models Courtney Stodden and Tina Louise since his breakup, however, he doesn’t understand why people are unfairly judging him for it.
“What people normally do when they get out of a relationship, is they date. I’m not playing anybody. My life is just much more under a microscope than somebody else’s. Isn’t that dating? Aren’t you supposed to talk to multiple people? It doesn’t mean I’m a s***** person. That’s what you’re supposed to do, meet people and experience life. When you start finding commonalities with someone, then it becomes something bigger. You have to be willing to get out there and put yourself out there. But I get judged for it, I think, unfairly.’
Brian also revealed that he has been using Instagram as a dating app, since his marriage ended. “I met both of them [Courtney and Tina] on Instagram. I had no idea that Instagram was so much of a dating site until I was single,” he joked. “Up until then, I posted pictures of benches, trees, the ocean and my kids doing stuff here and there. I was a total married dad on it. All of a sudden I started getting DMs when Megan and I separated. The DMs started flowing in instantly, no shame in their game at all.”
‘I’ve been single this whole time. Dating, I guess. I’m open to meeting somebody. I’m focused on myself and healing with all of this and my kids.’
“You don’t want people coming in and out of kid’s lives”
Later in the podcast, Green also opened up about co-parenting with Fox. The separated couple share three kids together. Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3. He also shares 18-year-old Kassius with ex, Vanessa Marcil.
“We can’t take the view that it won’t affect the kids, because it will. I think it’s up to us, and parents in general, how it affects your kids. Whether it’s a really negative experience or it’s OK, they feel safe in it and feel loved. Everyone still loves and respects everyone, things are just different. It’s not bad different, it’s just different.”
And when it came to introducing potential significant others to their kids, Brian said he and Megan have discussed a plan that works for them.
“I think the rule most people follow is you don’t want to introduce someone to your kids as somebody you’re interested in or that you have a relationship with, until it’s a very established relationship. And something that you’re taking very seriously, because you don’t want people coming in and out of kid’s lives,” he said. “It has to be done in a responsible way. We’ve talked about being as responsible as we can with the kids. We want to make this as positive an experience as possible.”