Megan Fox Just Made a Rare Comment Defending Her Son for Wearing Dresses
The actor just got candid about trying to protect her son from bullies.
Megan Fox shares three sons with her ex Brian Austin Green—eight-year-old Noah Green, seven-year-old Bodhi Green, and four-year-old Journey Green—and just like any parent, she is constantly worrying about being the best mom to her kids, while also dealing with the scrutiny of being in the public eye. In a new interview with InStyle, Fox got candid about facing "so much judgment," noting people will ask her, "Where are your kids?" when she's out and about. "You don't expect a dad to be with the kids all the time, but I'm supposed to not be seen and be at home with my kids," she said. "They have another parent. I have to leave and sometimes I don't want them photographed and they don't come with me." One reason Fox is so protective of her kids is because her oldest son, Noah, has been bullied in the past for wearing dresses. In her InStyle interview, she made a rare comment in his defense. Read on to see what she had to say.
Megan Fox said her oldest son Noah has been criticized for wearing dresses.
In the interview with InStyle, which was published on July 7, Fox spoke openly about her desire to protect her children, especially Noah, who she says has been a target of "mean, awful people and cruel people" online because of what he wears. "I don't want him to ever have to read that s*** because he hears it from little kids at his own school who are like, 'Boys don't wear dresses,'" said Fox.
The actor previously discussed Noah's choice to wear dresses back in 2019 on The Talk. At the time, she told the hosts that Noah was "really into fashion," and added that she often let him pick out his outfits for school. "Sometimes, he'll dress himself, and he likes to wear dresses sometimes," Fox said. "And I send him to a really liberal, hippy school, but even there—here in California—he still has little boys going, 'Boys don't wear dresses,' or 'Boys don't wear pink.'" Fox has shared a handful of photos of Noah dressed in Halloween costumes that involve dresses and skirts, like this zombie cheerleader look.
Fox is teaching Noah to be confident no matter what.
While on The Talk, Fox said she was "trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone else says." And the advice seemed to be working for Noah, who wore a long pink wig on Halloween in 2019.
One day when he wore a dress to school, Fox asked him how his day was. "How was it? Did any of the friends at school have anything to say?" she recalled asking. Fox said he told her, "All the boys laughed when I came in, but I don't care, I love dresses too much."
Green has also supported Noah wearing dresses.
In 2017, Green also commented on Noah's fashion during an interview with Hollywood Pipeline. "I've heard from some people that they don't agree with him wearing dresses. To them, I say, I don't care," said Green. "If he wants to wear it, then he wears it," he added of his son, who was four at the time.
"If it's dresses or goggles or slippers or whatever, it's his life. They're not my clothes," said Green. "He's not harming anyone wearing a dress. So if he wants to wear a dress, good on him."
For Father's Day, Green shared a photo with the three sons he shares with Fox—Noah is on the far righ—and his older son, 19-year-old Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, whom he shares with ex Vanessa Marcil.
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Fox often gets emotional talking about her children.
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Fox doesn't post many photos or videos of her children anymore, but she used to share some shots of her sons on Instagram, like this one of Noah and Bohdi in 2018. And looking back for the mom of three is bittersweet. "I 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 the moment because I'll never get that moment back,'" Fox said during a recent interview on Today.
During her interview with InStyle, Fox began to cry when she was asked about her children. The reporter said that at first, Fox apologized for getting emotional but then stopped herself, noting there's no reason to shield her feelings. Fox also said on Today that looking at old pictures of her kids makes her cry. "I'm sure a lot of moms feel this way, where you [wish] you could, every once in a while, put them all back into that two-, three-year-old period because it's hard to watch them grow up so quickly," she said. "I actually really struggle with that a lot. I cry about it all the time. My phone will send me pictures of them when they were younger, and it's hard to look at. … It's painful to love something so much."