Megan Fox said she always tries to protect her children but is worried about their future when she won't be able to be there for them.
Megan Fox opened up about raising her children in a nonjudgmental space but admits she's worried for their future. In an interview with Glamour UK, Fox opened up about her elder son Noah wearing dresses. The 35-year-old actor has three children—9-year-old son Noah, 8-year-old Bodhi and 5-year-old Journey. She said she allows her children to express themselves freely, without conditioning them to the ways of the world. “Noah started wearing dresses when he was about 2, and I bought a bunch of books that sort of addressed these things and addressed a full spectrum of what this is,” said Fox. “Some of the books are written by transgender children. Some of the books are just about how you can be a boy and wear a dress; you can express yourself through your clothing however you want. And that doesn’t even have to have anything to do with your sexuality.”
Fox has never tried to condition or judge any of her children for the way they behave or dress. Since her children were very young, she’s “incorporated those things into their daily lives so that nobody feels like they are weird or strange or different.” She's aware that she can't protect them outside of their home and boys who wear dresses can often be bullied in school over it. Fox said she has stopped sharing images of her children on social media for fear of them being bullied. Her last photo of her children on Instagram was after Halloween in 2018. The "Jennifer's Body" actor said she “can’t control the way other people react to my children” or the things their classmates “have been taught and then repeat to them.”
“I’m so proud of my kids. Noah is an unbelievable pianist. Noah can learn Mozart’s concerto in an hour and just absolutely shred on the piano,” she said, stating how she would love to share videos capturing those moments but is also worried for them. “I also don’t want the world to have access to this gentle soul and say all the things that we all know they’re going to say,” she said.
She feels the need to protect them and explained that she has been sending them to “a school where the other parents are similar in their beliefs” and a lot of them aren't on the internet. “So they know that their parents are famous, but their knowledge of it is very limited,” she said. “I knew when they were very young I wanted to try to protect them however I could and a lot of that had to do with limiting their exposure to the internet.”
Fox believes she and ex-husband Brian Austin Green, with whom she shares her sons, have done “a really good job” at protecting them and maintaining their innocence. “But I know I can’t protect them forever,” she said, choking up with emotion. “Though I do have a child that suffers. So I have a lot of worries about that because I just wish that humanity was not like this. Although my kid is so brave and my child is so brave and I know that they’ve chosen this journey for a reason. It’s just hard as a mom,” she said.
Fox also said it wasn't easy being a single mom and gets emotional when she's separated from them. “I cry often, every new moon usually. I get in the bath and cry a lot about it because it is hard and not because of pressures that anybody else or society puts on you, but it is just hard being separated from them in that way. They are my DNA,” she said. “It’s hard to not feel obligated to be with them all the time or to constantly feel like I’m not doing a good enough job, but I’m also separated from their father. So, I can only have them half of the time. That just is what it is.” Even when she spends time alone with her fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly, she feels guilty to be away from her children. "You always struggle with the guilt, kind of feeling like, ‘I haven’t done enough,’” she said.