Actor Megan Fox and her 90210 star husband Brian Austin Green are parents to three little boys. Noah is seven, Bodhi is five and Journey is three years old.
Let them be
This couple have faced criticism from angry people who seek to keep gender stereotypes firmly in place. Those cross folk are upset that Megan and Brian are happy for their sons to grow their hair long and wear dresses.
“It’s about releasing control, right? That’s all it is,” Megan told the mag. “Allowing them to be who they are and relinquishing control, because they were born to be who they are, and it’s my job to support that process, not to get involved and micromanage and mould them into what I think they should be.”
“We don’t encourage them to be themselves, we just encourage whoever they are,” Brian confirmed. “I know for me, [the more time passes,] the more I really realise and am okay with the fact that they are people.”
Do no harm
“We send them to an organic, sustainable, vegan school where they’re seed-to-table, they plant their own food,” Megan told People. “They grow it, they harvest it and they take it to local restaurants to sell it, so they understand how all of that works.”
Megan says the family goes out of their way never to harm animals.
“We don’t step on ants; we don’t do things like that. We don’t rip flowers out of the ground, because we think they’re beautiful.”
This do no harm ethos extends to plants as well.
“I teach them that plants are sentient beings — they have feelings, thoughts and emotions.”
A gentle life
It’s hard to know how that fits in with the family’s veganism, but what is clear is that they’re very committed to a gentle lifestyle.
“My son accidentally stepped on a roly-poly [a type of bug] once and he was devastated, and we had a full funeral for it. We did a ceremony, we buried it, we lit sage, we released him back,” the mum-of-three told People.
“They’re very involved,” Megan revealed.