Megan Fox is an actress and model from the United States with an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. That’s her net worth, supposing she and her on-again, off-again spouse, Brian Austin Green, get divorced.
In 2004, she made her cinematic debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, an adolescent comedy. In 2007, she co-starred in the blockbuster action picture “Transformers” as Mikaela Banes, Shia LaBeouf’s love interest, which became her breakout role.
Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. When she was three years old, her parents divorced. Fox and her sister were raised by her mother and stepfather, Tony Tonachio, after her mother remarried years later.
She was brought up as a Pentecostal, yet she went to Catholic school for 12 years. Megan has stated that her mother and stepfather were very strict with her. She was forbidden from having a boyfriend or even inviting her friends to her home.
Fox began taking dance and acting lessons at the age of five. She was also a member of a local Tennessee youth swim team.
When she was ten years old, her family relocated to St. Petersberg, Florida. She began modeling at the age of 13 after winning several accolades at the American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1999.
She went to Los Angeles when she was 17 and completed her high school education through correspondence courses.
Exposure in the media
Fox, who admitted to being shy and nervous, struggled to adjust to the increased media attention. It also made her a potential role model, which led to her being typecast later on.
She denied being a formal role model, but claimed that she could make young girls feel “strong and intellectual, opinionated, and fight for what they believe is right,” and that she was a new role model for females that perhaps America didn’t like.
She saw being typecast as appealing since it gave her the chance to surprise people when she gave a solid performance in a film, although she said she prefers to play less sexualized characters. Fox has “been typecast as the big-budget sex symbol,” according to MTV’s Craig Flaster, but she has showed humorous variety.
On August 4, 2009, some men’s websites, including AskMen, boycotted Fox due to her overexposure in the media, while several declined, believing the boycott was a PR gimmick and thus hypocritical.
In September of that year, Fox told Nylon magazine that “[the studio] wanted to make sure [the film] would earn $700 million, so they oversaturated the media with their stars,” and that she didn’t “want people to grow absolutely sick of [her] before [she’s] ever done something serious.”
After playing in the less economically successful films Jonah Hex and Passion Play, she became significantly less visible in the media by 2010.
According to Fox, in the same year, “My greatest regret is that I contributed to the media’s portrayal of me as a cartoon character. I’m not sorry for what happened to me, but I’m sorry for how I handled it.”
“The challenge [Fox] has is that the [image] construct has superseded the genuine in the eyes of the public; and once established, a media persona is difficult to recalibrate,” Dixon and Foster wrote.
“I had to convince him that I was significantly more responsible and well-spoken and had other things to contribute to the table than being 18,” Green said Fox, explaining that he was originally hesitant to establish a relationship with her because of their age gap.
In November of 2006, they got engaged. They ended their engagement in February 2009, but were reported to have gotten engaged again on June 1, 2010. Fox claimed that she and Green had been engaged continually since 2006.
On June 24, 2010, Fox and Green married in a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort on Maui. On August 21, 2015, Fox filed for divorce, only days after she and Green announced their separation. They were back together in early 2016 and expecting their third kid.
In Los Angeles, California, on April 25, 2019, Fox filed a motion to dismiss the divorce. Noah Shannon Green (born 2012), Bodhi Ransom Green (born 2014), and Journey River Green are their three boys (born 2016). Green’s son Kassius (born 2002) was Fox’s stepson from a previous relationship.
After nearly ten years of marriage, Green and Fox announced their separation in May 2020, and Fox filed for divorce from Green for the second time in November 2020. On October 15, 2021, the divorce was finalized.
She and artist Machine Gun Kelly made their romance public in June 2020, a few weeks after the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s single “Bloody Valentine,” which featured Fox in the music video. Fox announced the couple’s engagement on January 12, 2022.