It seems like celebrity divorce is in the air…Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale and now Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.
The couple announced their decision to split after 5 years of marriage Wednesday, but Fox officially filed the divorce papers Friday. According to People Magazine, the 29-year-old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for her split from the 42-year-old former Beverly Hills, 90210 star.
Fox has requested joint and legal custody of her two children. She has two sons with Green, Bodhi and Noah. In the divorce filing, Fox lists their separation date as June 15. The couple had not been photographed in public since December 2014, but they were seen having lunch in Beverly Hills, Calif. in June.
TMZ called the divorce “very amiable” and revealed that the two are still living under the same roof. A source told People that the split is “a classic Hollywood story of two people in different stages of life and career.”
The source added that “Megan is young and hot and sought after for work,” eager to keep her career going, and “Brian wants more of her time” than she can give. The source claimed that the couple was struggling to balance family and work as well.
The two had been together for 11 years before they split. The two married in Maui in 2010.
Their relationship has not been smooth sailing (but what relationship is) from the start. Fox called off their 3-year engagement in February 2009. Green re-proposed in 2010 less than one month before they got married in Maui.
Fox and Green met in 2004, when they appeared on an episode of ABC’s Hope & Faith.
Fox spoke to Men’s Health about her marriage. She called Brian her “soulmate” and that he is “meant to be the father of my children.” She added that it is easier to work through things because she can focus on the “end game.”
“If you don’t see life that way, I’m not sure what advice I can give. But I believe that every interaction is an act of fate in some way, that we’re meant to interact with them, and it’s our job to flesh that out and experience it to the fullest and learn the lessons we’re meant to,” Fox said.