Megan Fox Confessed Juggling Her Career and Motherhood Has Caused Her Shame and Guilt

From teen queen to pop culture hot topic, Megan Fox is a veritable force of nature. The actor and model has been a Hollywood staple since the early 2000s, making her own way and speaking her mind all the while. Fox, who’s been in a whirlwind romance with rapper Machine Gun Kelly since 2020, is also a mother. And over the years, she has opened up about the challenges of balancing motherhood and a busy career.

In an interview with Kelly Clarkson, Fox revealed the pressures she has faced as a working mom. The Jennifer’s Body actor also admitted she has experienced guilt and even shame. 

What did Megan Fox say about juggling motherhood and a career?

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Megan Fox in June 2022 in New York City | Gotham/GC Images

In May 2021, Megan Fox appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and the two got candid about being working moms in Hollywood.

“Those little things people might not think about. Where normally you would just want to be hibernating with your child, you can’t do that because you’re juggling all these other things as well,” Fox admitted.

She went on to explain that she doesn’t want to lose opportunities, but it’s also hard to face pressure from the film industry.

“There’s this weird pressure, which also then creates guilt,” Fox added. “You go to work too soon to satisfy those people. And then you have the guilt of, ‘I shouldn’t have gone back this soon. Now I feel bad. Now I’m a bad mom. My baby will always have this imprint on them. I’ve done something wrong.’ The stress from both sides is really intense. Shame, guilt, all those things.”

How many kids does Megan Fox have?

Megan Fox is an experienced mom, with three young kids she shares with her ex-husband, actor Brian Austin Green. Fox and Green married in 2010 after nearly six years together and welcomed their eldest child, Noah Shannon Green, in 2012. Two years later, they had a second son, Bodhi Ransom. And in 2016, they welcomed Journey River, a third son.

In addition to the three children she shares with Green, Fox was a stepmother to the Beverly Hills, 90210 star’s son from a previous relationship.

These days, the Transformers actor is a stepmom to Machine Gun Kelly’s daughter.

Reportedly, Green and Fox remain friends despite their split and have established a good co-parenting relationship. According to Life & Style, the exes, along with their new partners and respective children, have created “one big, happy, blended family.”

The actor is well known for films like ‘Transformers’

Long before Megan Fox had kids, she was making a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. After appearing in movies like Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Fox had her big breakout role in 2007’s Transformers. She reprised her role opposite Shia LaBeouf in the 2009 sequel, by which point she was in demand with film studios everywhere.

In the ensuing years, Fox appeared in movies such as Jennifer’s Body, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

After a period of prioritizing independent productions, Fox is back in the spotlight, primarily thanks to her high-profile relationship with Machine Gun Kelly (real name Colson Baker). The couple seems to be everywhere, from red carpets to extravagant vacations. And with their engagement in January 2022, the two celebrities seem to be in it for the long haul.

Whether they’ll have more children remains to be seen, but for now, they’ve got a good thing going.

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