What Led to Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green’s Original Split?

When Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green filed for divorce in August, the two were at odds over how to balance family life with work, sources say.

“They had several conflicts that led to the divorce,” a family source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Megan worked a lot last year, and she continues to work a lot. When she is away, Brian stays with the kids. Before they filed for divorce, they had disagreements about this situation.”

As the actress, 29, continued to pursue her career, Green, 42, began to feel frustrated at home, the source says, adding that Fox’s shifting goals were a factor in the couple’s separation.

“Megan is a great mom, but also wants to keep her great career,” says the source. “Brian ended up being a stay-at-home dad. He is happy to be with the kids, but also wants another life than just being a dad.”

But with a third baby on the way, the former couple are simply trying to focus on what’s best for their two children, Noah, 3½, and Bodhi, 2.

“There is clearly a lot of love,” adds the source. “And they are great parents.”

While Fox and Green are moving forward with their plans to divorce, at least for now, a source previously told PEOPLE they are living together again.

“Maybe a third baby will bring them closer,” says the family source. “It seems they both think it’s worth trying a bit harder to keep their family together as it is.”

Megan Fox Puts Her Brady Bunch House On The Market

Megan Fox is selling the decidedly Brady Bunch-looking house that she shared with her ex-husband, Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob Brian Austin Green, real estate site Trulia reports. They moved into the Sherman Oaks, CA, home while Fox was pregnant with the former couple’s second child.

The three bedroom, three bathroom home is going for $1.299 million, which might sound like a fortune, judging by its unglamorous exterior. But looks can be deceiving, as the recently renovated property boasts vaulted ceilings, oak paneling, jealousy-inducing closets, a Zen koi pond, and waterfall.

Fox filed for divorce on August 21, citing irreconcilable differences. On September 29, Green subsequently filed documents requesting spousal support in light of his career-inhibiting vertigo. Both parties have requested joint custody of sons Noah, 3, and Bodhi, 23 months.

This sale follows Fox’s annual home sale habit. As Trulia notes, in 2014, the then-couple offloaded a larger, A-list worthy Los Feliz, CA, pad in 2014, and then their Toluca Lake, CA, residence in December 2015. To see what’s on the real estate market courtesy of Fox this year, here’s a virtual tour.

Megan Fox Says Social Media Is “Really Toxic” for Children

Megan Fox thinks that social media is unhealthy for kids. The mom of two told Entertainment Tonight that she thinks platforms such as Instagram and Twitter are “really toxic for our youth culture.”

According to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star, “there is a hierarchy in schools of who’s the cool kid based on who has the most followers and who has the most likes. It’s a really terrible message to wake up every day and have your kids going, ‘Who liked my photo?’ and ‘Who’s following me?'”

Fox said she even had to quit Twitter because of the obsessiveness over gaining followers.

“When I was on Twitter for five days, I would have 12- and 13-year-old kids going, ‘If you don’t follow me back, I am going to kill myself.’ I was like this is f–king awful,” the 29-year-old said. “Parents should pay attention to that and have your kids off of it. You’re not ready for that s–t when you’re a teenager. You need to be an adult before you can start messing around with that. It’s irresponsible and it’s dangerous.”

Fox, who shares sons Noah, 3, and Bodhi, 22 months, with estranged husband Brian Austin Green, has a few years before she needs to worry about her own kids.

Via Us Weekly

Zooey Deschanel and Megan Fox Share Mom Stories on ‘New Girl’ Set

Forget girl squad! Zooey Deschanel has her own mom squad!

The proud new mother opened up to ET about the birth of her daughter, Elsie Otter, and her friendship with fellow parent and New Girl co-star Megan Fox.

“She seems like a really good mom,” Deschanel explains. “It’s fun to talk about kids once you have them. I think when you don’t have kids you’re like, ‘Why are they talking about their kids so much?’ And then when you do have one you’re like, ‘All I want to do is talk about my kid!’”

Although Fox, 29, who has two children of her own, admits that there’s not much left to teach the 35-year-old Elf actress.

“We’ve talked a lot about how when you have a new baby that’s all you talk about,” she told ET. “We’ve talked about the birthing process and diapers and things like that. I didn’t give her any advice! She’s read every book already.”

“There’s nothing I can teach her,” she adds.

Deschanel, who welcomed her first child with husband Jacob Pechenik in August, absolutely adores being a mom.

“It’s the best,” she shared. “It’s so wonderful. I’m in love with my baby.”

Another lovely lady, Kim Kardashian, welcomed home her first son with rapper Kanye West over the weekend. Watch the video to learn the unique name they picked for their bundle of joy.

Via E Online

Megan Fox’s New Girl Costar Hannah Simone Gives the Inside Scoop on Their Steamy Shower Scene and ‘Romantic Past’

New Girl‘s new leading lady Megan Fox is fitting right in – so well, in fact, that she’s already hopped into the shower with one of her cast mates!

According to costar Hannah Simone: “[Megan] and I got to do a lot of work together against the boys, which is always fun and then by the end of the episode, they threw us in the shower together.”

Simone, 35, revealed to PEOPLE at New Girl‘s 100th Episode Cake-Cutting Celebration in Los Angeles last Wednesday that “Megan’s character and my character have a romantic history” – and it’s apparently not so squeaky clean.

Naturally this news sends Schmidt (Max Greenfield), the fiancé of Simone’s character Cece, “into a massive spiral,” teases the actress. “He doesn’t think that’s hot or exciting. It’s just like, ‘Oh my God. Panic attack.’ So that was really fun.”

As for Fox – who has been filling in for a portion of the fifth season during Zooey Deschanel’s maternity leave – jumping right in has been a blast.

“I’ve had fun from day one,” Fox, 29, told PEOPLE. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to be because when you walk on to somebody else’s set, a tone is already in place, and you never know how you’re going to fit into that.”

Happily, the love has been mutual. Costar Jake Johnson said the actress has “been so funny on the show and so good.”

“It has been a very pleasant surprise,” continued Johnson, 37. “She’s also ego-less in a way, that doesn’t mean she’s not confident, but she doesn’t bring any extra stuff to a set. Without having known her personally at all that was a very welcomed thing to see, and our cast and crew have all really appreciated it.”

New Girl returns to Fox for season 5 on Jan. 5.

via People