Brian Austin Green is a lucky guy and he knows it. The actor is married to one of the hottest women in Hollywood and credits wife Megan Fox with helping the public move past his nerdy “90210” alter ego, David Silver.
“We’ve been together for six years,” Green says of the 24-year-old “Transformers” star in the October issue of Details. “Find a picture of one of us with any other boyfriend or girlfriend – I challenge you. You’ll only find pictures of her doing press with Shia LaBeouf or me with my son. That’s it. We never once dated anyone else or did anything else.”
Still, Green admits that when he first met Fox, he was hardly in the mood for romance. He had just ended his relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil (the couple have an 8-year-old son, Kassius) and “90210” had finished its 10-year run.
“I never wanted to leave my house. I was afraid of the press. I was afraid of people’s opinions of me,” admits Green, 37. “I would walk into a Coffee Bean and not want to look the guy behind the counter in the eyes because I was afraid he was thinking, ‘Oh, that’s that ridiculous guy from “90210” who put out the hip-hop album.’ Megan was a big part of boosting my confidence. And at the same time, I was somebody responsible and grounded for her to be around. We just matched.”
Now Green is showing off that confidence – and a whole lot more – with his new role as a buff contractor on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”
“I’ve got to say it’s a whole new world for me. I’ve never played a hunky guy,” he says. “There was one day when I had to take my shirt off. I must have done 400 push-ups. I feel like I understand the pressure that women go through. I feel, like, all-woman at times.”