The former couple met on the set of Hope & Faith when the Transformers alum was just 18 years old. Though critics often remarked on the duo’s nearly 13-year age difference, Fox was instantly lovestruck by the actor.
“I had to convince him that I was slightly more responsible and well-spoken and had other things to bring to the table besides being 18,” she later told Elle magazine.
The pair first got engaged in November 2006 but called off the wedding in February 2009. By 2010, however, they were back on, and in June of that year, they tied the knot in a ceremony at the Four Seasons on Hawaii’s Big Island.
They welcomed their first son, Noah, in September 2012. “We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul and I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to know this kind of boundless, immaculate love,” Fox wrote via Facebook at the time.
Their second son, Bodhi, arrived in February 2014. Just over one year later, however, they announced their separation. Fox filed for divorce in August 2015, citing irreconcilable differences.
Eight months later, Us Weekly confirmed that the New Girl alum was pregnant with her third child. After playing coy about the baby’s father, Us later confirmed that the Beverly Hills, 90210 star was the baby’s father. Their son Journey arrived in August 2016.
Two months earlier, Us confirmed that the pair were “totally back together,” and in August 2019, Fox filed to dismiss their divorce case in Los Angeles.
Less than one year later, though, the duo broke up again — seemingly for good. During a May 2020 episode of his podcast, the BH90210 alum said that they started drifting apart near the end of 2019 when Fox left to shoot a movie for five weeks. When she returned, he recalled, the distance between them was palpable.
“Neither one of us did anything to each other,” he explained. “She’s always been honest with me and I’ve always been honest with her. And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family, what we have built is really cool and really special. So we decided let’s make sure we don’t lose that. That no matter what we’re always friends with each other and we’re a united front with the kids.”
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