Brian Austin Green and Vanessa Marcil’s journey from costars to coparents has been anything but easy.
Green and Marcil met on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210 when she joined the show during season 9. While the twosome dated for several years, Marcil claimed in 2020 that she was “never” in love with Green.
“[I was] always honest with him about that. … I did however feel sorry for him. I still do,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “He’s a very angry/sad human being who still has too much shame to take full responsibility for his actions as a father. I consciously knew that I could work through childhood traumas through him and I have. I have great empathy towards him and other people who are still in pain from their childhoods.”
After welcoming son Kassius in March 2002, the pair were involved in a lengthy custody and legal battle. Marcil spoke out for the first time publicly about the drama in November 2018 via Instagram.
“I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him,” the former soap star wrote in part before alleging that Green and his then-wife, Megan Fox, hadn’t seen Kassius in five years.
While Marcil hasn’t always had nice things to say about her ex, she wasn’t afraid to praise Fox after the Transformers star and Green called it quits for the second time in 2020.
“[She’s] finally living her life for herself & leaving her children out of her public life at this young age,” Marcil wrote in September 2020, referring to Fox’s relationship with Machine Gun Kelly (real name Colson Baker).
Green confirmed his separation from Fox in May 2020. The exes, who share three sons, wed in 2010. Fox wasted no time moving on with Kelly, her Midnight in the Switchgrass costar.
“It sucks when life changes and something that you’re used to, that you’ve been doing for 15 years, you try and not get rid of but you change. There’s the unknown aspect … there’s that pit in my stomach … I really don’t want Megan and I to be at odds … she’s been my best friend for 15 years and I don’t want to lose that,” Green said on his podcast after the split news broke. “She met this guy, Colson, on set. … I trust her judgment; she’s always had really good judgment. I don’t want people to think her or he are villains or that I was a victim in any way.”
Scroll through for a timeline of Green and Marcil’s bumpy past: