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Brian Austin Green talks 2009 Megan Fox split

11/17/2010 by Corinne Heller

Brian Austin Green says the reason he and wife Megan Fox split briefly in 2009 is because she was overwhelmed with her newfound fame and the responsibility of helping to raising his son from a previous relationship.

Green, the 37-year-old star of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" who recently joined the ABC drama series "Desperate Housewives", and Fox, 24, began dating about six years ago and became engaged in 2006. They called off their nuptials in 2009, saying their decision was mutual. The couple finally wed in June.

"She was 18 when I met her and she went through an enormous just change in her life & just her career in general," Green said on the television show "Access Hollywood", referring to Fox's regular role as a teenage daughter on the sitcom "Hope & Faith", which starred Kelly Ripa of "Live With Regis and Kelly", Faith Ford and Ted McGinley and ran between 2003 and 2006.

Fox later rose to international fame following the release of the first two "Transformers" films in 2007 and 2009.

"We'd go to restaurants and I was the person everybody would recognize and point and laugh at or whatever," Green said. "All of a sudden that turned around and she couldn't go anywhere and her name and her face were everywhere. So, she went through the natural period of, 'I'm not sure if I'm ready to be in such a settled relationship.'"

"I have an 8-year-old, he was 2 at the time, when Megan and I met," he added. "She helped me raise him and it's a huge responsibility. There was a lot to it."

The mother of Green's son Kassius is the actor's ex-fiance, actress Vanessa Marcil, who plays Brenda Barrett on the soap opera "General Hospital" and who also starred on "Beverly Hills, 90210.

Earlier this year, Green and Fox filmed a video for the popular "FunnyOrDie" comedy website, in which they spoke about budget cuts affecting California teachers and students.

Green had said in September that Fox helped boost his confidence after he suffered a personal crisis following the end of "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 2000.

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