Megan Fox recently shared how her 6-year-old, Noah, continues to wear dresses despite being made fun of at school.
Fox, 33, who shares her Noah with her husband, Brian Austin Green, 46, along with their two other children, Journey, 3, and Bodhi, 5, went on to explain her son’s fascination with fashion during an interview on “The Talk,” earlier this month.
“Sometimes, he’ll dress himself and he likes to wear dresses, sometimes,” Fox shared. “And I send him to a really liberal, hippy school, but even there – here in California – he still has little boys going, ‘Boys don’t wear dresses,’ or ‘Boys don’t wear pink.’”
“So we’re going through that now, where I’m trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone else says.”
Fox then shared how Noah stopped wearing dresses but then eventually returned to school wearing one.
“He had stopped wearing dresses for a while. He just wore one two days ago to school, and he came home and I was like, ‘How was it? Did any of the friends at school have anything to say?’” Fox shared. “And he was like, ‘Well, all the boys laughed when I came in, but I don’t care, I love dresses too much.’”
The actress also shared how her son’s love of dresses seems to stem from an early adoration of fashion.
“He designs, he draws outfits. He’s very talented,” she shared with the hosts. “But he’s still 6 so, when I do fittings, like, I did one recently and I had this really beautiful yellow dress on, and he kept draping it in a way where he’s like, ‘If we do it like this, it looks like a diaper!’” she laughed. “I was like, ‘That’s not what we’re going for this time, but maybe next time!’”
Fox herself is not immune to being judged by the world. Recently, she sat down with Entertainment Tonight and described a crippling “breakdown” she faced after one of her movies tanked.
“I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do,” she confessed. “I didn’t want to be seen. I didn’t want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet. I didn’t want to be seen in public at all because… I believed that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out and being whatever.”
She continued to share:
“I didn’t look perfect or I was too fat or too thin. I was stupid or I was offensive. I was a waste of space or a bad actress. Whatever you could think of, I anticipated experiencing that, because my belief system was that the world wasn’t going to accept me, so I went through a very dark moment after that.”
She also believes that becoming a mom has saved her from the deep hole, but also hurt her acting career.
“Being a mother is not something really respected in this industry. If anything it’s considered as a handicap,” she said. “And that’s unfortunate because it’s not acknowledged, what we’re juggling, what we’re doing.”