Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox have separated

By Zach Harper

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox have decided to separate after nearly 10 years of marriage.

On his ...With Brian Austin Green podcast this week, Brian said the split may surprise fans, but it's not new for him or Megan. He said the Transformers star told him she wanted a change when she returned home from shooting the film last year.

"She said, 'I realized when I was out of the country working alone that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience and I think that might be something worth trying for me,'" the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum told fans.

"I was shocked and I was upset about it, but I can't be upset at her because she didn't ask to feel that way. It wasn't a choice she made, that's the way she honestly felt. We talked about it a little more and said, 'Let's separate for a bit'... and so we did."

Brian and Megan met in 2004, when they were both shooting Hope & Faith. They got engaged two years later, split in 2009, became re-engaged and married the following year. Since then, they've welcomed three sons: Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.

Their relationship has certainly had its ups and downs – like all couples. The two have also split before, and did so in 2014. A year later, Megan filed for divorce, but they reconciled in 2016 and went on to have Journey together.

Photo: © Anita Bugge/WireImage

"We've had an amazing relationship, and I will always love her and I know she'll always love me," Brian told listeners on his podcast.

He went on to say the life they've built together is important to them both, and they want to make sure their children see them working together as a cohesive whole, stable and see them co-parenting.

"As far as a family, what we've built is really cool and it's really special," he said. "So we decided, 'Let's make sure that we don't lose that. Let's make sure that we're always friends with each other and we're a united front with the kids.' We'll do family vacations and holidays with the family and really make that a focus with the kids.

"Since the end of the year, we've really been trying to be apart and figure out what life is now. It's a big change for both of us."

Brian also addressed photos of Megan taken last week that show her with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who she met on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass last year. The pictures show the two driving after getting coffee. Brian said right now the star and Megan are just friends and he doesn't want anyone to think their relationship has changed because anyone cheated.

Brian is seen with one of the couple's children in New York in 2013. Photo: © Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

"I don't want people to think that [they] are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this – because I wasn't," he said. "This isn't something new for us. This is something new for people to experience and hear about in the press... but it's not new for us."

Brian also let fans know he and Megan will make their relationship work, whatever form it takes, whether it be as a couple or exes who co-parent.

"Who knows if this is the end of the journey," he said. "I mean, we have a lot of life left. So the paths have gone in separate ways for now. They could come back together. They may not. We don't know. I don't know. I don't want to make any predictions with that because I have no idea."

We wish Brian and Megan well as they continue to navigate their relationship together. While any split is sad to see, we're happy to see they're getting through this in such a mature way. The care they're showing each other will also help their children with these changes.

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