For the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210, the drama didn't end when they graduated from Beverly Hills High. No, actually, things are mighty complicated these days for Brian Austin Green, and the whole thing is more confusing than Kelly Taylor's feelings when she had to choose between Luke and Brandon. So let's unpack this, shall we?
First, meet our key players. You already know Austin Green, now say hello to his wife, Megan Fox. The New Girl actress married Austin Green in 2010, and they share sons Bodhi, 6, Noah, 4, and Journey River, 2. Got that? OK. Now, let's throw it back:
Before he met Fox, Austin Green was in a relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil. (She played "Gina" on 90210 — remember her?) The couple got engaged in 2001, and had a baby boy, Kassius, in 2002. Marcil and Austin Green ultimately called the wedding off, parting ways in 2003.
For a while, all seemed relatively cordial amid the modern family members from the outside. When Fox and Austin Green married in 2003, Kassius was even the best man. But somewhere along the line, things went south.
In 2012, word spread that Austin Green had sued Marcil for $200,000 in unpaid loans. He lost the case, with the judge ruling that the statute of limitations was up. Futhermore, she ruled that Marcil could seek monetary sanctions of about $50,000 against her ex.
Now, fast forward to November 11 of this year, when Marcil used an Instagram post to let the world know that there was much more to the story, going back to well before 2012 — and it involves Kassius, who's now 16 years old.
Here's what the actress wrote:"12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody (that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support. They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000. I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him. I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases. The judge called them all “Frivolous” They always had 50% custody and still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody. Then, 5 years ago on their own they decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives and his younger brothers’ lives. Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live. He has only seen his dad in passing in public places. Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be. Kass has been truly heartbroken since being cut out of his other families lives with NO explanation. Let’s do better for our kids. Let’s share our stories."
Fox and Austin Green have yet to comment.
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