Megan Fox prefers to fly solo. The 32-year-old Legends of the Lost host left her sons, Noah, 6, Bodhi, 4, and Journey, 2, safe at home while filming the four-episode Travel Channel series about archeology.
“I like for them to have a routine,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress told Us Weekly exclusively “They’re very young. I mean, the baby’s 2, so anyone that’s ever had a 2-year-old and put them on an airplane knows it’s not fun, and I try to avoid that whenever we can. And the older one is in school now and I can’t just take him with me wherever I go.”
But Fox takes solace in knowing the boys are in good hands with their dad, Brian Austin Green. The couple, who have been married since 2010, have an agreement that when one of them is on location, the other stays back with their kids.
Though the Transformers star has described herself as a “seeker,” she and Green, 45, don’t get to explore that much as a couple. “We have no time,” Fox explained to Us. “I mean, we haven’t even driven to Vegas or flown to Vegas! We don’t do any of that. We don’t prioritize taking vacations together.”
A typical night at the Fox-Green household involves story time (Bodhi and Journey love Mo Willems’ silly book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, while Noah, who clearly takes after his mama, enjoys reading about Egypt.) Though some celebrity parents have talked about the need to unplug their phones in order to be present with their family, Fox has never been one to constantly check Instagram.
“I’m not someone who gets 10,000 emails a day that I have to stay on top of and I’m not someone who, obviously, is very active on social media,” the Tennessee native shared. “The only time I use the internet is if I need to shop for something and I think it’s important for them. I don’t want them to see me with a screen in front of my face all the time, because I don’t want them to have screens in front of their faces all the time. I want to have an organic, human connection to my children that lasts for the rest of our lives.”
Fox hopes her entire family will tune into her new show, but she admitted her sons are not familiar with her films. “They of course think that movies are real,” she told Us. “So I haven’t let them watch anything that I’m in because I feel like they might be really worried or or stressed for me, because there’s always some point in the movie where a ninja has kidnapped me or a robot is trying to crush me.”
In June 2016, Fox announced in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that she would be moving away from Hollywood to focus on “alternative history” and archeology.
Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox premieres on Travel Channel Tuesday, December 4, at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Emily Marcus
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