The actress is mom to sons Journey, 7, Bodhi, 9, and Noah, 11, whom she shares with ex-husband Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox is hoping that her sons won't follow in the footsteps of the men she's dated.
In an interview with WWD about her new book of poetry, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous, the actress and author, 37, shared that she is raising her three sons to be "fully transparent and honest and respectful" boys, adding that she hopes they won't be like the men that she's been with in the past.
"I think because I have sons, it's very important to me to raise boys who are not like these men that I've been with," said Fox, who shares sons Journey, 7, Bodhi, 9, and Noah, 11, with ex-husband Brian Austin Green.
"It's very important for me to raise boys who are able to have a very deep emotional intimacy with their partner."
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Fox added: "It's very important to me that they are not liars, that they are able to be fully transparent and honest and respectful and experience at some point in their life, I don't expect them when they're 16 to have a sacred love, but I do expect them at some point to get to that place, because I am their first introduction into women and the way that I love them is going to influence the way they are allowed to love others when they go into a relationship."
"And so I hope that just through my transparency in the way that I engage with them, in the way that I am demonstrative and affectionate with them, that allows them to love in a really healthy way," she continued.
"And [Megan's] very much a part of our life, and we'll always be connected because of the kids. So we are all family. So there's no bad feelings there to be like that cannot be in this house," Burgess revealed.
"Megan is in our home," Green said. "She'll come sometimes when she's dropping off or picking up the kids and she'll come in."
"And hang for a little bit," Burgess added.
"And she'll be holding Zane and it's like, we are one big family," Green told Kramer. "You know, family defines itself obviously in different ways."
"But with her, we do share so much and she now shares so much with Sharna, and they have an amazing connection and friendship and mutual respect and love for each other because of that."
Earlier this month, on an episode of their podcast Oldish, Green and Burgess expanded on how they co-parent with Fox.
Burgess recalled how she reached out to Fox by text to introduce herself and noted, "I think she really appreciated that starting out with openness."
"I always tried to be neutral in the beginning of our relationship, to not have some preconceived idea of who she was before I met her. I just wanted to get to know her for myself and we allowed that to happen," Burgess explained. "I think we co-parent really well. Again, it is always about the kids and what's best for them. Sometimes, we are able to do things together."
Green agreed that Burgess and Fox have a "beautiful relationship," adding, "If they are at the school for an event, they'll sometimes be in their own little spot talking for half an hour, completely on their own laughing and joking and having a great time."
"She's an awesome woman and she is a part of raising these beautiful children and simply because she's an ex, there's no need for me to have any resentment towards her. They had their experience and it has nothing to do with me. How it went down, what went down, it's zero of my business. What is my business is being a part of creating a healthy, loving, open and respectful environment for these kids," Burgess added.
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