Megan Fox will "almost certainly" be required to pay spousal support to her ex Brian Austin Green, according to new reports. It was revealed last week that the Hollywood couple had split after 11 years together, and just a few days later, the Transformers actress filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting joint physical and legal custody of their two sons, Noah, two, and 18-month-old Bodhi.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have separated after 11 years together
Now sources have told TMZ that Megan, 29, will likely have to pay the Beverly Hills 90210 actor spousal support due to the disparity in their salaries. The site reports a major factor will be the fact that Brian has been unable to work much since a serious car accident last December.
Megan and Brian were hit by a drunk-driver in a head-on collision, and while neither were injured, it's been claimed that the incident left 42-year-old Brian with severe vertigo, a medical condition which has left him mostly bedridden and unable to work.
The couple, who married in 2010, have two children together
"It could have ended horribly. We were talking about it today, on the way to run errands. I was saying, 'We're really lucky'," Brian told Us Magazine in the days after the accident. "He was going 50 miles an hour, and we were going 25 down the street, and we hit head on. The inertia of that is life changing. That's life changing for us."
Megan is believed to have hired celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser to represent her during the divorce proceedings. In her paperwork, the star listed 15 June as the official date of their separation, despite recent speculation that the couple quietly split six months ago.
Sources have said that Megan and Brian, who started dating in 2004, did not sign a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in Hawaii in 2010, and so are expected to divide their assets equally.