Megan Fox finally admits to romance with controversial 'Transformers' co-star Shia LaBeouf
If there's one celebrity out there who knows a lot about media intrusion, it's Megan Fox. The actress first came to the public's attention after the release of Michael Bay's first movie in the gigantic Transformers franchise, but she soon learned that fame was something of a double-edged sword. Back then, Megan was shy and insecure, and certainly didn't enjoy being touted as a role model, and was often typecast as a sex symbol thanks to her stunning looks. Many accused her of overexposing herself, although by that point it was impossible for her to control the public's perception of her image.
But one of the biggest controversies of Fox's career was her rumoured relationship with her Transformers co-star Shia LaBeouf. Many people who watched the film at the time of its release felt as though the two actors had a chemistry that wasn't just a performance, and now, to the shock of many, Fox has actually confirmed what we all suspected all along: her and Shia really were romantically attached!
In a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen this week, Megan participated in a game called: 'Plead the Fifth', where contestants are only allowed to not one question asked by the interviewer. Megan stated that Shia and she had indeed had a romantic relationship with Shia, stating: "I mean, I would confirm it was romantic. I love him. I've never been really private about that. I love him."
Her comments seem to corroborate claims Shia made in an interview back in 2011, in which he explicitly stated: "Look, you're on the set for six months with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them ... I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry on screen."
Megan was also candid about her infamously-testy relationship with director Michael Bay, stating: "He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."
Fox was fired from the Transformer movies after making comments in an interview with Wonderland Magazine in which she compared Bay to Hitler. As a result of this, three anonymous crew members wrote a letter to the press in which they defended Bay, and accused her of acting inappropriately during filming. Bay for his part was forgiving of Fox, and stated that he thought that "her crazy quips are part of her crazy charm." Fox herself called this incident "the low point" of her career.