Actress Megan Fox defended her son Noah‘s desire to wear dresses and her efforts to teach her children about gender identity.

“Noah started wearing dresses when he was about two,” Fox told Glamour UK, which she has discussed before. “I bought a few books that sort of addressed those these things and addressed a full spectrum of what this is. Some of the books are written by transgender children. Some of the books are just about how you can be a boy and wear a dress.”

Fox said because of that, “nobody feels like they are weird or strange or different,” but still got emotional discussing the bullying Noah received in school or from strangers online who only know their family because of Fox’s celebrity status. “I can’t control the way other people react to my children. I can’t control the things that other children, that they go to school with, have been taught and then repeat to them.”

She said she avoids sharing her children on social media just because “I also don’t want the world to have access to this gentle soul and say all the things that we all know they’re going to say.” Even though she is proud of keeping Noah somewhat sheltered, she did say “I do have a child that suffers,” and added “Although my kid is so brave and my child is so brave and I know they’ve chosen this journey for a reason. It’s just hard as a mom.”

Along with Noah, Fox has Bohdi, and Journey, with her ex-husband Brian Austin Green. She mentioned that being a working actor and a parent is “hard,” and shared that she is often emotional when spending time apart from her kids. “I cry often, every new moon usually. I get in the bath and cry a lot about it,” she said. “It is not because of pressures that anybody else or society puts on you, but it is just hard being separated from them in any way. They are my DNA.”

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