This Is Why Brian Austin Green Says Having A Gay Son Is So "Fascinating"
Here's Why Brian Austin Green Says Having A Gay Son Is So "Fascinating"
"I think a lot of people are afraid of the unknown, whereas I am not," he said.
Brian Austin Green has admitted the challenges he initially faced while raising his son Kassius, who is openly gay and proud. During a recent episode of the "Frosted Tips with Lance Bass" podcast, the actor shared his perspective on this journey.
Green, a 50-year-old star known for his role in Beverly Hills, 90210, described his conversations with his now 21-year-old son as "fascinating." He acknowledged that it was a challenge for him initially because it was an unknown territory.
"I think a lot of people are afraid of the unknown, whereas I'm not. To me, it's intriguing. And I want to learn about it," Green expressed.
He recalled engaging in conversations with Kassius where he sought to understand things that initially seemed different. However, he soon realized that raising an LGBTQIA+ child is not fundamentally different from raising a straight child. He explained that the primary difference is the choice of a partner, which does not affect him in any way.
“That’s the thing I’m always trying to beat into people now — it does not affect you,” he said. “Why do you care so much? And why are you trying to somehow bully your feelings and your opinion into something that literally does not affect you at all?
Lance Bass, a former member of *NSYNC and the podcast host, commended Green for being an open-minded parent and described Kassius as fortunate to have such support. Bass also highlighted the fact that not all children receive the same level of acceptance and understanding from their parents, even when they are accepted.
Green shares Kassius with his ex-fiancé Vanessa Marcil, who has also shown impeccable support over her son through the years and has been a staunch LGBTQ+ advocate. He also has three children with his ex-wife Megan Fox and a son with his fiancée, Sharna Burgess. Despite some challenges in co-parenting with Marcil, Green and Burgess emphasized their positive co-parenting relationship with Fox, striving to create a healthy environment for their children.
Green’s openness and acceptance of Kassius serve as a reminder that love and understanding should be at the core of parenting, regardless of a child's sexual orientation.