Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox got lucky when it came to keeping the birth of their baby under wraps – thanks to none other than Hollywood’s favorite sunny blonde starlet.
The couple was able to keep the news that they welcomed their first child together a secret for several weeks after their son’s birth, and it was all because of Reese Witherspoon.
“I’ve been wanting to send Reese Witherspoon flowers for, like, a month and a half now, ’cause she actually gave birth [the same day as] us in Santa Monica,” Green told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday.
“We were lucky enough to go in at 2:30 in the morning to the hospital and nobody knew.”
Fox, 26, gave birth to a baby boy on September 27. The couple named their son Noah Shannon.
Green said that two days later, they found out that Witherspoon also welcomed a son – news that was widely covered by the media.
“We got out of the hospital and nobody knew. We got home and thought, ‘This is unbelievable.’ We weren’t expecting to be able to get away with it. We were expecting all the [paparazzi] guys in the hallways and the parking structure,” the 39-year-old actor recounted.
“So we just figured we would go with it as long as we could. Until [E! News] found out first and we thought, ‘Okay, let’s put something on Facebook then.’”
Green, who is already dad to 10-year-old Kassius Lijah with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil, also opened up about the challenges of having a new baby – especially now that he’s a decade older.
“I really felt young for my age until my new son was born. I’ve never felt so 40 in my life,” he jokes. “He’s really good – he sleeps but it’s only in three hour increments. You get about three hours and then he’ll fuss about something.”
He explained, “First you spend 10 minutes figuring out where you are, then you realize, ‘I’m home and it’s my child.’ Then you figure out what’s wrong – a diaper or hungry.”