When the pair met Megan was just 18 years old and Brian, fresh off of his Beverly Hills 90210 fame, came with a recent divorce and a 2-year-old son in tow. He reveals that she’s been a hands-on stepmom since day one.
“She is absolutely my better half in parenting. She just gets it. It’s instinctual for her. She loves my son, Kassius. And from the time we started dating – you know, she was 18 – she stepped in and took control. It’s unbelievable. At 18, I was like, ‘Hey, which club is open tonight? And how cool do my pants look? Can I sneak a drink across the bar without getting caught?’”
Saying that Megan played a big role in “boosting my confidence” post-90210, Brian insists he doesn’t mind the fact that her own fame overshadows his at the moment.
“I know the normal male thing is the man works and is successful and brings home the paycheck. I don’t know who the hell set it up, but it’s what people expect. I just don’t care. I hated being famous during 90210. I’m not an extrovert. I’m 37. I have a beautiful wife. I have an amazing 8-year-old son. I love acting, but this is just my job. F**k, next year I could book some crazy movie that blows up and things could shift completely. And I guarantee you at that point she’ll say, ‘F**k, thank God. You go do all that sh*t now. I’m sick of it.’”
Next up for Brian? “Sweaty guy with a hammer,” as he puts it, in the new season of Desperate Housewives.