Franklin Thomas Fox, Megan Fox Father: Who is his wife?

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Franklin Thomas Fox, Megan Fox Father: Who is his wife?

Franklin Thomas Fox is a former American parole officer, better known as the father of actress Megan Fox. The beautiful daughter of Franklin’s has appeared in dozens of TV shows including Holiday in the Sun, Confession of a Teenage Drama Queen, Hope & Faith, and many more.

Besides Megan, Franklin also fathered another child with his ex-wife Gloria Darlene Fox. However, his marital relationship with Gloria didn’t last long. Apparently, it is believed that Franklin was an absent dad while raising his kids.

In addition to this, let’s also discover a few more untold facts about Franklin including his age, career, relationship status, and many more, here in this article.

Details on Franklin Thomas Fox’s Age and Parents

The celebrity father, Franklin Thomas Fox was born on January 7, 1952, and his birth location is said to be Tennessee, USA. As of 2023, is 71 years old. Similarly, he is the son of Ewell T. Fox (father) and Vivian Vier (mother). Talking about Franklin’s nationality, he holds American citizenship.

Besides, as per claims, Franklin’s ethnical background is Caucasian. However, there isn’t any information available on his siblings, and educational background. The same can be said about his early life.

Is Franklin Thomas Fox Still A Parole Officer?

Franklin has already retired from his career as a parole officer. So, he isn’t doing anything as of 2023. Although Thomas is widely known as the father of famous actress Megan, he has lived a very private life. Hence, it is hard to tell further about his professional career.

Meanwhile, let’s also gather some info about Franklin’s daughter Megan’s professional life too. Megan began her acting career in 2001 with her debut role in the romantic comedy film, Holiday in the Sun. After six years of struggle in the film industry, in 2007, she was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of “Breakthrough Performance.”

Besides, from 2010, after appearing in the drama film Passion Play, the music video for Eminem and Rihanna’s single Love the Way You Lie, and many hits, Megan has become even more popular. Apart from this, Franklin’s daughter has starred in TV shows including The Dictator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Midnight in the Switchgrass, and others.

Franklin Thomas Fox’s Wife Fell Head Over The Hills Before Their Marriage

Franklin and his ex-wife Gloria exchanged their vows in 1971. His one-time wife who is a real estate manager reportedly had a crush on Franklin. Soon after, the exes started seeing each other and also began going out on dates.

The pair then decided to take their relationship to the next level and marry. In between Franklin and his ex-wife Gloria’s 18 long years of marital relationship, they welcomed two daughters Megan Fox and her sister Kristi Branim Fox.

Why Did They Decide To End Their Marital Relationship?

Although Franklin was in a long-term marital bliss with his former wife, soon they started facing issues in their marriage. Despite the 18 years of togetherness, the one-time lovebirds ended their marriage in 1989.

When it comes to the reason behind their divorce, they never disclosed it to the media. Besides, at the time of their divorce, Megan and her sister were young, and the custody battle was given to Franklin’s ex-spouse, Gloria.

His Ex-Wife Married for the Second Time and Franklin Thomas Fox Lost Contact with his Daughters

After the divorce, for the next seven years, Franklin and his ex-wife Gloria managed to co-parent their two daughters, and also were living in the same small town. But, when his mega-star daughter Megan turned ten, everything changed for Franklin and his daughters.

Meanwhile, his ex-wife Gloria tied the knot with her second husband Tony Tonachio in 1996. She reportedly married Tony because she wanted her kids to have someone they can call father. However, Gloria’s decision backfired, making her kid’s life even harder.

Megan’s stepfather happened to be a control freak, he didn’t allow her to have friends over, stopped her from learning to drive, and forbade her from having a boyfriend. Franklin’s ex-wife and his kids then relocated 42,700 miles away to Florida. Hence, Franklin who always was a protective dad became distant.

In an interview with Daily Mail, the celebrity father said, “When they moved to Florida it’s like a part of me died.”

He further adds,

“I loved Megan and her sister and suddenly they were not in my life anymore and I was not in theirs and that was brutal for all of us. I missed them so much and I know they missed me.”

Similarly, his actress daughter was also the victim of horrendous bullying in her high school. Unfortunately, due to Gloria’s second marriage, Franklin couldn’t do anything.

Did Franklin Re-Connected with his daughter?

The father-daughter duo become so removed that he didn’t even get any updates on Megan’s wedding with the actor Brian Austin Green. He was devastated for not being a part of his own daughter’s wedding plus he didn’t know what kind of guy Brian was.

But at the same time, Franklin said, he received a surprise text from Megan. In fact, the message changed everything in Fox’s life. The father of two said,

 “She told me she was getting married and that she was in love and happy.”

Franklin Thomas Fox's daguther with her ex-husband Brian Austin Green
Franklin’s daughter Megan and her ex-husband Brian Austin Green.

Similarly, Fox says he always knew one day his daughter would come back into his life and the text message almost burst his heart with joy. Well, ever since then, Franklin and his daughter are still on good terms.

Needless to mention, Megan and her husband Brian aren’t together anymore, and the actress is currently engaged to the rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

Franklin Thomas Fox Has Five Grandchildren

Franklin now has become a proud grandfather of five kids. His three grandsons Bodhi Ransom Green, Noah Shannon Green, and Journey River Green were born from his daughter Megan’s marriage with her ex-husband Brian.

Franklin Thomas Fox's daughter with her three kids
Franklin’s three grandkids, his daughter Megan, and his ex-son-in-law Brian

Similarly, his other two grandsons Kyler Branim and Caleb Branim were born from his elder daughter Kristi Branim and her unidentified husband.

Net Worth: How Rich Is Franklin Thomas Fox?

Although Franklin Thomas Fox’s career as a retired Parole Officer is revealed, his net worth is still under the media radar. On the other hand, his baby girl, actress Megan Fox has an estimated fortune of $8 million as of 2023.