That is how the actor described both his and his famous ex’s current parenting dynamic just a few months after he confirmed the news of their separation back in May.
The pair who have been together on and off for over a decade are parents to sons Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6 and Journey, 3. In addition, Green is also father to 18-year-old Kassius with Vanessa Marcil.
“There’s no rule book to it,” Green said of co-parenting with Fox on a new episode of the Hollywood Raw podcast.
“There’s no way of doing it right or doing it wrong. We’re learning as we go. The important thing for us is just communicating as much as we can.”
That being said, the family dynamic also meant being realistic about what their kids are going through.
“I think for us…the realization of that we can’t take the view that it won’t affect the kids, because it will,” he shared.
“I think it’s up to us, and parents in general, how it affects your kids…whether it’s a really negative experience for them or it’s ok and they feel safe in it and they feel loved…and they feel like, you know, everyone still loves and respects everyone, things are just different. But, it’s not bad different, it’s just different.”
Green had nothing but kind words for Fox. “I wish Megan the absolute best in everything,” the actor said. “I want her to be completely happy for her and for the kids. That’s super important.”
“Nobody wants to be around somebody that’s unhappy because nothing good comes out of that,” Green acknowledged.
“That’s a terrible situation, but we’re taking it day by day and this is insane. This happened at an unfortunate time that nobody could have predicted with quarantine and the virus and all of that, where the news cycle is a bit bigger than we were prepared for or are used to, but it is what it is…You roll with the punches.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.