|Gloria Darlene Fox nee Cisson
|July 14, 1952
|American Real Estate Manager, Sales Associate, Mother of Megan Fox
Many people recognize Gloria Darlene Fox as the mother of famous American actress Megan Fox. She had to confront several obstacles during her life. She had two children with her first husband but had to raise them as a single mother.
Luckily, both of her children grew up well, and are now self-sufficient and supporting themselves. Let’s talk about the celebrity mother.
Who Is Her Famous Daughter?
Born in May 1986, Megan Denise Fox is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the family film Holiday in the Sun. But she got famous as part of the blockbuster action movie franchise Transformers.
Megan also appeared in the superhero movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel. In 2016 and 2017, the famous actress appeared in the fifth and sixth season of the television series New Girl.
As one of the most beautiful women in the world, Fox has made appearances in magazines like Maxim, Rolling Stone, and FHM.
Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, her parents are Gloria Darlene Cisson and Franklin Thomas Fox. She spent her childhood in Rockwood. Her father was a parole officer. Her parents divorced when Megan was only three years old and her mother raised her as a single parent.
At the age of five, Fox began her training in dance and drama in Kingston, Tennessee. She would then attend a dance class at the community center. At the age of 10, she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, and continued her training.
Her mother would remarry at this point to Tony Tonachio. Fox and her sister continued their childhood in a strict Pentecostal household. Their stepfather had strict rules, like not being allowed to have a boyfriend, invite friends over, or anything similar.
At the age of 13, Fox won awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention and began her modeling career. During middle school, Megan was bullied and had to each lunch in the bathroom. The problem was not her looks, but she rubbed some people the wrong way.
In 2001, at the age of 15, she made her acting debut in the romantic comedy Holiday in the Sun. In it, she portrayed spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace. In the next few years, she would go on to guest-star in television series like What I Like About You and Two and a Half Men.
In 2004, she appeared in the musical comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, appearing opposite another teenage star, Lindsay Lohan. She was then cast in a regular role in the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith.
In 2007, she got her breakthrough role as Mikael Banes in the live-action movie, Transformers. She appeared in two more sequels.
Fun fact: Megan has also appeared in the music video for Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna. In 2016 and 2017, Fox was part of the TV series New Girl.
Now let’s talk about Megan’s mother, Gloria Darlene Fox. She raised Megan and her sister Kristi Branim Fox as a single parent. Gloria is a real estate manager, but many people recognize her as the mother of the Hollywood actress and American model Megan Fox.
While she is famous now, life was not always easy for the celebrity mother. There were many bumps on the road. She tied the knot with her first husband as a teenager and had two children. Yet, early in their marriage, they got a divorce.
Born in July 1952, she is 71 years old as of July 2023. She was born Gloria Darlene Cisson in New York City, United States. There is no information about her parents or siblings.
Gloria has an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of English-Irish descent. She follows Christianity as a religion.
She walked down the aisle for the first time in 1971 to Franklin Thomas Fox, a former parole officer. They went on a couple of dates, and they finally exchanged dates.
Despite the intense love, things stopped working their way. They ended their relationship in 1989. There is no information what the reason behind the divorce was. It happened behind closed doors.
She spent many years raising her children as a single parent. But she found it hard to spend her long life alone. Gloria decided to marry a new life partner, exchanging vows with her husband Tony Tonachio in 1996.
Nowadays, Gloria Fox is a mother of two and grandmother of five children. She has two grandsons, Kyler Banim and Caleb Branim from her elder daughter. Her daughter Kristi Branim Fox was married to Doughlas Branim.
She also has three babies from her younger daughter, Megan Fox. Megan gave birth to three sons, Noah Shannon Green, Bodhi Ransom Green, and Journey River Green from her marriage to former husband Brian Austin Green.
What About Her Career?
Megan’s mother is a university graduate. She enrolled at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. There are not many details about academic education.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she is a former real estate manager. From 2008 to 2009, she got her first job as a manager at Marco Shores Estates. She would then go on to serve at Imperial Bonita Estates for six years.
Since May 2019, she works as a sales associate with eXp Realty.
Her Relationship With Megan
Here is a fun fact. Gloria Darlene Fox never believed Megan would make it as an actress. Yet, she supported her pursuit. Gloria would go with Megan to auditions in Los Angeles when her daughter was 15. When Megan reached 18, Gloria stopped going with her.
At that period, Gloria returned to Florida while Megan remained in New York. Megan says, “My mom was right: being brunette was the only thing that made me memorable. I didn’t look like anybody else. So I clung to that”.
While her daughter is a famous actress, Gloria prefers to live a quiet life. She is rarely seen in the spotlight. On some rare occasions, they dress in matching clothes to go for a coffee.
Is He On Social Media?
Gloria doesn’t have a social media profile on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. She does have a professional profile on LinkedIn, but that is that.
On the other hand, her daughter was quite popular on Instagram. Her profile with more than 20 million followers remains, but it has no posts.
Megan deleted her Instagram account after a breakup with Machine Gun Kelly. She shared a post with a series of photos of herself and a video of an envelope being burned in a fire pit. After that, she deleted her profile on the social media platform.
This might come as a surprise, but Megan’s mother is a millionaire. Unlike other celebrity parents who live off their children’s wealth, Gloria has earned a decent amount of money for herself. Working in the real estate business for a long time has been beneficial for Gloria.
As of July 2023, the celebrity mother has a net worth of $1 million. Of course, that is a bit lower than her daughter’s wealth. Megan is a famous American actress and model with a net worth of more than $8 million.