Reps for Megan Fox tell People that she was not booted from the franchise, but that “It was her decision not to return.” EW confirmed Fox’s departure last night. Sources close to the production say the actress’s option was not renewed for the third Transformers movie due to the direction of the story, which will see leading man Shia LaBeouf develop a new love interest.

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