Meagan Good is reflecting on her 2021 divorce from producer and author DeVon Franklin on her first solo cover of ESSENCE. The 41-year-old revealed that the decision was something she never “would have ever chosen.”
Additionally, Good explained that after her divorce, she questioned celibacy. A topic that she and Franklin had prioritized during their courtship and even published a book about.
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Meagan Good Opens Up About The Decision To Divorce
During the interview with Essence, Good revealed that it was not her decision to split from her husband of nine years.
“It’s nothing that I would have ever chosen, and when I realized that it was happening, I was devastated. I was like, ‘This is me, Lord. I did everything that I could do to the best of my ability. I don’t understand why I did all these things, and then this is my end result.'”
She added that the pair also did not split because of her reluctance to have children. Or because either one of them engaged in “malicious” activity.
Meagan Good Revealed That She Questioned Giving Celibacy Another Try
Additionally, the 41-year-old revealed that she actually contemplated giving celibacy a second try — something that she and Franklin published a book about, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
According to a 2016 article published by NBC News, Franklin felt celibacy taught him the power of discipline and Good credited the practice for giving her “needed time to heal.”
After the divorce, Good admitted that she “struggled” with the thought of giving celibacy a second try.
“I struggled with that. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should be celibate now. I don’t know what I should do.’ I even was at a point early on when I felt, obviously, I still believe in Jesus, but I’m not sure what to believe about anything else anymore.”
The Couple’s Divorce Was Finalized 7 Days After Their 10-Year Wedding Anniversary
According to Essence, Good and Franklin’s divorce was finalized on June 23, 2022. The milestone occurred just seven days after their 10-year wedding anniversary.
During the interview, Good opened up about how the split affected her faith.
“That was rough because my biggest fear was what happened between my mom and my dad would to happen to me, which is you’ve been with your husband for 10 years and you break up… It took me a long time to understand that God didn’t do divorce. DeVon and I both have free will. So, I had to accept that God didn’t lie when he told me that was my husband. That was my husband. But he didn’t say we’d be together forever…
Good went on to explain how her outlook on the unfortunate event shifted.
“God’s word remains true no matter what happens to you and if anything changes, it’s because sometimes life deals you cards you don’t expect or anticipate, but He’ll still bring you through it and He still has an incredible plan for your life.”
Additionally, the 41-year-old explained that she’s “grateful” for the time she and Franklin had together. But now she is looking forward to getting to “start life all over again,” in her “prime.”
“Once I accepted everything, I felt grateful for the time we had together and the beautiful journey. Then there was an excitement. I get to start life all over again, in my prime, with so many incredible things happening in my life and in my career. I get to do this again.”
Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin’s Initial Divorce Filing & Joint Statement
As The Shade Room previously reported, DeVon Franklin filed for divorce from Meagan Good in December 2021. The decision came after the couple had been married for nine years.
In a joint statement, reported by The Shade Room, the pair explained that neither party was at fault for their split and the two were both looking forward to the next chapters in their lives.
“We celebrate almost a decade of marriage together and a love that is eternal. There’s no one at fault, we believe this is the next best chapter in the evolution of our love. We are incredibly grateful for the life-changing years we’ve spent together as husband and wife. We are also extremely thankful to God for the testimony being created inside us both and for blessing our lives with each other.”