Meagan Good Speaks Out on Divorce From DeVon Franklin, Says It's the 'Most Painful' Experience

By Hanan Redwan Published on January 26, 2022
Meagan Good Speaks Out on Divorce From DeVon Franklin, Says It's the 'Most Painful' Experience

 Megan Good opens up about her divorce from her husband, DeVon Franklin.

During a Twitter spaces conversation with xoNecole and the cast from Amazon Prime Video's Harlem, the 40-year-old actress shared handling the divorce process and healing from what she calls the "most painful" experience of her life.

"Throughout life, I've always approached relationships as understanding that at some point, they'll get to the place that they're going to, and then they would be over," she said. "I've always had an attitude of like, 'All right, next chapter. We'll see what's next,' and being OK with that and appreciating what you give to someone and what they give to you and sharing a moment in time and in life that you never get back regardless of how it ends. In my situation right now, it's a little bit different because I thought that that would be the last time that I would be doing that and that I would be doing this with that person forever."

The actress and the Hollywood producer/author married on June 16, 2012, and have no children. They initially met on their 2011 film, Jumping the Broom, and got engaged in May 2012.

Revealing that the divorce had been in progress since August 2021, she said that divorcing Franklin has been "the most painful thing I've ever experienced in my life."

"Not everything makes sense to me right now, but I do trust God overall, and I'm excited to see what this next act of life is going to be and what God has in store, and that's all I can do, but even in doing that, I do have gratitude and so much joy in my heart for these past 11 years that DeVon and I have been together," she added. "What he's given into my life and what I was able to give to him, just everything. Every season, every single part of it has been incredible."

Still, even with her optimism for the future and putting her trust "in God, in the process no matter what it is," Good admits that she is still "grieving" her marriage and the bond she shared with Franklin.

"Still grieving, still hurt. It's going to be a long time, but at the end of the day, it has made God, even more, my lover and even more my husband, and even brought our relationship to new depths and new heights, so I'm in gratitude for that," she said.

Earlier this month, Good appeared on The Real, where she reflected on her recent transitions amid her divorce. The Harlem star did not specifically touch on her recent split but noted how "amazing" specific personal and professional changes have been for her.

"It's been amazing, like so many transitions. Projects that I prayed for, just health transitions, just taking a moment to take everything in and get myself, my spirit, my soul ready for 40," Good said. "It's been a whirlwind with the show and the movies. It's crazy. It's a blessing."

Good added that she needed to "take a beat" for herself and even stopped drinking in April.

"It was like, OK, I'm going to take a beat for myself. I stopped drinking back in April," she said before counting the following months. "I think the end of August, I think it was? I wanted to focus on therapy and dive into some things that I experienced in the past that I haven't spoken about publicly yet, and one day I will whenever I feel God's called me to it."

"But I was like, I need to deal with these things and just sit down and dig in and be intentional about this next season and this next act of my life," Good noted, adding that her faith is "everything" to her.

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