At the time of the filing of their divorce, there was no specific reason that led to their breakup or divorce
While it lasted, Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin’s marriage inspired many people and rekindled their faith in love. The two were admired for their successful entertainment career as much as they were celebrated for embodying what one should look out for in a life partner. They went as far as co-authoring a relationship book titled The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
In the New York Times bestseller, the Hollywood former power couple shared insight into their courtship and marriage, affirming that waiting, rather than hurrying things, can be beneficial in a lot of ways to any new relationship that’s hoping to thrive. The two took their time before they began dating and even abstained from sex until they got married.
The book and the way Meagan and DeVon went about their relationship kind of set them apart as an inseparable pair. It was hard to imagine that they would become part of the statistics for the high rate of divorce and failed relationships in Hollywood. For many, it was a big surprise when the former couple announced on social media in December 2021 that they would be walking away from their matrimony after nine years of marriage.
Even though they related in their statement that it was a mutual decision with “no one at fault”, people have been relentless about uncovering what led to the decision to end their marriage. This has led to several speculations about the breakup and the fact that their statement described it as “the next best chapter in the evolution of our love” has only fueled the suppositions.
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin Announced Their Separation In December 2021
The famous actress and the popular entertainment executive were married for nine years before they decided to end their marriage. It came as a surprise to many when Meagan and DeVon issued a joint statement on social media wherein they disclosed that they would be getting a divorce. The statement they both shared on their Instagram pages came with a picture of the two, and an opening paragraph that asserts that after “much prayer and consideration”, they agreed to go into their futures separately but are forever connected.
Acknowledging that their marriage was six months shy of reaching its 10th anniversary, the former couple proclaimed that their love is eternal, but immediately specified that separating is the next best chapter in the evolution of their love. They added that neither of them caused the breakup, “there’s no one at fault”, their statement read.
According to Meagan and DeVon, they are “incredibly grateful for the life-changing years” they had spent together as a married couple and are “extremely thankful to God” for blessing their lives with each other.
Their Busy Schedules Might Have Contributed to Their Divorce
In all, their statement indicates that the decision to end their marriage was a mutual one, that they parted amicably. While the end of their union was an unexpected development for the public, those close to them have expressed that it was something they envisioned. People quoted several sources who divulged that the two had been hardly spending any time together.
It is said that their work schedules kept them away from each other almost always. Even when they get to spend quality time together, it usually lasts for only a few hours. Megan is busy with several works as much as DeVon has been engaged with various projects. So they seldom get to see each other and it has been so for quite a while.
When Was The Last Time The Two Were Seen Out Together?
It is hard to tell the last time Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin were seen together in public, but it was in mid-2021 that people began noticing that the two haven’t been sharing pictures of themselves like they used to. It was also observed that it’s been a while since they were seen together in public. This led to speculations about them having issues in their marriage.
What intensified the speculations was the fact that the actress was seen at a Halloween party without her wedding band. DeVon put the notion of them having marital issues to rest on the 2nd of December 2021 when he took to Instagram to support Meagan for her Camille role in the Amazon comedy television series, Harlem. He described Meagan as one of the most talented actors in the world. “…I’m so proud of my love…”, he declared. Meagan responded to the post, she thanked DeVon and proclaimed her love for him.
Be that as it may, he was no were to be found beside Meagan at the premiere of the show and before the month ran out, they both issued a statement about their separation.
Who Filed For Divorce, Megan Good or Devon Franklin?
According to various reports, DeVon Franklin filed for divorce from Meagan Good a day before they announced that they would be parting ways on social media. From what we gathered, he filed the documents on the 20th of December 2021 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, California.
The way things are, it doesn’t seem the two would be fighting over anything. They have no child together that would warrant any custody battle and have continued to demonstrate that they love each other despite the reality of their marriage coming to an end. For instance, DeVon was once asked if he and Meagan were still friends; he responded that the actress is the love of his life.
Similarly, Meagan had nothing bad to say about the preacher when she opened up about her divorce in a Twitter Spaces chat with XONecole. Even as she admitted that she is grieving her divorce and described it as the most painful thing she has ever experienced, the actress specified that she is grateful for the years she and DeVon spent together.
The Former Couple Fell In Love On The Set of 2011’s Jumping the Broom
Meagan good and DeVon Franklin met for the first time sometime in 2007. As they both work in Hollywood, their paths crossed several times in the years that followed but it was on the set of Jumping the Broom, a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Salim Akil, that their love story began. DeVon was involved in the production of the movie wherein Meagan starred as Blythe.
As fate would have it, she was in a relationship that was on the verge of falling apart which made it easier for her to be attracted to Franklin. She recalled thinking he was the kind of man she should marry when she familiarized herself with him on the set of the movie.
The actress who has always been outspoken about her Christian faith said God told her three things after she got the chance to know DeVon on the set of the aforementioned movie: that it was time to end the relationship she had going, that it was time to be celibate, and that DeVon is her husband. The two began dating in 2011 and decided to refrain from sex until they get married.
They Got Engaged In April 2012 and Got Married In June of The Same Year
From what the former couple shared in their book, they didn’t rush into the relationship but things happened quite quickly when they started dating. Roughly a year into the relationship, the CEO of Franklin Entertainment cum preacher and the actress were convinced they were meant to be together, thus they got engaged. This was sometime in April 2012.
They also wasted no time in getting married as they exchanged vows barely two months after their engagement, precisely on the 16th of June 2012. Meagan wedded the Seventh-day Adventist preacher at the Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California. They had a Spanish and bayou-themed wedding witnessed by 400 guests.
Not long after they got married, Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin had to deal with church critics. As Franklin is a Seventh-Day Adventist minister, it was expected that his wife should conduct herself in a certain manner and keep her wardrobe choices decent. Reacting to this, the actress stated in several interviews that she would never stop having control over who she is as long as she feels she’s right with God.
The former couple had plans to have kids but they never got to that. In all, they were together for about eleven years and married for nine.
Meagan Good Was Born 52 Years Ago and Is An American Actress and Model
Born in Los Angeles, California on the 8th of August 1981, Meagan Monique Good is one of the three children born to an LAPD police officer, Leondis “Leon” Good, and his wife Tyra Wardlow-Doyle. Although she was born in the Panorama City neighborhood of Los Angeles, it was in Canyon Country that she was raised.
She began her acting career when she was four years old and landed her first movie role at the age of 13 when she was cast in Friday, the 1995 buddy stoner comedy film directed by F. Gary Gary. Two years later, she gained mainstream recognition and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Cisely Batiste in Eve’s Bayou, a 1997 southern gothic drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons.
The early 2000s marked a new phase in her career as she began playing mature roles. She tested the waters with small roles in 3 Strikes, a 2000 comedy film written and directed by DJ Pooh, and then, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute, before she began consolidating on her popularity in the competitive industry with roles in films like Biker Boyz and Deliver Us from Eva.
Other movie roles that helped make her a household name include D.E.B.S., You Got Served, Brick, and Venom. There were also Stomp the Yard, The Love Guru, Saw V, and Jumping the Broom before Dysfunctional Friends and Think Like a Man reinforced her clout as a talented performer.
Meagan’s first major television role was as Nina Jones in Cousin Skeeter. Thereafter, she played recurring roles in Raising Dad, My Wife and Kids, Kevin Hill, The Game, and Californication before she landed another major role as Joanna Locasto in Deception. Meagan’s other popular television works include Mr. Robinson, White Famous, Star, Prodigal Son, and most recently, Harlem.
With dozens of small and big screen roles to her name, Good has clearly come a long way in her career which has earned her multiple nominations for coveted awards like NAACP Image Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Black Reel Awards, and YoungStar Awards.
DeVon Franklin Is a 44 Years Old Preacher and Hollywood Producer
As it is with Meagan Good, DeVon Franklin was also born and raised in California, precisely in Oakland. DeVon was born on the 13th of April 1978 and is one of the three sons born to Donald Ray Franklin and Paulette Franklin. He was mostly raised by his mother and maternal grandparents as his parents parted ways when he was young.
Several years later, his father who was only 36 years old suffered a heart attack that claimed his life. As the story goes, the death of his father made DeVon focus more on academic activities which birthed his interest in movies and television productions. Around the same time, he started serving at his uncle’s church and ultimately preached his first sermon when he was only 15 years old.
A graduate of the University of Southern California where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Cinema-Television, DeVon began his career in entertainment as an intern with Overbrook Entertainment. Through this, he got to work for prominent Hollywood figures like film producer James Lassiter and the famous actor, Will Smith.
As the years went by, he held executive positions at entertainment companies like Edmonds Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and Columbia Pictures. With the later company, he played a significant role in the production of successful films like Seven Pounds, Hancock, and The Pursuit of Happyness.
Some of the works he has produced include Miracles from Heaven, The Star, Breakthrough, and Kingdom Business. Franklin is also a successful author and motivational speaker who now runs his own multimedia entertainment company called Franklin Entertainment. He is considered one of the most influential African-Americans in the United States and one of the most influential Christians in the country.