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Meagan Good is opening up more about her divorce from her husband of nearly a decade, DeVon Franklin. The Harlem star isn’t curling up in a ball but admits the process has been hard. While many were shocked by the split due to their seemingly perfect relationship, there may have been hints from both parties before the divorce filing, especially from Franklin’s most recent book.

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin walking
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin walk in Park City 2018 | Ray Tamarra/GC Images

DeVon Franklin’s latest book reveals his feelings on having high expectations and wanting people to change for him

Franklin released a book Live Free in May 2021. The book detailed him having to let go of certain expectations of people and life in order to live in his full freedom. Though he doesn’t explicitly speak of his marriage to Good, he does speak honestly about having expectations of people close to him and wanting people to change their ways in order to make him happy. 

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Many believe that due to his Christian faith and high morality code contradicted being with Good because of her sexy image, which was often criticized. It’s something many wonder if he wanted her to adjust. Good even admitted to stopping certain things to be with Franklin, including smoking and being selective with roles she took.

He spoke with rapper Jeezy about the book and delved more into the idea of unmet expectations. Franklin revealed that he tied his identity and self-worth to being a high achiever and was even called “Mr. Perfect” as a result of it. “No matter in all of the successes I’ve had in entertainment, and all of the successes I’ve had in my life, I wasn’t happy,” he admitted. “I was discontent, frustrated, mad…” He says it spilled into his personal life and personal relationships. Franklin eventually sought help from a therapist and a life coach.

Meagan Good admits the divorce devastated her 

For fans of Franklin and Good, the divorce was shocking. But Franklin’s divorce documents reveal they’d been separated for four months before any official paperwork was filed. In an interview with xoNecole, Good said that before Franklin, her worldview of relationships was different.

“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, ‘Alright, next chapter. We’ll see what’s next,’ and being okay 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.”

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Because she married Franklin and their union’s foundation was their shared faith, this split has been heartbreaking. “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,” she added, noting it’s “the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” 

Despite such, Good says she’s found strength in her faith. She also says she’s optimistic about her future.