How Meagan Good is Feeling Since Shocking Divorce Filing From Husband, DeVon Franklin

Just as fans of Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin are trying to process the couple’s split, Good is doing the same. The former couple were one of Hollywood’s favorites for more than a decade of their relationship. Good admits she’s in pain over the split but says better days are coming her way.

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good pose at sporting event
DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good attend a WNBA basketball game 2018 | Leon Bennett/Getty Images

The actor says she previously had an interesting outlook on relationships

Just ahead of the New Year, news broke that Good and Franklin were divorcing after 9 years of marriage. Their relationship lasted 11 years in total. The couple had been separated for four months before the divorce proceedings began. They released a joint statement explaining that neither party was at fault for their demise. Despite such, Good revealed in her interview with xoNecole that letting go of her dream of spending the rest of her natural life with Franklin is not easy. 

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“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.”

She has not had the same stance in this process with Franklin. “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.

Meagan Good calls divorce from DeVon Franklin painful but she remains optimistic about her future

The former Nickelodeon star says that her divorce is “the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” Through her faith, she’s able to see there will be a rainbow after the storm. 

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“I am still optimistic. I still am hopeful for the future. I still—maybe this isn’t a chapter, but I just feel that it’s my next act in life and I trust God,” she said. “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 really 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. What he’s given into my life and what I was able to give to him, just everything.”

Like many, Good says the divorce is equivalent to dealing with the death of a loved one. “Still grieving, still hurt,” she said. “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 recently made a declaration of her new single life

Good is taking optimism to a new level since the split. She recently posted a series of photos to her Instagram account of her at an LA Rams game. Known for her showstopping attire, this time was no different. 

On the back of her jersey are the words: “Ms. Good if ya nasty.” It’s symbolic for Good as her Instagram bio previously read: “Mrs. Franklin if ya nasty.” The Harlem star has since changed it back to her maiden name. 

The words are a twist on lyrics from Janet Jackson’s 1986 hit single, “Nasty.” In the song, Jackson sings about her disgust of being cat-called by men, saying, “No my first name ain’t baby, it’s Janet, Ms. Jackson if ya nasty.”

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