Meagan Good and her husband, DeVon Franklin, are going their separate ways. The couple, who has been married for nine years, announced the news of their divorce during a recent interview with People magazine.
“After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to go into our futures separately but forever connected,” they said in a joint statement.
“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.”
Good and Franklin met on the set of his 2011 film Jumping the Broom and went on to date for a year before their May 2012 engagement and wedding, which took place two months later. The couple practiced celibacy ahead of their marriage — an experience they openly discussed in their 2015 book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
Throughout the years, they’ve expressed their love for each other via interviews and social media posts, celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary in June.
“To the love of my life, my husband, purpose partner, happy anniversary!!” the Harlem star wrote. “This makes #9 and eternity you go! You are the best decision I’ve ever made (besides loving Jesus lol). I love you with everything inside me. In this life and in the next.”
In his own celebratory post, Franklin quoted words from Tony! Toni! Toné!’s “Anniversary.”
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