DeVon Franklin on his split with Meagan Good: ‘I really had to sit in that pain’

I don’t know a ton about DeVon Franklin other than that he was married to Meagan Good for a long time and he’s a handsome preacher/motivational speaker/TV personality who doesn’t seem sketchy like the other “celebrity pastors.” And Meagan really changed up her image and was pretty buttoned up during the years that they were together. They married in 2012, separated in 2021, and finalized their divorce last year. DeVon recently appeared on the Tamron Hall Show and spoke about how he healed from the divorce: he took the time to feel his feelings and “sit in that pain.”

DeVon Franklin recently opened up about his healing process since announcing his separation from Meagan Good in 2021 after nine years of marriage.

During a recent appearance on the “Tamron Hall Show,” the author and producer shared that he allowed himself to feel the pain of the separation to heal.

“I really tried not to worry about anybody else, but just focus on the healing process and committing to that,” he said. “Because no matter what, that pain is a teacher. Instead of me trying to push through it, I really had to sit in that pain.”

“Because we don’t like pain, we’re always trying to feel good,” he later said, adding, “Our feelings are trying to reveal… what’s really going on in the inside.”

Franklin and Good wed in 2012 in Malibu, California. They released a joint statement announcing their separation on their respective Instagram pages in December 2021.

“There’s no one at fault. We believe this is the next best chapter in the evolution of our love,” they wrote in the statement at the time. They finalized their divorce in June 2022, per People.

[From HuffPost]

People say “the only way out is through” all the time, but doesn’t really work for everyone and definitely has its downsides. DeVon’s approach was not to worry about anyone else (I’m guessing he means Meagan or public perception/expectations of him) and to focus on healing and paying attention to his pain and his feelings. Truly sitting in the pain is uncomfortable, but it works. I’ve done it myself (not by choice, covid-era breakup) and not distracting myself from my pain really did allow me a sort of freeing clarity about the circumstances, how I felt, and what I wanted. And I think that distracting yourself often backfires; it catches up with us eventually and often at a more inopportune moment. Anyway, DeVon is probably just talking about his personal experience and not, say, sub-Tweeting, anyone, right? It sounds like he took his time and maybe is only now getting back to dating after divorce, just like Meagan. (If they are, in fact, actually dating. I’m hoping it’s just a poorly-calculated PR relationship).

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  1. A says:

    Every celebrity pastor seems sketchy to me.

  2. Boxy Lady says:

    When I was a teenager and in my early 20s, I shoved down my childhood pain so that I could make it through college. As soon as I graduated, it popped back up with a vengeance. For a couple of months, I would have a panic attack when I would try to leave the house by myself, even when taking the trash cans to the street for collection day! I had to start forcing myself to get out of the house. My mother worked during the day, so she didn’t notice, and I never told my friends about it. After that, I said never again. I’m never shoving my feelings down like that again. Sticking to that decision has helped me immensely.

  3. Mel says:

    Ok. I’m an SDA, a bad one but one just the same, these two have been to my church in NYC, I have nothing against him or her . That being said he is NOT a Pastor, he’s a layman who preaches, his brother is a Pastor. He is a producer and talked about holding to Sabbath keeping and his values working in a business that makes it hard to do so. He should have done a better job of preparing and protecting her from SDA vipers. Let’s just say she was Megan Markle’d and it was because she was different.

    • kd says:


      • Mel says:

        The things people used to say about and TO her. Surprised but not. I don’t fit into the expected mold and have had to tell a few people that they need to back themselves up. I see what you wrote below, I think she wasn’t too wild about raising kids SDA after the way she was treated……

  4. KP says:

    I remember they were doing an interview together and he mentioned being excited for kids and look on Megan’s face said the complete opposite. She later mentioned not being in a rush to have kids even though she was 40.. Sounds like they wanted different things in life. Wish them both the best finding what they are looking for.

  5. Just A Thought says:

    Pain is intense and uncomfortable especially with break-ups you will do things to distract your pain. Personally I am hurt that open myself to be hurt by giving an ex another chance. Some times its best to leave past in past.

  6. Emr3857 says:

    He’s one of 3 men to never date. Preachers, Jailbirds, and military men. I’m ashamed I’ve dated all 3 and from my experience the preachers are the FN worst!!!!