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Actress Meagan Good Waited Until Marriage

April 14th, 2013 by

Meagan Good and Husband: Both waited until marriage

Meagan started her acting career at age 4 as an extra on Doogie Howser M.D., and she’s been building momentum ever since. A rising Hollywood star with Christian roots, Meagan found her perfect match in DeVon Franklin, a studio executive who moonlights as a preacher.

On waiting till marriage…

She was celibate before we got together and I was celibate. You’re not going to believe me. Let me just put it this way, [I’ve been celibate] over ten years. Part of what I also do is preach and the thing that I couldn’t do, which was eating me apart…What was happening with me is that I would go and preach one thing but I was going and living another and I could not do it. I could not look at myself in the mirror. I was like, ‘No, I cannot live like this,’ so I had to stop and say, ‘You know what, until I get married, that’s off the table. — DeVon Franklin

During the moments I felt weak, I loved him enough not to put him in that situation. I loved him and I loved God enough to not put someone as a man of God that says a certain something that what he is saying could be potentially not true to what he means. It was so much bigger than the moment or the temptation that I was feeling. It was more about he needs to be what God told him to be and I need to not be the person that messes that up. I couldn’t live with myself. — Meagan Good

Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together. He was willing to be celibate with me for a year. He loves God, more than I love God, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong [with him]. — Meagan Good

I said, ‘Alright Lord, let’s see what you have for me. Oddly enough, DeVon and I had known each other for six years and [Jumping The Broom] wrapped nine months before we even dated. During a couple of those months before, it started getting in my spirit that he was going to be my husband and he didn’t even know.
Meagan Good

On her marriage to DeVon…

The relationship is completely different. When you know somebody and you know their heart, it’s not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on. You really just get a chance to understand what you’re getting. You don’t just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too. That’s just icing on the cake. – Meagan Good

Marriage… It’s very interesting… I’ve come to a lot of revelation in the last couple months… One thing amazing that I learned is: sometimes the things that we want God to do in our lives -he won’t do- until we committed to the life partner that he has for you… since my marriage- blessings have overflowed in my life and peace of mind has increased in the way I never could’ve perceived.. And the things that are happening now -I realize needed to happen, and maybe ‘only’ could’ve happened correctly with positive results, with my life partner and husband. — Meagan Good

I actually believe that overall marriage is intended to build your character-And as a result if you choose it -your relationship with God. — Meagan Good

I had a lot of emotional baggage, and damage, and things that I went through so, I was praying about that and then I started praying about my husband and God told me flat out that DeVon was my husband. — Meagan Good

DeVon on his marriage to Meagan…

We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love, and hopefully model God’s love. In reality we’re not perfect. But we are striving to live a life of Christ. We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth, and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us.
DeVon Franklin

 DeVon on Meagan…

So there were some people who were trying to give me notes on my story that she didn’t belong in my script. Based on their perception of what they thought my story was supposed to be about, they didn’t see how she fit or how I fit in her script. So when I see who she really is, and I see her, I see me and I’m like that’s me.
DeVon Franklin

Interesting facts about Meagan…

  1. Meagan looks for guys with big hearts, personality, and they have to be connected with God.
  2. Meagan is a fine blend of African American, Puerto Rican, French and Cherokee Indian ancestry.
  3. Her younger cousin is actor / singer Dijon Talton.
  4. She has a brother and two sisters.
  5. Meagan has been in over 60 national commercials as of 2006.
  6. Her older sister is actress/singer La’Myia Good from the R&B/Hip-Hop group “Bad Gyrl.”
  7. She attended high school with Lauryn Nicole Hamilton and Heather Lauren Olson.
  8. Has known actor Columbus Short since they were 10 years old.
  9. Her favorite subject in school is art while her least favorite is math.
  10. She loves horror movies and credits watching Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989) as the reason why she wanted to become an actress.
  11. Loves writing plays, shopping, hiking, watching movies, practicing kickboxing, and dancing.

Mini Biography

Born: August 8, 1981 in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager into her teens, and Leondis “Leon” Good, who is a police officer of LAPD.

Childhood: Grew up in the neighbor community of Valencia, Santa Clarita and was home schooled for a period of time.

Age 4: Begins her showbiz career appearing as an extra on television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen. Then starts appearing in numerous stints of national commercials.

Age 10: Appears in an episode of ABC TV series “Gabriel’s Fire.”

Age 13: Crosses to film feature as an extra in “House Party 3” and Kid #2 in “Friday.”

Age 16: Begins to gain recognition for her performance as troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ critically acclaimed 1997 film Eve’s Bayou, which earns Good two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination.

Age 18: Begins to transition to more mature roles. From 1999 to 2003, she would appear as Nina on Nickelodeon’s hit show Cousin Skeeter. Good will later take on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute.

Age 21: Lands roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva which helped her transition from child to adult actress.

Age 22: Stars alongside Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, and Jill Ritchie in the action film D.E.B.S.

Age 24: Receives a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards. Takes on the role of Coco, which she would later on consider as her first true leading lady role, in the urban action-drama Waist Deep.

Age 25: Lends her voice to a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. Lands a role in the dance movie Stomp the Yard, starring alongside Ne-Yo and childhood friend Columbus Short. This makes her career in film industry a notch higher. It will eventually bring her two 2007 nominations of Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Movie Actress and MTV Movie Awards’ Best Kiss shared with Columbus Short.

Age 26: Appears in films One Missed Call and the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru.

Age 27: Appears in Saw V and in 2009’s The Unborn with Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman.

Age 29: Starts her own production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with Marlon Olivera, and fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges.

Age 30: Begins dating DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and a Seventh-day Adventist preacher. They were engaged on April 2012 and were married on June 16, 2012, in Malibu, California. Good’s most recent role was in 2012’s Think Like a Man, a movie based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.


  1. Meagan Good Wikipedia page
  2. Meagan Good IMDb page
  3. Aceshowbiz Biography
  4. Meagan Before and After
  5. Christian Post article
  6. Meagan discusses matrimony
  7. Christian Post Valentines Day
  8. on Meagan
  9. article

45 Responses to “Actress Meagan Good Waited Until Marriage”

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks for adding Megan Good!! I remember seeing her on TV growing up. It is so nice to hear some good news about an actress I actually recognize 😛

  2. Melodee Forbes says:

    I love her acting in the hit TV show, “Deception” it’s SO good!!! Great to know this about her.

  3. Nasa says:

    When I first heard of this union, I was like finally!— people in Hollywood that are bold enough to live/tell their story about waiting and the blesses of it! Love them as a couple! When pictured together, you can just see their love and genuiness amongst each other 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    This definitely encouraged me. I love you Megan Good! I have a whole new respect and love for you

  5. Denyse says:

    You did the right thing,Megan.God bless you on your marriage.

  6. Ulorma says:

    Thanks for showing that it can be done!!!

  7. Willona says:

    I have alway’s lived Megan in all of her movies, and I love to see her still doing well in the industry. Hat’s off to her and her husband!!!!!!

  8. Darlene says:

    First of all I think your Mom has a kool name Darlene, so do I (Darlene)May God Bless You and Your Husband

  9. Hey says:

    Megan good absolutely did not wait till marriage! this is very false information. Do your research and find out she even slept with Jamie Foxx

  10. Ember says:

    This women is so beautiful! Devon you’ve got yourself an amazaing women! Keep your relationship problems to yourself like you do I swear things will keep going well! I love you Meagan for being such a LADY! You are a lady&you’re beautiful!!

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  12. Vivvy says:

    You would never think that a woman who looks dose two joe be a devout Christian ! Kudos to you Megan! I always loved you on screen, now I love u even more! God bless you n Devon! I’m sure babies will soon come!!

  13. dorothy says:

    wow you guys inspire me…I was so feeling depressed about the whole waiting thing…since my boyfriend and I have had issues concerning the same,it has driven a hole in our relationship..that has put this huge gap between us…its so hurtfull….I pray the lord may open his eyes that he may see the truth as it is…..and he may come back to his senses… you guys…glad to know m not alone in this decision….

  14. ju says:

    Waoh,Alleluia, God is Good!
    This is the second female with such beauty who has inspired me.Rebecca St James is one and now Megan.I have always liked her because of her glowing beauty but now i know the reason of such a beauty.I am a celibate myself at 27yrs, sometimes i feel like there is something absolutely wrong with me.But when i see such beauties waiting for God’s time and giving their lives to Him with all the temptations they are facing i know i should continue to be strong and pray for that special person of my life.
    they make a superb couple, God is Great!Amen

  15. Charity says:

    good choice!GOD is the ultimate solution ,in him are all desires fullfilled

  16. Tasha says:

    Her moms name is Tyra not Darlene, she was married to her father, then later divorced, she was a single mother for years until she met Doyle who she divorced( didnt work out).. furthermore, they didn’t say she waited till marriage, if you would read the whole article, she said she was celibate, until marriage..
    Dont try to disrepect her. Not cool. I know her and her family personally, and they are some beautiful people, giving, caring.. and loving..

  17. joel5454 says:

    Stop all of this Actress Meagan Good is part of this a part of that! She is Black and not seen as anything other than that!We know Whitney in New Jersey,and she is Black period!She loves God and not any of Hollywood CA,gays,trans or anyone or production movie company’s or TV,networks that destroy,disrespect,or intentionally distorteds the image of Black People.
    If Meagan Good plays the part of any other culture or part that’s not Image as a black female,she would never ever be as big as she is now that’s the truth! This is the only reason why she wants to play Whitney cause she knows she is Black and black people in New Jersey are not going to have any Hollywood want to be steals,manipulate,disrespect any black women in new jersey that grew up into the church PERIOD! God is First not The red bias,racist carpet of people who want to be something that they are not!!

  18. joel5454 says:

    We black men believe that Actress Meagan Good who is a CHRISTIAN FIRST has a shot of playing Whitney.

  19. Christi Luv says:

    I LOVE IT LOL!!! AWESOME!! <3 <3 <3

  20. Memoe says:

    I love you Meagan Good and i have even named my daughter Meagan after you.may the good Lord bless your marriage as well

  21. Niki Love U says:

    I feel so blessed by this message. The got the message when I needed it a it was so clear .wow God bless y’all and thankyou for ya message.

  22. kafver says:

    were they both virgins before their marriage?

  23. Banto Biko. says:

    Hey Meagan, much love from over here…you juss great baby, n let nobody tell yo you ain’t…everybody knows it…big up to yah marriage.

  24. collet says:

    Love uy lots Meagan….bless uy

  25. Boitumelo says:

    I so lyk u meagan, ur r my rock

  26. V.Miller says:

    This article really touched my heart. God bless. I think its good to wait until marriage.

  27. Candi says:

    God bless you all being faithful to God and His word always reap an harvest. May God continue to bless you all.

  28. Charity says:

    Both of you did a good thing,you are such an inspiration to many..

  29. Charity says:

    I receive my wedding through you guys.

  30. Abs says:

    Dese two are amazing. ..i tap into their marriage in Jesus name.. Got soo much respect 4 u guys. Remain blessed.

  31. beaannd says:

    Stay good meagan and be true to your self

  32. P says:

    So nice lov yu guyz

  33. C says:

    Megan yu ar so beautilfu those who ar saying bad comments it means they are envious about yr beauty lov yu

  34. Sharon Sindy says:

    I just like the way you are

  35. Dian says:

    Meghan Good is a beautiful black woman and a good example to girls of all races to respect themselves and know their worth no matter how they look.

  36. jody kay ivey says:

    I agree Megan and her husband are beautiful people. Who are setting an example for not just young people but all people. Not just an example of remaining celebrate but doing the lords work trying too remain positive not only and the Hollywood spotlight but the world as a whole. Being celebrate and being a virgin is two different things. There are tooo many haters out there U need to stop.Give props when props are due. Save the hate for one’s that are justly due. Meg and hubby God bless you in all your endeavors in life.And to any one reading!! I’m out ,,Peace and blessings to all// thank you{}take care!!☺

  37. Nana.... says:

    Meagan:You are a great inspiration, l love your acting in a number of movies,”Before l watch a movie its like…….. Meagan is one of the actresses” and you know the movie will be Awsme not because of your beauty but because you make it so real …. “its really happening” your beauty compliments your TALENT ,God bless your marriage❤️

  38. jane n says:

    This is jst inspiring….i mean there r guys out there who are willing to wait….i wish all men are like this….love u guys…all the best in ur life

  39. Julia says:

    Ds is so inspiring Meagan. God bless you n ur family. I love you. N I evn love d fact dt u LV God. Ur my role model

  40. Helen says:

    I liked Megan good d first time i saw her in the movie waist deep bravo Megan for keeping ur oath of celibacy until marriage good work girl…………

  41. perez says:

    I have decided to take that step of being celibate till marriage, I have been through so much pain and damage. I have started afresh. Thanks meagan <3

  42. Precila says:

    I like Megan Good, such an inspiration . God bless you and your husband. You are a good role model to young people.☺

  43. Munat says:

    May the Good Lord bless you Megan Good and your husband..
    All you must know is that JESUS CARES..

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