Preacher and movie exec, DeVon Franklin, warned critics against judging his new wife, Meagan Good, based on public perception and the roles she plays.
After news of their announcement broke last year, DeVon said there was lots of chatter from those questioning his choice in a mate. Some just couldn’t make the connection between a God-fearing, Seventh Day Adventist, celibate man and the woman who fooled around on a kitchen table with a practical stranger in Jumping the Broom.
“Good or bad, someone sees a public person and they don’t know you. They only know about you. Based upon what they know about you, they make a judgment on what is good for you, but they don’t know you,” he told Toure Roberts of One Church International.
Devon admitted that he was a little shocked by the public’s reaction to what he considered joyous news.
“The whole idea of he’s a preacher and she’s this, it blew my mind how many people had an opinion when God is the only one who directs our story. So, he knows where our story is going to go,” said DeVon who had no intention of being influenced by the naysayers.
“They didn’t see how she fit or how I fit in her script, but I’m saying, ‘Wait a minute. When the last time you went before God? Before you gave me this note, before you posted that comment, did you pray?’”
For Meagan, the questions seemed a bit more like personal attacks. People weren’t just doubting whether she was the right woman for DeVon; they were questioning her spirituality and relationship with God.
“People think that I just got saved when I met DeVon or the year before, but I’ve been saved since I was 12. I’ve been loving the Lord since I was a little girl,” Meagan said. “The woman that God already made me—flaws and all—is the woman that DeVon fell in love with, not the woman I became after I met him.”
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