2021 has been a mixture of the good, bad, and ugly in all corners of the entertainment industry. Just when things seemed to be wrapping up for the year, drama sprung again with reports that longtime couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin were parting ways.
The news came as a shock to fans and left them wondering what could have gone wrong. The pair had tied the knot nearly a decade ago and have weathered several storms that troubled their marriage, particularly from outsiders.
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Members of the Christian community allegedly opposed the union because of their aversion to Good’s style and fashion choices. However, Franklin shielded his wife from the backlash, which made many believe that the couple was in it for the long run.
Now, it seems their marriage ship has hit the rocks. And as it stands, the reports point that their close friends knew that their split was only a matter of time.
What Close Sources Revealed About Franklin And Good’s Relationship
In June, Franklin and Good celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. The two posted emotional remarks about each other on social media. Six months after, the pair have gone their separate ways, much to the surprise of many.
The irony of the two events was talked about by fans and celebrity admirers who had believed that the couple was still going strong. However, a few people already knew that the split was inevitable for several reasons.
As reported by People Magazine, a close source to the couple revealed that the split was “a long time coming.” “Their work schedules often kept them apart, and they just haven’t been spending a lot of time together this past year,” the source told the news outlet.
“When they did have time in their schedules, it’d often just be hours that they would be able to spend quality time together.”
Their bond further weakened during the pandemic, complicating the already rocky marriage. Having decided that things could no longer work out, Franklin filed for divorce to end the marriage.
Meagan Good And Devon Franklin Are No Longer Together
The pastor cum film producer reportedly filed the divorce papers on Dec.20. At the time of the filing, there was no exact reason that ignited the breakup. Regardless, many have made conjectures that the duo fell out of love.
Rather than taking a joint approach to announce their split, Franklin and Good posted the same photo and caption via their individual Instagram accounts. They sat on a lawn and backed the camera in the picture, with Franklin’s arm wrapped around Good.
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The caption read in part, “After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to go into our futures separately but forever connected. 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.”
Megan Good And Franklin Devon Have Taken Up More Work
The announcement also had more to reveal. The couple expressed happiness for being a blessing to themselves through the length of the marriage. Both posts on their pages were closed to comments making fans and colleagues unable to share any opinion on the breakup.
Although the close source reported that the split was inevitable, both parties seem to be suffering the effects of their decision. The pair have immersed themselves in more work to act as a salve to their heart wounds. They are both trying to stay positive and are taking each day at a time.
The pair share no kids, which luckily eases any complication that might have come from splitting visiting rights. More so, the pair can quickly adjust to the life change they are going through.
Fans Reaction To The Franklin Devon And Megan Good’s Split
Although fans could not share their opinion about the split on the couple’s Instagram pages, they took to Twitter to air their views. The reactions were mixed, with some happy that Good and Franklin parted ways, while others were still hoping for a reconciliation in the future.
I hate relationships ending but good Lord I was sick of pastor wife Meagan Good, BRING BACK THE BADDIE pic.twitter.com/bCguXLYrqe
— K’s mummy 🇯🇲🇻🇨 (@Kitakartel) December 21, 2021
“I HATE RELATIONSHIPS ENDING BUT GOOD LORD I WAS SICK OF PASTOR WIFE MEAGAN GOOD, BRING BACK THE BADDIE,” one Twitter user said.
“Don’t let the ‘preacher’ title fool you. They’re still just humans like everybody else. It is unfortunate. But divorce is better than living miserable for the sake of just being married,” another Twitter user commented.
“I just have a sneaky feeling this is fixable,” One fan mentioned.
“I’m praying they work this out,” another fan hoped.