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“I’m His Ride-Or-Die”: Meagan Good On Being A Submissive Wife, And Why She Was Once Afraid Of Marriage
Looking at Meagan Good and her husband, Devon Franklin, a happy, supportive and loving couple, it’s hard to believe that Good once felt that marriage wasn’t for her. According to Good, while speaking with Shamara and Laiya of Philly’s Hot 107.9, she said that the idea of submission in a relationship was NOT for her, because she was more focused on being free and i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t (do you know what that means?). But she says that once she met the man she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, submission took on a whole different definition for her than what many people assume it means. This is what she said when she was asked whether or not she really wanted to have sex with the same man for the rest of her life:
“Listen, it’s so interesting. I was really always afraid of marriage; I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ I’m such a free-spirited person. The whole idea of submitting just freaked me out. Then, when I met the right person, where submitting meant something totally different than what I thought it meant–it meant that I was his partner, that I was his backbone, that he actually cares about my opinion and that he actually seeks my advice–it just changed my whole entire perception of it. He really is my partner in purpose. He really is like my ride-or-die and I’m his ride-or-die. Anyway, I really like him a lot. A lot of people love the person they’re with. I really like him a lot and love him. So yes, I will have sex with him for the rest of our lives.”
Early in the interview, Good also touched on the constant criticism she gets about how she dresses as a woman married to a minister (Franklin is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor). She says at this point, she just keeps her eyes on God and on connecting with young people who want to strengthen their relationship with God, rather than worrying about what judgmental folks have to say:
“At the end of the day, you gotta keep your eyes on God and you gotta do what’s in your heart and what you believe is the right thing. Being authentic is the right thing. I’m called to a certain generation and a certain kind of people and women. A lot of those people won’t set foot in a church just because of the judgment and because they don’t feel like they fit in and because they don’t feel like they’re good enough. Those are the people I directly connect with because that has always been my experience.
It’s really about building the kingdom and everybody has their own job…We just gotta do what God called us to do.”
I love her energy, and I think she really broke it all the way down with her own definition of submission, because many of us unmarried folks immediately turn our nose up at the concept, thinking it means a woman is behind, rather than beside her husband. When you find the right one, I guess it all makes sense, right? Check out her full interview below and share your thoughts.
During a recent chat with Rolling Out, Meagan Good opened up about being a Christian and a sex symbol. According to the married actress, there’s nothing wrong with being a Christian while still having a bit of sex appeal.
“I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with being sexy,” she says matter-of-factly. “God created our bodies as women. He created us to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be powerful, to be fearless — to be amazing. I do respect and understand the fact that when you come into the sanctuary, you need to be dressed appropriately because you are not the star — Jesus is the star. That I agree with 100 percent.”
Meagan, however, adds that she wishes people would pause for a moment and acknowledge that “appropriate” is always relative.
“‘Appropriately’ is in each person’s own heart and each person’s own mind,” she says. “When you speak to me about ‘appropriately,’ you’re talking about a girl who, at 9 years old, was getting completely naked and dressed around a bunch of drag queens. So my upbringing and my experiences as an actress my entire life and the liberalness of my childhood and surroundings, [that shapes] my opinion of ‘appropriate.’”
The “Think Like A Man Too” actress also opened up about what she has learned since marrying hubby, DeVon Franklin.
“Marriage has taught me that it’s OK to let somebody take care of me. That it’s OK to depend on somebody,” Good says. “I grew up being responsible for a lot of things — since I was 15 [I was] taking care of a lot of people. My father is amazing, but he wasn’t in the home, so my mother raised us with the mentality of not needing anybody. We were never the girls that went after the guy that had the money because we were taught to have our own money. I’ve always been extremely independent to the point where it probably intimidated some guys. Now, it’s nice to just feel like it’s not a bad thing to trust someone to have your best interest at heart.”
“His acceptance of me has allowed me to grow in areas where I was struggling in the past because I felt so unaccepted,” she went on to explain. “I was angry, and that anger created a rebellious spirit that didn’t really want to change. Because it needed to be accepted first, before it could even consider being better. Marriage has made me better, assured me, made me happier; I’m way more at peace. I feel like I’m consistently growing into a better person and I feel like I can help him grow into a better person. He sees all the positive things in me that I felt like a lot of other people didn’t see — I always felt very judged. I always felt like people were coming for me. He was the first person, outside of my sister or mother, who said ‘I see you. I see who you really are.’ ”
Check out more photos from Meagan’s sultry photo shoot on the following pages.
While some people think Zendaya Coleman will do good work as Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, “Aaliyah” was trending all last night and this morning with people upset over the movie and Coleman being cast. I’m sure you heard about the petition too. Many actually tweeted out pictures or recommended women, known and unknown, who they felt would have been a better pick. Some of the women could have been dopplegangers for the late singer, but others? Uh, some folks really tried it. Here are 11 women, both good and…interesting picks, recommended in the past and present as people who should play Aaliyah. Who would you recommend? Or are you digging Zendaya too?
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin have been quite vocal about their decision to postpone sexual activity until after they exchanged vows. Now, the couple is ready to share with the world exactly how they were able to stay committed to such a difficult vow through their upcoming book, “The Wait.”
“We’re writing a book called ‘The Wait,’” Meagan recently told Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s basically about, well, we waited to have sex before we got married.”
Of course, Jimmy was intrigued by the “Think Like A Man Too” actress’s discipline in that area and wanted to know more.
“I had been in a couple of relationships and I was like, ‘You know, this isn’t really working for me.’ I wanted to do something different and spiritually, it’s what I believe I always should’ve done. So I was like, you know, let’s try it this way. It was very different and it’s been amazing.”
In “The Wait,” Meagan says readers will learn about all of the techniques and tricks that she and DeVon used to keep from hopping in the sack before their wedding night.
“Obviously, we all know that it’s tough, but there were tricks that we learned that actually helped.”
Among the techniques they used was knowing when to say goodnight.
“One of the tricks was knowing when to part ways. You know, if you feel it’s getting too hot and heavy and you just have to go.”
She also shared a hilarious story from their wedding day where it seemed like the ceremony was being prolonged and of course, they were eager to finally consummate.
“We wanted the wedding to be right when the sun went down. It was supposed to go down at like six or seven o’clock that evening and it didn’t. The sun was off schedule, which was really stressing me out. So we waited like an hour and a half, which worked out fine because I had a bridesmaid who didn’t show up until 20 minutes before we walked down.”
To add to the humor of the night, Meagan says that their decision to practice abstinence was a major highlight for everyone at the ceremony.
“That was like the topic of all the speeches,” Meagan explained. “It went really, really left. Needless to say, that was the topic of everybody’s speech.”
Watch Meagan’s interview below.
Ya’ll Fine! Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union And The Ladies Of “Think Like A Man Too” Cover Essence
Looking good ladies! And I must say that the hair and the smiles are popping!
For the magazine’s second annual “Body Issue,” Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony and Regina Hall are front and center on the cover of Essence Magazine’s July issue. The ladies, dressed in all white and smiling it up while looking like best friends forever (BFFs), look fabulous on the cover, as they promote Think Like A Man Too, which comes out on June 20. Promotion for the movie is now being kicked into overdrive.
The synopsis for the sequel goes a little something like this:
“…all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.”
After the massive success of the first film, which raked in a surprising $96 million worldwide for a budget of only $12 million, Essence decided to give the ensemble cast some shine (ladies only of course), and they’re most definitely shining (and white hot!) on the cover of this new issue.
Will you check out Think Like A Man Too when it comes out later this month? Were you a big fan of the first film?
Some shows hit their stride in a few episodes, and sometimes it takes a whole season. But before these shows could really gather an audience, they were axed because of low ratings, lack of good advertising to get ratings, and so-so writing. And sadly, that seems to be the norm for a lot of shows with black leads, as they’re not really given a good chance to blow up. Here are 11 shows that were cut quite quickly.
This spy series from the mind of J.J. Abrams starred Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a married couple of spies, who when recruited back into the CIA learn a lot about each other’s very interesting pasts. I actually enjoyed the program. It had action, the leads were gorgeous, and it was a s*xy show! But before the full first season could even be completed, NBC cancelled the show three months in. Guess people weren’t ready for black spies on primetime television.
In 2013, Meagan Good was tackling one of the biggest roles of her career, starring in the NBC drama, Deception alongside Laz Alonso and veteran actor Victor Garber. But after one season of Good’s character trying to solve the murder of her best friend, the show was cancelled four months after it premiered. The ratings weren’t there and neither was the following, so it was back to focusing on the sequel to Think Like A Man for Good, taking on a co-starring role in the Anchorman sequel, and doling out relationship advice with her husband, DeVon Franklin. But Good is getting another chance to star in her own show for NBC, and this time she’s delving into the science fiction realm.
According to Shadow and Act, NBC has given the green-light to the sci-fi drama pilot called Babylon Fields about a town in New York where the dead are coming back to life, and coming back stronger than the living. Good will play Dr. Janine Beltran, and she will seek to find out if the town’s former residents who are coming back to life are what’s next in human evolution, (and try to figure out how to deal with such a creepy return). For me, this premise isn’t blowing my mind, but on paper, neither did The Walking Dead, and now it’s one of my favorites, so this could be a good one too. Either way, I’m glad to see Good getting new opportunities out here.
Do you think you’ll check out the show if it’s officially picked up by NBC? Or do you think the idea has already been done?
The last few sightings we’ve had of Meagan Good, the 32-year-old was surprisingly covered up. But if you thought that meant the actress had a change of heart about her consistently revealing apparel, think again. On the latest episode of Wendy Williams, Meagan Good defends her love for all things low cut and makes no apologies for her revealing red carpet dresses. She told Wendy:
“Unfortunately a lot of the backlash has come from the christian community and there’s no me and them; there’s only us. We’re all apart of the same community and at the end of the day, for me, I grew up in this business as a little girl, I’ve been walking the red carpet since I was 13, so what I may view as appropriate or OK, someone else may feel differently and I think that’s OK. We’re all different.”
I’m pretty sure I can almost already guess the response from the Christian community which would be, yes, we’re all different, but we’re all worshiping the same God who lays out the same guidelines for all of us. But as Meagan already told us before, until God convicts her — not the flock — she won’t be changing anything about the way she dresses.
Check out more of Meagan’s interview in the video clip below as she talks about her new role in “Anchorman 2″ and whether babies are on the way for her and hubby Devon Franklin. What do you think?
Not every woman is interested in dropping her last name after marriage or even taking their husband’s name at all and quite a few leading ladies had no problem keeping their maiden name entirely. There was no hyphenation or dropping of anything, because the name they were born with was perfectly fine. Unlike these women who kept their husband’s last name after divorce, these women didn’t bother making the change to begin with.
The diva of all divas, Diana Ross, has been married twice and kept her last name during both marriages. She married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971, which led to divorce in 1977. She remarried billionaire shipping magnate Arne Naess, Jr. in 1986 and divorced in 2000. The last name Ross rings bells across the world so it makes perfect sense that she hasn’t changed it.
Get it? Good? Meagan Good? Anywho…
Meagan Good recently sat down with Complex magazine for an interview about her upcoming film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and to also shoot a sultry spread at a roller rink (harking back to her Roll Bounce days I see…). The 32-year-old actress talked about getting to tickle her funny bone with Will Ferrell and the fact that she has been known most of her career for playing “the s*xy character,” but is ready to change all that.
How She Nabbed The Role In The Anchorman Sequel:
“It was the strangest thing, because I was in New York and I was filming Deception. I heard that they were officially going into making Anchorman 2. I got the script and the sides and just said to myself, “OK, I’ll just send in my audition tape and see what happens.” I got a call about a week later; they were like, “Do you think you can come to New York to do a chemistry read with Will?” And I was like, “Do you mean will I walk on foot right now from Atlanta? Because if so, then yes.” [Laughs.]
I got in, did the chemistry read, it went amazing. Will was very sweet and supportive; I kind of beat him up in the audition, and threw him around the room a little, and he let me. About a week later, they called me and say, “Hey, you got the part!” And I just was blown away, and so appreciative. I started thanking God immediately. I know there were a lot of people up for it, and I know it was all God. I just feel like…I was just excited. I was over the moon.”
On Her Character, Linda Jackson:
“Linda Jackson is Ron Burgundy’s boss. She is one of the first black women to be the head of a news station like that, and a network like that. It’s very interesting, because this takes place at the end of ‘70s and the beginning of the ‘80s, so he’s never seen anything like that. Initially, I just think he’s an idiot; I don’t care for him, they’re at odds with each other. During the duration of the film, she realizes that she’s finally met her equal in this crazy, silly guy. That is kind of the turning point where she starts to go, “This is the one who will stand up to me, and will tell me what he thinks, and will do all the intimidating things I tell him to do—maybe there’s something there.”
On Trying To Branch Out From The Sex Kitten Roles:
“When I got into my 20s, I was fighting for people to see that the little girl from Friday and Eve’s Bayou wasn’t a little girl anymore. That’s why my career took the “sexy” turn. By my mid-20s, it had backfired. I was always playing the sexy roles. It was hard for me to be taken seriously as a good actress. I had to fight my way out of that box that people put me in.”
Why She Is Happiest Now Compared To In Her 20s:
“I’m just now getting into my 30s, and this is the best I’ve ever felt inside and the best I’ve ever looked. I’m so ready. It’s like reliving your 20s but so much better, with a stronger sense of who you are and who you’re not. Because of that, I’ve never felt sexier. It’s a whole new kind of “sexy” turn for me.”
I was a big fan of Anchorman, so I definitely plan on checking out the sequel and supporting Good. But as for how she can be taken more seriously as an actress…well, I’ll be nice and let you give her that advice. Check out more images from the shoot on the next page and share your thoughts below.