Meagan Good, the 32-year-old Christian actress, is revealing that she had fears about getting married.
Last year, Good married preacher and Hollywood Executive DeVon Franklin. Although the pair has publicly expressed their love for one another, Good recently admitted that she had some fears before exchanging vows.
"What I feared about marriage was that I would lose my identity and be controlled or suffocated or like a caged lion and what I found was the exact opposite," Good told Upscale magazine recently. "I'm way more empowered, more content, more confident and just freer across the board."
However, it seems the actresses' fears were not substantiated.
"Oddly, you would think in marriage it would make you feel like you have less freedom, but I'm finding that I have more freedom [since I've been married] because I trust myself more and I'm a little bit more absolute about my choices…" Good told Upscale.
Good previously spoke about finding strength in her husband amid criticism.
"It's funny because he's not effected the way that I am," Good previously told HipHollywood.com. "I'm like, 'Baby, they're talking about me.' And he's just like, 'Honey, it's OK.'"
While some question how a woman who is not always dressed demurely could marry a preacher, Good insisted that her husband accepts her.
"I think people misconstrue. They think I'm married to a pastor, which means we have a congregation," Good said. "I mean, who knows we might, but my husband, he loves me for me, every part of me."
The actress has previously spoken out about people who focus on the wrong things concerning she and her husband.
"People don't look at all the good stuff you do like going to talk to kids in a prison and talking in churches, going to talk in youth groups...all these different things and all the positivity we're putting out their to build God's kingdom and to try to do your part to show people light and love," she told Bossip. "And it just kind of breaks my heart that people look for the one negative thing or the one thing that they think is negative and one way to kind of attack you and try to break down everything that you've done."