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Meagan Good has been promoting her new show "Deception" recently, but does not shy away from speaking about her recent marriage and how she believes God ordained it to happen.
Good, 31-year-old actress who is married to Hollywood film executive and preacher DeVon Franklin, recently appeared on "The Wendy Williams Show" where she opened up about her husband.
"DeVon is a preacher but he doesn't have a congregation. He does speaking engagements. We met six years before on a Christian film and he called me into his office and told me if I needed anything to definitely let him know," Good told Williams. "Then we met again when he executive produced 'Jumping The Broom.' And here we are."
The actress has been vocal about many details of their marriage that took place last June. While she wanted to keep some details private, Good spoke about panicking when her husband asked for her hand in marriage.
"I don't want to tell the whole story because I wanted to keep something for us but the main part is that when he went and to go get the box, I didn't know what he was doing and when he brought the box out, I was like, 'What is that.' Then he started talking, and I was hearing what he was saying, and then I was like, 'OMG! He's proposing,'" the actress revealed. " I didn't know what to do so I started hyperventilating and he said, 'I can tell you are not hearing anything that I am saying at this point so I'm just going to ask you 'Will you marry me.'"
While Good said she dated Franklin for 10 months before exchanging vows, she also spoke about remaining celibate before they officially became husband and wife.
"[We dated] 10 months before we got married. It was one of those things were I knew he was my husband nine months before we he even asked me on a date. So I had prayed on it and I had got confirmation and God was dealing with me on some issues that I had that I needed to work through and so when we got together, I knew and I just was waiting for it," Good told Williams. "When I told [my big sister in the business] Tasha Smith, 'DeVon is my husband', she was like, 'you know he's celibate right. Like for real celibate.' I said, 'I am too' [but] it was only a couple of months. I was getting myself together."
In an interview with Upscale magazine last summer, Good spoke about her bond with Franklin.
"We just get each other, we don't judge each other. He understands me," Good revealed. "His love has brought a lot of healing to a lot of areas that have been really painful for me."
Still, Good admitted that being a preacher's wife has been something of an adjustment.
"Being with someone who is a preacher as well, people tend to try to sensationalize everything you do," she admitted to Upscale. "So that's definitely been a different experience for me…"
Good's show "Deception" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.