DeVon Franklin provides context at one of his recent relationship counseling gigs. Less than a year after filing for divorce from Meagan Good, DeVon will debut on season 15 of “Married At First Sight” this summer. He plans to use what he’s learned about love to help other couples achieve marriage success as an expert on the show. On Friday, he took to Instagram with a lengthy post explaining why he decided to go ahead with the opportunity.
According EssenceDeVon is one of two faces replacing longtime series expert Dr. Viviana Coles. He was asked to appear on the show last year and he accepted. But that happened before filing for divorce in December 2021. Outside of a joint statement, DeVon and Meagan haven’t spoken much about the breakdown of their marriage.
“After much prayer and reflection, we have decided to approach our future separately but still connected,” the former couple shared in the statement. “We are celebrating nearly a decade of marriage and undying love together. No one is at fault, we believe this is the next best chapter in our love evolution.
More than a month after the statement, Meagan called the divorce “the most painful thing” she’s been through.
On Friday, DeVon revealed that the show’s executives didn’t particularly care about the case. They still believed he could “help their couples”. Still, the relationship counselor nearly said no.
“I was going to tell them ‘no’ because I was ashamed and this voice in my head was like, ‘you’re a failure, how can you help someone save their marriage when yours didn’t work out. . That voice in my head also made me think what “people” would say? Would the “people” approve or disapprove? And then I had to ask myself: Is this how I’m going to live the rest of my life? Out of fear of what “people” say? And who are the “persons” anyway? So I went back to the @mafslifetime team and told them YES, I will still come. I REFUSE TO LIVE IN FEAR OR SHAME!
Well, according to DeVon, his decision led to a “powerful” result. He was able to help at least one of the couples overcome their marital problems.
“Everything I’ve been through I’ve been able to use to help a couple successfully resolve their issues…” DeVon wrote. “Often, that voice in our heads is our worst enemy. It tries to talk us out of what God is trying to get us to believe.
He closed his Insta testimonial by saying that he plans to live in the truth, in the hopes that it will help the next person.
“I was trying to get through this life perfectly and without fail, now I just live to get through it honestly and if what I’ve learned about love and relationships can help anyone, then that’s what I’m here for.”
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