Hollywood Buzz: Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, Will Smith
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin Discuss Celibacy Before Marriage
Married last June in a bayou-themed Malibu wedding, Meagan Good and Minister DeVon Franklin have often talked about waiting for their nuptials to get intimate. Recently the two delved even further into what it took to remain celibate during a discussion about faith and marriage.
Franklin, a Hollywood producer and Seventh-day Adventist preacher who had been celibate ten years, said “I had made a commitment of celibacy a long time before her… and what motivated the commitment was this: if for some reason my disobedience were to disqualify me from God’s purpose on my life, would the activity that I was engaging in be worth it?
“I want my purpose so badly that I didn't want anything preventing me from getting there,” said the 33-year-old.
Meagan then chimed in telling the crowd she got saved at 19 but still justified engaging in premarital sex by having the mentality that if it just happens then it happens.
“You know it’s going to happen because you allow it. For me it was making the decision that this isn’t what the Lord has for me, and say ‘whatever happens it’s off the table.’”
Some time after making the commitment, she says, she met Franklin.
“The crazy thing is that God blessed me with somebody who was already celibate way before I got there,” said the 31-year-old “Deception” star.
Will Smith Reveals ‘No Punishment’ Parenting Method
Crazy rumors are always circulating about Will Smith’s family but now we can at least get one more thing straight: the Smiths do not punish their kids.
While promoting new film “After Earth” starring Will Smith and son Jaden Smith, Will confirmed to Metro New York that he and wife Jada refrain from punishing their brood.
“We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives and the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality,” Smith revealed.
“So when they do things — and you know, Jaden, he’s done things — you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.
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