You need yourself a strong support system like Meag.G, Ms. Good – If Ya Nasty’s.
According to etonline, Meagan Good, who plays Camille in the comedy-drama series Harlem, recently shared her appreciation and love for her co-stars for supporting her through one of the most challenging times in her life.
In a sit down with ET’s Nischelle Turner – alongside her co-stars, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Shoniqua Shandai – Meagan reflected on how she leaned on her castmates amid her emotionally-triggering divorce from ex-husband DeVon Franklin.
“It was interesting because when I was promoting Harlem season 1 last year, is when right when everything was happening, and I really hadn’t really told anybody,” Meagan said.
“To be honest, I was kinda terrified to go into press [junkets] and have somebody ask me something about him, ’cause I didn’t want to be disingenuous, and I didn’t want to pretend like something wasn’t going on, but I didn’t want to tell my business because everything was still in process.”
“So, when I told the girls, it was good to be able to just like cry and have a moment and be like, ‘Guys, I’m not OK. I’m doing the press, and I’m gonna smile, and that’s what’s in my heart, ’cause I’m so happy for us,'” she recalled of sharing devasting news with her co-stars.
Meagan Good also shared that she didn’t bring up the divorce at the time because Harlem was their show and was all about Black female empowerment.
“…this was our moment, you know? This is our show, and this is about Black female empowerment. And to change any type of a narrative to anything that has to do with solely one of us to me was just completely inconsiderate,” Megan explained.
For their part, Grace, Jerrie, and Shoniqua, who play Meagan’s BFFs on-screen, proved to be just as supportive and cool off-screen.
“They literally rallied around me,” Meagan said. “We had tons of conversations, each one of us. Tons of prayers, tons of covering, tons of just let [me] cry, and that was just really, really, really amazing. Because I need that.”
“When we came back for Season 2 was like when my divorce was finalized. That was around the week that I was shooting, and would have been my 10-year anniversary. [That] was around the week that I was shooting.”
“There was a lot going on, and I was able to pop into each dressing room, or they popped into my dressing room just to check on me and see how my heart is,” she added.
“Because I’m always gonna show up and be professional no matter what is going on. But it doesn’t mean that I’m not struggling or hurting or that kind of thing.”
Jerrie reiterated Meagan’s remarks about their blooming friendship, saying, “I just feel like we have, we have all collectively and individually, created these, these bonds.”
“We’re constantly exchanging these words of encouragement and having these deep, meaningful moments.”
Jerrie was particularly gushing about Meagan Good’s friendship and unconditional support, sharing, “Anytime I feel like, on set, that like I’m like, ‘Oh, I need this.’ She’s like, ‘OK, let me send the email. Let me figure it out.’ She’s such a momma bear.”
“I have to give you your flowers. You’re so nurturing and amazing and kind, and [she] covers you,” Meagan said of Goldberg. “[She] looks out for me and the other girls on set. It’s been a joy. I feel very, very privileged.”
She also credited Goldberg for helping her during the heart-wrenching divorce process.
“I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve rediscovered myself in a lot of ways,” she said.
“I’ve gotta say again, Whoopi was very instrumental in that because we had some really good conversations, I needed to have that were illuminating for me and eye-opening for me. I think in this season; I’m just really excited for what’s next.”
Meagan and DeVon got married on June 16, 2012. They initially met on the set of the 2011 film, Jumping the Broom and got engaged in May 2012. Their divorce was finalized in June 2022.
IOHO, Meagan Good should start a class on “how to handle public divorces” because she handled hers like a Queen! Still, we wish her all the best and hope she’s doing okay.