“What happens with life when we regret; we’re looking through the rearview,” Franklin said. “So there’s no regret. It’s like, okay, every step led me here. And so everything that I shared, I shared in truth at that time. And certainly, I think sometimes I’m glad we don’t know the future, because it impacts how we live the present. And so you know those moments that we shared in the present were honest and true moments, and this moment is an honest and true moment and so I tend not to live in regret.”
“So I first had to say ‘Devon I love you. You’re going to be okay. You’re right where you need to be. You’re going to get through this.’ And I really tried not to worry about anybody else but just focus on the healing process, right, and committing to that because no matter what, that pain is a teacher. So instead of me trying to push through it, I really had to sit in that pain and say ‘okay well how did I get here?’”
He also spoke on the divorce during an appearance on The Breakfast Club Thursday, where he said “It’s like you’re used to being with somebody, just on a friendship level everyday, and then you’re like, ‘I don’t even talk to this person’. It is the strangest, most difficult thing to navigate and the only thing I can offer is to take it one moment at a time–not even a day at a time–a moment.”
His comments come just months after Good opened up for the first time since Franklin filed for divorce in December 2021.
In Essence’s March cover story, the 41-year-old actress shared that she feels like she is “in her prime” following the high-profile split and says she’s in a “unique space” to take her career to the next level.
“I can still change people’s minds about me, and I don’t look at that as a bad thing,” Good told Essence in the feature story. “I look at that as a purpose thing.”
She also revealed how “devastated” she felt after getting divorced from what she thought would be her lifelong partner. The couple went their separate ways after 10 years of marriage.
“That was rough because my biggest fear was what happened between my mom and my dad would happen to me, which is you’ve been with your husband for 10 years and you break up,” she said. “I would say, ‘I’m never getting divorced. I’m in it forever, good, bad, whatever it is, I’m never going to give up. You’re my person, I’m your person, that’s it.’”
Good is currently dating Creed actor Jonathan Majors, reports have confirmed.