Meagan Good has turned over a new leaf, and she’s shares her story with Rolling Out magazine. The “Think Like A Man” co-star covers the latest issue of the mag where she dishes on her new found faith and recent engagement Devon Franklin [Pastor, and Sony Movie Exec who co-produced the movie “Jumping The Broom”], and her new music venture with her “H.E.L.L.O Girls” group.
On Her New Group “H.E.L.L.O Girls” [which include bandmates LaMyia Good, Sterling Victorian and Amy Bell]
My name in the group is Cheeba. It comes from an old-school cartoon where there was a cat who was like the Queen of Sheba. I’m a Leo so I am very much a lioness, so the girls somehow nicknamed me Cheeba.
Check out a few excerpts and pics of her interview below:
On Her New Found Faith Christian [7th Day Adventist]:
I don’t think that anything changed with me. I just think that there was a certain point in my career where people really weren’t listening to me because I was just getting started. But over time, as I started to get better and better, people got more interested in what I had to say. But if you go back and listen to interviews that I did in 2000 and 2001, you will see that I was saying a lot of the same things. It’s just a blessing now that people are listening as I try to share the love of God and empower young women. I really have the opportunity to make an impact, so I’m doing my best to make the most of it.
On whether she feels marriage and her new faith will change people’s perception of her and vice and versa:
People do have a perception of me, but as long as I continue on this path, I think that their opinions will fall into line with where they need to be. It’s interesting that I said months ago that I know that the next man that I get into a serious relationship [with] is going to be my husband. I also said that, from here on out I am going to be completely celibate and people laughed at me. They said, “yeah right, she can’t do that … who is she trying to fool? ” So it was hurtful that so many people mocked me, based on opinions of people that have never met me a day in their life because they didn’t believe that’s who I really was. So I do think that the evolution in my life will change people’s opinions of me … but even if it doesn’t, I’m OK with that. I don’t live for them; I live for God, and for the people that God has placed in my life. Everything else is just a [distraction], and I’m not going to be distracted.
On balancing her new life as wife, actress, singer, and spokeswoman:
I’m just going to take it day by day. I really don’t focus on the destination, because I know that God has me. Right now, I’m just really enjoying the journey. When you focus on all the things that you want to be and accomplish, you run the risk of overwhelming yourself. I set my goals, and then I work little by little every day, and don’t worry about it because I know that it will all happen in God’s time.
So happy for Meagan Good. Let the female movement begin!
Read more over at Rolling Out mag.