Actress Meagan Good is “excited” about the prospect of one day becoming a mother after only coming around to the idea of having children in the last two years. The “Shazam!” star kept going back and forth over the notion of having kids after her 2012 marriage to preacher and film producer DeVon Franklin, and she’s thankful he never pressured her into starting a family before she was mentally ready.
“One of the big conversations (we had before marriage) was obviously children, and I was like, ‘I think I wanna be a mum’,” Meagan shared on “The Drew Barrymore Show”. “And then when we first got married, I was kinda like, ‘Wait, do I wanna do this because I feel like this is what I’m supposed to do?’ (Because) the moment you get married, everyone’s like, ‘When are you having kids…?’ and you’re like, ‘I don’t know, I just got married!'”
“The great thing is DeVon has always been like, ‘OK, I’ll let you have your process and who knows what that process will bring,’ and for me, it was like, ‘Do I wanna do this?’ and for a minute I was like, ‘I don’t know that I do wanna be a parent’,” she continued. However, Meagan has since had a change of heart, “I’d say in these last two years is when I’ve been like, ‘Wait, I actually do wanna do this,’ so I’m excited about that,” she smiled.
And the actress is glad she was able to reach that conclusion in her own time. “I don’t think it’s fair to bring children into this world if that’s not what you desire; you can’t do it for someone else,” she mused. “I think one of the best ways, I believe, and I don’t have them yet but I do believe (you have kids) because you want to be a mother, and you want to be a father, and I think that adds so much to it.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Mrs Davies – I know from experience that if a man truly loves a woman, he won’t care if she gets pregnant or not, because he’s not with her for the sake of children
Deirdre Morris – Had first kid at 21. Last at 38. Huge difference energy wise. Not having kids is perfectly fine. People need to leave people alone about their lives and baby making.
CK K – I love the way Meagan lets everyone know she prays and is not ashamed of her faith, the industry she is in is so not welcoming of the Christian faith
Bria Barrows – This is a very relatable conversation! Everyone’s journey is different. We shouldn’t judge women for having children or not having children. It is complicated.
Bobbi Jo – I don’t see the rush with having children… BUT, the longer you wait, the more complicated it gets and you may find that you have complications getting pregnant. Waiting isn’t always peaches and cream once you’re ready to start having kids. With that being said, I think its SO important to wait until you’re ready.. its literally a double edged sword, lol.
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