The Think Like A Man lead is engaged–and has been for about a month–to Sony Pictures exec DeVon Franklin. He’s a Seventh Day Adventist preacher who worships on Saturdays, doesn’t eat pork and “frowns upon alcohol.” Luckily for Meagan, she found a man who seems to fit perfectly into her religious, moral puzzle. Earlier this year, she told us about her past dating life and bypassing men’s BS:
Sticking with the theme of the film, when did you get to a place where you were fed up with men and their games?
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to play the game like the boys do. By the grace of God, I haven’t had a whole lot of bad luck, but it’s because I’ve been so guarded. I really just try to keep God first, so that’s kept me out of a lot of pit holes. There’s nothing that I’ve really done that I regret. I’ve made maybe one mistake that I could [handled] differently, but that’s pretty good for being 30 years old and I lost my virginity when I was 19, so I feel pretty confident that I’ve done well in my relationships. I really haven’t had to play the games because, with the guys, my mom made me so abreast to what’s going on that I was able to bypass a lot of BS.
As much as what you’re saying is true, women aren’t always at that place. Was there a time when you just got caught up in love and couldn’t just walk away?
You know, I’ve definitely had a first love and a second love. [Laughs] I’ve definitely been very much in love more than once, but I really value myself too. I try not to lose myself in the relationship. I think when you start to compromise yourself, that’s when you get married. That’s what that’s appropriate for. I think it’s good to compromise in general in relationships, but I don’t believe that you should compromise yourself fully until you’re partnering with someone on that marriage level
Let the compromising begin. Congrats, Meagan!