Meagan Good discusses dating Jonathan Majors during his criminal trial

Meagan Good discusses dating Jonathan Majors during his criminal trial

Meagan Good is standing by her man, Jonathan Majors, despite the legal storm surrounding him. In a recent interview on the “Today” show, Good, who is promoting her new movie “Divorce in the Black,” revealed that every friend advised her against dating Majors due to his ongoing criminal trial. Host Hoda Kotb asked if any friends suggested she wait until the legal issues were resolved. Good confirmed, “Every friend advised me against it.”

Majors, 34, was arrested in New York in March 2023, accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari in the back of a car. In December, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault and harassment but was acquitted of intentional assault and aggravated harassment. Majors had pleaded not guilty. He was sentenced to a 52-week domestic violence intervention program but avoided jail time.

Good elaborated on her decision, saying, “At the end of the day, one thing I know is that I can always look myself in the mirror when I trust my spirit, when I trust God, when I ask God, when I move to the beat of my own drum — I can always look and say, ‘I’m proud of that.’ Whatever happens, I have peace in my heart and I have harmony in my heart.”

Good and Majors sparked dating rumors in May 2023, and by the following month, she began attending his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court. The “Harlem” star added that while she takes “everyone’s opinion and advice into account,” she doesn’t base her decisions on “what someone else is saying.” She emphasized, “I’m the one who has to live my life. I’m the one who has to get to heaven one day, prayerfully, and give God an account of what I did. So, I want to be responsible for the choices that I make. I also want to live the life that I want to live.”

Speaking of their relationship, Good gushed, “The support we’ve been able to give to each other, the pouring into each other, the honest conversations, the love, the respect, just the care, and the thoughtfulness, it’s been really wonderful.”

Good’s relationship with Majors follows her divorce from DeVon Franklin in 2021 after nearly a decade of marriage. The actress said the divorce motivated her to star in Tyler Perry’s latest flick to help people “feel seen” during that time and “give them empowerment.”

In an interview with People magazine, Good opened up about her courtship with Majors. Despite their “instant chemistry,” Majors had reservations about their burgeoning relationship after the pair was spotted during an outing. “He actually tried to encourage me not to be with him. He wanted to protect me,” Good said. “I was like, ‘My love, first of all, you’re dealing with a Black Leo. And also, I grew up in this industry. The things that I’ve been through gave me the bandwidth to love other people, regardless. So, when we got together it was like, this is going to be a lot, but you got the right one.”

While the actress said it’s been “tough to watch” Majors navigate his legal troubles, Good remained enthusiastic about her relationship with the former Marvel star. “We come outside when we need to, but we’ve really existed inside this bubble and it’s been wonderful,” Good said. “It’s crazy because even with everything that’s been going on, this is the happiest I’ve been in a long time.”

Majors, who was found guilty of assault and harassment against his former girlfriend Grace Jabbari, sat down with ABC “News Live” journalist Linsey Davis in an exclusive interview to discuss the trial and allegations made by Jabbari. Following his guilty verdict, Majors was dropped by Marvel after being cast to play the studio’s villain Kang.

During his interview with Davis, Majors opened up about his tumultuous relationship with Jabbari, along with his past relationships and his hopes for his career in the future. He expressed shock and fear after hearing the verdict, questioned the evidence, and revealed he has a daughter he hasn’t seen in a long time due to the situation.

Majors admitted to being “reckless” with Jabbari’s heart but denied physically assaulting her. He also discussed witnessing domestic abuse in his lifetime but claimed he has “never participated.” He believes race played a role in the entire ordeal, stating, “If you watch those videos and you reverse that, and you saw a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street, screaming and crying, that man is gonna be shot and killed in the streets of New York City.”

Majors explained why he told Jabbari to be like Coretta Scott King, saying it was an analogy of what he aspired to be. He also compared Meagan Good to Coretta Scott King, calling her an angel who has held him down. Majors admitted to cheating on Jabbari and acknowledged their relationship was unhealthy. He reflected on his past relationships, questioning if he was a jerk or a mean guy, and discussed feelings of severe depression and childhood trauma.

Despite the challenges, Majors believes he deserves a second chance and hopes to work in Hollywood again. “I think I do. I hope other people think that,” he said. “I pray I do. It’s God’s planning and God’s timing.”

Source: USA Today, People, ABC News

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