DeVon Franklin is speaking out about why he joined the controversial series, “Married At First Sight.” 

The series follows people who agree to participate in an eight-week experiment where they marry a complete stranger.

Married At First Sight” uses scientific matchmaking methods to determine which singles are a good match. 

The future spouses don’t meet each other until their wedding day. 

After living together as husband and wife for several weeks, they decide if they want to stay together. 

The show uses specialists including a spiritualist, a relationship coach, and a sociologist.

People are raising an eyebrow about DeVon Franklin serving as a relationship coach on the show considering the fact that he is newly divorced from Meagan Good. 

He took to social media to address concerns writing: 

Moment of Truth: Last year, Married At First Sight (@mafslifetime) invited me to come on the show. 

I agreed to do it … and then the divorce hit. 

They came to me and said that didn’t matter to them because they still felt like I could help their couples. 

I was going to tell them “No” because I felt shame and that voice in my head said, “you’re a failure, how can you help anybody save their marriage when yours didn’t work out.” 

That voice in my head also had me thinking about what would “people” say? Would “people” approve or disapprove? 

And then I had to ask myself: Is this how I’m going to live the rest of my life? In fear about what “people” say? And who are “people” anyway? 

So I went back to the @mafslifetime team and told them YES, I’ll still come. I REFUSE TO LIVE IN FEAR OR SHAME!

And guess what? When I went to do the show, something powerful happened. 

Everything I’ve been through, I was able to draw upon to help a couple successfully sort through their issues (you’ll have to watch to find out which couple)

A lot of times that voice in our heads is our worst enemy. It tries to talk us out of what God is trying to talk us into.

I was trying to get through this life perfect and without failure, now I’m just living to get through it truthfully and if what I’ve learned about love and relationships can help someone, then I’m here for it.

Let me know what you think when you see it, new season premieres on 7/6. #dftruestyear

See DeVon’s original post below. 

Are you a fan of “Married At First Sight?”