The half-brother of the Duchess of Sussex, Thomas Markle Jr., spoke in an interview with the British edition Daily express about her relationship with her first husband – Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson. According to Thomas, his sister was head over heels in love with him. And they seemed like a very happy couple.
The 54-year-old American says that Meghan and Trevor attended the funeral of her paternal grandmother, Doris. It was then that many members of the Markle family first saw Engelson.
“They seemed to be truly happy, despite the sad circumstances.“- says Mr. Markle. And at the same time, even then Thomas noticed some details that caused him doubts about the future of their relationship.
“I met Trevor two or three times before my grandmother’s funeral – he’s a really nice guy, a really nice guy. But there, at the funeral, I saw the other side of Megan – how she looked angrily at him, and he all cringed like a puppy and did what she told him … He idolized the land on which she walked“- said Thomas Jr.
Megan and Engelson (producer of Remember Me, in which Robert Pattinson played the main role and Markle cameo) met in 2004. They settled together in Los Angeles. And in 2011 they got married in Jamaica. Just this year, the state of health of grandmother Doris began to deteriorate and Megan visited her quite often. The old woman died a few months later.
Soon after her marriage, Megan left for Canada to star in the series “Force Majeure”, which brought her fame. A year and a half later, the actress filed for divorce by returning the wedding ring to Trevor by mail.
As the royal biographer Andrew Morton wrote in his book, Engelson was shocked by his wife’s behavior and felt like “a piece of dirt stuck to the sole of her shoe.” He doesn’t want to know anything more about her. The producer has never spoken publicly about his relationship with Markle, but at the mention of her, as his acquaintances say, comes into “cold rage”.
Thomas Markle Jr. says that Engelson, with whom he talked from time to time, asked not to mention Megan in conversations with him.
“I talked to Trevor a couple of times about a project I was trying to do and he said, “I’ll talk to you, but never mention her name because I’ll hang up. I don’t want to hear her name“- said brother Megan.
According to Thomas, he does not understand why Meghan left Trevor, because he was a man “who would give her everything.” According to Markle, Trevor had plenty of money and a successful production company. And he treated his wife well.
After the divorce, Megan dated the chef Corey Vitiello for two years. And then she started looking for a British boyfriend. And in 2016, a mutual friend introduced her to Prince Harry. They got married in May 2018. And in May 2019, their son Archie was born.
Five days after the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Trevor Engelson married a second marriage to a nutritionist and the daughter of a millionaire Tracy Curland. Engelson and Curland began dating in November 2017 (around the same time, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement). In August 2020, 43-year-old Trevor became a father for the first time. His wife gave birth to a daughter – Ford Grace Engelson.
Thomas Markle Jr. has previously repeatedly publicly criticized Meghan for not communicating with him – as with all other members of her family, with the exception of her mother. Only the bride’s mother, Doria, was present at the royal wedding in Windsor. Sister Megan, brother, nephews, uncles and aunts were not awarded this honor. Her father Thomas Markle Sr. was supposed to attend the ceremony, but got involved in a staged photo scandal, in which he was involved by paparazzi photographers, and suffered a heart attack. As a result, Harry’s father Prince Charles led Megan to the altar. After the wedding, Megan broke off contact with her father.
Shortly before the wedding, Thomas Jr. addressed a letter to Harry, in which he urged to cancel the wedding before it was too late. He wrote that the Hollywood fame “hitting his sister in the head” turned her into a “jaded, superficial, vain woman” who would make a laughing stock of Harry himself and the entire royal family.
“The closer your wedding, the clearer it becomes that this is the greatest mistake in the history of royal weddings, “the man wrote, adding that he does not understand why the prince still” did not see the true Megan “, although the whole world already sees that she” trying to play the part of a princess like an aging below average Hollywood actress“.