In the past few months, Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha, has been very vocal about her relationship with the soon-to-be royal. The 52-year-old had earlier said that Meghan avoided the Markle family even though she received a lot of warmth and love from them. Samantha also claimed that Meghan turned her back on their dad, Thomas, who declared bankruptcy in 2016.
Samantha told Australian media outlet 9 News in February this year, "Honestly — what she could spend in a weekend would greatly help dad, so that should be a priority. I think you need to step up to the plate and make sure he is well taken care of." That, however, isn't the first time that Prince Harry's fiancée has been attacked by Samantha.
Meghan's half-sister is currently working on a book titled The Diary Of Princess Pushy's Sister, a memoir on the Markle family, which will presumably include information on the soon-to-be Duchess. Those close to Meghan have said the memoir shouldn't be taken seriously as she doesn't know much about the actress. According to various reports, Meghan was raised as an only child by her mom, Doria Ragland, and her dad, Thomas.
Now, Samantha's ex-husband Scott Rasmussen credited those claims by adding that Samantha has always been jealous of Meghan. The 58-year-old firearms expert said his ex-wife was the "pushy one" because she resented the life Meghan had. He also added that Samantha was never close to the actress.
Scott asked the royal couple not to invite Samantha to their May wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor. Scott added that Samantha should be sent to the Tower of London if she were to set foot in England. "Harry and Meghan need to know the truth about her. She's the last person who should be at Windsor Castle," he said, according to The Mirror.
Scott remembered Meghan as a teenager and revealed that the Suits actress was classy and polite, traits that Samantha allegedly lacked. Scott was married to Samantha in 1998, at a time when they were both struggling actors. He said Samantha was bitter that her acting career didn't take off while Meghan went on to find fame and success.
Samantha, who is now diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, rubbished her former husband's claims. "He wants to take advantage of my sister’s high profile. Scott vowed to get revenge when we got divorced. He is saying anything he can right now to disparage me," The Mirror quoted her as saying.
It's not clear if Meghan has extended an invitation to her half-sister but if there's one thing that's become clear, then it is this: the Markle family's controversial statements haven't helped the future royal's image.
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