Meghan Markle tagged as social climber after she ended her marriage to Trevor Engleson ‘out of the blue’
New book calls Meghan Markle a social climber who ended things with her ex-husband, Trevor out of the blue.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are all set to say their "I do's" on May 19 and while her divorce to Trevor Engleson was much spoken about when she first started dating Prince Harry, very little was known as to what happened between the two. However, the latest book, 'Meghan, A Hollywood Princess', written by biographer Andrew Morton, he spills the beans on how Meghan decided to end her marriage after she felt that it was holding her back.
Andrew, who is known for his book on Princess Diana, which exploded the myths surrounding her marriage to Prince Charles, talks about Meghan being a social climber, who was not afraid to end her marriage when she thought that it might pose as a problem for her to move forward in life. The pair wed in America in September 2011 and everything happened to be going well between the couple.
It wasn't until 2013 that their marriage hit a downfall. This was also the time when Meghan's career took off. They soon started living apart as she started working hard towards making a name for herself. "He went from cherishing Meghan to, as one friend observed, ‘Feeling like he was a piece of something stuck to the bottom of her shoe’," the book read as noted by The Sun.
Meghan had moved from Los Angeles to Toronto, Canada, to film hit TV series 'Suits'. In order to be close to Meghan and spend time with her, Trevor decided to move to New York, but Meghan reportedly called out on their marriage. Morton writes: "Whether she wanted to admit it to herself or not, Meghan, who once said she couldn’t imagine life without Trevor by her side, was now building a new world for herself."
"As Toronto was becoming more her home than LA, the dynamics in their relationship subtly altered. She was her own woman now, earning a steady income, making new friends on set and off, no longer dependent on her husband’s connections." One thing that symbolized the divide between them was - a £360 Vitamix blender.
The only thing that Meghan reportedly wanted to keep with her was the blender. "She packed it into the back seat of her car even though it would have been just as easy to buy a new one. It sat on the kitchen counter in the Toronto house, a material reminder that her home was no longer in Los Angeles," Andrew wrote.
One would think that a marriage cannot end in a worse way, but that is where people go wrong. Morton writes: "A wealthy entrepreneur friend claimed the marriage ended so abruptly that Meghan sent Trevor her diamond wedding and engagement rings back by registered mail. Another confirmed that the decision to end the marriage was made by Meghan and had come ‘totally out of the blue’."
Ninaki Priddy, who had been Meghan's maid-of-honor, said that their marriage's only problem had been the distance. "The only obstacle was the distance — she was living in Toronto and Trevor was based in LA," she said. "I thought they were maneuvering through it. Trevor would take his work to Canada to be with her and run his office remotely."
While the two ended their relationship, the memory of Meghan was something that Trevor could not let go of. Something that once made him fall in love, now made him irritated and angry. "The normally affable laid-back New Yorker switches gear from his usual, ‘Hi bro, how’s it going?’ to a cold fury when her name comes into the conversation," Andrew noted.
"‘I have zero to say about her," Trevor said to the enquirers. "What once endeared now irritated," Andrew wrote in his book. The book also claims that Meghan also distanced herself from friends and people who were once close to her could see how she had changed.
"She no longer had the time for friends she had known for years, canceling lunches at short notice or expecting them to rework their own schedules to accommodate the busy life of the rising star," the book noted. A networker to her fingertips, she seemed to be carefully recalibrating her life, forging new friendships with those who could burnish and develop her career."
Even though everyone could see how different she was becoming, they hoped that Trevor would be able to keep her feet rooted to the ground, but little did they know that the pair was heading in different directions. "Without anyone really noticing it, the couple was going their separate ways," Andrew notes.
In 2013, the news about their marriage ending came out and everyone was surprised and shocked at the same time. "The sad news, in the summer of 2013, came as a bolt from the blue," Andrew notes. Everyone in their circle was genuinely shocked, none more so than Trevor’s parents David and Leslie — who, according to a member of the Markle clan, had embraced her like a daughter."
Jewelry designer Ninaki believes that Meghan is a changed person who calculates all her decisions carefully. "All I can say now is that I think Meghan was calculated, very calculated, in the way she handled people and relationships," she said. She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends. Once she decides you’re not part of her life, she can be very cold. It’s this shutdown mechanism she has."
Meanwhile, Meghan’s fellow actor friend Abby Wathen, who had starred with her in the low-budget movie Random Encounters had a different story to the breakup between Trevor and Meghan. "We both went through a divorce, so we bonded on that too," she said. "I was destroyed but she was empowered. She took her power back. It wasn't the right relationship for her, so she moved on'."