Love and loss in paradise: The true story behind Meghan Markle's first marriage to Trevor Engelson

Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson is extremely different from her husband-to-be, Prince Harry.

                            Love and loss in paradise: The true story behind Meghan Markle's first marriage to Trevor Engelson
Trevor Engelson (Source:Getty Images)

Before Meghan Markle ended up with her prince, she walked down the aisle once before. Meghan married producer Trevor Engelson seven years ago in Jamaica but the pair separated shortly after. 

The former couple met in the year 2004 and dated for around six years before they announced their engagement in the year 2010. Engelson is about five years older than Meghan.

In the year 2011, the couple had a casual ceremony where only a 100 guests were invited. 

The four-day long affair in Jamaica included a cocktail night, a brunch, and a barbecue with "local beer, rum punches and human wheelbarrow races along the white-sand beach," as reported by DailyMail. For Meghan's big day, she chose to keep it simple and sported a white button-down, strapless gown. 

Markle was able to land her breakthrough role on the show 'Suits' just before the wedding and left LA to film for the show not long after their wedding. It is believed that the long distance and busy schedule of Meghan was a huge contributor to the couple breaking up. The couple got divorced in August 2013 citing irreconcilable differences. 

"It was difficult with Meghan in Toronto. Some of their friends sided with Trevor afterward," an insider shared with The Sun. After Trevor and Meghan split up, she went on to date Canadian chef Cory Vitiello before meeting Prince Harry. 

Last year, Trevor was working on a new fictional Fox show and said, "Divorce is hard ... sharing custody with the British royal family when your wife marries a prince, in the unforgiving spotlight of London's tabloid media, is next level."

The series may be fictional but is believed to be inspired by marriage to Meghan Markle since the former couple did not have any children. The show is currently untitled. 

Trevor is currently dating nutritionist Tracey Kurland and the pair has been dating for around a year now, the DailyMail reports. 

Trevor Engelson (Source: Getty Images)


A source shared with The Sun, "The split with Meghan hit Trevor pretty hard. He went through a rough time during the break-up and that was only made worse when Meghan got together with Harry last year. He had to re-live it all again — this time in public. It wasn’t the most amicable of divorces and there were hurt feelings on both sides. Now he has bounced back and things are looking great for him. He has a new woman in his life and his career is going from strength to strength."

When Trevor was asked about his relationship with Meghan, Trevor said, "I am just not going to speak about my time with her."

In the year 2016, Prince Harry confirmed that he and Meghan had been dating for months. Meghan Markle is all set to wed Prince Harry later on this month on the 19th of May at the St. George's chapel. 

Unlike the wedding of Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be quite the affair. Despite the fact that Meghan Markle is a biracial American and Prince Harry is a British prince, the couple has found a way to integrate both the cultures beautifully.