Meghan Markle's father Thomas 'livid' after Sharon Osbourne tells him to 'get clean' and let his daughter live her life
Thomas' friends say that Sharon's accusations are shocking as they know Meghan's dad to never have had a drinking problem
Thomas Markle is furious with Sharon Osbourne after she urged him to "get clean" and stop embarrassing his daughter Meghan Markle. On her show 'The Talk', Sharon also called Thomas an alcoholic upsetting many of his friends who were shocked at the allegations.
Thomas' friends insisted that he only enjoyed the occasional glass of wine with a meal. The 65-year-old X-Factor judge lashed out after Thomas reportedly said he wanted to make peace with his daughter. During Sharon's show 'The Talk', she said, "It is so obvious that you have a bad drinking problem. And it’s obvious that over the last few years, you haven’t been close with your daughter. Get yourself clean and sober and then come back."
"Just be happy for your daughter. Let her live her life. She is so dignified you should try to give a little bit of that dignity for her," she said before adding she also believed that the Duchess of Sussex must "feel so humiliated, so embarrassed by her father." She also ridiculed Thomas' desire for any sort of reconciliation in the hope that he can meet his future grandchildren. Sharon revealed, "He’s the last person she’d tell about being pregnant."
According to the Sun, a friend of Thomas shared, "He’s shocked about these claims. It’s totally untrue and he’s been through enough with his recent health issues without people making these sorts of allegations. He’s livid. Utterly furious. Sharon Osbourne doesn’t know him at all. How dare she say these things." Sharon's husband Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly have both struggled with addiction.
The relationship between Meghan and her family have been very strained in the past few months and it is reported that she has not spoken to her father since he has been posing for paparazzi and been speaking to the media. Recently, Thomas revealed that he was considering flying out to London in the hope to meet his daughter the Duchess of Sussex.
"If I chose in a month, or a couple of months, to go to England — I want to see my daughter. I’m thinking about it," he shared. "I don’t care whether she is p---- off at me or not," he added. "It’s sad that it’s got to this point. I’m sorry it’s come to this. Yes, some of it is my fault. But I’ve already made it clear that I’m paying for this for the rest of my life," he admitted.
Thomas had previously called the royal family "outdated" but would love to meet Queen Elizabeth. "If she’ll meet Donald Trump, why not me?" he asked, before adding, "I’d like to be treated by the royal family like Meghan’s father. I should be regarded with the respect of any other father of the bride." His remarks follow his previous comments on how his daughter Meghan is looking "terrified" with her new role in the royal family.
"My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile — this is a pained smile," Thomas shared. He went on to add that it "might be just having a couple bad days," but he definitely worries that she is "under too much pressure."
"There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family. I spoke to Meghan and Harry briefly after the wedding," Thomas shared. Even though Thomas has tried to contact Meghan, it has all been a series of failed attempts as he says that "the phone number I had been calling Meghan on is no longer picking up. And I don’t have an address for her. I sent a text to my palace contact saying I would like to reach my daughter and got no reply," he continued. "It is probably the longest time I have gone without speaking to her ever."
Thomas has previously commented on his relationship with his daughter and has reportedly told his friends that he feels like he has "lost" his relationship with his daughter and cannot seem to understand why.
Meghan's dad is now desperate to get a response from her and the rest of the royal family. According to TMZ, Thomas shared, "I was silent for a full year and the press beat me up every day saying I was a hermit hiding in Mexico, so I gave my story. Apparently, that interview put the royal family in their silence mode… so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me."
Meghan's half-sister Samantha called her out, saying that if anything happens to their father she will hold her responsible for it. Samantha claimed that sister Meghan and her new family has been giving her father cold shoulder after he admitted to staging photographs for paparazzi.
According to TMZ, Samantha wrote on Twitter, "If our father dies I'm holding you responsible, Meg!". She also called Meghan out for "paying tribute" to others while she simultaneously disses on her own flesh and blood given that Meghan and Prince Harry attended a Nelson Mandela tribute recently. Thomas has vowed to keep speaking to the media until he is able to contact Meghan.