Meghan Markle dumped first husband, Harry's on the chopping block next, says Thomas Markle Jr
Meghan, Markle's estranged half-brother has reportedly said that Prince Harry's days as her husband are numbered as his younger sister's last marriage did not last long. Thomas Markle Jr, 55, claimed Meghan's marriage to Harry is doomed in a new trailer for Australia's ‘Big Brother VIP’.
Before she met Harry, 36, Meghan was married to American producer Trevor Engelson. The couple tied the knot in 2011, when Meghan was 30, and divorced in 2013. They were married less than two years before they divorced. Reportedly, the couple was in a relationship for six years before they got married.
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As per reports, they separated in “no-fault” divorce and cited “irreconcilable differences” for the split. Following the divorce, Engelson dated reality TV star Bethenny Frankel of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ fame. In 2018, Meghan's ex got engaged to dietitian and multi-million heiress Tracey Kurland, daughter of Stanford Kurland, the late chairman of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust.
As per reports, in the ‘Big Brother VIP’ trailer, Markle Jr alleged that Meghan “walked all over” her first husband. Although just how much he is privy to Meghan’s married life, now or in the past, is questionable. Markle Jr said, “The guy that she was married to the first time — she just walked all over him and dumped him.”
In response to another housemate who says that sounds “cold-blooded”, Markle Jr nods before adding, “Harry's on the chopping block next. ”The promo then reportedly shows Markle Jr in the Big Brother diary room preparing to write a letter to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “Dear Meghan and Harry, the first thing I want to say to both of you…” he says, before the trailer abruptly ends.
The estranged half-brother has made comments about the Duchess of Sussex on several occasions. In March 2020, he said that "being associated" with the duchess "nearly destroyed" him. He blamed his sister for his inability to find a job. He said that he lost jobs and now "can't get a new one because of the notoriety of being related to the duchess." He also said that he was considering changing his surname to escape the Markle "curse."
"I am homeless and could have been under a bridge with a cardboard sign begging for money, but thankfully my mum has taken me in," he said, adding that "Meghan could have helped me or got someone else at the palace to do so."
He also said, "With everything going on currently, with them leaving the palace and doing things for money, it makes them hypocrites because we, the family, have all been blamed for making money, and now they're doing the same thing. The only difference is we're all broke."
Even on ‘Big Brother VIP’, back in August, he claimed to have warned Prince Harry his “very shallow” sister would “ruin” his life and had abandoned her “own flesh and blood”. As per reports, in the first trailer for the show, he arrived at the house in a limousine and said: “I'm Meghan Markle's brother, I'm the biggest brother of them all. I told Prince Harry, I think she's going to ruin your life. She's very shallow.”
When asked about how he felt about not being invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, he said: “I’m not bitter, just baffled. It’s hurtful given how close we once were. I’m confused and a little distraught because here is a person knowing the position she’s in and knowing the scrutiny she’s under and yet she has forgotten her flesh and blood.”