Meghan Markle Thought Her Ex-Husband Was Extremely Unprofessional, Claims Royal Biographer

It’s no secret that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was married once prior to tying the knot with Prince Harry in 2018. Though the duchess rarely speaks about her personal life, we do know that she was married to her long time boyfriend Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013.

The Duchess of Sussex began dating Engelson in 2004. The pair tied the knot in Jamacia shortly after the duchess snagged her breakout role on her hit USA series, Suits. With Engelson living in LA and Meghan, in Toronto, Canada where Suits was filmed, issues in their relationship became apparent.

By 2013, the pair were divorced. Though the Suits alum has never spoken publically about the actor/producer, a royal biographer now says that the duchess found her ex-husband to be extremely unprofessional.

Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson’s marriage ended quickly

Though they were together for seven years prior to tying the knot, the duchess’ marriage to Engelson crumbled almost as quickly as it began. The duchess has never widely discussed her divorce. However, when it was announced in 2013, she posted a telling quote on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig. It read, “I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty, and cheap praise.” Apparently, the producer never even saw the breakup coming.

Meghan and Engelson put down “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The duchess’ career had finally taken off while Engelson’s had fallen flat. When she decided to end her marriage, the duchess mailed back her engagement and wedding rings. In his book, Meghan, A Hollywood Princess, author Andrew Morton, wrote, “It was such a bolt from the blue. Even after five years, [Engelson] can barely contain his anger.”

In the following years when Engelson was asked about the duchess he reportedly said, “I have zero to say about her.”

Meghan Markle approaches her marriage to Prince Harry very different

From Megxit to their obvious affection toward one another, it’s clear that the duchess approaches her marriage to Prince Harry very differently.

“It is easy to see that Meghan is not looking for Harry or this marriage to complete her,” relationship expert Sami Wunder told Express. “She may have given up her Hollywood career due to royal protocol but the woman continues to keep herself busy and involved with several charitable interests and even flew all the way to New York to enjoy her baby shower with her own set of personal friends. She is not going to be the woman that looks up to Prince Harry to fulfill each and every one of her needs, as many first time married women would do.” 

Meghan Markle thought Trevor Engelson was very unprofessional

One of the major issues in her first marriage was that Meghan thought Engelson was very unprofessional. In 2011, Engelson tried to launch a podcast called Schmoedown. Meghan watched the launch online, but it did not go well. Throughout the broadcast, Engelson took swigs from a flask.

According to Meghan A Hollywood Princess, Meghan texted him to “put that flask down, it looks incredibly unprofessional”

“The precast hinted at their personality differences, Trevor loose-lipped, unconcerned, carefree, a striking counterpart to Meghan, who was archly protective of ‘brand Meghna’, always keen to project an air of sophistication and style,” Morton wrote. “She may have felt at times that Trevor was too brashly laid back for comfort, especially not that her star was rising; Suits had been picked up for a second season.”