Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Close Friends With Tyler Perry?

When Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex decided that they wanted to leave the British royal family, opinions about their choice exploded on the global stage. It was clear from anyone who had been paying attention that the duchess, in particular, was suffering under the racist and sexist attacks that her been thrown her way.

Though the royal family was ultimately caught off guard by the Sussexes choice to step away, they also supported them. In fact, many of the couple’s A-list friends from Serena William to Oprah Winfrey have also embraced the pair, especially following their move across the pond.

Now, the Sussexes’ dear friends are rallying around them as they enter this new phase of their life. In fact, news recently broke that the Sussexes have been staying at Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion until they find a permanent home for themselves.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are being supported by their family and friends

From Meghan’s best friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney, who has steadfastly defended her bestie from media attacks to Elton John who has defended the Sussexes on multiple occasions, the pair certainly aren’t lacking when it comes to people who love and adore them.  “We live not too far from one another and we have dinners and stuff and we’re friends with them for all the reasons that you’re friends with anybody,” George Clooney told Daily Mail about the Sussexes in June 2019. “They’re just really nice, fun, kind people. They’re a very loving couple, and they’re going to be great parents.”

In fact, the Sussexes’ decision to move to LA has also strengthened their bond with the royal family which has reportedly been strained for some time. “Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis,” an insider told Daily Mail. “She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother.”

Thankfully the couple has a solid support system in the states.  

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are living at Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills home

Though their location in LA has been under wraps for the past two months, Daily Mail has reported that the Sussexes along with Archie have been staying at Tyler Perry’s $18 million Beverly Hills home which sits on 22-acres.

“Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps,” an insider told Daily Mail. “Their team helped them choose the location for their transition to Los Angeles wisely. Beverly Ridge has its own guarded gate and Tyler’s property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team. Beverly Ridge is an excellent place to keep out of view. The neighbors are mostly old money and mega-rich business types rather than show business gossips. It goes without saying that the location is stunning – just one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in LA.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle connected with Tyler Perry through Oprah Winfrey

The Sussexes have never been seen publicly with Perry. However, the media mogul did express his sympathies for the duchess following her emotional remarks about royal life in the ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey.

“Remember when Meghan Markle did that interview?” Perry reflected earlier this year. “She said ‘Thanks for asking if I’m OK. Because no one ever asks me that.’ I felt her when she said that. People toss it out. ‘How are you doing?’ But not many people really mean it. Or pay attention to the answer.” 

It appears that the couple may have connected with Perry through their good friend Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey is the director’s son’s godmother, and she is also very close with the royal pair, even outfitting their young son with an entire library of children’s books following his birth.

With friends like these, we think the Sussexes will be just fine in LA.