Ten years ago, it’s hard to imagine Meghan Markle would ever believe she’d be where she is today. The former Suits actress has been through plenty in the last decade – she became a royal, only to leave that life for good.
Today, she and Prince Harry have settled in California, and her husband has released a bombshell book exposing the negative sides of royal life.
It’s been reported that Meghan might be convinced to release a book of her own, which, if published, would surely be sensational. However, now, it appears that another person who has stories about her could get there first: Her ex-husband, Trevor Engelson.
While still at the beginning of her successful acting career, Meghan met her first husband, Trevor Engelson. According to IMDb, he was born on October 23, 1976, in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, and attended the University of Southern California’s School of Communications.
Meghan Markle’s ex-husband – who is Trevor Engelson?
Engelson started as a production assistant in the film business but worked his way up to become a film producer. He’s worked on many projects, including the 2006 film Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson. His then-girlfriend Meghan Markle had a cameo in his movie early in her acting career.
Moreover, Trevor has been involved in productions such as License to Wed and All About Steve. Furthermore, he’s acted as executive producer on six episodes of the Heathers television remake.
According to Grazia, he manages screenwriters, novelists, actors, and film directors in Los Angeles when not on set working with films and television shows.
So, how did Trevor and Meghan Markle meet? The Sun reports that they crossed paths for the first time in 2004. The couple dated for about seven years before marrying in September 2011. Their wedding occurred at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios in Jamaica and lasted three days.
According to The Sun, the couple arranged for around 100 guests to attend parties, drinking games at the beach, brunches, and even a wheelbarrow race. The ceremony? Well, that only took 15 minutes.
As mentioned, Meghan was one of the briefcase models on the game show Deal or No Deal. However, according to the author Andrew Morton’s book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Trevor wasn’t too keen on seeing her while she was on set.
According to Morton, Engelson didn’t visit her as other husbands or friends of the models did, which was “unusual.”
Trevor Engelson never visited Meghan Markle on set in Toronto
Apparently, this was because he was occupied with his work as a producer and even skipped out on traveling with Meghan during her downtime.
“They were driven individuals, Trevor as busy, if not more so than his girlfriend,” royal biographer Andrew Morton wrote in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
“It was also noticeable that unlike the boyfriends and husbands of her Deal or No Deal sisters, Trevor never visited Meghan on set.
“It was so unusual that his absence was commented on by the other girls.”
“However, there were plenty of other celebrities, mainly sports stars, who dropped by, some clearly trying to get up close and personal with the girls,” he added.
In 2011, the same year Meghan and Trevor married, Meghan Markle debuted on the television series Suits. It was an instant success, and not long after, she moved to Toronto as the show was mainly filmed there.
Meghan landed the role just months before she married Trevor, and having to take a five-hour flight to see each other became an obstacle for married life. They stayed connected through video calls, but it didn’t solve the challenging situation.
“Whether she wanted to admit it to herself or not, Meghan who once said she couldn’t imagine life without Trevor by her side, was now building a new world for herself,” Andrew Morton wrote in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
“As Toronto was becoming more her home than LA, the dynamics in their relationship subtly altered.”
Meghan Markle allegedly sent her wedding ring to ex-husband by mail
Markle stayed on Suits for more than 100 episodes until 2018. But by 2013, she and Trevor Engelson had divorced. The couple cited “irreconcilable differences” at the time.
At a later stage, Markle’s half-brother Thomas told Express that Trevor “worshipped the ground she walked on.”
“Trevor was devastated at the split,” an insider told The Sun in 2017.
“She suddenly had no more time for him. Meghan broke Trevor’s heart, pure and simple. He is still in love with her and so the revelation of her new relationship with Harry has hit him hard.”
Royal biographer Andrew Morton suggested that the split shocked Trevor – and that Meghan even posted her engagement and wedding rings to him as a sign that their marriage had ended.
“Whether she wanted to admit it to herself or not, Meghan, who once said she couldn’t imagine life without Trevor by her side, was now building a new world for herself,” he wrote.
“As Toronto was becoming more her home than LA, the dynamics in their relationship subtly altered. She was her own woman now, earning a steady income, making new friends on set and off, no longer dependent on her husband’s connections.”
Indeed, the spit between Meghan and Trevor seems to have been quite dramatic. Meghan’s former childhood friend Nikki Priddy and author Lady Colin Campbell seem to think so, in any case.
In the book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, Campbell wrote that after moving to Toronto, Meghan began hanging out with celebrities, including celebrity stylist Jesica Mulroney.
Trevor Engelson today – wife, children
It led the former Suits star to distance herself from her then-husband.
“Trevor had always been laid back where she was controlled and controlling,” Lady Colin Campbell wrote.
“He would arrive for appointments slightly late and disheveled, his shirt out of his trousers and maybe a spot of food on his lapel, while the perfectly contained and self-possessed Meghan was always immaculately turned out.”
Today, Meghan’s ex-husband has found the love of his life.
Four years after splitting from Meghan, he began dating Tracey Kurland. The couple tied the knot on May 11, 2019 – a little more than a year after Harry and Meghan’s grand wedding at St George’s Chapel.
Although Harry and Meghan earned a lot of money through their Netflix deal, the Duke’s memoir, and the inheritance from Harry’s mother and Meghan’s previous jobs, the Duchess isn’t anywhere close to how much Trevor and his wife have in the bank.
Tracey Kurland’s father made around $500 million in the mortgage industry. Sadly, he passed away in 2021. At the time, reports suggested that Tracey inherited around $250 million.
Since tying the knot, the couple have welcomed two daughters: Ford Grace Engelson, born in August 2020, and Sienna Lee Engelson, born in November 2021.
Trevor Engelson has gotten his “revenge” on Meghan Markle
The way Meghan and Trevor’s marriage ended was, of course, not what any of them wanted. They have never really spoken about what happened. However, a friend of Trevor, who’s chosen to be anonymous, now reveals that Meghan’s former husband was absolutely devastated afterward.
However, today, the friend says, he has gotten his “revenge.”
“For a long time, things were difficult for Trevor. He’s a good guy, but Meghan crushed him when she demanded a divorce. When she took up with Prince Harry, he was crushed all over again because he was constantly reminded of her because of the publicity around the marriage and then the drama of the Oprah interview. But that’s all in the past now,” the friend told the Daily Mail.
“When I saw him recently, he kept going on about how he’s the happiest he’s ever been, how he loves being a dad, and how he’s never felt more fulfilled.”
Engelson’s friend added, “Everyone in Trevor’s life knows not to mention the ‘M’ word. He’s moved on and, in some ways, you could say he’s having an even better life than Meghan. He probably has more money than she does now; he’s doing what he loves, and he’s out of the spotlight. It’s the ultimate revenge.”
Meghan hasn’t spoken about the divorce with Trevor Engelson publicly. Though, interestingly, royal fans might soon get to know her ex-husband’s story entirely.
Trevor Engelson could release own bombshell book
Speaking to New! Magazine, royal author, and expert Neil Sean revealed the bombshell news that Trevor Engelson had been offered “big deals and big money” for writing a memoir about his life and the relationship with Meghan.
Agents are reportedly already in contact with him and offered him lucrative contracts for the book.
As reported by GB News, a source told Women’s Day magazine: “Everyone knows there’s more to her family story and Trevor’s got the goods.”
In 2022, royal expert biographer Tom Bower revealed that he could include comments from Trevor Engelson in his new book. Already at that point, Meghan was most likely nervous about it, according to Neil Sean.
One can only imagine what she would feel like if Trevor would release his own bombshell memoir.
“This must be terrifying for Meghan Markle, herself because obviously, they’ve got an axe to grind, some may say, but on the other side of the coin, they definitely want to get their side of the story out,” Neil Sean said at the time.
“This particular individual would truly have a remarkable story because, after all, he would have first-hand experience of what it was like, yes what it was like, to be married the first time around to the actress from Suits.”
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