The British monarchy has long been a reigning dynasty that values tradition. Not born into it, becoming a royal is a rare courtesy few get to experience. Following the golden-hearted Grace Kelly of Monaco, American actress Meghan Markle got a taste of royal notoriety. Now a bonafide princess, her history-making fairy-tale romance with Prince Harry remains the highlight of royal gossip today. Unbeknownst to some, Meghan Markle had a life outside of showbiz and before being crowned princess. Trevor Engelson, her ex-husband, and long-time steady partner is a well-known Hollywood film producer. Last year, he took Tracey Kurland as his new wife.
From divorcee to royalty
Countless royal romances that challenge ancient tradition have resulted in abdication. Not Prince Harry, he took a divorcee as a bride and turned her into a princess. The decision was not without challenges, although the monarch approved. Of course, there were conditions, but their royal nuptials inspired hearts. Her ex-husband also got a second chance at love and marriage.
Why did Meghan Markle’s first marriage fail?
Markle and her former spouse Trevor Engelson courted for almost a decade before they said: “I do.” The decision to end it all came after a mere two years of marriage. What went wrong is the question echoing around social media today. It is apparent both parties have buried the past, but it has not silenced curiosity. Sources say the ex-couple started dating in 2004 and got hitched in September 2011. She said: “I do” in an exotic Caribbean ceremony in Jamaica. Not quite the spectacle as her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, but it was romantic. Well, it’s almost two years since her historic royal wedding to the prince, and they’re still enjoying a happy marriage. Last May, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, whose name is Archie Harrison.
Those who know or have been following the former “Suits” actress turned princess understands how much she values privacy. Even before she became royalty, her quiet divorce from Trevor Engelson, her first husband, echoes that sentiment. Official divorce records indicate the two split almost seven years ago (August 2013). She has never been vocal about their separation throughout everything. According to reference books, dissolution was amiable under the no-fault divorce petition for irreconcilable differences.
Rumors super sour breakup
Famed biographer Andrew Morton, known for his epic piece on Princess Diana, wrote Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. The book cites a jarring account of an unhappy marriage. It references hearsays from a so-called friend of the princess, someone of affluence, an entrepreneur. The source claims Meghan Markle returned both engagement and wedding rings to Trevor Engelson by registered mail. Further adding that a discontented Markle, ended things on a whim; she was swift and reticent.
Bethenny Frankel salacious crush
After their marriage crumbled, Engelson briefly dated Bethenny Frankel, according to her US Weekly interview. The two still maintain a cordial relationship because of business. She likens him to an ex, a petrifying epiphany that haunts her to date. Frankel describes the encounter as a salacious one and could not entertain a second date. Engelson made several futile attempts to reach to her by text, Frankel says. By then, she realized she couldn’t overcome her fear. The two initially met while the Los Angeles-based talent agent/film producer was in Chicago.
Why is her ex-spouse making divorce comedy about royals?
Although it is fictional, something about him doing a film of this nature is eerie. Is it the soul of bitterness rearing its head or what? Well, he pitched it to Fox, and optimism was high. A Trojan legacy, Engelson has a first-class education from the prominent University of Southern Carolina. His repertoire in film production is the opposite of his failed marriage. A sampling includes critically acclaimed titles such as About Steve (2009), 9/11, Licence to Wed, and so forth. His latest big-box projects include Snowfall and Heathers.