Meghan Markle divorced her first husband in a particularly harsh way.
A new book by Andrew Morton, who also authored the biography of Princess Diana, titled Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, is set to be released on April 17. The focus of this book is Meghan Markle.
The manner in which Markle split from her first husband, the film producer Trevor Engelson, must be regarded as the most astonishing disclosure, despite the fact that the unauthorized biography contains many other shocking revelations.
Morton asserts that Markle and Engelson first crossed paths in a Hollywood nightclub and that the producer helped her land a small role in the Robert Pattinson-starring movie Remember Me.
An extract from Morton’s forthcoming book, which claims that Markle was deeply impacted by Engelson at their first meeting in 2004, was recently published in The Sunday Times.
Trevor Engelson, who was “more than 6 feet tall, with reddish-blond hair and blue eyes, had the look of a Matthew McConaughey-lite” at the time, was attracted to her, even if she was a failing actress at the time.
Engelson’s statement to Markle that “hope is the largest currency we have in this business” suggests that he was also highly upbeat. He made a poor pick-up line, but it worked, and they began dating.
Despite this, problems in their relationship started to crop up quite quickly. It appears that Engelson was involved in the creation of the 2007 movie License to Wed, starring Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. Meghan “had a deep-down yearning that she would be cast in one of the parts,” according to Morton. The lack of effort Trevor made to include Meghan in some of his projects infuriated Meghan, and this caused conflict between the two of them.
In 2011, Markle and Engelson got married, but they divorced after two and a half years in 2013. Even though Markle had relocated to Toronto for the Suits television series, Engelson stayed in Los Angeles. Their marital difficulties were worsened by their geographic separation.
The new book states the following:
Even at this late hour, it appears that Engelson “can hardly contain his fury” over the terrible circumstances.
She was no longer reliant on her husband’s connections since, in Morton’s words, “she was her own woman now, earning a respectable paycheck, establishing new acquaintances on-set and off.”