It’s a heartbreaking thing to see how fame can affect someone so negatively. When it comes to Meghan Markle’s family, some of them have used her popularity and newfound platform to their advantage and it surely hasn’t been a pretty sight.
From the moment Meghan and Harry were set to be wed, two of Meghan’s family members have done numerous paparazzi stunts and interviews to get their name out in the open - her estranged half-sister, Samantha, and her distant father, Thomas.
They both made quite the scene when it came time to for the royal wedding to occur, making sure to try and point out every aspect of Meghan’s character and lack of involvement in their family.
Thankfully, through it all, Meghan has chosen to take the high road and never acknowledged the petty digs they’ve made at her over and over again. Now, she’s been put to the test yet again and one very unsuspecting former family member has taken it upon herself to step up and defend Meghan.
It came as no surprise that shortly after Archie was born, Samantha headed straight for the media. Not long after, rumors of Thomas grieving over the fact that he hasn’t met his grandson nor even knows if he’ll be allowed to do so has begun to spread.
For the past three years, a woman named Rosalyn Markle, Thomas Markle’s ex-wife, has kept her silence. She, too, saw the devastation that Samantha and Thomas had caused and certainly didn’t want to add to any of it.
As soon as Archie was born, though, she knew it was time to speak her peace. Rosalyn was married to Thomas several years before he ever wed Meghan’s mother. She started by saying that Thomas was always an “awful father” and was never invested in their children.
She also warned Meghan against giving Thomas any leeway with Archie because she fears he’ll never change. She said he cheated on her often when they were married, was verbally abusive, and starved her to the point that she had to steal food to survive. Thomas has continually denied all of these accusations.
Rosalyn stated: “Knowing Tom as I do, Meghan would be a fool to have him in her life. While he portrays himself as a loving father, he was anything but to our two children during our marriage. It may sound cliche but a leopard does not change its spots.”
She continued: “Repeatedly he has shown to Meghan he cannot be trusted. She must know that now. I speak not out of bitterness - my life moved on many years ago - but out of concern. Archie deserves to be brought up in a happy home, not in this vengeful situation that has been created.”
What do you think about this? Do you think she’s telling the truth about it all and has Meghan and Archie’s best interest at heart?