Who was Meghan Markle’s First Husband Trevor Engelson, When Did They Marry, And Why Did They Get Divorced?

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Trevor Engelson (L) and wife actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner Honoring Ryan Kavanaugh at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)

It’s no secret that Meghan Markle has been married before Harry. It was far from the stately affair today was, and more focused on partying. Who was the man that had her heart before she became the Duchess of Sussex?

Thirteen years ago, the Suits actress met American film producer Trevor Engelson, who she went on to fall in love with and marry. Trevor was born on October 23 1976 in New York City. At 41, he is five years older than Meghan. Now an actor, film producer and talent manager, he started off his career as a production assistant.
In fact, Trevor produced the 2010 film Remember Me, which starred Robert Pattinson and featured a cameo from Meghan. Trevor met Meghan in 2004 and the pair became engaged six years later in 2010. They went on to marry on September 10 2011 at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Their ceremony took place in front of 102 guests and it fell over four days.

Pictures of their wedding show it looking like quite the wild affair, with the couple throwing a beach party for their friends, doing shots on the beach and partying long into the night. A source has previously said: ‘The ceremony was over very quickly, in about 15 minutes. Then everyone hit the dance floor.

It seemed they all just wanted to party.’ However, by August 2013, the pair had divorced, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. According to insiders, it was the strain of a long-distance relationship – with Meghan working in Toronto on Suits while Trevor was in Los Angeles – that saw the end of their nine-year relationship.

In an ITV documentary, Prince Harry and Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply, which aired earlier this year, Meghan’s friend Abby Wathen, who she starred in film Random Encounters with, spoke of how ’empowered’ Meghan felt after her divorce. ‘We became instant friends.

She always knew she would be successful, she just…knew it. She knows what she wants and she gets it,’ Abby said. ‘Meghan and I bonded because I was married and she was getting married. I was invited to her wedding but I couldn’t go. Then we both went through divorce, so we bonded on that too. ‘I was destroyed, but she was empowered. She took her power back. It wasn’t the right relationship for her, so she moved on.’

Meghan has been in a relationship with Prince Harry since June 2016, with the pair confirming their romance in a statement via Clarence House in November last year. One year later, the couple announced they were engaged to be married in Spring 2018, and today – May 19 – they became husband and wife.


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