Big Brother VIP's Thomas Markle Jr slams Meghan for 'cold' breakup

Big Brother VIP premiered on Monday night, kicking off more drama between Thomas Markle Jr and half-sister Meghan Markle.

Thomas claimed the pair were actually close before Meghan was 'changed' by fame, telling the housemates, "Last time [I saw her] was at my grandmother's funeral in 2011, and she took off after that and went to Canada. We were close before.

Big Brother VIP star Thomas Markle Jr
Big Brother VIP star Thomas Markle Jr has slammed half-sister Meghan Markle for her treatment of her ex-husband, saying Prince Harry's 'next'. Photo: Seven

"Money changed her, money and fame went to her head really bad. I guess when you are introduced to the one per cent of society - that is most likely the reason that happened to her, when she didn't have anything before."

He added that he had "no idea" how she "ended up with a prince" and described Meghan as "cold" while speaking about how her first marriage to Trevor Engelson ended.


"The guy she was was married to the first time, Trevor, have you seen those Saw movies?" he said. "This guy works for that production company. That guy just took care of her. She was adored by him.

"And she just walked all over him and dumped him, that fast. After being married, she sent him the ring in the post - is that cold or what?"

He then continued, saying Harry should brace himself for a similar fate.

Trevor Engelson and Meghan Markle
Thomas said Meghan 'walked all over' ex-husband Trevor Engelson. Photo: Getty
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Thomas claimed that Prince Harry doesn't 'smile' anymore now that he's with Meghan. Photo: Getty

"Harry's next," he said. "Harry is on the chopping block next. The only difference between now and then, all the photos prior to that he had a smile on his face, all the ones after he doesn't."

In a promo clip for the show, Thomas says that he "warned" the Duke of Sussex about Meghan before they were married, "I told Prince Harry, I think she's going to ruin your life. She's very shallow."

Unsurprisingly, Thomas doesn't have a relationship with Meghan and wasn't invited to the royal wedding in May 2018.

It comes after former Married At First Sight star Jessika Power told Nova's Fitzy and Wippa that Thomas had a crush on her during filming.

"Do you know what? Thomas is such a sweetheart," she began, “But it got to a point where I was like, ‘Tommy, just settle a little bit, yeah?'."

Jessika went on to say that she “couldn’t take him seriously” in the house, but she managed to benefit from his attraction towards her.

"He bought us all roses and he saved me from a few evictions and I just used my womanly power to just go, you know what? I’m going to use that and save myself from eviction," she admitted.

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