Meghan Markle’s dad opens up about past drug use

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

He seems intent on speaking out until he gets a response from his daughter, and Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas has now revealed he used to take drugs in a candid new interview.

In just the latest attempt to reach out to Meghan, who he claims has no way of contacting, Thomas outrageously claims it might “be easier for Meghan if I died”.

Thomas Markle has embarked on a slew of interviews, trying to reach out to his estranged daughter Meghan.  Photo: Good Morning Britain

Thomas, 74, who was forced to pull out of attending Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May after suffering a heart attack, claims the men in his family rarely live to over 80 so he could pass away at any time.

In other bombshell claims, the former Hollywood lighting director addressed allegations of a drinking problem – and in doing so, inadvertently confessed to his previous history of drug use.

“I hardly drink at all, just a little wine with my dinner, nothing much,” he told the Mail on Sunday.

“I don’t do drugs, haven’t for more than 20 years.”

Insiders say Meghan’s hands are bound when it comes to responding publicly to her dad, with the duchess instead opting for silence. Photo: Getty

With Thomas spotted carrying beer near his Mexico home, he has hit back at claims he has an alcohol problem.

“I’ve been seen carrying a six-pack of beer and they say I’ve a drinking problem,” he told the publication.

“I regularly buy a six-pack for the guys on the guard gate [at his gated community] because they’re stuck in a hot shack for hours each day and could use a cold one. I don’t drink beer at all.”

Meghan is said to have cut ties with her dad after tying the knot with Prince Harry in May. Photo: Getty

While Meghan has yet to comment publicly on her father’s revelations, insiders claim Thomas’ interviews have left her completely frustrated at the whole situation.

“She doesn’t have her own publicist, she can’t make any comments on Twitter and she can’t reach out to him to tell him to stop speaking to the press,” a source told Us Weekly.

“Her father’s comments have an effect on everything.”

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