Who is Meghan Markle's ex-husband?

Sarah Carty

She’s the woman who has snagged one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, but May 19 won't be Meghan Markle's first trip down the aisle. So who is the man who first captured the former Suits star's heart?

Meghan, who tamed the man dubbed the ‘wild child’ of the royal family, married film producer Trevor Engelson, in 2011.

Their love story began in 2004, when they crossed paths at Northwestern University in Illinois, where they were both studying.

Meghan Markle was married to Trevor Engelson for two years from 2011 to 2013. Photo: Getty Images
The Suits star was married before she met Prince Harry. Photo: Getty Images

Seven years later, the pair took the plunge and tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The epic celebrations took place mostly on the beach and went on for four days, with over 100 friends and family of the couple in attendance - however the actual ceremony is said to have only last about 15 minutes.

But, fast-forward just two years after they said ‘I do’, and the pair had gone their separate ways, citing 'irreconcilable differences' on their divorce papers.

Trevor is now a 41-year-old executive film producer and manager who lives in LA.

He started off as a production assistant before making it in the film industry with such films as License to Wed, starring Robin Williams, 2009 Sandra Bullock film All About Steve, and the 9/11 filmRemember Me, under his belt.

His most recent work hits a little close to home, as he is currently said to be working on a series about man whose ex-wife marries a British prince and documents their custody struggles.

However, the lead characters are reportedly not based on either Trevor of his ex-wife, Meghan - plus, they never had any children together.

The pair split, citing

When it comes to Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry, it’s been reported that Trevor has been offered over $1 million to spill the beans in an explosive tell-all, but we've yet to hear a peep out of him. (The same can't be said of Meghan's rogue half-siblings however.)

Rumours have been swirling that Meghan’s career might have been to blame for their divorce, with her breakthrough role on Suits taking her away from their home in LA and to Toronto, Canada.

Trevor is said to have remained in LA while his new wife commuted between the couple’s home and her film set.

In an explosive segment in royal biographer Andrew Morton's book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, he wrote, "He [Trevor] went from cherishing Meghan to, as one friend observed, ‘Feeling like he was a piece of something stuck to the bottom of her shoe’."

“Whether she wanted to admit it to herself or not, Meghan, who once said she couldn’t imagine life without Trevor by her side, was now building a new world for herself.”

He also claimed that Meghan “sent Trevor her diamond wedding and engagement rings back by ­registered mail.”

Now Trevor, pictured here in June this year with Michael London, is working on a new series about a man whose ex-wife marries a British prince. Photo: Getty Imaes


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