Meghan Markle will be walking up the aisle in a few weeks' time to say "I do" to her fiancé Prince Harry. But the actress has been married once before, to movie producer Trevor Engelson. The former couple exchanged vows in September 2011 but were divorced two years later. Here's everything you need to know about Meghan's ex…
Who is Trevor Engelson?
Trevor was born on 23 October 1976 in Great Neck village on Long Island, New York. He enrolled at University of South California's School of Communication, after which he started working as a production assistant. He worked his way up in the film industry to eventually become a movie producer. He also manages screenwriters, actors, novelists and film directors in LA.
Trevor's work includes License to Wed and All About Steve, but his most famous project was Remember Me, which starred Robert Pattinson. Meghan even had a small cameo role in her then-boyfriend's film, playing a barmaid called Megan.
Trevor and Meghan were married for two years
When did Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson get married?
Meghan and Trevor dated for seven years before tying the knot on 10 September, 2011 at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The couple enjoyed a four-day celebration before Meghan and Trevor exchanged vows in a quick, 15-minute ceremony in front of 102 guests.
Why did Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson split?
The couple split within two years of marriage; they were divorced by August 2013, with Meghan and Trevor citing "irreconcilable differences". Reports have claimed that Meghan's acting role in Suits was a catalyst for their break-up. The TV star was required to spend long periods of time in Toronto, where Suits is filmed, while Trevor lived in LA. Meghan was still a newlywed when she landed her job on the legal drama, causing a long-distance battle at the start of their married life.
Meghan's role in Suits is said to have contributed to the marriage breakdown
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Royal biographer Andrew Morton writes in his new book Meghan, A Hollywood Princess: "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. As Toronto was becoming more her home than LA, the dynamics in their relationship subtly altered. She was her own woman now, earning a steady income, making new friends on set and off, no longer dependent on her husband's connections."
Who is Trevor Engelson dating now?
The producer found love again after splitting from Meghan. Coincidentally, he proposed to his girlfriend Tracey Kurland, a nutritionist, just two weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan's May royal wedding. Trevor reportedly popped the question at a vineyard in Napa Valley, taking to Instagram to share a loved-up photo of the couple. "Luckiest guy I know! Get ready to party!" he wrote on his private account.
What is Trevor Engelson's new TV show?
Last year, it was reported that Trevor was producing a TV show inspired by his own divorce. The show will be based on an American divorced mother who moves to London to marry a British Prince. It will explore the difficulties of sharing custody with the royal family when your ex-wife is married to a Prince. According to Deadline Hollywood, Trevor developed the idea after he had a conversation with a fellow TV producer about what might have happened had he and Meghan had kids, and he would have had to share custody with the royals. Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker is writing the script, while Christine Gernon will direct.