While at the beginning of what was to be a successful acting career, Meghan met her first husband, Trevor Engelson. According to IMDb, he was born on October 23, 1976, in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, and attended the University of Southern California’s School of Communications.
Who is Meghan Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson?
Engelson started as a production assistant in the film business but worked his way up to become a film producer. He’s worked on many projects, including the 2010 film Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson. His then-girlfriend Meghan Markle had a cameo in his movie early on in her acting career.
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Moreover, Engelson has been involved in productions such as License to Wed and All About Steve, and has even acted as executive producer on six episodes of the Heathers television remake. In later years, however, Engelson has had great success with the FX television series Snowfall, which had its sixth and last season earlier this year. It was released on his own management and production company, Underground, with its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
According to Grazia, the 45-year-old manages screenwriters, novelists, actors, and film directors in Los Angeles when not on set working with films and television shows.
So, how did Trevor and Meghan Markle meet? According to The Sun, they crossed paths for the first time in 2004. The couple dated for about seven years before marrying in September 2011. Their wedding took place at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios in Jamaica and lasted for three days.
According to The Sun, the couple arranged for around 100 guests to attend parties, drinking games at the beach, brunches, and even a wheelbarrow race. The ceremony? Well, that only took 15 minutes.
As mentioned, Meghan was one of the briefcase models on the game show Deal or No Deal. However, according to the author Andrew Morton’s book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Trevor wasn’t too keen on seeing her while she was on set.
Trevor Engelson was ‘to busy’ to visit his wife
According to Morton (via Express), Engelson didn’t visit her as other husbands or friends of the models did, which was “unusual.” Apparently, this was because he was occupied with his work as a producer and even skipped out on traveling with Meghan during her downtime because of it.
“They were driven individuals, Trevor was busy, if not more so than his girlfriend,” royal biographer Andrew Morton wrote in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
“It was also noticeable that, unlike the boyfriends and husbands of her Deal or No Deal sisters, Trevor never visited Meghan on set.
“It was so unusual that his absence was commented on by the other girls. However, there were plenty of other celebrities, mainly sports stars, who dropped by, some clearly trying to get up close and personal with the girls,” he added.
In 2011, the same year Meghan and Trevor married, Meghan Markle debuted on the television series Suits. It was an instant success, and not long after, she moved to Toronto as the show was mainly filmed there.
Meghan landed the role just months before she married Trevor, and having to take a five-hour flight to see each other became an obstacle for married life. They stayed connected through video calls, but it didn’t solve the challenging situation.