Meghan Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson remarries
Before she was married to Prince Harry, Meghan was in a near-decade long relationship with the Hollywood producer and agent. They lived together in Los Angeles before Meghan moved to Toronto to film the TV legal drama Suits, which she starred in for seven seasons. The couple tied the knot at a ceremony with their friends and family in Jamaica but the marriage lasted just two years.
They split seven years ago, citing irreconcilable differences.
However, when they were together, they did discuss adding to their family, according to Andrew Morton’s 2018 book ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’.
Meghan wanted a dog and they ended up adopting a six-week-old puppy, who they named Bogart.
Mr Morton wrote: “When she returned home, she discussed with Trevor the prospect of adding to their family ‒ she wanted a dog.
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Meghan Markle and her ex-husband Trevor Engelson
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“So just before Christmas, she and Trevor found themselves gazing at a pair of six-week-old puppies at a pet adoption agency in Los Angeles.
“The pups had only recently been rescued from being put down at a dog shelter.
“One of the labrador mixes was black, the other golden.”
Meghan chose the golden puppy and filled her social media profiles with pictures of him.
Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson in 2006
In a bizarre twist, David Branson Smith, a screenwriter who is the son of royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, adopted the black puppy, whom he called Otto.
In February 2013, Meghan emailed David to say that she and Trevor always wondered if the brothers would recognise each other.
They organised to meet up on the beach at Malibu, and the dogs immediately ran towards each other and “romped around like, well, long-lost brothers”, Sally Bedell Smith recalled in the Sunday Times.
Meghan filmed the reunion and posted it on social media, exclaiming: “Oh my god, how sweet, they are really the same size”.
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David Branson Smith and Sally Bedell Smith
Two years later, Meghan adopted another rescue dog, a beagle mix, who she called Guy.
When Meghan moved to London, she took Guy with her, but Bogart was too old to make the journey.
Instead, she arranged for the golden labrador to live with a close friend in Canada.
According to People magazine, Guy broke two of his legs following his arrival in the UK, leaving Meghan “distraught” and “very upset”.
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Royal experts have said recently that Guy was actually the biggest clue that Meghan and Harry were planning on stepping down as senior royals and permanently relocating to North America.
This was because they took him to Canada when they took their break after the tour of Africa, and it is unlikely they would have put him through that journey just for a holiday.
Royal correspondent for the Daily Mail Rebecca English said that “insiders confirmed that the dogs staying in Canada ‘was the biggest clue, in hindsight, that they were unlikely to come back from this so-called holiday’.
“Both the Duke and Duchess adore their dogs and Guy has already been relocated from Canada to London once when Meghan moved over.
Meghan is now married to Prince Harry and they have a son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
“She wouldn’t have considered a move again for him if it wasn’t going to be semipermanent.”
Since marrying Harry, Meghan has added to their family in a different way.
Last year, she gave birth to their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is now one years old and lives with the couple in their Montecito mansion.