Meghan Markle's Half-Brother, Thomas, Claims She Denied Knowing Him

Date February 8, 2018

Thomas Markle Jr. is Meghan Markle’s older half-brother. Her father, Thomas Markle, was previously married to Roslyn Loveless.

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Thomas Jr. spent several years working in the entertainment industry as a cameraman. His most popular engagement was on the set of Married with Children.

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His relationship to Meghan Markle was largely unnoticed. However, the recent engagement between Meghan and Prince Harry changed the situation.

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Meghan’s sibling has been known to speak often of her and he always has nice things to say. He even gives insights on Meghan’s relationship with her father. According to him, Meghan and her father enjoy a cordial relationship.

Oddly, this information may stand in contrast to other sources who say that Meghan and her father have a somewhat strained relationship.

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Thomas Jr. lives in Oregon. During an interview from his Grant’s Pass home, he said that he was very proud of his sister.

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It was just obvious from day one that she was destined to be somewhere really big. She’s always been a princess. She’s carried herself on that level from day one.

Thomas Jr. was embroiled in some legal drama early in January. He was reported to have threatened his girlfriend, Darlene Blount, with a gun during a night of insobriety.

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His arrest and family drama

On January 13, James Jr. was arrested by the police. Apparently, he had an altercation with his girlfriend and is reported to have held a handgun to her head. Thomas Jr. was drunk at the time of the incident.

According to the Oregon Judicial Department’s report on the case, Thomas Jr. was charged with ‘Unlawful Use of a Weapon’ and ‘Menacing’. However, both charges were summarily dropped.

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Life seems to have taken a turn for the worse for Thomas Jr. since the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement. According to him, he has received undue media attention that has disrupted his erstwhile quiet life.

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Thomas Jr. complained that lots of untrue stories were making the rounds about him. This had even resulted in his having to change houses at least three times to avoid the press.

No help from Meghan or the Royal family

Meghan and her family have come under intense scrutiny in the past months. At the same time, Thomas Jr. says he tried to reach out to Meghan, appealing that she intervenes but he has met several rebuttals.

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Subsequently, Thomas Jr. also revealed to In Touch that Meghan flat-out denied a relationship with him or the rest of her family.

My lawyer had a phone meeting with her lawyer, and he emailed me some of [Meghan’s] direct words. She said, ‘That’s distant family and I don’t know those people.’ That’s pretty harsh.

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Furthermore, the former cameraman says he spent a lot of time with Meghan growing up and finds it "ridiculous" that his sister would distance herself from him.

In addition, Thomas Jr's appeal to Prince Harry didn’t seem to yield any positive results. Furthermore, an official letter from Prince Harry stated: “I am so sorry to hear you have been having a tough time with the media."

There's a movie in the making about the Royal couple.

Production is already in full swing for a film chronicling the romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is already underway in Los Angeles and is billed for release in spring of 2018. No official dates have been released yet.

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With all the drama surrounding the royal couple, it is possible that this may just be the silver lining that Thomas Jr. so desperately needs. There is no suggestion on how his character will be portrayed. But from all indications, he is likely to be a very interesting addition to the romance story.

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