13 Things You Didn’t Know About Meghan Markle’s Family
Ever since news broke that Prince Harry was dating Meghan Markle, everyone has been dying to know more about the former Suits star and her family. To help satiate the public’s curiosity, we’ve done some digging and have found 13 fascinating things that most people don’t know about the actress’ family. Check it out:
13. Her Parents Met in the Late’70s
Meghan’s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, were a mixed-race couple who met in the late ‘70s on a television set. Her mother was African American while her father was of Dutch and Irish descent. “My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera and my mom was a temp at the studio,” she wrote in an essay for Elle UK in 2015. “I like to think he was drawn to her sweet eyes and her Afro, plus their shared love of antiques.” She grew up in The Valley in L.A. where there wasn’t a lot of diversity and people would assume her mother was the nanny.
12. Her Parents Divorced when She Was Six
Markle’s parents divorced in 1981 when she was six years old. After the divorce, she lived with her mother, but she would visit her father every day after school on the set of Married…with Children where he worked. She remained close with both of her parents following their divorce and has paid tribute to her father for ensuring that she had the best opportunities growing up.