Does every celebrity have an estranged half-sibling just waiting for the perfect opportunity to release their tell-all memoir?
‘Cause it kind of feels like they do.
The latest “we haven’t talked in 10 years but I’m very happy for them but also our family is deeply divided” sibling is Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister.
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Samantha’s a mum-of-three from Florida and she’s – you guessed it – writing a memoir about her relationship with Markle. It’s called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.
So yeah, it’s subtle… and not at all negative.
Speaking exclusively to US Weekly in the hours after the royal engagement was announced, Samantha said although she hasn’t spoken to Markle since 2008, she’s very happy for her.
Except… her impending royal wedding has created a bit of division in the family so Samantha had no choice but to write a tell-all memoir about it. Like you do.
“It created some rifts with us, but people across the pond think we’re mean people saying bad things about her, but that’s not the case,” she told US Weekly.
Samantha also pointed out that the book isn’t really about Markle. But the title, I hear you scream, the title. I know, I know.
“Everyone assumes my book is a slamming tell-all, which it is not. Now it can be egg in their faces and everyone can say what they think. My book is not a small piece and it is important historically. I wasn’t in a position to release what it was about. They assumed the worst and I think that’s unfair and our family members who spoke about my book shouldn’t be doing so.”