But according to reports, Meghan’s new sister-in-law Kate Middleton has been a “pillar of support” for the Duchess of Sussex as she deals with the tabloid drama.
“Kate’s well aware of what Meghan is going through,” a royal source reportedly told Vanity Fair.
“Her family has been dragged through the tabloids and she knows it’s not nice. She’s made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her.”
According to the source, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is said to have share a love of dogs, tennis and fashion with the ex-Suits actress, is also making an effort to regularly invite Meghan over for catch-ups over cups of tea.
“I’d say they try to see each other once a week, sometimes with Harry, sometimes Meghan goes on her own,” they reportedly said.
“She’s very sympathetic to what’s been going on with Meghan and her dad.”
Mum-of-three Kate dealt with her fair share of family drama. Last year, her maternal uncle Gary Goldsmith was arrested after allegedly hitting his wife in the street.
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Kate and Meghan made their first public appearance together without their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry at Wimbledon earlier this month.
In Thomas Markle’s most recent interview, he admitted to using drugs while raising his children to cope with the pressures of his role as a lighting director in Hollywood. Speaking to Daily Mail, however, he insisted he hasn’t touched recreational drugs in over two decades.
The 74-year-old also spoke about his fears that he may never be able to meet his grandchildren if Meghan and Harry have kids, as he says he’s been cut off from her phone number.
“Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died,” he said.
“Everybody would be filled with sympathy for her. But I hope we reconcile. I’d hate to die without speaking to Meghan again.”
The interview was criticised widely online, with model Chrissy Teigen even complaining about the retired lighting director’s attention-seeking interviews on Twitter.
this guy…this guy sucks. what is wrong with him? let your daughter be happy, please. this is embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/FADsBT5sfX
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 28, 2018