On the Duchess of Sussex’s 37th birthday, Samantha Markle claimed filmed director Trevor was gutted by the end of their 18-month marriage in 2013 and has privately been slating her to friends – but hasn’t wanted to go public just yet over fears he’d jeopardise his career in Hollywood.
“He said he was devastated, that he felt like a piece of gum at the bottom of his shoe,” Samantha revealed today, adding that he has “slammed” his ex-wife.
Up until now, Trevor has chosen to remain silent about his marriage to one of the world’s most famous women – but might not for much longer.
“I think because Meg and Harry were inviting half of Hollywood to their wedding, he didn’t want to stigmatise himself or his project knowing the political pull that it would have in the industry,” Samantha continued to the Sun .
“So I think at one point he thought, ‘Maybe I just better lay low.'”
Trevor has been working on a new TV project with bizarrely coincidental parallels to his ex’s new life, complete with a divorcee who remarries a British prince after a fairytale romance.
But while it was reported Trevor had put the pilot episode on hold in the run-up to Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding , Samantha claims he wouldn’t “back down” on the show just because of his ex-wife’s new position in the royal family.
“It’s not directly about her and she doesn’t have a copyright on all things royal,” she added.
“It would only offend her if Trevor shares personal details that were put into character or scripted.”
Meanwhile, Meghan has shared little about her life with Trevor, which ended for good when she sent her wedding and engagement rings back to him in the post .
But her maid of honour and ex-best friend Ninaki Priddy revealed the real reason behind the marriage breakdown wasn’t to do with their long-distance relationship – but claimed it was because Meghan was fixated on being famous.
“The way she handled it, Trevor definitely had the rug pulled out from under him. He was hurt,” she said, explaining that while Trevor was heartbroken, Meghan was less affected,” she told Mail Online.
“Then, after the wedding, it was like a light switched off. There’s Meghan before fame and Meghan after fame. After three seasons of Suits, she called me to say the marriage was over.”
The claims from Samantha – who is strongly rumoured to have signed up for this month’s Celebrity Big Brother line-up – are set to add yet more anguish after Meghan’s father Thomas Markle’s frequent jibes at her.
Thomas, who pulled out of the royal wedding with claims of a heart attack just days before the big day, has been estranged from Meghan ever since.
He claims Meghan has cut him out of her new life and believes the royal family is trying to “silence” him, while a friend of Thomas has insisted any reconciliation between them is “completely off the table” for the time being as her father is being a “complete embarrassment”.