Meghan Markle’s half-sister won’t stop talking sh-t about Meghan & her mother

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a visit to youth-orientated radio station, Reprezent FM, in Brixton, south London to learn about its work supporting young people

I wish that Meghan Markle’s extended family would leave her alone. I wish that American and British tabloids would stop interviewing Meghan’s half-sister Samantha in particular. Samantha is not some “dodgy uncle” who pops up once a year to say something inappropriate. Samantha Grant is actually out here, week after week, selling her sister out, spreading malicious sh-t about Meghan and their family. It’s gross. I saw yesterday that In Touch Weekly had a new interview with Samantha and I just shrugged and hopped everyone would ignore it. Nope. The Daily Mail picked it up, as did many of the British tabloids. So I guess we have to talk about it.

The truth is out! Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister Samantha Grant reveals all about the soon-to-be princess’ private world and shares never-before-seen photos of the two as little girls.

“She was extremely well-behaved and respectful. If she wanted something, she’d say it in a forthcoming, diplomatic way,” half-sister, Samantha Grant says of Meghan as a child. “She was well mannered, tidy and disciplined.”

The sisters haven’t spoken in several years. Samantha blames the distance, in part, on her former stepmom, Doria Ragland, 61, a social worker and yoga instructor who had Meghan with Samantha’s dad, 73-year-old Thomas Markle, a former lighting director on shows such as General Hospital. (They split in the 1980s.) Samantha claims that ever since Prince Harry and Meghan began secretly dating in 2016, Doria “just shut everyone out” — including Samantha and her half-brother, Thomas Jr. “In my mind Doria wanted to run around and seal off all the hatches. She became very possessive and controlling.” So controlling, Samantha says, that Doria wants to live with Meghan and Harry in the palace!

Samantha also blames Doria for Meghan’s infrequent contact with their father, who filed for bankruptcy in 2016 and now lives in Mexico. “Meghan’s education, her connections in the entertainment industry that got her her first job on Suits and even before then…he gave her so much of who she is,” Samantha tells In Touch.

She feels Meghan should return the favor — financially. Referencing the costly Ralph & Russo gown Meghan wore in her engagement photo shoot, Samantha says, “If you can spend $75,000 on a dress, you can spend $75,000 on your dad.”

Despite the distance between Meghan and Thomas, Samantha believes that Harry called her father to ask permission to pop the question. “That’s the proper way of doing it. Harry is respectful that way, and I know my dad thinks fondly of him,” she says. And yet Harry has never actually met his future father-in-law. “We don’t know why. I think with distance, time and schedules, it’s hard. Plus, my dad had a bad leg for a while. But he’s doing better now. He’s working with a doctor to improve [the leg] so it minimizes his pain and he’ll be able to walk Meg down the aisle.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

Will this be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Meghan? The fact that Samantha is talking sh-t about Meghan’s mother Doria? Doria didn’t “shut everyone out” – she was being discreet because Meghan was dating a prince, and Doria knows all of these dodgy relations can’t wait to cash in with tell-all interviews. Meghan is a grown-ass woman who can choose for herself who she wants to talk to, and clearly, she cut her half-siblings out of her life for a reason. I would love it if Meghan released a statement through official Kensington Palace channels saying “Samantha Grant does not speak for me, does not know me or my mother and I would greatly appreciate it if everyone stopped paying her for these trashy interviews.”

As for Samantha being paid… if Samantha can make thousands of dollars selling out her family to the tabloids, surely she can spend some of that money on her father.

Meghan Markle during a visit to youth-orientated radio station, Reprezent FM, in Brixton, south London to learn about its work supporting young people

Meghan Markle during a visit to youth-orientated radio station, Reprezent FM, in Brixton, south London to learn about its work supporting young people

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  1. Hh says:

    While Tabloids are probably running these stories, I have no doubt it’s just “filler.” She’s one of those people that run there mouth so much that they make themselves look bad. There’s not an inside scoop as much as someone who’s willing to say anything and everything for attention/money. Her father’s side of the family is bringing far worse on themselves than Meghan.

    ETA: I think after seeing Meghan’s hair back, I like her with less hair. Kind of like Halle Berry. Long hair doesn’t make them look ugly by any means, but their faces are just too beautiful to be hidden/distracted by layers of hair. When Meghan has her hair down and straight, she looks pretty. However, in the photos above and yesterday, she looked incredibly striking.

  2. Crowdhood says:

    100% to the last line. Spend some of that tabloid money on your dad and the two of you can think fondly of Harry from Mexico together.

    • anon says:

      her sister had cancer or ms or some other serious disease.i doubt she can afford to. do we have to idolize meghan so much that we can’t see its not appropriate to lead a luxurious,jet setting life, while your parents that sacrificed for you,are struggling?

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Anon, we don’t know that her father is struggling. I realize he’s declared bankruptcy in the past, but that does not mean he has -zero- money. Sam’s own mother has called her a flat out liar, and toxic. We don’t know the facts, that does not mean people are worshipping Meghan.

        On another note, I have a child, I would never allow my son to give me money, ever. I would not be surprised that Meghan’s father feels the same.

      • Vet says:

        Her father lives in a very nice home in Rosarita, Mexico with many expats. The sister hasn’t spoken to her father, mother, brother, half-sister in like fifteen years. She just continues to give interviews to promote her unpublished book. She hasn’t spoken to Meg in fifteen years, how would she know anything about family relationships. Her own daughter, mother, and brother called her a liar and asked for her to leave her alone.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It isn’t Sam’s call to decide where Meghan spends her money. When a family member becomes successful, it is their success only. Parents are supposed to support their kids, it is part of the job and not transactional.
        This is truly a horrible woman.
        I have given money to relatives in the past and have regretted it in too many instances. It is one side of my family, and once it starts suddenly, they think you are responsible for them. Like they deserve it. They don’t.

    • anon
      Comments like yours explain why so many peopke are unfairly locked in toxic, painful relationships with members of their birth family.

  3. kNY says:

    Aaaaaaaaaand she’s not getting an invite.

    • SJhere says:

      So, the half sister is getting paid cash money for every statement she makes I betcha.

      I’ve got several siblings who took every penny they could from me for years after our Dad passed. I was working 2 jobs for almost 3 years straight, minimum wage jobs too, I must say. But in the name of family, I was such a chump, every time they asked for a loan I gave it to them.

      Yeah, loan my sweet arse. That money is never coming back.
      It’s not about the cash. It’s about caring enough to not USE your family.

      The sister needs to keep her trap shut. Betrayal is a bitch to forgive.

  4. IlsaLund says:

    What’s that expression….you can’t choose your relatives? Samantha sounds like a jealous, vindictive shrew whose trying to cash in as much as she can on Meghan. I doubt very seriously if she’s ever been close to Meghan and has most likely not had any contact with Meghan well before Harry entered the picture. Attacking Dora would be the last straw for me….no one messes with Mom.

    • Rose says:

      And it pisses me off that Samantha said their dad would still walk Meg down the aisle when I’m sure I heard on the BBC that her mum would? I hope she releases an official statement too. Split up families are hard enough to deal with privately, this must just feel like such a betrayal to her, must suck.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Samantha behaves like someone with a raging personality disorder. I am not a psych so I am not diagnosing her but she sure as h.ll acts like it. She is trying to control the wedding from afar through the media! She is one manipulative vindictive trashy woman.
      At one point it is on the tabloids for continuing to enable this strega.

      • Yup, Me says:

        All the points to you MagnoliaRose for the use of strega in a sentence this early in the day.

      • Shirurusu says:

        I think Samantha has MS actually (I read it somewhere, could be wrong). I worked for a woman with MS for several years and that disease can unfortunately do horrible things to your personality, it affects the brain as well. Many relatives of people with MS struggle because someone who once loved them has now lost empathy for other people, getting very mean and vindictive with close family members. It doesn’t happen to everyone with the disease but it sure happened to the woman I worked for and several other people I know. It’s very rough to deal with for the family :/

      • Lorelai says:

        She certainly could have a mental illness, but honestly, she just strikes me as someone extremely jealous and bitter — and now angry, since the wedding is definitely happening.

        I can kind of understand why she feels that way; it’s human nature and I’m sure she feels like she got the short end of the stick in that family — but she should vent to family members and friends, not tabloids.

      • Jaded says:

        She sounds like a classic Narcissist, or at the very least a Borderline Queen or Witch. My mother and sister had it, as did Mr. Jaded’s ex. I learned the hard way all about personality disorders.

      • noway says:

        Samantha could very well be sick, and you really wouldn’t know it from an article. Also keep in mind the tabloids are going to make it sound as juicy as possible, as this is what sells. Plus it’s new meat for them. They aren’t exactly nice to the royal family. Conversely, Samantha could just be a very angry bad person, but either way we should probably do what Meghan is doing, Ignore it. These are truly the times when you should just look at the pictures. Some of the kid pictures from those articles are adorable. Meghan was such a cute kid.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I never thought about MS that way. Hmmm. I take your word that it could interfere with the brain. It isn’t a disease I am personally familiar with, but if this is what happens to people, it has to be a nightmare for their loved ones.

        She does need to stop. It isn’t a good look for her more than anyone else. I guess we all probably have some relatives we wish we didn’t, but she is going for the prize.

        @Yup, me
        It just popped into my head. lol

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        As someone with MS, I can testify to the fact that it can turn you into a completely different person. The way it works is that the immune system is turning on itself and eating the myelin (insulating cover, think the plastic coating on electric wires) on nerves, which messes with signals being sent. It also can cause inflammation of the brain, which is manifested by lesions. Brain matter dies and thus causes the damage that changes personality, especially for those of us affected in the frontal lobe.

        I don’t appear to have markedly suffered this just yet, thankfully. I have my moments from time to time, though I’ve done A LOT of cognitive behaviour therapy so I don’t make my family suffer more than they are already. I’m also taking an SNRI, which helps the mood swings. I know I won’t have so much control over it forever. It makes me thankful for the function I have left, which most people take for granted.

    • Christin says:

      Weddings and funerals seem to reveal the worst in some relatives.

      Sounds like a relative trying to be the center of attention and the know-it-all, when reality is probably that she knows far less than she claims.

    • Amy says:

      Samantha sounds unhinged and like she doesn’t really know what she wants to say. I think she starts off by praising Meghan in an attempt to desperately repair relations before the wedding so she and her family will be invited and get in on the royal life. But then her crazy and her resentment and jealousy comes out and she starts shit talking about the dress, and how Meghan isn’t giving them money. But then at the same time she’s trying to blame it all on Doria bc she doesn’t want to come off as attacking Meghan personally. Because somehow attacking Meghan’s mother is a safe way of getting back into Meghan’s good graces? I think she realizes how unhinged she sounded and how her jealousy started showing, so she tries to finish off with some praise of Harry, thinking Meghan will like that. Or maybe she’s being more devious, trying to plant the seed that Harry is such a good guy who wants to get to know her family and Meghan has somehow hoodwinked him, clawing her way into his sweet, kind life, and then preventing him from doing the “right thing” and meeting her family.

      Totally agree that meghan or the palace needs to put out a statement shutting this kind of thing down. It wouldn’t sound vindictive, it wouldn’t seem trashy, it wouldn’t reflect poorly on Meghan if she did. I think the PR people are trying to ignore Samantha bc they don’t want to taint the public’s perception of Meghan by acknowledging Samantha, but they need to. Girl is getting crazy.

      • Lorelai says:

        @Amy I think you nailed it!

      • Olenna says:

        Well, Sam Grant must have taken lessons from some of the usual suspects who love to trash talk MM without having a personal relationship with her either. Their methods are pretty much the same: back-handed compliments; malicious glee disguised as fake concern; and, obsessive moral commentary (“But her dress! But her dog!”). Now, thanks to Big Sis, they can *legitimately* assign blame to her for family member behavior or misfortune, and hold her responsible for fixing this PR shit show that Grant seems bent on running. An official KP statement might work for the sane and reasonable, but it would only add fuel to the fire for the obsessed and unreasonable, with Grant running straight to the tabloids with claims she was threatened or intimidated. Even a wedding invite wouldn’t quiet the crazy. So, my vote goes to IGNORE.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        @Amy. Are you in a shrink or a profiler in your real life cuz I kinda think you nailed Sam Grant here.

        She hates Meghan and is jealous of Meghan (probably always has been). She was not concealing her resentment pre-engagement probably because in her spiteful mind she couldn’t see Meghan marrying the Ginger Prince. But now that it seems that Meghan will “win” she wants to get on the winning side while still being spiteful, resentful and jealous. She’s an awful person.

      • Princessk says:

        I agree with you Amy but I do not think that Meghan or the RF should issue any statement. The fact that they have made no reference to her makes me think even more that this woman has mental problems, which are going to grow and grow and she will end up in a very sorry state.

      • Amy says:

        @slightlyanonny, no I don’t work in psychology, but the combination of a) an analytical mind who wants to figure out why everything is happening, b) a creative writing major, and c) a bit of an obsession with debating celebrity, leads to my rather long, wordy, and hopefully sometimes insightful posts. 😀

      • magnoliarose says:

        It was good Amy.
        I know I get wordy too because I think about this stuff.
        It sounds valid and very believable.

  5. Bobbymilly says:

    Ah Samantha is never going away.

    Jealousy is a poisonous thing

    • Deanne says:

      It’s not even just the jealousy. It’s the opportunism. She’s obviously getting paid for these interviews. She’s literally selling her sister out for quick cash and the sad thing is that she’ll be able to keep doing it. Interviews after the wedding, that she’s surely not going to be invited to. Interviews if Meghan gets pregnant. The list goes on. It’s really disgusting.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Except that they have no relationship so at some point people are going to realize that she’s just repeating the same old nonsense. Meghan just needs to keep ignoring them while they show the world why she primarily had relationships with her mother’s side of the family.

      • FLORC says:

        The entitlement. Like winning the lottery. You have cousins trying to get some.

        What’s good is these people are flashes in the pan. Raging hard, but once MM settles in and the press focuses on the wedding, honeymoon, outfits, work, etc… etc… no one will want to hear her half siblings rants.

    • Princessk says:

      Samantha has been hiding her jealousy of Meghan ever since when Meghan was born and became, in Sad Sam’s own words, “Daddy’s little Princess”.

    • LoveShoes says:

      Not only that, she is promoting a book about Meagan and is trying to stay relavant. The intersestimg part of all of this is that her own SIBLINGS won’t speak to her because she is such a nightmare. MS or not, she is a vindictive narcissist who is trying to become relevant and stay relevant. I hope she gets her comeuppance one day. She truly deserves it. And who is she to dictate that Meghan should support her father? Will all that she is making for these interviews, she should be helping her father out. The father seems to be a decent man and is very proud of Megan and has never stated any negative comments about Megan or Harry. I hope she goes away soon, very soon.

  6. Crowdhood says:

    OMG I JUST GOOGLED HER I HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS SO MUCH OLDER. Samantha and Megan didn’t have the same childhood, I am even more shocked at her lunacy now!

    • Connell says:

      Tom Jr. and Samantha are Meghan’s half siblings. Sam is 17 years older than Meghan. After Tom and Doria divorced, Meghan went back and forth between parents. According to Sam, she raised Meghan for their father, for several years. There are several photos of them together. Of course Sam talking to the press is completely wrong. Supposedly Tom, age 73, has health concerns, and needs financial help. Meghan is the deep pocket, the only one with money. Sam has MS, and is in a wheelchair. I actually think they all want to go to the wedding.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Samantha’s own mother says that she’s toxic and a liar. She’s apparently attacked every one of their family members, not just Meghan. When your own mother thinks those things about you that says something.

        Another thing Sam said was that she used to call Doria the maid, when her father was married to her, because she is a black woman. Sam is a disgusting liar and racist.

      • Yup, Me says:

        If they wanted to go to the wedding they’d shut their mouths. If they actually had relationships with Meghan, they would call her directly to make that request. But they keep flapping their jaws in the press. They don’t want to attend the wedding. They want money and attention.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        She, and some of the family had also called Meghan and her mother the N word. Charming family. They should be avoided like the plague. Shame there is no way to legally forbid them from cashing in now or later.

      • Amy says:

        Sophia’s side eye: I think every article where Samantha spews nonsense needs to have a little disclaimer and the beginning and the end of it that says “even this woman’s mother thinks she is a spiteful harpy.”

      • Amy says:

        I think there is some entitlement based on racism working here too. As in “how dare you, the much younger black woman, not support us financially? My father was good enough to marry your black mother and to recognize you, a black woman, as his daughter. We “raised you” and took care of you even though you’re of an inferior race to us. How dare YOU disown US? How dare YOU be more successful than us? How dare you, little black girl, marry into the white BRF and leave us all behind when we would fit in better than you bc we’re actually white?” Also a bit of disbelief that Meghan would choose her black side of the family (Mom) over her white side of the family (Dad). And then some subtle racism along the lines of “Doria is an angry black woman, keeping Meghan away from us white people out of vindictiveness and fear that she might like us better bc we’re white.”

      • Lorelai says:

        @Amy, again, ITA! It absolutely seems like there is some of that going on, especially since we know this lunatic called Meghan’s Mom “the maid” while her father was married to her. It sounds like she’s just always been a pretty awful person.

      • FLORC says:

        Yup
        They don’t want to support their sister. I would bet they know there’s no chance of a wedding invite. This is just lashing out. At MM for being more successful and kind. And possibly as their own self loathing overtakes them.
        Nothing of their actions or words feels like it’s motivated in love or family or truth.

        I feel for her. Many of us have family issues. To have that pain exposed on an international level. Your pain is real and you’re vulnerable. Even if people are in your corner. It’s a private pain revealed to strangers. Very difficult to forget or dismiss.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Amy, so true about the disclaimer. And great call about her entitlement based on racism. I’m sure Sam used to tell herself she was so much better than Meghan and her mother. What an awful harpy, or Strega like magnolia said above. lol!

      • Helenw says:

        I wouldn’t think much of her mother either if she indeed was able and willing to speak of her child in this manner to a tabloid. This tells me more about the mother than about this woman Samantha. It also gives me a glimpse of what could have been a lonely and painful childhood. If Samantha’s mother was cold and distant and disliked her, it would very well explain the attitude of the daughter who grew up to seek approval and love but could express only bitterness because she felt unloved and neglected. It’s a common pattern. It does not excuse her but the mpther doesn’t get a pass from me either and her mean words towards her daughter should not be repeated and given more publicity. IMO

        @Florc Yes, it is very painful. I feel for Meghan. I truly hope Harry will be her rock and friend and help her when she needs a shoulder to share the burden of this exposure. It’s a very sensitive matter and runs deeply.

      • FLORC says:

        Hellenw
        Harry will likely be her rock and confidant, but she’s a survivor or her family of blood relation. And while Harry has no doubt been sheltered, protected with press exposure he’s also learned how to deal with it in a gilded cage.

        Best way to handle this is to just ignore. They will tire themselves out. No connection means they will not have anything new to say. It still doesn’t ease that personal pain.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Right? Who acts like this at 50-something?

    • Christin says:

      Personal experience suggests that some people never change. The 40 or 50 year old extremely nosy, triangulating, manipulative person often ends up being the same (if not worse) two or three decades later.

  7. Lucy says:

    That second picture of Meghan is lovely. The half sister needs to stop talking and eff off.

    • Princessk says:

      You are right Lucy, that picture is gorgeous. It was also totally spontaneous, as Harry asked her to turn round and wave to the crowd. You just cannot buy that type of beauty. The professional photographers have really hit the jackpot with this woman, and I hope that Harry keeps Meghan under wraps as must as possible, away from the media vultures.

  8. Talie says:

    Not acknowledging her is the best thing Meghan can do…Samantha is desperate to be seen.

    I’m still skeptical that her father will be walking her down the aisle though. It does seem like there is bad rupture for Meghan with her family. Maybe moving to Toronto was the best thing that ever happened to her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      That is what I thought.
      I think she tried to handle it discreetly but NOOOOO.
      I always thought that was why Harry made that comment. I know if it were my spouse I would be extremely angry and ready to go to war. It is difficult to sit by and not be able to protect a loved one. He can’t say a word.

      • Liberty says:

        Yup. Other than having a great mom like Doria, look st the nonsense MM has apparently had to deal with.

        The concept that family is always a good thing to be cherished is not always reality, and the idea can be harmful to people who are manipulated by it (I have seen friends go through hell, and had to deal with a couple of hot mess family members myself a few years ago). Mr L shut down something on my behalf once after being totally fed up, and asking for my ok to speak up. I can only imagine that Harry feels equally protective, or icy, on her behalf.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Good for Mr. L. :)

        The New York Times did an article on estrangement from family, and I have come to think sometimes it is the only way to protect yourself. The situation can be hopelessly toxic, and there is no other choice but sever ties.

    • Lorelai says:

      My comments about this keep getting eaten, but the Sun has a story about her Dad answering questions about Meghan and Harry asked by some random person at a convenience store over the weekend, and apparently this person got video of the impromptu “interview.” The video doesn’t seem to be published, but there’s a photo of him.

      In any case, he doesn’t say anything ahout attending the wedding or walking her down the aisle (at least not according to this article).

  9. Nicole says:

    I mean this is insane and I feel bad for her. I wonder how much of this the sister believes (different from the truth mind you) and how much of this is her sensationalizing her book. Don’t get me wrong she’s a sh*t person either way because you couldn’t pay me to sell out a friend let alone family. While her brother gave a sound bite he didn’t sound nearly as bitter as the sister does. So I wonder where that disconnect is.

  10. Georgia says:

    Ah yes, I can already see the magazine titles “British tax payers to pay for pa Markle bad leg”.

    Half sister would look better to just tell innocuous childhood stories with a positive spin. Magazines would still buy them, and she would not come out as sour and greedy as she is now.

    • Princessk says:

      Oh Georgia…loool!😂……that is exactly what will happen.

      So called British taxpayers get on my bl**dy nerves! Most of the people who spend all day on social media are down and outs who are on benefits and don’t pay any tax anyway.

      • Amy says:

        PrincessK, why should people who receive benefits have no say in the way tax money is spent, or to take it further, governance? That seems a little classist and harsh. And a bit like “poor people don’t even know what’s good for themselves, how could they have any valid opinions about taxes and government spending?” I don’t think that the majority of people receiving benefits are spending cradle to grave on them. Many people need assistance for a short time or two or three during their lives and work and pay taxes all the rest of the time. Many people receiving welfare benefits also work and pay taxes. It rubs me the wrong way to write off and disenfranchise an entire subset of society just bc they’re poor, unemployed, or need assistance. They can be smart members of society with awesome ideas about government spending.

      • Veronica says:

        So you don’t like British taxpayers but love those “blue-bloods” who mooch off of them????
        Ok.

      • Princessk says:

        @Amy…please don’t get me wrong I am not anti -poor or anti-working class or anything like that. In fact much of my early life was spent in a poor part of the inner city and I am proud to be associated with that side of life. My comments were aimed at the nasty people who post on DM. But I am fed up with people who moan incessantly about the tax money that goes on the RF. I have a strong sense of history and I think in these days of social media to expect the RF members to be super perfect just because they get paid out of tax money is ridiculous. The present RF are much better than their forbears. The RF gives me a sense of time and place and history, and along with most British people I support the RF.

  11. TyrantDestroyed says:

    The sister will never go away as long as she gets paid to talk trash, particularly because she is always complaining about Meghan not helping them financially. Becoming very famous is the best thing that could habe happened to Samantha, she just found a cow to milk for the years to come.

  12. AbbyRose says:

    A comment from KP would just add fuel to the fire and Samantha would be thrilled to elicit such a response.

  13. Sam Louise says:

    Samantha Grant Markle – yes, she recently changed her name back to Markle – seems mentally unstable. I’ve watched a couple of interviews with her and she appears delusional, needs and cut off from reality. She’s clearly cashing in on her half-sister’s new fame. Why else would she start using the same last name again? It’s pathetic how slimy gossip sites are clamouring to talk with her. Both sides (media and Samantha) disgust me. Leave Harry and Meghan alone. Meghan has so far kept it classy and said nothing about this nutjob.

  14. All About Eve says:

    The media will not take the moral high ground because they are in the business of selling gossip. And Meghan’s family is the gift that keeps on giving!

    I’m sure there are family members Meghan is close to, but we do not hear from them. Unfortunately it is the idiots from her father’s side that have been allowed to set the tone & narrative which has left a bad impression.

    Is there anything the palace can do to shut these relatives up? Or will commenting just stoke the flames? Also I wonder if it’s more difficult to deal with these relatives because they are not based in the UK.

    • Keepitreal says:

      The “Palace” cannot make Ms. Markle’s friends or relatives in the United States sign a non-disclosure agreement. Like it or hate it, her sister is quite within her rights to say anything she likes. She is an American citizen; she cannot be “made” to shut up, even if she was based in the UK. Ms. Markle needs herself to reach out to her relatives, they are her problem, not the palace’s.

  15. Sparkly says:

    Nothing but a blatant money grubber. She ought to be ashamed of herself. This just makes me feel bad for poor Meghan.

  16. Lola says:

    Honestly, I don’t think Samantha cares about alienating Meghan. I’m sure this is her way of creating a bit of a nest egg for her and her own family since she’s disabled. She’ll do any interview or say anything, as long as she’s paid.

  17. RBC says:

    So is this woman trying to repair her relationship with Meghan or wants to hurt her? All this running to the tabloids is certainly no way to get close to Meghan again or much less get an invite to the wedding.

  18. SoulSPA says:

    As I thought originally when the engagement was announced: bucketloads of sh!t from States-side but never thought it’d come from her family. I thought it’d be from Hollywood and some acquaintances or friends or business relations. Now, will that woman or her brother keep coming up with info about Meghan pre and post wedding? I don’t recall any situation similar to this as regards the BRF. The Midds shut down relatives and friends from long before the wedding. But the British media still trashed Kate. Now there are different factors: US and the first amendment, a divorced family with no sense of cohesion, no real or apparent power of the BRF to control the media to some extent.

  19. spidee!! says:

    Meghan better get used to it, because it ain’t going to stop anytime soon.

    • seesittellsit says:

      I agree. People walk but money talks, and if it’s getting read, the tabs will keep it up. I also think, FWIW, that the tabs have not forgotten Harry’s threatening letter in November 2016. They have long memories, is my guess. For now, given that H&M are in the “honeymoon” phase with the public and no one wants to spoil a Fairytale Royal Wedding, they’re actually pulling their punches and printing stuff that can’t get them hauled into court, but can do a bit of unfavorable damage. I would bet (no – no more bets, I have to stop this) surmise that the tabs have bigger knives quietly stored in a lower left-hand desk drawer, and when the new Fairytale Couple On the Block aura fades, those knives will come out. They will be watching like hawks for the opportunity.

      Meanwhile, no one really knows the full story – families are complicated and there are always multiple sides to a family story,

      • Keepitreal says:

        The most objective comment to date! While the family’s comments have been distasteful……one can never jump to the conclusion that they are all wrong and uncouth and that Ms. Markle is exemplary. I am sure that there are many, many layers to their relationships whether they have seen/spoken to each other recently or not. I say again that Ms. Markle had better reach out to her family privately as it is clear that they are not going away. They are her problem, not the palace’s and not the press.

  20. Becks says:

    So she’s not invited to the wedding, correct?

  21. Tan says:

    Samantha seems to be more bitter ans angry about her step mom and the vitriol is not just Jealousy for Meghan , its a mix of jealousy/ hatred for step mom and more beautiful step sister together

    • Princessk says:

      I thought Carole Middleton was being mean shutting the door on her relatives but I now totally understand. Some of them are complaining, and did so when Pippa got married. The only person from Carole’s family that gets invited is her brother, and she even banned his wife from coming to Pippa’s wedding.

      • SoulSPA says:

        I thought of Carole being strategic in severing relationships with family right from the onset of the relationship or even before that. TBH I don’t remember of any relative speaking out about the Midds. Except for the cousin but she or he wasn’t mean about Kate. At least in my view. That said, I have no idea about their other relatives, who they are or what they do. Uncle G is more than shady though and yes, he did speak out a few times. Why is he still in the picture? Just the money? Do Carole or Mike have something on him?

      • Princessk says:

        During both Kate and Pippa’s wedding some ‘Aunt’s’ complained about not getting invites and said that Carole’s mother would have been upset that their side of the family had been shut out, that was all they said. Somehow I think that Mike’s family get invited to the weddings but they keep themselves firmly private, which is as it should be.

        Or does Gary have something on them?

  22. Adele Dazeem says:

    So how much money do you think samatha has made from these interviews?? That is disturbing and worrisome that she is making money off of this.

  23. HeyThere! says:

    With every interview this jerk gives, it becomes very easy to see why she isn’t in MM life! She’s clearly the a shady mo fo.

  24. HelloSunshine says:

    I hope Meghan never acknowledges what this woman is saying. It’ll only give her validation imo. The more she talks, the worse she looks and I’m hoping Meghan realizes this and let’s her continue to dig herself deeper into her delusional little hole.

  25. Toot says:

    Doria did what any mother would do if their child started dating such a high profile person, and didn’t want to mess it up for their child. Samantha is just delusional, and didn’t raise any of her children, (who don’t speak highly of her now), so she probably doesn’t understand a mother protecting their child.

    Meghan has such warm eyes.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      I agree with you, it is clear that Doria did the right thing. She was protecting her daughter, especially last year to give her and Harry time to date and have their privacy.

      Wonder if and how Andrew Morton will cover this family in the book he is writing on Meghan.

    • Princessk says:

      I think Doria withdrew from both her own family as well as the Markles a long time ago and decided to do her own thing and concentrate on giving her daughter the best life she could.

    • Amy says:

      You guys, meghan is not a 17 or 18 year old who relies on her mother to make good decisions that will protect her. She’s 36 years old. Maybe she was the one who said “let’s not talk to dads side of the family for awhile bc I don’t want my new relationship to implode.” Why must we assume that Doria was making all the decisions about putting some distance btwn her side of the family and her ex’s side of the family? I would imagine she already had a lot of distance btwn herself and her ex-husband. They’ve been divorced for 20+ years, they haven’t shared custody of a minor child for 20 years.

  26. Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

    The $75,000 for the gown – $75,000 to help her dad was so uncalled for. For all we know she offered him help and he refused to accept it.
    I really hope the “sister” won’t be able to cash in on all that cr*p she’s spewing. She’s so pathetic.

  27. Squiggisbig says:

    I can’t believe she keeps getting paid for these interviews. She has no real insight into anything about Meghan. All of her stories from Meghan’s childhood are so generic there something an adult acquaintance could come up with. Also….meghan’s Parents are divorced why would Doria continue to facilitate a relationship between Samantha and Meghan when there is no indication Meghan wants that nor any evidence Samantha wants to maintain a relationship for any reason besides getting money.

    Something obviously happened between Meghan and her dad. And actually her former friend that sold her out to the tabs cryptically said something about how when Meghan lived with him in high school she had to “parent him to some extent.” So I wouldn’t be shocked if he doesn’t in fact walk her down the aisle because that doesn’t sound good and they do not sound close.

    • Connell says:

      Tom has said he wants to walk her down the aisle. Sam alleges that she raised Meghan, for several years, for Tom. This was before Sam’s MS. Sam is saying Tom needs money. I think they are all looking for money. Meghan is marrying someone with very deep pockets. My theory is that Tom might be a drinker; his son Tom Jr. is an alcoholic.

    • Millie says:

      Interesting. It sounds like Samantha wants Meghan to continue to parent their dad by giving him money. It’s one thing if Meghan decides to provide him with financial assistance (prior to her now being funded at least to some extent by British taxpayers). It’s quite another to resent her for opting not to provide her grown ass father with the money that she rightfully earned herself.

      Also, it sounds like Samantha doesn’t even have a relationship with her father. “Samantha believes that Harry called her father to ask permission to pop the question.” Believes? Did he or didn’t he, Sam? Did your dad tell you that Harry called or didn’t call? Did you ask? Are you just going around commenting on stuff without any idea of what’s going on because it kind of seems like that’s your MO, Sam.

    • Amy says:

      Plus it’s not Doria’s job to facilitate a relationship between her 36 year old daughter and her 50 year old ex-step-daughter. Meghan has been independent and living away from mother for over a decade, why does anyone think that she would be in charge of making decisions about Meghan’s relationships (whether they are praising her for keeping Meghan apart from certain ppl or blaming her for doing it)?

  28. All About Eve says:

    This is just a classic case of what happens in a lot of step families. Even though these are grown adults who are entirely responsible for their actions, I can’t help but think that some of the blame has to go on their father Thomas Markle Sr. There is clearly a lot of resentment & jealousy with the father’s older children from his first marriage. Usually the children from the first marriage will (rightly or wrongly) feel they are being neglected in favor of their father’s new family. It is the father’s responsibility to try to achieve some discord & balance between both families, but clearly Thomas Markle Sr failed in that regard. But rather than blame their father for the breakdown, the children will vent all of their anger on their new sibling or step mother.

  29. Jayna says:

    Well, I finally started watching Suits It’s on Amazon Prime.. I am hooked. Meghan is definitely not one of the main characters, but I love all of them. Gina Torres is the bomb, and her wardrobe on the show is to die for. I love that she’s the managing partner over all these guys. I love the characters Harvey Spector (amazing), Michael Ross, Louis Litt and their rapid-fire banter back and forth. I love Harvey’s legal assistant, Donna. Meghan does a great job also. Her character Rachel is being developed more in season 2.

    The banter between Gina and the three male characters, Harvey, Michael and Louis, is brilliant and so is the back and forth dialogue between Harvey and Donna or Donna with anybody. I am now a few episodes in on Season 2.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      It really is a great show! You will enjoy every season. Can’t wait till they come back from this mid-season break!

    • Bella Dupont says:

      @ Jayna

      It really is a sexy little show and yes, Gina Torres is also my favourite character, followed closely by Harvey Specter. Also, am I the only one who sees some strong (underlying) sexual tension between Harvey and Gina?

      For instance, why is he able to get home in the middle of the night, to find her cooking dinner and drinking wine in her bare feet, waiting for him? (and many other similar examples)

      • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

        Good point @BD. I noticed that too. But’s imo that kind of relationship is creepy, wasn’t she his mentor or something like that?
        For me – #Harveryandtheredheadforthewin

      • Bella Dupont says:

        She was his mentor…..the only other lawyer he respected/feared……….and very likely more……

        I wish they had developed that story line a little more though, it felt like there was some promise there. :)

      • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

        Oh I would totally dig that if the story is well-written, but like very well-written, not for the “controversy” or as a filler because they ran out of ideas.

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, I get the underlying sexual tension between Harvey and Gina without any doubt.

      • Jayna says:

        I have the afternoon off. Now I’m deeper into Season 2. WTF? Donna got fired. I’m too invested. LOL I’m praying she comes back to work somehow. Don’t tell me any spoilers. Although, she did show up for the mock trial.. And the mock trial preparing for the lawsuit against Harvey is so intense. That scene between Louis and Harvey in the bathroom after Louis went so hard examining Donna on the stand was brilliant.

        The law firm is in utter chaos. I’m loving it.

        Why did Harvey lighten his hair to a softer brown color in Season 2? I loved it much better darker in Season 1. It went with his cocky, arrogant personality, and I thought he was more handsome with the dark hair.

  30. MellyMel says:

    Samantha is disgusting and has no shame. Jealousy and greed are so ugly. It’s very obvious why MM hasn’t spoken to her sister in years and why she will definitely not be invited to the wedding or have anything to do with her or Harry in the future.

  31. Sienna says:

    I read some of Samantha’s statements on another website yesterday. While I don’t think she should be speaking out (and it’s making her look really bad), I don’t think Meghan is innocent in the estrangement from her family. Usually when there’s an estrangement, there’s plenty of blame to go around. One of the pictures of Samantha and Meghan was from Samantha’s college graduation about 9 to 10 years ago, so the estrangement happened sometime after that. Why did it happen, who knows? Maybe it was a combo of Meghan starting to gain some fame and Meghan’s half siblings feeling jealousy? I do put some merit in the statements of Meghan’s former best friend who had been friends with her from the time they were 2 until Meghan divorced her husband. She stated that fame had really changed Meghan over the years, and not in a good way.

    I do feel sorry for her parents. Meghan’s father is being hounded by the press; he’s really not seeking it. I also read yesterday that after the wedding that Meghan wants her mother to live at Kensington Palace with them. Seriously?! I hope that’s just a rumor and not true.

    • SoulSPA says:

      Don’t take my word for it but estrangement in families because of someone’s success happens all the time. All the time. Also with friends. Also with co-workers. Jealousy and resentment are real when someone does better or very well. Entitlement from relatives to get help when someone in the family does better is real and toxic. Especially when those jealous people are vocal and demanding and do not maintain a basic sense of decency or respect.
      And people change with success, sometimes for the better or for the worse. Moving to another country and living in a different superior environment can change people. Reality checks, changing priorities, gaining self-confidence and being able to stand on their two feet and being able not to accept sh!t from others.

    • Toot says:

      Supposedly Meghan and her sister haven’t spoken in 10 years, so that was before Meghan’s success in acting. Just from Samantha’s behavior since the world found out about Meghan and Harry, I see why Meghan stopped talking to her.

    • LOLADOESTHEHULA says:

      I know some of you are desperate to find fault in everything Meghan does, but blaming her for her racist white sister verbally abusing her is a new low. Assigning blame on both sides of this scenario is critical thinking worthy of Trump.

      Samantha’s own daughter has accused her of abusing her when she was a child. Some people trying to paint Samantha as a victim in some way are a perfect illustration of the racism some of us try to point out in the way some people talk about Meghan.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      I’ve been estranged from my father for the last 9 years (when I finally found the guts to migrate abroad with no return ticket). Apart from the fact he was not clearly invited to my wedding, but if he had attempted to ask for money during this time (I’m not rich nor I married a prince!) I would probably bury him with insults until I have breath left in my lungs…. He abused us for 20 years. The fact I didn’t cut him off earlier than 9 years ago only depended on ‘location’ circumstances.

      We should never second-guess familial situations.

    • Em Gee says:

      @Sienna: There can be “happy” looking photos taken at family events which have absolutely no bearing on the actual relationships. This Samantha chick is toxic, her story changes constantly about her “book,” and her inauthenticity shows every time she opens her mouth. Who would care to hear this woman’s take on race relations and family if it wasn’t for her famous relative? I feel so bad for Meghan and her mother.

    • Princessk says:

      @Sienna…..Meghan did not say that she wants Doria to live at KP. Please understand that most things reported in the newspapers about the Royals are lies, fabrication and pure speculation.

    • zuzusgirl says:

      What I got from her best friends version is that it came across like the bf was in love with Megans husband and got shot down.

  32. Green Is Good says:

    Sammy is probably being paid with a carton of Lucky Strikes and a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Maybe a couple of lotto scratch offs.

    • seesittellsit says:

      Oh, I think the DM is more generous than that – if you think that’s all she’s getting paid, think again. The major tabs’ pockets are quite deep. And if their readers are eating it up, they’ll keep paying.

      • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

        My guess is that unfortunately, some media would be willing to sponsor the siblings trip to the UK for the wedding just for the heck of it. I hope they are not allowed to enter the country if they show up uninvited.
        Especially the “sister” is so disgusting.

      • SoulSPA says:

        OMG Pumpkin fsp I guess you are on to something re: tabloids sponsoring the siblings’ trip to the UK. But unless they were a security threat, they’d be let into the country. Imagine what would happen if Samantha, who seems to be ill with limited mobility, were “mistreated” by UK authorities in the service of TQ. Who is Harry’s grandmother. OMG.

      • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

        @SoulSPA, you are right. That’s why it would be so much better if she was prohibited from boarding the flight – obvs, if it comes to that. She’s unhinged and unstable.

        I was on the same flight once with a mentally unstable woman, it was horrible – though I felt sorry for her because she was clearly unwell. At the gate – she seemed unstable but harmless. After take-off, she started shouting, she wanted to go to the cockpit, then open one of the doors. One of the flight crew had to sit next to her for the duration of the flight AND during landing. That was scary, even for a short haul flight. A mentally unstable person on board can be very dangerous. People with limited mobility can pose safety risks as well – and yes, I am against discrimination. Just sayin’

      • Princessk says:

        Sadly I think that some media will sponsor family to come over and some will definitely come. I hope that the authorities find a way to ‘deal’ with this potential problem.

  33. Sherry says:

    I can’t speak for Meghan and her situation, because I don’t know her. However, I can speak from personal experience and say I doubt Meghan has had much of a relationship with them, probably by choice, just as I don’t have a relationship with my older half-siblings from my father’s first marriage.

    I say bravo to Doria for protecting Meghan from them.

  34. seesittellsit says:

    I don’t think a statement by Meghan would be productive. It will only nail the “family feud” flag to the mast and the tabs will be rubbing their hands together at keeping it goin. And, it won’t persuade the readers to stop reading the stuff or believing it. It’s obvious this was a heavily dysfuncrional family, which puts Meghan in company with, oh, about 80% of the rest of us? Conservatively?

  35. HoustonGrl says:

    I’m not a huge Meghan fan, but only an idiot would believe what her sister says. At this point, interviewing her is irresponsible journalism.

  36. Ennie says:

    I bet their father doesn’t appreciate at all the publicity about him living in Mexico. He seemed to throve in being discreetly staying, as are many expatriated Americans.
    STFU, woman.
    I understand bitter feuds among siblings, but this woman has a damn mic and a camera tonspill craziness. It is beyond words, what a sad lif must she have.

  37. Petty Riperton says:

    I have half siblings too and if anyone of them tried to blame my mama over me keeping my grown self away from them they would get these hands on sight.
    I doubt they were close to begin with. Besides they haven’t spoken in a decade that was way before Suits even started. Can’t blame it on that.
    Meghan is a grown woman if she’s choosing not to deal with them looking at how trashy that the Markle side is, I don’t blame her either. That’s not her mother, that’s her call.

  38. reverie says:

    Even if I hated my sister, if she was engaged to Harry and obviously in the throes of a very exciting and amazing time in her life… I would shut my mouth. Let her be happy. For the love of god why throw mud at something happy.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Because some people are so filled with jealousy and rage at things being “unfair”. Doesn’t matter that their own life choices helped them along their path, but someone else looks better and they want itinstead. And it’s only fair” they get “their piece”. Seeks a bitter old cow who f#cked up her own life; Meghan’s has *always* seemed/now is better, and she wants “her share”.

      • reverie says:

        It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to see how jealous some people are (in general, not of me specifically) and how they fail to equate their choices in life to whatever they feel is lacking. I still don’t comprehend it. It shocks me every single time. I thought jealousy was simply wishing to have something someone else has. I didn’t realise it meant hating someone because they have and you don’t.

  39. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    That’s right dear, your independent, adult sister doesn’t want to talk to Daddy because her Mommy won’t let her. And you keep blabbing and blabbing to the tabloids about how you have NO IDEA why M doesn’t tell you things. Just can’t seem to figure that one out…

  40. Ginger says:

    Samantha is grinding hard for a “please shut up” payday.

    • lobbit says:

      I agree. And normally I’d be inclined to say “just cut the woman a check and have her sign an NDA!” But Samantha Markle doesn’t seem stable, and I wouldn’t trust her to stick to the terms of the agreement. She’d keep running her mouth – knowing that it would look awful if Meghan and tried to take her to court for breach of contract.

    • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

      Why “reward” such behaviour? I really hope no-one will pay her a single penny to stay “quiet”.
      And that nobody is going to buy that effing book.

    • SoulSPA says:

      @lobbit: should Sammie sign an NDA she’d have to be mentally fit and show legal capacity – don’t know how to say this in English – to be able to sign a legal document and uphold its terms. I’m rather unsettled reading opinions about her mental health whatever she says.

  41. Nikki says:

    I loved Kaiser’s statement to the press from Meghan; she should definitely use it!! Doesn’t this woman realize she’s just making herself look bad? Anyone who would sell personal info about a loved one, former flame, or family member is just as tacky as can be.

  42. eddie says:

    I’m not a fan of Samantha; but, she likely doesn’t own a $75k single article of clothing. She doesn’t have the privilege of a celebrity and future member of the British Family. Meghan clearly has the means to assist her father, but has not. Harry and Meghan, who lived on different continents, managed to visit each other every two weeks for over a year before the engagement. Why hasn’t Harry met her father? It’s odd.

    • SoulSPA says:

      I don’t understand how come the financial situation of Meghan’s parents became public or whether it were true. And people speculating on Meghan’s alleged lack of involvement. It’s gross. Meghan’s parents are adults. The relationship between two private individuals and Meghan’s is no one’s business but theirs. WTheck.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      My husband never met my father (he abused us for decades).
      Never second-guess family situations.
      If I was a millionaire, I would never give even two scraps to my father. Ever.

      • SoulSPA says:

        Oh, SilverUnicorn. It’s a very sad story but I hope you’re in a good place now. Sorry, it’s none of my business but if you have any children don’t let the close to your father. And you are 100% right about never second-guessing family situations.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I recall what you have said about him, and I know why you wouldn’t and shouldn’t. We have no idea what their history is, and I trust that it is that way for a good reason. I learned a long time ago not to side with parents in disputes. You just respect that the child has their reasons. End of.

    • hindulovegod says:

      People don’t owe abusers anything, even when they are family. My partner has never met my father and has had limited contact with my mother. I made that choice to protect both of us from them. If you’re lucky enough to have two decent parents, perhaps give a pass to those of us who do not.

      • Christin says:

        I was lucky enough to have two decent parents, but am now left with 2 very difficult elderly aunts (who weren’t helpful or very kind to my folks, their siblings). I basically ignore them for my own well-being.

        Just because people share a bloodline doesn’t obligate anyone to be bullied. I don’t judge anyone who has to stop or limit contact with an abusive parent/relative.

      • Helenw says:

        This millions of times. Cherish your nice family if you have it but don’t judge the rest who were not that lucky. You will rarely know the whole and true story. There is usually a very good reason to keep one’s parents away although most of those parents are excellent in making the perfect impression on strangers so that the children are the monsters in the society’s eyes. I’m always open to trust that a family situation is well founded.

  43. The Original Mia says:

    I wish my sister would talk smack about my mother. Drag her butt to here and back. Meghan doesn’t owe her siblings nor her father a dang thang. Samantha doesn’t give a damn about her father or Meghan. She’s making that money selling her family out.

  44. Linda says:

    As for the family dynamics my saying in these kind of situations is ” there’s her side and theres her side and Then theres the real side”. No 1 person is ever completely innocent. None of us know the true whole story.

  45. Bliss 51 says:

    Samantha would be wise to take care of the money coming from the Fail. I didn’t realize she’d be pulling in those kind of amounts. And going to UK c/o of the tabloid, truly she’s shameless.

  46. Veronica says:

    Unless the palace wants to sound like Trump, I don’t think they should respond. Unfortunately, every time Samantha speaks, it gives fodder to those who are inclined to dislike MM.
    I feel badly for her. I have a jerk
    Brother and it sucks.

    • SoulSPA says:

      I know this opinion may be unpopular but I tend to believe the Palace should make a strong, single statement refuting the siblings. The BRF had their own share of garbage played up in newspapers and books. But since Diana there’s been nothing negative. family relationships wise IIRC except for uncle G. The Markle siblings may well continue spill out shait from the States. I can definitely believe that their media game was a calculated risk by the BRF. It’s very early days into the public relationship but I definitely see garbage and vile coming up from Samantha or Tom jr. If she stops talking everyone will assume she’d been paid. I am afraid it’s a lose game for Meghan re: her father’s side of the family. And should Samantha’s condition worsen, who knows what could happen next? Second, third, forth volumes of confessions? I feel for Meghan. I really do.

      • Jayna says:

        Absolutely not. No response should be made by Meghan and especially not by the Palace. It then keeps the story going with a back and forth and gives it more legs again, instead of Samantha talking to the wind selling stories and just regurgitating the same things over and over, which now has little to no impact now. People are sick of the loser.

      • magnoliarose says:

        What Jayna said.
        This is how 45 made Fire Fury a must read. By responding.
        Saying nothing says everything. She isn’t worth their breath.

  47. Petty Riperton says:

    How does she know that Meghan haven’t tried to help their dad? So people are too prideful to take help even from family.

    If Sam does have a relationship with their dad I doubt he talks to her about Meghan since he knows she will run to the press. He seems like a private guy and said Harry was a gentleman to counteract the crap his older kids were saying.

    I noticed last year when her brother was just started giving interviews that they were jealous. He said that Meghan was his dad’s pride and joy something like that. That their father wasn’t as involved with them as he was with Meghan.

    Meghan should keep ignoring and keep working.

    • marianne says:

      Or its possible that she has lent money and he ends up spending it on crap instead of using it on bills. I can understand that after a certain point you would stop lending them money.

      • Nikki says:

        Yes, he had a job for years, but was broke and had to move to Mexico. He could possibly have had a gambling, drug, alcohol, or other addiction. Really, in that case, there’s not much you can do to really help someone. Not that I think Meghan would be obliged in any way to help her dad financially; as numerous posters have said already, you never really know the whole story of what goes on in families. Meghan is clearly very close to her mother, but not with her dad. No judgement from me: whenever someone needs space from a parent, there’s often a reason.

    • Helenw says:

      Declaring bankruptcy is a popular tool and especially in the world of entertainment where one easily falls into all sorts of traps. I say this as a performer myself, I know many people who declared bankruptcy including a close friend. None of them was starving and it freed them from creditors. Obviously, one plans those things in advance and clears their assets. It’s done and not always because of poverty, in this industry not jn general. We don’t know if Meghan’s father was actually poor at the time or simply had other reason to close the door to creditors and dash away to Mexico! It’s an interesting step.

  48. homeslice says:

    MM has luggage. And no, she should not ignore it. I would hope she reaches out to handle her family and make some kind of peace. If they don’t want to comply and make nice, it really is unfortunate…

  49. aquarius64 says:

    If there is an abuse charge there should be a court case. Samantha doesn’t want the legitimate press on her tail because it has deeper resources and unearth everything.

  50. PiMo says:

    This is such a complicated issue to me, I cannot just criticize Samantha.

    Yes, what she is doing is horrible, she is selling out a family member (by the way aren’t half siblings considered family and not extended family?)

    On the other hand she has MS. If I am not wrong she is rather immobile. MS does things to you, so does chronic pain. I have a friend with MS and while she’s never been an easy person, since she had MS, she’s been explosive. She lives in another city so seeing her once in a while is not that taxing for me. I can imagine an MS patient being absolutely difficult on family members.

    So this is where I can defend both sides. An MS patient’s expectation to be loved, taken care of, regardless of everything (including being an a**), because she is family. And her frustration and anger when that does not materialize.

    I can also see how someone like MM who has so many good things going for her, does not want that negativity, the mental, emotional and probably financial burden pulling her down.

    I have an extended family member who treated me horribly to the extend that I thought about cutting my ties with her. Someone who is close to both of use gave me a perspective: Have I ever considered she may be jealous of me and while I am going on with my life (which she may think is great, even though grass is always greener on the other side), in her eyes, I have ignored her and been selfish, which I kind of have been? It made me think again and then to forgive.

    None of us know these people and what went on between them. But maybe Samantha is jealous, not just the fact that MM is marrying a prince, but because MM is healthy, successful, achieving what she’s yearned for, living the kind of life she desired (even before meeting Harry); while Samantha has a deteriorating disease which made her immobile, crushed her dreams, left her with terrible pain. Now while MM is living the type of romance that Hollywood keeps on making movies about, Samantha may be having a hard time finding a partner. They are siblings. She may be thinking, why did she get all the good cards and I the bad ones? Is it a rational way of thinking? No. But I know many people who would rebel against fate in situations like this.

    About her getting paid, maybe she is cashing in, since she needs the money for her health and care and that is one way she may get that kind money.

    All in all, I think the best solution to this would be to have two sisters to privately make up. Samantha can always publicly acknowledge that due to her condition she’s said things she’s never meant, while MM and the rest of the family may provide care, love and financial aid?

    Am I drinking too much Kool-Aid?

    • SoulSPA says:

      IDK. Doesn’t Samantha have children of her own? A husband or partner? Mother? Father? Brother? Why should Meghan be responsible for Samantha? I only know of Samantha from here and a bit DM. If she wanted help, she shouldn’t trash Meghan and force her hand and vilify her even subtely. Sammie has burnt many bridges. I’m sorry but I am sick of toxic people and the fact that those who are better off are basically hold responsible to care or support toxic people/relatives/friends, and treat them with silk gloves. Caring for toxic relatives or friends is extremely taxing.

      • PiMo says:

        I know what you are saying and I am not against cutting off toxic people. However, it is a more delicate and difficult decision when that person is family.

        I also think a quiet reconciliation would be better for Meghan since otherwise she will have to live with this for the rest of her life. As long as she is royal, Samantha will keep on talking.

        I also love a happy endings.

      • Ennie says:

        I think her own mother cut her out.

      • PiMo says:

        I did not know that. That is so sad! I hope the whole family contains Samantha, find out what she needs and now that they have the backing of BRF and all its resources behind them, quietly provide it.

      • Helenw says:

        PiMO, this is a very harmful attitude that you are promoting. No one should make any efforts to keep their life and door open to people who make them unhappy and it’s even more true if these people are family, the ones supposed to love us most and kep our back. This kind of submissive attitude has made it impossible for decades for people to break free and live their lives in comfort. I say firmly no more.

      • Wisdomheaven says:

        Samantha has a daughter who is a lawyer and who Meghan is close to. Meghan mentioned her niece several times on twitter and social media. I believe the daughter/niece works in corporate law too.

        So, yes, Samantha has children who can help, and may be they do. But she is estranged from all her children AND her father. The brother is also estranged from his father (Tom Sr) and his siblings and children.

        The Markle family obviously has a lot to work out. As someone who has been there, done that, I fully support cutting out toxic family members. It literally saved my life.

    • Marie says:

      There is NO excuse, even if you have MS or not, to go to the tabloids and trashing your sister in order to get money. There is NO excuse to wanting to destroy your sister’s love life. There is NO excuse to wanting to harm your sister because she is more beautiful, much educated and more succesful than you are. This is what Samantha has been doing. She didn’t have any relationship with Meghan for almost a decade. Do you really think that the two would “make up”? For what?

      • PiMo says:

        But is she really destroying her? MM is getting married to her prince. She will get the titles, tiaras and will live at the top of the food chain, so will her children. Most people here and elsewhere that I’ve checked defend Meghan and trash Samantha.

        I haven’t lived with MS. I know pain though. I cannot imagine living with chronic pain. I cannot imagine my body deteriorating, my life being cut short. I cannot imagine knowing that my life will shorten because of this disease. I don’t have mental disease, but I’ve seen how depression affected and severely changed the behaviour of some of the people I love. I’ve seen what MS did to my friend. They are not excuses, they may be explanations.

        A lot here assume the best of Meghan, worst of Samantha. While I am not excusing Samantha, what she is doing is horrible, we don’t know what is going on in her mind, how the disease is affecting, directing her behaviour and outbursts and how well Meghan handled them.

        Meghan may have well chosen to remove herself from the shackles of what seems to be the white trash side of her family and in the process hurting them. Family is family. There may be room for forgiveness and reconciliation and honestly, why not wish for that?

    • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

      Being dealt the “lesser” card is no carte blanche for behaving is such a despicable way. The “sister” is very calculating and she knows what she is doing. Even plans for the future with that book.

      • PiMo says:

        I am not a Meghan sugar, as my posts show. I am very sceptical of her celebrity and fame ambitions and think she is self-centred in the same way most celebrities are. So I can see the possibility of a scenario where she may have actually hurt Samantha or not done enough for her because she was focusing on herself.

        I did not say she was dealt the lesser card so she may do whatever she wants. Hers is not a lesser card. Hers is a debilitating disease which affects her mental state.

        I don’t know, I see everyone’s point. But I haven’t lived with MS, nor chronic pain, nor anything that affected and altered my mental state.

      • Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

        I hear you.
        This whole situation seems to be complicated and there are many unknowns. So I prefer to refrain from speculation. But I do think that the sister is very calculating. And it would be good if she was not given a platform by some media. It affects her own dignity too. She uses the media and she’s been used by the media.

      • LOLADOESTHEHULA says:

        @Pimo you see that possibility because you want to see it. You’re bending over backwards to make Samantha’s behavior fit your negative opinion of Meghan. Accusing her of abandoning her sister because she’s disabled (with zero evidence) is gross & uncalled for. I don’t know why some of you are reaching so hard to make it seem like Meghan did something to deserve her sister’s vitriol. All evidence points to her being a toxic ars*hole.

        To recap:
        1. Samantha’s mother says she’s a liar, a racist & an abuser and has been like that for most of her life.

        2. Samantha’s 19 yo daughter accuses her of physically & emotionally abusing her from the age of 2 to her teens. Siding with her ex-con boyfriend when he continuously beat her (to the point of being bloodied & bruised).

        She also says that her mother has hated & insulted Meghan for as long as she can remember. She says Samantha’s the one who wanted nothing to do with Meghan & only sought to reconcile when news of her relationship first broke.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Why are you on a celebrity gossip site if you think so little of celebrities? Meghan has nothing to do with her much older sister’s health problems. She has parents and children and other siblings.
        I have no idea how you make this leap except you don’t like Meghan.
        It is ridiculous.
        Once she spoke to the press, she is cut off forever. There is no going back.
        Did no one learn from Angelina freezing out her father and he is much closer and significant? Aniston cut her mother off. It happens all the time and for good reasons.
        I think you are attempting to cover your dislike of Meghan with fake empathy for her horrible sister to try to make Meghan fit your feelings. This is concern trolling when really you want to frame Meghan in a negative light.

    • Em Gee says:

      @PiMo: You sound like a kind and generous person. Unfortunately, none of us knows the extent of their relationship, when it soured, or what the half-sister’s own life is like. She did have a Go Fund Me campaign awhile back (not sure if it made her any $), but saying the things she’s alleged about Meghan make my stomach turn. MS is a horrible disease, no disease is an excuse to sell out a family member just for the bucks. Such a toxic person doesn’t deserve your compassion, in my own humble opinion <3

    • Sam says:

      She was never close to Meghan and is just a bitter betty.Sam has 2 older kids she didnt raise that are of similar age to Meghan.One of her kid is a lawyer so why cant Sam go ask her own kids for money if she’s so desperate? Why should Meghan? Her own mum,youngest daughter and brother have all called her a toxic.Her mum also said she used to go around calling Meghans mother a maid.I don’t feel sorry for her because all this just reeks of jealousy.If she really wanted to heal the rift,it would have been done in private and before Harry came into the picture.She doesn’t care and just wants attention,money and a chance to stick it to the sibling that has the life she probably dreamed for herself

    • Helen Smith says:

      Nah, I don’t think you’ve had too much Kool-Aid. I think Meghan, Samantha and their half-brother were closer before Meghan made it on Suits. Then, Meghan moved on without her half-siblings they no longer felt loyal to her. I bet that break in family unity is why Samantha and her brother feel like they can speak to the press without repercussion. They don’t believe they will have an invitation to the wedding or be invited to any Meghan and Harry family events anyway. There is nothing to lose in their eyes. Too bad Meghan’s half-siblings don’t realize how it hurts them to speak to the press. It doesn’t matter if the content of their comments are true or false. The comments still make them look bitter and retaliatory to the readers who don’t know them or Meghan personally.

      The Markles family is a contrast to the Middletons. The Middletons stuck together as a family and kept relatives who might embarrass them in the family fold like Uncle Gary. The wedding invites and I bet the private family ones that are away from the press’ reporting keep him from going rogue. Too bad Meghan didn’t learn that lesson before she started her relationship with Harry. A little attention to her half-siblings might have avoided this press embarrassment that leaves her family looking like hillbillies.

  51. Avery says:

    Samantha better get all the money she can get while she can. After a year or 2 no one will care. What else more will she have to say? The majority of people see her for what she is…a bitter, jealous, hateful racist. Let MM get pregnant and see how that tide will turn. Keep Calm and Carry On. The best revenge is a good life. MM and HRH are in love, happy and at the beginning of their new life and it is eating her sister alive.

    • PiMo says:

      I think it will get worse before it gets better. Once they start having babies, there will be talk of no access to the nephews and nieces. I hope they reconcile, I am tired of hearing from Samantha. She is not offering gossip, she is just bitter. While I defend her because of her MS, this is sad gossip.

      • Jayna says:

        That’s BS. They are half-siblings she has been estranged from for years. Samantha has been selling stories and trying to write a book with a derogatory title about Meghan. You hope they reconcile? Reconcile with a half-sister who wasn’t around you that much growing up because she was graduating high school, moving on, and Meghan’s parents divorced, so really even less interaction with this woman, and now estranged for a decade for good reason it seems, and then sells you out every which way for MONEY and saying bizarre things? This woman is a nasty piece of work. Having MS has no bearing on this. Her own mother doesn’t iike her. What does that tell you?

        No one cares what she says anymore, because she’s a broken record. And Meghan should never acknowledge any of this. That’s what Samantha wants, a reaction, so she can get more stories sold.

  52. Allthestrings says:

    Her sister sounds very bitter and while I don’t agree at all with the way she is acting, I do wonder whether there is more to all of this. Are we all just assuming Meghan is completely in the right here? We don’t really know.

    I know if one of my siblings got married and appeared to have the perfect life but cut me out of the picture for apparently no reason, I’d be pretty hurt. In my mind, siblings are there for life. All families are different though, I guess.

    • Amy says:

      Meghan is 17 years younger than this half sister. It seems a strange dynamic for one much younger half sibling to take care of the much older one. Meghan is probably just now in the past 5 years or so able to really help the sister out financially or otherwise, but if she were to quit her job and go take care of sis, then what? Or if she were to send large amounts of money home, then what? It’s not like she would guaranteed a high paying acting job on her return. And it’s not like she knew that she would marry a prince and be set for life. The money she was making as an actress she probably needed for her own life and future, retirement. When you’re an actress you don’t know even if the show you’re on will be renewed next season, you certainly don’t know if you’ll be working in 10, 20, 40 years or if you would’ve been better off saving as much as you could early on. Plus, she hardly knew or saw this sister even when her parents were married, or shortly after the divorce when she was still going to her dads house for visitation.

      • Veronica says:

        That is a strawman, saying anyone said that. Egnan should have quit her job. I didnt see anyone say that!
        The question was asked if Meghan is 100% correct here, or bearsany responsibility for her half-sister’s anger. Who knows? We never will either.

      • LizB says:

        “Meghan is 17 years younger than this half sister. It seems a strange dynamic for one much younger half sibling to take care of the much older one.”

        Seriously. I am 20 years older than my brother, who was adopted by my dad and his 2nd wife. Never in a million, trillion years do I ever expect *anything* from him, monetary or otherwise.

  53. marianne says:

    Wow. First of all we dont know what kind of re;ationship she has with her dad. We dont know if shes tried to help him or not. And frankly its none of our business. Also, who says Meghan actually bought that dress? More than likely it was lent to her because the designer wanted the publicity.

  54. Blackbetty says:

    The tabloids will be rubbing their hands together, with Meghan’s bitchy relatives willing to bitch and moan.

  55. Lorelai says:

    Whatever the true story is here, I feel sorry for Meghan, having all of this aired so publicly. She has enough detractors already without this BS coming from her own family. Sigh.

  56. r says:

    samantha grant and tom markle jr will never behave any different than they are now. no amount of money will be enough. unless both have extensive therapy, give up booze tom jr and never talk to the media again sam and tom jr will any kind of relationship with meghan happen. i’m sure this hurts meghan and everyone involved for better or worse this is her family and it is none of the public business to tell meghan how to behave with her family when she and them are the only ones who know what the truth really is. the sooner we stop talking about this the sooner it will go away.

  57. Peanut Gallery says:

    I think her sister is awful but she has MS. As someone who’s had MS for many years (me), I can tell you that it does affect cognitive things like mood, things that you say, memory, etc. MS is a neurological disorder that affects the brain so it’s only natural that this woman, who’s had MS for many years, has some cognitive issues. It’s not a free pass to treat someone like shit though. I feel sorry for Meghan because unless they pay this sister to shut up, I doubt she will stop and go away.

    • Peggy says:

      Please, don’t blame her behavior on MS, she was a witch before she had MS.
      Ask your self a rational question, why none of her three children or her own mother will have anything to do with her, she is toxic.
      Instead of being up in Meghan’s business, why not ask her children and her parents for forgiveness and move on with them.
      If Meghan did not talk to her for over ten years, why would she talk to her now or the drunken brother, blaming the spotlight for his drinking abusive behavior.
      They’re the ones that opened their traps and told the press where their Dad was living a quiet life, minding his business. Now he is being hounded by the rabid press.
      Meghan is doing the right thing by ignoring both of them.
      No one know what goes on between Meghan and her Dad, the son don’t talk to him and he knows Samatha will repeat anything to the press.
      Guess Harry knew the family dynamics better than people gave him credit for.
      She could always invite Samatha to the wedding and place her at the table next to Princess Michael in the back of room.

  58. Vicsy says:

    This half-sister of MM sounds like a bad episode from the Reddit narcissist parents/siblings forum. Sounds toxic and reminds me of Ariel Winter’s toxic mom.

    In other news, MM + Harry will be doing another event next week! How fun!

  59. Vovacia says:

    This sister is a piece of work. It’s not like it’s even good gossip- she was respectful? Ooooooo.
    Still. I suspect the men in grey will only allow this to continue for so long.

  60. Rebecca says:

    I’m probably going to be the only one here who defends this woman (sort of). I think I read somewhere that she has MS. If you come into some money, why not help your sister and father who have health problems?

    I’m not sure there is any excuse for selling your sisters story to the tabloids; however, I do sympathize with some of what she’s saying, especially regarding Megan Markle’s father. If It’s true that he helped Meghan get her career started then why not give back?

  61. KatC says:

    two things:

    first; I love that the top photo makes it look like Meghan is using really fancy headphones so she literally doesn’t have to hear her sister talking shit.

    second; I don’t at all like what her sister is doing, but I don’t really hate her for it. No one has ever offered me 20 grand (or whatever she’s getting paid) in exchange for something that cost me nothing but pride. I’d like to say I would never, and clearly everyone commenting here is also enjoying saying that, but until it happens to you, none of us can really say for sure. I don’t know what Samantha’s situation is, I’m not sure if there is a clear public picture of her financial status, without knowing that, I hesitate to make a moral call.

    And honestly, this is information that belongs to Samantha. She didn’t break into Meghan’s house, or dig through her trash to get it. She came by it naturally and it’s more or less up to her what she chooses to do with it.

    Meghan likely could have avoided this with a phone call and a pay off in exchange for a nondisclosure agreement. Does that mean she deserves this? No, but, if, as others have said, Meghan doesn’t owe her anything (and I agree with that) then does she really owe Meghan anything?

    Some people are saying things about how they would never ever do this, or even accept money from their children, or from a sibling. And I honestly hope that none of us are ever in position where we might have to, but as someone who has been truly poor (as in one pay check from a minimum wage job I hated away from an eviction) in the past, pride is the first thing you stop being able to afford.