Meghan Markle’s ex-husband temporarily shelved his dumb, tacky TV show

Meghan Markle's ex husband Trevor Engelson seen in good mood despite news of his ex wife engagement to Prince Harry!

This ^^ is Trevor Engelson, Meghan Markle’s first husband. They divorced long before she even met Prince Harry, and apparently the split was not some joyful, enlightened conscious uncoupling. Meghan allegedly sent him a Dear John letter and the only thing she took from their home was the blender. One of the first things we ever learned about Trevor was that as soon as Meghan’s romance with Harry really took off, Trevor pitched and then sold a TV project involving an American dude whose ex-wife runs off to England and marries a prince. Yeah. It was tacky. In the scope of everything that’s happened with Meghan’s family, I guess we should give Trevor *some* begrudging credit though: he still hasn’t sold his story. He’s given no interviews about Meghan. Now The Sun reports that Meg and Trevor are still in contact – somewhat – and she’s asked him to temporarily shelve that My Ex Married A Prince show. And apparently Trevor has agreed.

Trevor Engelson had planned a pilot episode but decided to suspend it for the next few weeks after hearing pleas from Meghan’s LA friends. Meghan, 36, was understood to be “deeply upset” by her ex husband’s decision to mock her royal romance.

A senior TV executive, who asked not to be named, told Sun Online: “Trevor’s project is currently on hold after several months of anguish for Meghan. She reached out to him at first through friends and now they have kept up the pressure and Trevor has pushed things back. The plan was for the series to come out during the aftermath of the royal wedding later this summer but things have changed.”

“Trevor has focused on other projects after having calls and impromptu meets with Meghan and his old social circle. The couple has barely spoken since their divorce, but she did reach out to him – with Harry’s agreement – to thank him for not telling their story in public. The TV pilot was a shock, but now everything is paused – for the meantime at least. There is a feeling too that it is too soon for a TV network to go straight at the new royals given their popularity and it could flop. So that too is a factor, as Trevor has still not confirmed yet if he will walk away from the project. While Harry and his lawyers may have some sway in the UK, in the States, Trevor has a much more open opportunity to do what he wants.”

The source added: “Trevor has busied himself with other projects for the moment. It’s understood there is no guarantee that this is all signed off and settled. Trevor was unhappy at his divorce and this attention on him since the Harry relationship is something he has loathed. He and Meghan are world away from that Hollywood happy divorce declaration of ‘conscious uncoupling – where people split up, but remain friends like Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.”

[From The Sun]

Well… on one side, at least her ex has some semblance of a conscience. On the other side, I bet network honchos are like “maybe this won’t be the ratings bonanza we were expecting?” And I’m okay with Trevor mostly making a decision to temporarily shelve the project because he wants to see if people are still interested in the story a month from now. As opposed to him shelving it because it would do more damage to Meghan. But whatever, considering how absolutely awful her family is, I’ll take what I can get.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Meghan, woman, your picker is horrible.

  2. darkladi says:

    Da f*ck is wrong with people?

  3. minx says:

    Everyone is trying to make a buck off MM.

  4. ocjulia says:

    This poor woman. No wonder she’s running off to another country and starting a life completely different from the one she’s always known. From her father & his side of the family to her ex-husband – they’re ALL HORRIBLE. At least her mom seems like a decent human being.

  5. Bea says:

    Perhaps he doesn’t want to be grouped in with the bitter and horrible Markles. Timing is everything.

  6. SK says:

    He “loathes the attention” this has brought on him and yet wanted to draw more attention to himself by making this show. Sure bro!

  7. Amelie says:

    I love how all these people–her half-sister with that dumb book “Princess Pushy’s sister” which will never get picked up or sold, her ex-husband pitching a show based on the premise of Meghan’s life–insist they aren’t trying to capitalize off of Meghan, that it will be a “fictional” account loosely inspired by real life. It sounded like a crappy show to begin with. It’s true her ex-husband never sold her out tabloid wise but clearly he wanted to make some kind of money off of Meghan’s relationship with Harry. I’m wondering if maybe he signed an NDA. The paparazzi never seemed to try to stalk him like they have with her dad or tried to get him to talk like with Meghan’s siblings. I wonder if Meghan spoke to him privately and basically told him not to tell his story. Either that or she has serious dirt on him and he knows if he talks, she’ll spill.

  8. Bridget says:

    Wait a second. If they were planning on it coming out this summer, it would need to be in production NOW. It takes time to write scripts, cast, rehearse, and shoot. Could it be that it wasn’t picked up and he’s trying to save face?

  9. kate says:

    Meghan has tragic taste in men.

  10. HeidiM says:

    In that first pic he looks like Robin Thicke. The douche is strong in his face.

  11. Magdalin says:

    I thought that was Kenneth Branaugh!

    If anyone probably knows how awful her family is, it’s her ex-husband. Even if she did send him her rings back in an envelope, he’s sitting somewhere like, “Dang, this is messed up.” I also think that he probably felt entitled to do a TV Show and thought it was funny, even, if he felt jilted and bitter (not realizing how mortifying it would be for Meghan).

    Also, I hate to say it, but this comes with the territory of marrying a divorcee. There’s just likely to be more baggage and in this case, baggage from a tv producer. Yikes.

    Anywho, I bet his behaving somewhat decent in this case was attributed to him and Meghan communicating. Maybe they finally got to say things that weren’t said before, and so he’s not as bitter anymore and can leave her to move forward with her life without a sitcom about it.

  12. Violet says:

    Funny, I was just wondering what was up with Engelson and his show in the midst of the rest of the Markle family debacle.

  13. Merritt says:

    He has a douchey haircut.

  14. Jayna says:

    I don’t believe she or anyone else has been in touch with him.

  15. ladida says:

    He was paid, but yea i suppose he “agreed.”

  16. Electric Tuba says:

    Wonder if these creeps are giving Harry flashbacks to his mother’s hounding and death. I officially feel bad for the bride. Relating a little to the betrayal she must be feeling. So gross

  17. Tessy says:

    Well at least he backed off, for the time being at least. No doubt he was pretty hurt by the way she dumped him. All the people who have a bone to pick with her make me think she isn’t as sweet and innocent as a good many here do. Maybe she’ll make out just fine in that nest of vipers in the royal family.

    There’s nothing like a real live soap opera, lol!

  18. jammypants says:

    Geez as if being a woman of color wasn’t difficult enough to deal with. Add all this baggage and no wonder she wants to leave it all behind.

  19. Pandy says:

    What kind of show would it be? Yes, your ex is gone on to bigger and better. How is that an interesting plot? That’s probably the real reason we aren’t seeing the show. Not enough to sustain a plot.

  20. tw says:

    She looks super cute in that first photo.

  21. Anon55 says:

    Honestly asking…how do we know her ex-husband is such a terrible person? I feel like if the roles were reversed and a woman was the recipient of a “Dear X” letter, the public mood would be like “you get it, girl…sell that TV show!” I’ve never heard anything else about him other than he had pitched the TV show…am I missing something? Lol…it sounds like an awful plot for sure, but I don’t read it as 5-alarm vindictive. I guess it would depend on how true/revealing the writing was.

    • Masamf says:

      @Anon55, we really don’t know why they split up, no one is saying the ex hubby was a terrible husband but also claims that because they split up that makes Meghan a horrible person are ridiculous. Lets all stick to the facts, no one knows what happened between them, speculating isn’t helping.

  22. Peg says:

    No one bought his silly story, and now he is trying to save face, not even a Pilot and he talked about this for almost a year. Yvonne don’t have a publisher for her book either ( – _- )
    A woman that sent back her wedding rings, that rightfully belong to her and took only a blender, that most likely she purchased, that tells me she wants nothing to do with her Ex.
    And Harry gave the OK for Meghan to talk to him, LOL.