Duchess Meghan texted a man months before she met Prince Harry, GASP

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I feel kind of stupid for not realizing ahead of time that the British tabloids would start dragging the Duchess of Sussex while she was on maternity leave. It’s like they think that because she won’t be seen for a few months, it’s “open season” for bringing up whatever dumb sh-t they’ve got sitting around. I should have known they would do this. So, let’s get into it – did you know that Meghan TEXTED a man months before she met Prince Harry?! Shocking, I know!

Meghan Markle swapped secret messages with X Factor winner Matt Cardle and asked to meet him — just months before she met Prince Harry. The Sun can reveal the unlikely pair struck up a previously unknown online relationship in 2015. Meghan, 37, complimented the handsome singer, 36, just before his award-winning role in the West End musical Memphis.

The then recently divorced Suits star was spending time in the UK looking to meet a British man and was also being pursued romantically by the football love rat Ashley Cole, 38. A source said: “Matt followed Meghan initially in early 2015 because he thought she was a beautiful star from Suits. But he was stunned when she followed him immediately back and started messaging him. She said she was a big fan of his work. Matt couldn’t believe a Hollywood star like Meghan would even know who he was so he was very flattered and they chatted a little bit online before she suggested meeting up. But then he met his girlfriend and knew it wasn’t appropriate to keep talking to Meghan so he ended up ghosting her. It felt like there could have been a connection but the timing was wrong. He didn’t reply to her last message.”

[From The Sun]

Um, is it really “ghosting” if you exchange some texts or emails with someone and then fade out? Is it? Because I’ve ghosted tons of people if that’s the case. Anyway, the story amounts to… Meghan chatted with a man online before she met her husband. Therefore she’s a tacky American divorcee who is ALSO BLACK. I guess? Also, The Sun had this gem:

The Duchess of Sussex pleaded with TV host Lizzie Cundy to find her a “famous British man” three years before she met Prince Harry. The former model, 50, struck up a friendship with Meghan after being asked to accompany her to a charity dinner in 2013. But she says the new royal dropped her once she started dating the prince and was not invited to their wedding.

Lizzie said of Meghan: “We were having a girly chat and then she said, ‘Do you know any famous guys? I’m single and I really love English men’. So I said, ‘We’ll go out and find you someone’.”

Meghan had divorced first husband Trevor Engelson, 42, three months before her trip to London. And she told Lizzie — ex-wife of former Spurs and Chelsea defender Jason, 49 — she was in the mood to party and mingle with UK celebrities. The presenter, who reveals details of the friendship in her autobiography Tales From The Red Carpet, added: “I was thinking about some of the Chelsea lot and I thought of Ashley Cole as he’d split from Cheryl. I showed her a photo of Ashley and she was like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s cute. Does he have a reputation?’ I was like, ‘Well, yeah, but you’re only here to have a bit of fun’.”

Lizzie and Meghan met up again the following day at the Global Gift Gala in West London. She added: “Meghan’s so relaxed, she liked a drink, great fun.

[From The Sun]

Wow, a single woman met a lady and was like “hey do you know any single guys?” and then the single woman later met the man who would become her husband and she never invited her would-be matchmaker to the wedding? Is this really all the British tabloids have at this point? I guess so. Next week’s stories will be “Meghan loved Disney princess movies when she was a kid, therefore she’s a scheming minx who tried to trap Harry for decades!!” Just let Meghan enjoy her maternity leave in peace, people.

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  1. snazzy says:

    poor Megs. They’ll never stop printing crap about her. On another note those shoes in the bottom pic (that silver suit … thing?) are hideous. She has much better style now

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      I think we can mostly agree that her casual/off the red carpet/non event style is where she really shines.

    • Lilly says:

      They did the same to Kate. Sigh. This site is still speculating a lot of crap about Kate on the daily.

  2. Mia4s says:

    What kind of a stupid waste of….oh it’s from The Sun. Carry on.

    I think everyone should tweet at The Sun reporters and ask if Prince Wills was screwing Rose or not. They REALLY don’t want to talk about it….so I think we should talk about it.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Rose who?

      i have been talking about this story since the day it broke.

      I refuse to let this story die its natural death because it is so entertaining.

    • bonobochick says:

      I have seen some people who have tweeted about this story bring up William & Rose in response

      • 90sgirl says:

        British tabloid agenda has been transparent for while. Since Straight outta Compton. They want to create an image and hate and clicks.
        These tabloid stories are so transparent ,more bashing, for clicks.

        Several online who work in the newspaper business have told Twitter followers that the British tabloids are writing this hate Meghan stories for clicks, because they can tell advertisers they get follows and clicks and Meghan hate stories get responses, with people who want to defend her or bash her. Basically Meghan articles get clicks for British tabs, so they just basically make up crap to get clicks.

        They want clicks, it’s the only way those British tabloid writers are surviving. I basically rarely click on the British tabloid stories about Meghan anymore, I don’t want to give them clicks, advertisers power. I decided to try to stop clicking after the Straight Outta Compton article.

    • Dali says:

      Roses Hausband is an influential rich aristocratic man, who has the friends and powers to stop the stories, i think he has even more influence then the RF. Its not just william who doesn’t want this stories out.
      Idk but i think it also stopped because they couldn’t find anything more then the rumours on Twitter. Its much sexier to have a story about an affair then a boring fallout of two boring women who don’t like each other now. Falling out between friends happen all the time, no shocker. But an affair is as i said much more interesting to gossip about, true or not

  3. The Dot says:

    This isn’t so much about Meghan being black, in this case. Obviously, I know the racism is real and at the root of a lot of her criticism, but in this instance I think they are piggybacking off what Piers said about her being a social climber. They’re putting it out there that ANY famous Brit dude would have punched Meghan’s ticket, and she schemed and used connections to worm her way to the royal family. It’s the same shit said about Kate and Pippa back in the day.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      If one is not a social climber then why-the-fu*k would one want to marry into a Royal family especially the British Royal Family?

      There is nothing wrong with being a social climber if that is your gig. It is just as easy to fall in love with an English Lord as it is to fall in love with a multimillionaire Silicon Valley Techie.

      • The Dot says:

        I agree. It’s jmportant to know what you want from a relationship before you go seeking it. For some it’s security or fidelity or hearts and butterflies. For others, they want power and influence and visibility. And all of that’s fine with me as long as no one is getting the wool pulled over their eyes.

      • Originaltessa says:

        I think even to become an actress and a briefcase girl on that show, we have to assume Meghan had ambitions to be famous, to be seen. She may very well be a climber, and wormed her way to meeting Harry…. But then, so what? Is that better or worse than some highborn bore that’s never hussled a day in her life? We’re all people doing our best. Meghan met Harry and he loves her. End of. People need to move on.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I sort of disagree and hope these stories are mostly false, because I really like who I think Megs is. Professional ambition is great and it’s natural for ambitious people to be drawn to other ambitious people. I get what drew her and Harry together. That’s not social climbing. Social climbing is Hyacinth Bucket worshipping people with money & status out of her own desperate insecurities and treating others badly because of it. We have some evidence that’s who the Middletons are and we rightly criticize that. I’d be sad to learn that’s who Megs is too.

      • emma says:

        if mm was such a social climber as she is, she would be kissing the royals asses and doing whatever they ask. I think she is just ambitous

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Aren’t we all social climbers? Don’t we all work hard at our education and our careers so we can improve our lives?

    • Flinny says:

      I think they are heavily trying to imply she is a scheming social climber, who was looking for famous bachelors. The “she tricked poor Harry” angle has been a strong one in the tabs.

    • Lilly says:

      Yes I don’t know why any criticism of Meghan has to be “racist”. Look, even if you love Meghan, there is plenty of evidence to support her social climbing ways. She was very ambitious about aligning herself with a “famous British man” and she won the ultimate prize. The press was extremely nasty to Kate (a white woman) and her family, calling them “social climbers” for years and years too! Was that racism?

    • Lilly says:

      Exactly! They have said the same about every member of Kate’s family. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t sit well with you, Meghan is a social climber and a fame ladder climber. So what? She achieved what she set out to accomplish. Good for her! But her childhood friends have always said she owned copies of books about Princess Diana and told people she wanted to be as famous as her. Why wouldn’t we applaud that kind of goal setting/achieving goals? And please for goodness sakes, stop with all the charges of racism or saying people only criticize her because she’s 1/2 black. They criticized Kate and every member of her family horribly (this site still does), and she and her family are all white.

  4. LORENA says:

    Meghan looks a lot better now. That silver dress and her makeup… yikes

    who cares about the texting *rolls eyes*

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah that silver dress, very unflattering. Its a dress no one could pull off.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Maybe Karlie Kloss. This is definitely a FPMO dress.

        FPMO=For Professional Models Only

    • Erinn says:

      It’s weird. Because she’s clearly going for a super sexy vibe – which I have no issue with. But it makes her look like a completely different person. I love the sweater and button ups and jewel toned jackets Meghan best. It’s crazy how much she can change her look though.

      I think if her torso was a bit longer the silver dress would look better. I think because her waist is sort of short the dress makes her look wider than she is.

  5. Guest says:

    Lol I saw this and right under the tweets people brought up William and rose.

  6. Nev says:

    oh geez.

  7. Eliza says:

    She was with Cory the Chef at that time. She networked a lot, who knows if it was anything more that just that.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I think she was just networking too. It’s around the same time that she was also talking to Piers Morgan. Contrary to what he would like to believe, she was hardly trying to date him.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        Of course that old creep sees Meghan’s distancing herself from him as proof that she’s a social-climbing Hollywood Mean Girl. It can’t be that she evolved, saw more of what he’s about, and decided that she ultimately wanted no parts of that. Piers Morgan isn’t capable of the self-reflection it would take to get to that conclusion though. He’s too far gone.

      • emma says:

        I also think she was talking to this people for the tig.

  8. Becks1 says:

    Honestly, I feel bad for Meghan in a “they wont leave her alone” kind of way, but the tabloids are really reaching now, I feel like I’m reading the cover of the National Enquirer at the grocery store. SHE TEXTED A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEN STOPPED!!!!!!

    Like….they are so ridiculous. It’s awful, bc shes on leave and she has a new baby, and they should leave her alone, but its also just ridiculous.

    • Some chick says:



      What a bunch of nonsense. I’m going to have to stop clicking on this foolishness, even here.

      • Lilly says:

        They didn’t say she stopped texting. They said the man stopped texting Meghan (“ghosted her”) when he met his girlfriend.

      • Heather says:

        Texting men you’re not married to before you even marry a royal and become a member of the royal family is a breach of some just made up piece of protocol. To the Tower with her.

  9. maude says:

    Can’t believe there is an audience for trash like this!! Seriously – who cares? And I doubt she went on the hunt for a British man specifically. GMAFB.

  10. mynameispearl says:

    I think a part of the problem is that Harry and Meg have pissed off the likes of the Sun and the Daily Mail. They probably had these silly stories for a while but sat on them. The problem is they’re all over the front page of quite royalist newspapers so they would have an impact (on popularity, which is all the royals really trade on). They’re running with the narrative that Meghan is tacky etc, therefore Matt Cardle from X factor, and Lizzie Cundy (ex WAG) fit this well for them.

    H&M should suck up to the sun and DM a wee bit or these silly ‘tacky’ stories will snowball.

    • Eyeroll says:

      Suck up to the ones making up stories about them and trying to ruin their reputation? Who’ve paid her toxic family and friends to share embellished details about her life? Yeah, I’d rather the stories continue than have them ‘suck up’ to trash. Because it won’t stop. Given these ‘journalists’ an inch will mean they’ll never stop being tabloid fodder. So if it won’t stop either way, why give in?

    • MissyS. says:

      I have to disagree with you. Harry and Meghan should not lower themselves and start kissing a** for good press. That’s like saying the Obamas should have been nicer to Fox News. Harry and Meghan are not the future King and Queen Consort. There is no need for them to seek favor from the tabloids. The Sun and Daily Mail are receiving lots of backlash because of those stories.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Right. They’re the victims of bullying by the tabloids so they should suck up to the bullies and hope it stops? That doesn’t work with physical bullies and it sure as shit won’t work with tabloid bullies.

      Maybe the tabloids should, I don’t know, STOP BULLYING THEM.

      • Lilly says:

        Well they bullied Kate and every member of her family for years and years. They are not likely to stop.

    • MissyS. says:

      Diana was very open with the press and photographers and they still turned on her and harassed her. All of the Royal reporters say that Camilla is the nicest and most fun royal towards the press even though they bashed her for decades. Sucking up to the press only gives them more power. You don’t give in to children throwing temper tantrums.

      • mynameispearl says:

        I agree in principal, but tabloids do as they do, and unfortunately a lot of people read and are influenced by them (the sun and the DM in particular). Most brits are indifferent to the royals, people who are into them (beyond what the women are wearing), typically read these tabloids.

      • Olenna says:

        Agree, “You don’t give in to children throwing temper tantrums”, and you don’t give in to media terrorists either.

    • Lowrider says:

      NO! Never submit to abuse.

  11. minx says:


  12. Peg says:

    Was it BP or KP that made CAMFED, take down Harry’s Picture at the CFS?
    Oh well! CAMFED won the gold medal in their category ‘Space to Grow’ and they thanked their incredible designer, StudioJilayne.

  13. launicaangelina says:

    I could never live with that level of fame. I was muy escandeloso in my late teen and 20s until I met my husband. 😂

    • snazzy says:

      Hahah so was I until my mid 30s when I met Mr Snazzy 🙂

    • Mash says:

      @launicaangelina and @snazzy

      Me THREE!!!
      i tell my fiance all the time i would have NEVER wanted to date me in my 20’s (though i had a couple fail relationships)….i always say to him I WAS IN THE WORLDDDDDDDDD lmao!!!

  14. Nic919 says:

    It’s so pathetic how the UK tabloids have avoided a real story like the Rose affair and are trying to make normal adult single person behaviour something to be ashamed of. And again she’s just had a baby and yet they won’t leave her alone. They didn’t do stories like this about Kate right after her kids were born so again another way how Meghan has been treated far worse by the tabloids.

    • Lilly says:

      They did terrible stories about Kate and her family for many years. It’s just that Will and Kate’s courtship lasted for many, many years (when they called her “waitey Katey”) and for years after they were married. It’s just that the timeline for Meghan and Harry dating/married/baby all happened within a years time. She is definitely not being treated “worse” by the press. They don’t have to drag up lots of negative stories about Meghan’s family, because they do that all on their own. But the British press has crucified every member of Kate’s family over and over again.

  15. Seraphina says:

    OMG, did she really????? Next scandal will be she actually kissed a male too. Oh the horror, let me go put on my pearls so I can clutch them as I gasp at the indecency of this woman. 🙄

    • Himmiefan says:


      Also, let’s not forget Lizzie Cundy didn’t get an invite to the wedding, so her griping doesn’t look very credible.

      • Seraphina says:

        I just find it funny people will throw anything at a wall to see if it sticks (or in Megs case, if it stinks). It’s nit funny to Megs I’m sure. The older I get, the more I understand why people choose to bond with pets rather then with humans.

  16. Peg says:

    Here is another one that is pissed she did not get invited to the wedding.
    It was just a wedding😀, Why are so many people bent out of shape about not getting invited.
    Piers had a conniption fit in the dailymail yesterday, about the pictures posted on Sussex Royal for their anniversary, saying Meghan don’t know any of the eight million people she was thanking on Instagram, then blamed her for not inviting Harry’s best friends to the evening reception.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The reason people were pissed at not getting invited to the wedding was because it was the social ticket to the social event of the year.

    • Lowrider says:

      Piers is desperate for a title but acts like he’s above it. Megan was his “in” till she wasn’t and he will never forgive her. Piers is as much of a social climber as Megan.

    • Harla says:

      I’m so tired of everything being Meghan’s fault, as though Harry has no say what so ever in his own life. Perhaps, Harry didn’t want to invite those folks to His wedding reception. Perhaps his eyes were opened a bit to how snobbish some of his associates really are.

  17. Lulu says:

    I think she looked so pretty in her actress days. Both duchesses looked so glam before joining that family. The royals seem to suck the life out their women.
    Anywho. Fluff story, slow news day. SOS they used to do to Kate.

    • maude says:

      The royals seem to suck the life out their women.
      That’s definitely been the case with Kate. Hopefully Meghan can break the cycle.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I agree – I miss Pre-Royal Meg..her hair, makeup and style were so much fresher.

    • Courtney says:

      Agreed! Joining the Firm seems to age a person, and the requisite 15-20 pounds they all seem to lose before their royal weddings doesn’t help.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      ITA! I was a fan of Meghan during her Suits heyday – if you watch interviews with her she’s so much more bubbly, super friendly, definitely your stereotype of a California girl, which she is. I think these days she still comes across as very warm and friendly but much more subdued, and I mean that in all senses. That being said, she is representing the Firm now.

  18. Lowrider says:

    Slut-Shamming!!!!! A woman texted a man! What a gold digging, low class garden tool!!!!!!!!

    Lesson learnt: Women should NEVER text men!

    • Harryg says:

      That’s exactly what this is. She dared to “hunt”! When she should have been sitting at home, waiting for a guy to pursue her! What is this, 1842?

    • Abby says:

      ahahah laughed at the garden tool comment. hahahaha

    • Lady D says:

      LOL at garden tool. That’s hilarious.

    • Lilly says:

      The point is that she cold texted several famous British men. Not just one man. She was hustling for a famous, rich British man. So what. She got what she was after. We should be asking her how she does her “secreting” to manifest what she wants!

      • ADS says:

        “The point is that she cold texted several famous British men. Not just one man.”

        Not that it matters whether she did or not, but I’m curious, who is she said to have cold texted? And what is your source? I mean even in the case of Matt Cardle, he followed her before she messaged him.

  19. Jen says:

    Meghan texted a man before she was married. This is a scandal bigger than Will (probably?) banging the Rose garden while married.

  20. agnes says:

    Wait! What?
    She had a life before she met Harry?

  21. Mae says:

    “Months” before she met Harry? Um mm…didn’t she date Cory for over 2 years after her divorce? So actually this apparent texting happened YEARS before she met Harry. Who TF cares.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Some illiterate hack writer and the commentariat of The Daily Fail, The Daily Slow and The Dim!

  22. Rhys says:

    Nothing wrong with this, BUT I’m starting to understand her recipe for success – she is proactively initiating meetings with people. She did it with this guy, she did it with Piers Morgan, she probably met many others this way as well. You wonder sometimes, how do some get to be so lucky to meet the right people, be in the right places, etc.? I genuinely believed that luck is the factor. Well, it looks like at least for Meghan it is simply a matter of reaching out and suggesting a meeting. Probably the same strategy worked for many other successful people. Kind of nice to know, that at least some of it is in your hands.

    • Becks1 says:

      It seems like she was good at networking. I am not – I am really not confident enough to ask for meetings, or to cold call someone, or anything like that – but I know a lot of people who are, and their careers have really benefited from it.

      • Rhys says:

        I think you are on to something. I’ve witnessed time and again – it is not the most talented at their job who get promoted and earn more. It is those that actively network and know how to schmooze, so to say, how to make small talk.

      • tealily says:

        Yes!! I’m terrible at networking (it’s excruciating to me), but when I moved to a new city, I made a supreme effort to do exactly this and it is 100% how I landed my current job. A lot of forcing business cards into peoples hands, telling them what I do, and attending drinks meet-ups, etc. I’m always extremely self-conscious about that kind of thing, but it ended up with someone I’d passed a business card off to telling me later on that they had been talking about me as a good fit for a position that they were creating. I was sure I had come off as desperate, but hey, if you don’t talk to people, they’ll never know what you have to offer!

    • Flinny says:

      She networked herself into one of the most famous people in the world. I think she should teach a workshop 🙂

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      I do the exact same thing, and my career (which is primarily in theatre rather than film, but same difference) has objectively leapt ahead much faster and further than that of my peers. My job is mainly ‘talent’ based and if you have to deliver the goods, but I’m very aware that my knack for networking and my willingness to just knock down doors has massively helped me to progress. Nothing wrong with being a bit shameless and asking for help as long as it’s not done in a dishonest way or a way that hurts others.

  23. Harryg says:

    I think Meghan and Harry are so cute. I hope they last.

  24. MissyS. says:

    Majority of women are not virgins when they get married. This is not the 1800s where women spend their entire lives waiting for a husband. Meghan had a fun and exciting life before she met Harry, and that is nothing to be ashamed of and it is most definitely not newsworthy.

  25. MrsDeAndre says:

    Meg looked so good during her Suits days. She still does but I really liked her style before. And racism is real y’all but this article aint about her biracialness. Fake race calls and comments still are sometimes placed by other races to look woke and it bugs.

  26. bread says:

    That Cundy story is like Schrödinger’s Gossip: it can be either completely innocent or indicative of a cunning personality, depending on whether you like the person involved or not. Either she’s just a single girl looking for fun or she’s a manipulative social climber.

    I wonder whether Kaiser and those commenters who are all “Look at that bitch eating crackers” in every item about Kate, whether they would have the same reaction if some acquaintance of Kate’s came out and revealed that she was looking for famous guys before she met Will.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Yes, because it’s ridiculous to criticise any woman for this.

    • Eyeroll says:

      Yeah, news of Kate wanting to be with someone other than Will would be great news imo.

      Honestly, Kate wanting to be with William for years isn’t a big deal. It seemed like she loved him and she was around him a great deal for that to happen. I think the issue some have is that she wasn’t seen to be doing anything of value in the time being. Harry’s ex was actively pursuing a career. If Harry had married her, I don’t think they’d be saying the same thing because it was clear Harry wasn’t all she had. Likewise Meghan. She would’ve continued as an actress if the royal thing didn’t work out and it may have actually benefited her career. She also had her charity and lifestyle stuff. It didn’t seem that way for Kate and obviously it’s also different because Kate met William at a younger age and with less life experience than Meghan. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going for what you want, within reason, but it’s unfortunate Kate doesn’t really have anything she made a noticeable mark in outside of marrying William. She seems to enjoy sports so that could’ve been a great avenue for her to pursue prior to marriage.

      • Dali says:

        So stay at home moms who don’t want a career are bad humans and it’s ok to constantly critic them because of it? . I mean we know it, how many times does it need to be repeated?

      • Moneypenny says:

        @Dali no one said that. Stay at home moms get all the credit in the world–I would have had a very hard time staying home. Let’s not pretend that Kate is a stay at home mom though: she has loads of help, money, and a job (she is a “Princess of the UK” and as such, has outside responsibilities).

        Also, Kate certainly wasn’t a stay at home mom when she was dating William, which is the time period Eyeroll is talking about. Her path has been different, but I do think that she can find her footing and really make an impact.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Dali, I understand completely what you are saying. However, I feel that if Kate wanted to be a career stay-at-home mom, she should have married someone else; someone like Pippa’s husband.

        Kate married a MAJOR royal and became a MAJOR royal. Major royals are expected to work for the public good as did Diana & The Queen Mum and as does Charles, Camilla & Anne.

      • Nic919 says:

        How many stay at home moms waited years to get married and never held a job during the waiting? the stay at home mom shield that justifies low work hours even before the kids were born doesn’t explain why she did nothing prior to marriage. She graduated in 2003 and did sweet F all until her marriage in 2011. No charity, just vacations with William. This is why she gets criticized. She clearly didn’t develop as a person during this time and now she’s 8 years into marriage and still learning and keening.

    • Becks1 says:

      Wasn’t Will…..the famous guy that Kate was looking for? Didn’t she go to St. Andrews to try to meet him?

      Anyway – I would love if a good story came out about Kate dating someone else seriously before Will, or during that time when they were broken up in their 20s. I think most of us here would like to see some evidence that Kate did more for a decade than wait around for William.

      • Dali says:

        @Becks1. Wait around for william? Not everyone wants to marry early in their life. They began dating very young. I was with my exboyfriend for 10 years in my 20ies. I did not married him. Am i as a woman a waity? Is this feminism?
        As if harry would have married meghan straight away if he met her at 21 !
        Im only arguing your Point about the “wait” to be clear, before you start arguing what i already know will be about.

      • Eyeroll says:

        @Dali, I have nothing against stay at home moms. I was just stating my thoughts on why Kate sometimes gets flak for ‘waiting’ for Will. There’s a difference between someone doing little else but ‘wait’ for marriage with a specific person, and someone who is working at something, doesn’t have to be a career, but can be charity work, sports, something personal to them and then marrying and staying at home. And I don’t think she’s a bad person or stay at home moms/dads are bad people. Lots of people have reasons for doing it, but most can’t afford to do so.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        This is just conjecture on my part but I think two things contributed to the “wait”.

        #1 Do to the problems with Charles & Diana, I am sure QEII wanted a courtship period of some length to make sure Kate wanted William and more importantly wanted & could handle a royal life. (Chelsy & Cressy decided they could not or would not handle a royal life.) Kate married William but she also married a job that was not a stay-at-home mom.

        #2 The failure of William’s parents marriage had to have effected him and I am sure he wanted to make sure both for himself and BRF. I know William is or can be an A$$hole but I really do believe from my gut that he wanted to get it right and not make the same his father did.

      • Nic919 says:

        If you stayed on your bum and did nothing in your 20s but wait for a guy to call you and didn’t have a job or anything, then yes you should be criticized. This has nothing to do with anyone dating someone for a long period of time but everything to do with not being a functioning adult during that time period. Stop with pretending this is a critique of stay at home moms. It has nothing to do with that. I don’t know a stay at home mom who never worked at all in her life prior to marriage and kids. They usually make the choice to not work while having young kids because they actually know what work means. Kate does not and never did.

    • olive says:

      but kate WAS looking for famous guys too, otherwise she wouldn’t have wound up with william.

      also, a working actress looking to date famous men is just dating within her set.

      i don’t know why people are always pitting kate and meghan’s lives against each other with all these false equivalences.

      • Nic919 says:

        The entire Middleton family worked on the endeavour to keep William interested in Kate, especially Carole after the 2007 break up. To pretend that Kate didn’t make a serious effort to snag William is disingenuous and disregards specific things she did to put herself in his path. This is why is so silly to pretend that Meghan is a major social climber but Kate somehow was an innocent aristo who caught William’s eye.

  27. MrsBanjo says:

    This is the lamest attempt at revenge. They’re throwing hissy fits because Meghan is good at her job, good at PR, and most recently (which is what this garbage is likely in direct response to), Gayle King’s special. It’s lazy and obvious.

  28. Casey20 says:

    British men are so needy. First P. Morgan now this guy!!!!

  29. Jb says:

    But is this really news? Wasn’t she dating that chef before her date with Harry or did we forget about that? Y’all she was and is playing the game. As mentioned above there isn’t any shame in being a social climber and girl knew Suits was gonna be the most she could do on the acting front (it was a really sweet gig btw and most actors would love the opp). So she set her sights on other endeavors and managed to land a Prince! Good for her…

    • Vanessa says:

      she wasn’t dating the Ex when she meet Harry according to the ex and his mother Meghan and him broken up long before she and Harry had their first date . According to Meghan and Harry they were set up on a blind date so I don’t know 🤔 how she set her sights on Harry . The narrative that Meghan plotted and schemed to get Harry and that the only way that she could get a man is to plotted and scheme is ridiculous.

      • Jb says:

        Plotted? Who used that word? She most likely asked her friend to set her up as she was running in the same circles as him…and are you one of those who believed when she said she had no idea who he was when they interviewed her? Come on already folks! Good god she can still be a decent human being and still climbed her way to be a duchess, both can be true.

      • Mae says:

        Omg. How many times must people be corrected on what she ACTUALLY SAID in the interview. She said that she “didn’t know MUCH about him”. There is a difference between saying she didn’t know about him (at all) and saying she didn’t know MUCH about him.

        If someone asked me about the royals before Meghan came onto the scene, I would have answered exactly the same. Like I knew the names Will, Harry and Kate. But I couldn’t tell you much more than that! Not even the names of the kids. I didn’t know about the “waity” years or the whole Vegas naked pics things, etc. I didn’t know MUCH about them because frankly I just couldn’t care less before. Just like Meghan couldn’t care less about them before she met Harry. (there is a video of her in a 2015 interview that shows you exactly how she couldn’t have care less).

        I don’t understand how people still keep misreading exactly what she said in that interview. SMH.

      • Meganbot2000 says:

        Exactly. I live in London and sometimes my personal/professional circle overlaps with sort of vaguely aristocratic or royal-adjacent circles (for example Cressida worked at my workplace last year), and if you’d said “Prince Harry” to me prior to Meghan I’d have conjured up a mental image of two little boys behind a coffin, the Nazi costume scandal, and a vague idea of the “party prince” of tabloid headlines.

      • Heather says:

        I agree. She said she didn’t know “much.” She didn’t know anything besides the public image anyway. She could have owned every Diana book in existence and that still wouldn’t have given her a cheat sheet on who and what Harry is, his mom died when he was 12.

  30. Vanessa says:

    The British press will literally throw anything Meghan at this point So according to someone she meet once she looking for someone to date . That’s her crime looking for someone to date I guess paying her father and half sister to trash her isn’t selling so well so they moved on to her dating history and found someone with sour grapes because they weren’t invited to the wedding their spreading her business around . next the Tabloids are going to tried to interview Meghan former kindergarten teacher tried to convince people that she plotted since she five to married prince Harry .

    • Yoyo says:

      No contact with the dad, means he have nothing new to sell and his cellphone is not ringing from the tabloids because he sold them a ton of lies which they lapped up.
      He is so simple, that he actually sold the letter, proving he is a liar, I just don’t trust him, he and his daughter are cooking up something.
      When he is not invited to the Christening, he will attack the Royal family again.
      Samantha’s two books most likely don’t have a publisher, unless she self-publish, you need money for that, she moved from Florida to Virginia and is trying to sell her Trailer in Florida, so the money is not flowing like it use to from the gutter press.

      • Lady D says:

        Virginia? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Virginia further from Mexico and the father she so dearly loves? Truly puzzled that she didn’t move closer to her beloved sick dad.

      • Meganbot2000 says:

        To be fair you can self-publish on Amazon for no money, but perhaps she’s smart enough to not risk publishing something without legal advice.

  31. tealily says:

    Love that silver dress! That’s all I’ve got.

  32. Courtney says:

    Honestly, they both seemed a little thirsty right before they got together. Which is fine, they’re adults of a certain age who wanted children. The problem is reality contradicts some of their fan’s expectations; that this is the truest, most Disney’ish, romance of our age.

    • Yoyo says:

      Well you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your Prince.
      The end results are all that matters.
      What fans expections? Most women believe in reality because they live it every day.

    • MissyS. says:

      I’m still a fan of Harry and Meghan because I am an adult and don’t believe that people need to be lifeless virgins in order to find a loving spouse. Their love story is real, Disney movies are not. Harry and Meghan dated a lot of people before they married each other. That is not a crime or breaking news. Wanting to start a family is not desperate or thirsty.

      • Courtney says:

        It wasn’t an attack on your favorite couple. Sheesh. It’s like the bey-hive in here. I interpret the reports of both H & M’s behavior right before they got together as thirsty and a bit desperate.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @MissyS, Harry & Meghan both knew what they were looking for after years of serial dating (Harry) and a failed marriage (Meghan).

        Harry found the right girl for him and I believe he knew it almost immediately. Meghan found the right guy for her, they planned a life together, got married and are now working their plan. END OF STORY

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I have complete confidence that Meghan & Harry know how to make a relationship work and will both give 110% in the effort department to make it work.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Courtney, I understand exactly what you are saying and I agree that Harry was 100% ready to get married, settle down and have a family when he met Meghan.

  33. Cherie says:

    Beautiful, single female with financial resources to travel wants to meet men from far away places.
    Sign me up!

    I know it’s just click bait information but it makes me like her even more.

  34. kerwood says:

    I laughed when I read this. The rags must be tearing their hair out because of the scarcity of dirt they can dig up on the Duchess of Sussex. No topless photos. No snaps of her lady bits. Just a story about a guy she TEXTED? Did she even meet this guy?


    • Mae says:

      Exactly! Also, is there even actual proof of these texts? How do we even know that this guy isn’t just looking for his next 5 mins of fame. Sorry I have no clue who this guy even is. Literally any guy can go to these tabloids and say that Meghan dated/flirted with them, and these tabs would publish the story without even a hint of evidence just because they know Meghan can’t speak out against it. Or they want to provoke a reaction from the Sussexes. Either way, the tabs get a story. Despicable.

    • Mego says:

      I think that is exactly the case. They miss their click generator.

  35. Well-Wisher says:

    In terms of the validity of the story – the timing is off. She was supposed to be dating the chef in Toronto after her divorce.it was a long term relationship. If it occurred after the breakup. Then it is possible. I actually saw the chef and remember thinking ‘what a handsome guy “.
    Good for her if that is the truth. She knows her worth and deserves what she considers- the best.

  36. madthinking says:

    Single woman asks friends about single men News at 11. This story is stupid. I don’t see the racist angle though. I don’t understand the angle they are going for. If they are trying to make her seem like she’s a social climber who loves celebrity it has big holes. I mean anyone marrying into the royal family has to at least like celebrity, otherwise your whole life would be awful. I mean she was an actress there has to be easier ways to stay famous, and less mean too.

  37. maybesono says:

    I mean she knows Suits was on it’s way out . Maybe she didn’t see bigger acting role in her future. She could go back to the hallmark channel. Maybe she was network to find her life after suit and promotion for the goop 2.0 wannabe website. you have to get famous people to talk it and get their friends to do the some. She was looking out for the future.

  38. Vanessa says:

    @ JB no where in my comments did i said you use the word plotted I made a throw away comment about the narrative around Meghan by some people they claim that she plotted and scheming to get Harry . I’m one of those people who believe her when she said she didn’t know much about Harry because I actually watch their engagement interview people focused on that one line but if you actually watch the interview she clearly explains what she meant .

  39. Isa says:

    Yes, and I’m sure Harry was just sitting around and waiting for his virginal princess to come.

  40. Gia says:

    It is not so much Meghan texting some guy but the guy she chose to text.
    A celebrity. Famous / infamous. Well-known face and frequently depicted in the tabloids. Whoever he would have dated would have been photographed in the tabloids.
    Sell your private life and your intimate relationships to the tabloids because there is nothing that can’t be marketed.

    She didn’t look for love or for a stable relationship or for a good relationship … because she did chose her target according to his celebrity tabloid market value for the purpose of furthering her own career. Getting up the career ladder by “dating” and … the “right” and white guy.
    Let me elaborate.
    If you wear a certain fashions style to get into the tabloids – okay.
    Visit certain places to get into the tabloids – okay.
    If you chose your friends in such a way to get into the tabloids – disgusting.
    Just imagine it had been the other way around and some white guy would have tried to find a black girlfriend for the only purpose to depict himself as modern and equal-opportunity man. He wouldn’t have cared for her personality or her interests or her career but she solemnly would need to be black. Would you find that acceptable?

    I do find that repellent to use people like that. Some areas in human life should not be abused for the purpose of marketing yourself and dating / love life is definitely one of them.

    • MissyS. says:

      Grow up. Some people prefer dating black men. Some people have a thing for blondes. Some people like men in uniforms. Some people like dating athletes or cheerleaders. Meghan was a wealthy, single woman at the time. Why wouldn’t she want to date someone who was also wealthy and single? We don’t accuse men of being social climbers. Men are applauded for marrying rich and beautiful younger women. Why should women be vilified for doing the same thing?

    • Vanessa says:

      you were able to determine the type of person Meghan is because the sun tabloids claim she allegedly text and emails some guy from the X factor . And we don’t know Meghan dating history we don’t know if she only dated white exclusive and even if she only dates white guy last time I check black Woman are allowed to date outside our races

    • otaku fairy... says:

      The fact that you automatically look at interracial relationships as either an attempt at scoring affirmative action brownie points or as sleeping one’s way to the top is what’s disgusting.
      No, wanting to stay in the upper income bracket when it comes to settling down isn’t the same as a white person (of either sex) dating outside their race to look progressive. Even if you believe this story, it doesn’t say that Meghan wasn’t also looking for the guy to be stable, good, or loving (the article did have her asking about his reputation). But she was already in the industry. It’s not shocking that she’d want a guy who was already used to life as a famous person.

    • ADS says:

      “She didn’t look for love or for a stable relationship or for a good relationship … because she did chose her target according to his celebrity tabloid market value for the purpose of furthering her own career. Getting up the career ladder by “dating” and … the “right” and white guy.”

      “Just imagine it had been the other way around and some white guy would have tried to find a black girlfriend for the only purpose to depict himself as modern and equal-opportunity man.”

      This some crazy ass fiction right here. What is ‘right and white’ guy??? I mean for one thing the article specifically also mentions her interest in Ashley Cole – who is BLACK.

  41. Rhys says:

    Call me cynical but I don’t see anything wrong with a person wanting to date “single famous guys.” I dated a college professor and I dated a multimillionaire. They both had good stuff going for them and both had issues. Obviously, you don’t want to stick with an a$$hole, but even a not rich guy can be one. The difference was that with a rich/successful person you get to do and see a lot more. Not to mention the feeling of security, that only money can provide. It’s a different lifestyle and a very, very nice one. If you’ve never lived it, you cannot understand what it’s like to enjoy that kind of life.
    Not sure if being with a famous person works for everyone – it seems like a hell of a whirlwind, and plain exhausting, but Markle loves and craves public attention, so it must be perfect for her.

  42. blunt talker says:

    I really don’t care what Harry or Meghan did or did not do before they met each other. Who they talked to online or offline. What matters is today .