Meghan Markle met Prince Harry years after her divorce from first husband Trevor Engelson. The Duchess of Sussex and her ex-husband went on their search for new spouses with a remarkably similar schedule – Engelson proposed to his second wife just two weeks after Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Here’s what we know about Meghan’s ex-husband and his new partner.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started dating in 2016, years later suits Star divorced her first husband. Her first marriage was to film producer and literary executive Trevor Engelson.
Meghan and Trevor began dating in 2004 when the Duchess of Sussex was 23 and the producer was 28. In 2011, they wed in a four-day celebration at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica (per Insider).
The former couple separated in 2013 and finalized their divorce in February 2014, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Although it’s unclear why they split, Meghan’s filming schedule for suits may have played a role. She went along with it suits cast shortly before the wedding and lived in Toronto for nine months of the year to work on the show.
“Trevor and Meghan’s marriage fell apart when she moved to Toronto, where suits is being filmed and it was the long distance that tore them apart,” a source told Woman’s Day in 2017.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in a lavish ceremony on May 19, 2018. Meghan’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Tracey Kurland, just two weeks after the royal wedding. Trevor and Tracey married in October of that year.
The producer and nutritionist reportedly had a low-key ceremony in Los Angeles. “The wedding appeared to be a small, casual but intimate affair – a world away from Meghan’s large marriage to Harry in England,” a guest told the Daily Mail. “The bride and groom looked so in love and very happy together. The whole event was like her.”
In addition to being a nutritionist, Tracey is the daughter and heiress of Countrywide executive Stanford Kurland, who is believed to be worth around $200 million. Ironically, that’s more than Prince Harry’s net worth, which is estimated at $60 million (per Celebrity Net Worth).
Though he moved on to find a new partner, Trevor Engelson reportedly had a “rough time” during his divorce from Meghan Markle.
“The split from Meghan has hit Trevor pretty hard,” a source told The Sun in 2017. “He went through a tough time during the split and it only got worse when Meghan started dating Harry last year.”
The insider shared that it was difficult for the producer to see his ex-wife move on so publicly. “He had to relive it all – this time in public,” the source said. “It wasn’t the most amicable divorce and there were hurt feelings on both sides. Now he’s recovered and things are looking good for him. He has a new woman in his life and his career is going from strength to strength.”
Engelson was reportedly working on a TV show pilot about a divorcee who remarried a prince and shared custody of a child from her previous marriage. The fictional series was inspired by his relationship with Meghan, despite the former couple having no children together.