The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently performed their very first joint tell-all interview since stepping back from senior royal life.
The conference with Oprah Winfrey was relayed in the United States on Sunday night, followed by a slot on ITV on Monday for UK viewers.
During the two-hour interview (originally three hours but was lowered for the slot) Meghan, 39, spoke about her life prior to signing up with the royals with Oprah mentioning that Meghan signed up with as a “divorcee”.
Prince Harry and Meghan, who met in 2016, wed in a grand ceremony at Windsor in 2018– in front of millions– and now have two children together, however it wasn’t the first time Meghan said “I do”.
Before she fulfilled Prince Harry, 36, she was wed to American manufacturer Trevor Engelson. But what do we understand about Engelson and for how long were he and Meghan wed for?
Who is Engelson?
Engelson is 44 and was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York in 1976.
He has worked in the entertainment company for years, and is best known for his work on the romantic 9/11 drama Remember Me, which stars Robert Pattinson, plus the Heathers TV series, film Deep Blue Sea and License to Wed with Robin Williams.
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He attended the University of Southern California’s School of Communications before fulfilling Meghan.
How long were Meghan and Engelson married?
The couple got married in 2011, when Meghan was 30, and divorced in 2013. They were wed less than 2 years prior to they divorced.
The couple had been in a relationship for six years prior to their wedding event, originally meeting in 2004.
Their wedding event occurred in Jamaica in Ocho Rios and was celebrated with a barbecue on the beach.
Meghan wore an easy white gown to mark the event, with around 100 attendees, consisting of Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
How did the couple split?
It has been speculated that Meghan’s stringent shooting dedications in Toronto for series Matches, and Engelson’s operate in LA, put a pressure on their relationship.
They separated in a “no fault” divorce and mentioned “difference of opinions” for the split.
Following the couple’s divorce, Engelson dated truth TELEVISION star Bethenny Frankel of The Real Homemakers of New York City popularity.
Frankel informed Us Weekly: “I met him in Chicago and we were expected to go out, and I wound up seeing him one time and he ‘d been texting me … he’s a producer in L.A. He informed me that he was married in the past. He’s divorced [now]”.
Frankel said their relationship developed into being simply organization, not personal.
In 2018, Engelson got engaged to dietitian and multi-million heiress Tracey Kurland, child of Stanford Kurland, the late chairman of PennyMac Home mortgage Investment Trust.
According to his IMDB, the couple married in May 2019 and now have one child together– a daughter, Ford.
Although Engelson has actually not spoken publicly about his and Meghan’s relationship, there is news of him dealing with a fictional divorce funny with the Fox network, about sharing custody after an ex-wife marries into royalty.
Was Meghan being a divorcee an issue for the royal household?
No. Although it has been a problem for the family in the past.
Edward VIII gave up the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, while the Queen’s sibling Princess Margaret chose duty over love rather of marrying divorcee Group Captain Peter Townsend.