As Prince Harry’s thirstiest most devoted fan, Meghan Markle has been a hard pill for me to swallow. But in the year or so that they’ve been dating, she’s really stepped up to the plate, speaking out for women’s rights and using her fame to advance feminist ideals. As much as I know in my heart I’m the only woman for Harry, I just can’t hate on Markle anymore. She’ll make a fantastic princess.
There is still one little issue she can’t seem to shake: her estranged family members who have a little trouble staying on the right side of the law. One of them, Markle’s half-sister that she reportedly hasn’t even spoken to in more than two decades, is apparently targeting Markle for the fame she’s about to have.
Reports say Samantha Grant, who recently changed her name to Samantha Markle, is writing a tell-all book claiming that she helped raise Markle even though they grew up almost completely separately.
“Samantha Grant doesn’t have a relationship with Meghan Markle and she never has,” a source told E! News. “As they were 17 years apart, they were never raised in the same house. Meghan was raised an only child by her loving parents.”
The insider continued, “This woman who she hardly knows, who has had a lifelong history of lying and manipulation is setting her sights on her for no reason,” the source tells us. “In their very limited contact, Meghan has never been anything but nice to her and for the majority of those interactions, Meghan was just a little girl. This is an old, jealous woman (she is in her 50s! who does this in their 50s?) doing anything she can to take advantage of the situation to sell lies for money and fame. Meghan has never done anything to her and continues to take the high road.”
The source said that Markle and Grant only lived in the same house for about two weeks more than 20 years ago.
“Samantha was not a part of that life and in no way shape or form did Samantha raise Meghan until she was 12. Meghan saw her on occasion at family functions but never on a regular basis. For about two weeks when Meghan was 12, Samantha moved in with her dad (and Meghan was still splitting time between homes). She has seen her once since then. It’s been 23 years.”
While an engagement seems pretty much imminent for Markle and Harry, here’s hoping all this family drama won’t get in the way.