We all know who Meghan Markle is married to? But what about the guys she’s dated before she fell for Prince Harry? We will take a look at how many frogs this royal has had to kiss before she finally discovered her prince. Here are 5 guys who considered dating Meghan Markle before Prince Harry.
5: Trevor Engelson
Let’s get this one out of the way since we know so many people are scandalized that Meghan Markle was married once before. Her former husband is a man named Trevor Engelson, who now works as a film producer. He worked his way up the ladder starting out as a production assistant before getting his big break in the film industry. His most well-known film is one starring Robert Pattinson. In addition to producing films, he also manages screen writers, actors, novelists and directors from his home in Los Angeles. Trevor and Meghan met back in 2004 and got married in 2011. While it was no royal wedding, their’s was truly an epic event. It spanned 4 days and took place at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
After dating for such a long time, it was rather surprising when the marriage fizzled out a mere 2 years after the knot was tied. The couple cited “Irreconcilable Differences” and filed for divorce in 2013. Allegedly, their busy work schedules kept them apart far too often and their marriage couldn’t withstand the distance. After the wedding, Trevor was working out of LA, while Meghan was filming in Toronto. Being a 5-hour plane ride away from your beloved is a challenge for any couple. It was something that these 2 just couldn’t get past.
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4: Michael del Zotto Considered Dating Meghan Markle
Michael del Zotto is another guy who considered dating Meghan Markle before Prince Harry. This romance hasn’t been conclusively confirmed, but there is enough evidence and enough gossip that it’s worth mentioning. Michael del Zotto is a professional ice hockey player from Canada. According to him, he and Meghan Markle were just friends. It seems that the 2 struck up a friendship around the same time that Meghan Markle was going through a divorce from her now ex-husband Trevor Engelson. Meghan’s social media revealed that the pair spent a ton of time hanging out with one another. She even used her Instagram to shower him with compliments, including referring to him as “the best”. Considering that her relationship with Prince Harry also started with flirting on social media, this is a little bit suspicious.
To help fuel the rumors is the fact that Trevor was reportedly devastated by the demise of his marriage and it seemed like his ex was moving on very quickly. When he was asked about the relationship between Meghan and Michael, Trevor claimed that he had nothing to say on the subject and that he couldn’t bring himself to discuss it. After her divorce was finalized, Meghan removed all evidence of her friendship with Michael, for reasons that are unclear. Did she go through two break-ups at the same time or is there a missing piece to this puzzle?
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3: Cory Vitiello Considered Dating Meghan Markle
Going through a breakup is never fun and it can hurt seeing your ex with someone new right away. Now, imagine seeing your ex leave you to start dating literal royalty. That’s what happened Cory Vitiello, who considered dating Meghan Markle prior to her faded meeting with Prince Harry. Cory is a chef, based out of Toronto, Canada. He was the man behind the beloved restaurant “The Harbord Room”, before he closed it and opened a chicken restaurant called “Flock”. The two started dating in 2014 and called it quits in 2016. However, whether or not there was an overlap between when Cory and Meghan dated and when she began dating Prince Harry is unclear. When asked if Prince Harry had anything to do with the end of his relationship? He gave no comment on the matter.
According to conjecture, sources and the calendar it looks as if Meghan at least accepted Prince Harry’s phone number while she was still dating Cory. It seems like people just can’t leave a relationship without having another one lined up and maybe Meghan Markle is just one of those people. When Prince Harry revealed that he proposed to Meghan while he was roasting a chicken, Cory shared a video of his own roast chicken in response. A snarky sign from a spurned former lover? We will let you be the judge of that.
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2: Rory Mcilroy Considered Dating Meghan Markle
We will say this about dating Meghan Markle, she seems to only go for people with interesting careers. This is yet another person that she has been romantically linked with, yet their relationship hasn’t been officially confirmed by either party. Rory Mcilroy is a former golfer who hails from Northern Ireland. He’s a member of both the European and PGA tours and he has an impressive history with the sports. But when it comes to his dating history, many people believe that Meghan Markle is a chapter in it.
In fact, her relationship with Rory fits the pattern of her romantic relationships. Girl meets boy, the two cozy up to one another, girl posts endless about a boy on social media and then a girl starts dating someone else. Meghan and Rory met in 2014 and were soon spotted everywhere together and were blowing each other up on social media. Rory even nominated Meghan for the ALS ice bucket challenge, back when that was a thing. Meghan accepted the challenge on one condition. Rory would be the one to pour water all over her. Well, many people believe that these two were in a relationship, others believe that this rumor is all wet.
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1: Prince Harry
So just how did Meghan Markle managed to land herself a prince? She had a little bit of luck and a lot of help from a mutual friend of Prince Harry. The pair were set up on a blind date and unlike most such meetings, this one went incredibly well. After their first date, they quickly went on to more back to back, since they clearly couldn’t get enough of each other. Despite the fact that he is the prince, Meghan knew very little about Harry and his royal family before their first date. Since she is from the United States, she didn’t realize how big of a thing the royal family is.
To be fair, even though she was an actress on the show, Suits, Harry admitted that he didn’t really know who she was either. After dating for just 3 or 4 weeks, Prince Harry managed to convince Meghan to go away with him to Botswana. The pair camped out under the stars for five incredibly romantic days. Not only did Meghan manage to win over Prince Harry but his family as well. Even the queen gave her blessing when Prince Harry asked permission to marry Meghan.
So, that was our list of 5 guys who considered dating Meghan Markle before Prince Harry. Meghan Markle may be a serial monogamist but it seems that she’s finally settled down. Did we miss some guys who considered dating Meghan Markle? Let us know in the comments section.