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For Trevor Engelson, a hotshot Hollywood producer and agent, his wife’s sudden announcement came as a shattering blow.
Meghan Markle, the beautiful actress whom he’d mentored to stardom and married 18 months earlier in an exuberant ceremony at the Jamaican beach hotel once favoured by Marilyn Monroe and Errol Flynn, was asking for a divorce.
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It was 2013 and they’d been juggling a long-distance relationship. She was shooting the TV drama Suits in Toronto, while he was living at their home in Los Angeles — for three years.
Their frantic work schedules and frequent flights between the two cities had become too taxing, she told him. She was sorry, but she just couldn’t do it any more.
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According to the pair’s friends, Engelson, who had met Meghan eight years previously when she was starting out in showbusiness, was utterly ‘devastated’. He tried to persuade her that they could overcome the difficulties. To this day, he still can’t fathom why Meghan bolted so quickly for the exit.
Inevitably, it led Engleson, now 40, and his friends to question whether his wife, who is four years his junior, had found someone else while living for months on end in Toronto.
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Indeed, there were posts on Meghan’s social media sites — which she hastily closed down after her relationship with Prince Harry began — which at least hinted at the possibility, despite her protestations to the contrary.
They concerned a handsome Canadian ice-hockey star called Michael Del Zotto, now 27, and suggested she might have grown close to him.
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Some four months later, her no-fault divorce from Engelson, on the grounds of ‘irreconcilable differences’, was finalised.
Since then, friends of the couple — who had been together for six years before they married — have maintained a strict code of silence, but one of them, Adam Goldworm, who has known Engelson...
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