Following the worldwide excitement surrounding the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there is one (probably quite) sad man sitting in Los Angeles: Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson.
When reading through the films that Trevor Engelson has produced, it’s difficult to avoid the suspicion that he might be slightly bitter about Markle’s new engagement. With titles like License to Wed and Remember Me, one can only imagine a single tear rolling down this man’s left cheek this morning.
But who really is Trevor Engelson?
Engelson was born in Great Neck, New York in 1976, making him 41 years old, 5 years older than Markle.
Engelson founded the production company Underground Films in 2001, and continues to work there. From 2007 to 2010, he produced the notable films Remember Me, License to Wed and All About Steve. In 2017, Engelson was the executive producer of the series Snowfall, which looks at the early days of crack cocaine in LA during the 1980s.
His relationship with Markle
After meeting in 2004, Markle and Engelson were engaged in 2010, but didn’t marry until September in 2011 in Jamaica. The wedding celebrations reportedly lasted four days, but the ceremony itself only lasted 12 minutes. Unfortunately (but fortunately for Harry) the pair divorced in 2013 after two years together because of “irreconcilable differences.”
“I was destroyed [after my divorce], but she was empowered. She took her power back. It wasn’t the right relationship for her, so she moved on,” said Markle’s friend and former co-star Abby Wathen.
What’s he doing now?
According toDeadline, the Hollywood producer is working on a sparkly new show about, erh, being left for a British prince. Of course it’s totally fictional and not based on his personal experience at all. The “divorce comedy” explores the experience of two characters who have to share custody following their divorce, but with the Royal Family. But it’s fictional… Pure fiction.
Has he found love too?
There are mixed reports about whether Engelson himself has also found love. While the Daily Mailreported that the Hollywood producer is dating 24-year-old Baywatch star Charlotte McKinney, other sources report that he is really, really single.