We Bet You Didn’t Know These Surprising Facts About Meghan Markle (Including Who She Was Dating When She Met Prince Harry!)

By now, you probably know a little about Meghan Markle – she’s an actress for the movie Suits and is about to marry Prince Harry. But we also know more than likely you’ve gone a little deeper and Googled to find out even more personal deets on the soon-to-be royal babe. We rounded up some fun facts about Markle so you can stop investigating her like she’s some dude you just met out an hour ago (it’s okay, we all do it) check them out below.

1. She was dating someone else when she met Prince Harry.
How do you compete with Prince Harry – the answer? You don’t! When Meghan met the Prince,  she was dating a chef named Cory Vitiello.


 2. She’s divorced.
She married her boyfriend of 7 years in Jamaica back in 2013 – they divorced two years later – how shocked do you think her ex is right now ….

3.  She has a blog.
Meghan Markle’s blog is called The Tig, where she covers food, fashion and makeup – we can only hope she adds some wedding planning to it!

4. Her and Harry are reportedly … distant cousins?
Yes you read that right! Daily Mail reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are distant cousins, related by a 15th-century ancestor of the Queen Mother.


5. Meghan Markle’s bff is Jessica Mulroney.
Who is Jessica Mulroney? She is a Canadian fashion stylist. Formerly Jessica Brownstein, on October 30, 2008 she married Ben Mulroney, the oldest son, and second oldest child, of Mila and Brian Mulroney, a former Prime Minister of Canada. We’re sure Meghan will get some great advice from her when it comes to being a part of the royal fam.

6. Markus Anderson set them up.
Meghan was visiting London, when the King of Soho House  Markus Anderson introduced them. Way to go Markus.

7.  She’s been in two original Hallmark movies.
Yeah, you know those super cheesy movies we cannot stop watching!? Markle totally starred in two, including 2016’s Dater’s Handbook and 2014’s When Sparks Fly – clearly she’s a romantic type of girl.

8. Meghan isn’t her real name! Find out what it is, here.

9. She has nick names that are way too cute for life.
Her mom calls her flower, and Meghan can never have too many of them! She’s also nicknamed m&m.

10. She rescued two dogs named Bogar and Guy.

11. She is seriously obsessed with roasted chicken.
In multiple interviews she talks about roasted chicken. When Prince Harry proposed, she stated it was like any other romantic night, they were roasting a chicken. We feel ya girl – chicken is pretty flipping good.